Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ty Tabor (King's X) Interview

This is really nice, yet almost depressing retrospective of King's X career. The 1st 3 videos mainly. It's really a good documentation of what they went through and how the music industry sadly works, or has worked in their time.

It's interesting, hearing him talking about the time frame of when they were a band. Their debut record, had it been more focused and a little more accessibility at the time, likely would have come out around '83 or '84. They really are more contemporaries of groups like Fates Warning and Queensryche, rather than Dream Theater let alone all the grunge bands they influenced (got raped-by).

And Doug, believe it or not, was in his 30's and early 40's in those early pics, lol.

The last couple of videos are more gear-oriented which is nice to hear about.

When the next King's X record is released? hopefully soon (maybe 2012?). Ty has a new The Jelly Jam album in 2011 1st though.

And while I can assure, in the delayed Music Essential series, King's X won't be absent, this almost taps into a lot of what I would talk about, but of course none of those clips explain my own personal history with them. But King's X are a band I love, loved for nearly 15 years now. Even as sadly limited as their success has been (compared to what it should be), I am certainly a happy fan they are still around, even without the amount of prolificacy they had when I 1st got into them (or earlier).