On this Six-Pack episode, friend of the show Jack Broad and Brad Page of I’m In Love With That Song podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to school him on the unique brilliance Adrian Belew. Adrian has been a prolific songwriter, side-man, guitar innovator, and all around musical trailblazer for several decades. He’s even been a former Pods & Sods guest, clearly a career highlight for anyone! But in this episode Brad and Jack are bringing some of their personal favorite choice cuts from Adrian’s deeply interesting and widely varied career – from solo to sideman to group member of such bands as King Crimson and The Bears, this episode has tastes of each. Bonus: We get some patented Brad Page storytelling leading up to his last pick, epic!!
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Mr Adrian Belew.
Legendary drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police and Gizmodrome joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early drumming influences from a trio perspective, switching from drumming to fronting a band, springboarding on the punk scene and evolving his unique style of playing with The Police, tips on how to get on the cover of Modern Drummer Magazine, the conflicts of songwriting in The Police, the sibling bond he shares with Sting and Andy, memories of the reunion tour, his approaches to composing for TV and film, moving on to writing “fancy schmancy” music for opera, working on Spyro video game music, his current project of orchestrating his greatest hits (including some Police) for stage performance, his intriguing day of recording with Tom Waits, performing with Gizmodrome, the future of Oysterhead with Les Claypool and Trey Anastasio, and much more!
Adrian Belew joins Eric in conversation. We talk about his early days discovering guitar as a kid in Kentucky, auditioning, working with and learning from Frank Zappa, memories of recording and touring with David Bowie, his long tenure in King Crimson, his varied solo and side projects (including working with The Bears, Trent Reznor and Steven Wilson) and pursuits and we get into his new unique, interactive and constantly evolving music app, Flux.