In The Know...11 Questions w/ Wool On Wolves

>> Thursday, 11 November 2010

Upstart folk-rock band Wool on Wolves is part of a terrific three-band bill this Saturday night at the Park Theatre (also featuring The Liptonians and Henry and the Nightcrawlers.)

Hailing from the Albertan capital, Wool on Wolves has been deservedly dubbed by the Edmonton Journal as “Edmonton’s newest folk-rock sensation” a reputation indebted to their spirited live performances and their thoughtful, nuanced, and flat-out inviting full-length debut record, Grey Matter (which came into being two days ago).

The fivesome recently took part in my 11 questions, and noted that their answers were, “Written over some beers before our show in Leduc last night. We had a joint discussion as a band. It was very democratic. Ha.”

Here’s what the collective had to say:

1. Where are you right now?

Burnsy O'Flannagan's Public House in Leduc, Alberta

Let’s talk music…

2. What are some albums that completely changed your life?

All of us are mo-town and soul fans and so it only seems proper that Call Me by Al Green be mentioned. That album is amazing and get played daily in our house. It actually led to the phrase "if you haven't listened to side 2 of Al Green, then you haven't been drunk with Gord". Too true. A second album we can all stand by is pretty much anything by Wilco, but in particular our favourite is Sky Blue Sky. That record gets consistently better on every spin. It helps that Nels Cline is an alright guitar player.

3. Of the records you own, which has the best cover art?

Without a doubt Fate by Dr. Dog. That cover caused about a 3 month hunt for an appropriate tapestry for our band room. We found a pretty good one, but nothing as good as that cover.  The record is also probably #3 in the list of 'life changers'.

4. Who is one producer, alive or dead, you’d just love to work with?

It's tough to not go with a clique answer here, but George Martin would be top choice.

5. What’s the oddest thing a fan has yelled during one of your shows?

"Can I get up and play harmonica with you guys? Wait... is this song in G?"

6. What is your favourite music video?

Nothing gets much better than the video for Just by Radiohead. Although one Chad VanGaalen's video for Molten Light gives nightmares and it an amazing video. Creepy kids fairytales gone wrong.

And some hodgepodge…

7. What’s one film you can watch over and over again?

Pretty much anything by Wes Anderson, although Fantastic Mr. Fox gets top cussing score for replayability. That's a word right?

8. What book(s) are you currently reading?

The Great American Novel... aka the Batman Forever Movie Storybook. It's riveting.

9. Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert?

Jon Stewart is le bomb. He's smart, funny, and samart!

10. PC or Mac?

People still use PCs?

11. And finally, would you rather have the ability to fly or turn invisible?

This one caused some heated debate. Invisibility would be really sweet... but ultimately you'd probably just end up sneaking into concerts, banks, and bedrooms. Things which are easily attained by the fame of being able to fly! And you wouldn't have to do all that sneaking around. It doesn't matter if your invisible man... people can still hear your farts.


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