Ralphy: Up-Right Bass
Do you like your punk with a heavy dose of that Rockabilly twang? Well, Danger Point,
California's FARAWAY BOYS are just what you need.
Not since the days of The Stray Cats has a group like this come along, with that authentic '50's feel,
with plenty of punky, punchy sing-a-long choruses and melodies. Psychobilly is a very underrated style of music,
but one listen to "Skin and Bones" makes you appreciate a slap bass, tight drums, and that
all important Gretch guitar sound, with echo laden vocals.
"Misfortunate One" is definitely the track to make all you punks bang your head in time with
its insistent riff and and that guitar growl that only a distorted Gretsch can make.
This is such a strong track and sung from the heart.
"Sailor Jerry Rum" is a song of robust, harmonized playing, and is just a feel good song
that makes all who hear it feel in a great zone.
Check the boys out when they hit your town, they really prove that Rock 'n' Roll isn't dead yet.
Q .HOW DID THE BANDS NAME FARAWAY BOYS COME ABOUT?
A: It came from Scotty's brother and was meaning how you feel, your place in the world, like faraway from everything, like a pirate gang, something him and his friends called each other, you know, we were playing on the street corner, just hanging round. . .and we needed a band name and no one was throwing it around, so it kinda stuck and became the band's name.
Q: HOW DID YOU GET YOUR SONG "SAILOR JERRY RUM" USED IN A COMMERCIAL?
A: It came from word of mouth, just getting it out on the Internet. The song came about before the commercial, we saw a bottle of Sailor Jerry Rum and mixed it with Coke and we were hanging out on the street corner just drinking
and smoking at the time, that's what the song is all about.
Q: WHATS COMING UP IN THE NEW YEAR FOR YOU BOYS?
A: Right now we are just touring, and promoting our album, but we have two or three great songs for the next album.
The latest album is still new, so we are just still getting that one out.
Q: SO, HOW DID YOU ALL MEET?
A: We (Ralphy and Scotty) met at a concert, and Bucky worked at the Starbucks around the corner. He always came to see us play, but we only knew a couple of songs back then, maybe five, so we would get hammered,
and repeat them over and over again (laughs).
Q:WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO FORM THE BAND TOGETHER?
A:Well, that was Bucky, he thought it would be a good idea to get it together and make a billion dollars (laughs)! No, it really comes down to, it was the summer of 2005 that was coming to an end, and it was starting to get cold in the streets, and we decided we'd rather play inside. People were asking us, "Can you come play our party, or bar?" . . . or whatever. Towards the end of summer, a guy asked us to do a show at the House of Blues in San Diego, and we said, sure; and
the manager said he wanted us there once a week - I don't think he knew what he was getting into!
Thanks to Bucky, Ralphy and Scotty for the interview and for welcoming us in on a fantastic show. We wish you all the best for the new album plans and for the future.
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