Dee Dee Deluxx Interview MusicThatJumpedTheShark.com
Well first off Dee Dee, when do you think Pink Floyd jumped the shark?
Whose fault do you think it was of the 2 camps?
Gilmour took to much control. Rogers was to stubborn. Gilmour was to artistic & fell away from the core of keyboards and waters love for Syd. Floyd peeked with Wish You Were Here. Animals was good in my opinion, but Sid was the core. Waters and he went to school together and Gilmour was a replacement. Mason didn’t seem to care either way.
What about Alice Cooper?
No opinion on Cooper. The New Wave Era was crap. Though I liked Teenage Frankenstien, Welcome To My Nightmare & I Love The Dead. He was great live though. Saw him at the cow palace in ’81. He played almost all old stuff that tour.
Is Marilyn Manson just the poor man’s Alice Cooper?
No much headier, a thinking girls Cooper.
So you think Manson is a bit more alternative then Cooper?
I met Manson at a book signing here in Vegas, he was sweet, quiet and a real decent man. Anyway, I’m downloading shit load of music today. Doors live 1970, Pittsburgh and Boston. New Robin Trower. Yes, best of. Oasis live. Best of The Yardbirds.
Did Jeff Beck start to go bad at one point or?
Did you like Zappa’s classical stuff? What about his kids touring playing his music?
Zappa was a artist plain and simple, a composer. A few thing Yarg is my favorite song. No and no, he peeked with Joe’s Garage and Shiek Yer Bootie.
Oasis: was the 1st record the only good one cause the singer ruined them?
Yes, I agree. Though champagne supernova was good.
How about Bowie – when did he suck? Theres a theory about Bowie, that he always is just a good marketer (Elton John called him a “vampire” in Moz’s book) that he just tries to do whatever the next big thing is stealing from the underground.
Him joining with Mick Jagger.
Do you think Joan Jett tried to sex up her image without good music to save her career? What about that movie she did with Michael J Fox?
Well I love Joan, she is the last chick rocker though the movie; horrible. Though they are making a Runaways movie, saw some premiere pics, whoever is playing her is a splitting image. Well when are you going to get to the real question?
The real question – what’s that?
What about the Zep then?
No coda was just things Jimmy hadn’t put on other albums. They never sucked.
Queensryche is on your list of favorite music?
Love them. Met the singer a few years back.
Well I think they went into artistic overload & the band imploded. But, no not really he wanted the band to stay the way it was he said. He had problems in direction with the leader, the writer and lead guitarist.
Satriani is also on your list. Isn’t it just boring guitar wankering? How many albums can one take of guitar solos?
You know,it’s like sitting in a guitar shop and that guy just won’t stop playing.
I like alot of the early stuff from Joe.
Chickenfoot – have you heard that?
Have it, only one song I liked.
Do you think its Hagar’s fault that Chicken foot is what it is?
Well my friend, I don’t think Chikenfoot has any future.
You me and the planet know, everyone knows except Hagar – some ones gonna tell him. What about your love of Sci Fi? Did Deep Space 9 get a bad rap?
Yes it did. Though, I think it was to long, myself I would have stopped at season 5. I liked the Enterprise series also, about the foundation of the Federation. But as for Star Trek, I think they’ve played it out myself. Didn’t like the last film, thumbs down.
What about X Files? Should it be over & done?
What about Black Sabbath?
Into any punk or industrial or weird stuff?
I like New Age. Mark Dwane, Patrick Ohearn, Vangelis. Patrick Ohearn used to play with Zappa. Ulara from Berlin, very soothing with a lot of bass. Mark Dwane did a great album called the Monuments of Mars, good stuff there. Another of his call The Atlantis Project, very good.
You like “early” AC/DC – hate the 2nd singer?
Saw them in Hawaii, with Bon for Highway To Hell, great show. Seen Zeppelin Presence tour in Hawaii ’78, Yes in Seattle ’84, Deep Purple in Seattle 84, Ted Nugent ’77 in Hawaii, King Krimson ’77 in Hawaii, Pink Floyd ’77, Animals tour. Rush 5 times, Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, Cal Jam 2 ’78, with Black Sabbath, The Who ’78 Hawaii, and about 200 other shows.
What was the Deep Space 9 episode you were on?
With Worf when he was on a Klingon Ship. Season 5 I think or 6.People on the set were very bizz like, very serious. I spent 4 hours in makeup alone and 3 more waiting for the shot.
Your interested in Puma Punku quite a bit.
Saw a lot of it on the history channel on a special on ancient astronauts. People should Google it, it’s mind blowing. Fucks with your head on a deep level. We can get into the whole god thing but for me its a pointless thing. My dreams keep me going I think, without them I should just put a gun in my mouth.
You have Penelope Black Diamond your top friends list.
Yes, good girl. She is a fetish girl, I like her a lot. We exchanged messages … were not working together but I wish! She’s original, I like that. She stands alone, not to many one-of-a-kind’s out there.
Surprised you never opened your own business/video company.
Well, I am sort of. Well we’ll see soon how this year goes.
You talk a lot about the ‘fairy tales’ of life.
America died on November 22nd 1963. Innocence died, we stopped believing our leaders that day, nothing will ever be the same. We could talk UFO’s too. I was at a nude beach with a 100 others, I spotted it first, sober. It looked like the intro from the original the day the earth stood still. It was exciting & fun. No lights on it, it hovered without landing at tree level for 10 minutes. Like Pong the video game – boing boing, back and forth. It stopped on a dime, then stopped, glowed bright, then back to boing back and forth across the tree tops, then got real bright and flew off. Everyone was speechless. I also went to Area 51 here in Vegas, & I saw something strange there also. It was bright and red in color, lasted about 30 seconds, very strange. Well my friend; the word impossible only exists in the vocabulary of fools.
Do you think the future will be like Star Trek?
I think the future is going to be very ugly unless humans wake up from our childhood and begin acting our age. We are taught at a young age to believe in this and that, and being children we believe, it’s not until you open your eyes and are able to truly see that we grow up. It’s like being blind and then being able to see.
Do you ever censor those thoughts to not offend others?
I don’t give a shit what anyone thinks of me, I’m not here to please, I’m here to educate and show people that this is not what we should be, there is something more out there than the things we are spoon-fed from birth. I just watched planet of the apes; “What will he find out there Dr…his destiny”. His eyes were opened. Love Rod Sterling, a master story teller – he wrote 30 drafts of Planet Of The Apes and they only used his ending. I believe he would have hated this future and he would have re-written it to suit him.
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