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So...all the "classic rock" stations are now creeping into the 90s. From what I can tell, almost all the covers Phlux plays can now be considered "classic rock". So: do you feel like you're most influenced by rock from the 60s through the 90s? What music from post-2000 is interesting you the most? Are you going to add "modern" cover songs to your repertoire?
posted by Zach Beane on Aug 05, 2006 12:08PM

Yeah, we add modern songs as we write 'em. We ARE the future baby!!!
Scary part is when you start thinking about how long it will be until phlux becomes classic rock... Ummmm....
Quick!!! by our frickin' CD on iTunes and save us from a fate worse than Axel Rose's... Rock and roll will never die... it'll just decompose!
posted by Clint Phipps on Aug 07, 2006 12:33AM

Rock. Classic Rock. Modern Rock. Indie Rock. Underground Rock. Hard Rock. Grunge Rock. Light Rock. Acid Rock. Stoner Rock. Punk Rock. Alt Rock. Nerd Rock. Cock Rock. Shock Rock. Etc. Etc. Etc.

The point here is...
ROCK!!!

posted by Cody Phipps on Aug 07, 2006 01:09PM

Evasive weasels!
posted by Zach Beane on Aug 07, 2006 01:13PM

weasels ripped my flesh
posted by Cody Phipps on Aug 07, 2006 01:41PM

I listen to a lot of Justin Timberlake.
Umm...
Yeah.
posted by Clint Phipps on Aug 07, 2006 03:48PM

You can't run away from the question! Somebody will hack your ipod and learn the truth.
posted by Zach Beane on Aug 07, 2006 03:51PM

You know what's funny? The people who listen to Michael Jackson. Or, not just the people just who listen (that's just kinda sad), but the people who classify Michael Jackson into eras... Into periods. Like the notorious blue period for certain artists, except that with MJ, it's under say 10 years old... (how can that be? I mean, who has a preteen artistic period? How fucked up is that?) the Jackson 5 era... the Thriller era? The post freakazoid era... the after he was abducted by aliens era...
No. Seriously. People DO this. Like, you ever see that guy who's got a site dedicated to him dressed up as Peter Pan? HE would do this: "The PAN likes the Jackson 5 era ONLY..."
But you know what would be REALLY funny? If MJ would get on this site and engage in this discussion... That would be beautiful... It's a small world, after all...
posted by Clint Phipps on Aug 07, 2006 03:55PM

The truth? THE TRUTH??? You can't HANDLE the truth...
(Who said that?)
posted by Clint Phipps on Aug 07, 2006 03:56PM

Col. Jessep played by Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men. That is my second favorite movie. My first favorite movie is "Listen to Me" with Jamie Gertz and Kirk Cameron.
posted by Latricia Saucier on Aug 08, 2006 12:59PM

Kirk cameron....Candace cameron....tish tosh. Rock....classic rock. Id like to be fuckin classic someday! Shit. The majority of the songs we play are songs I grew up with songs that mean something to me. Songs that became classics because they are...just that good. A classic song withstands the ages, people still love it after 20-30-40 years...their kids still turn it on...their kids kids still surf to the stations. Because they are that good. Im proud to have classic rock songs that were part of my life in our repetoir...and being able to do some justice to them for more people to keep enjoying. But Im ready to break away from the performance of these 'classic cover songs' to perform only new music people have never heard before to hopefully have them someday become "classics." I think thats an amazing acheivement for anyone. I believe phlux has been putting much more concentration into creating what we hope to someday be the next classics, than we have into trying to learn the new fads, and hip-with-the-kids...shite. Too much junk to go through to find the sparse "classic contestants." Sure, we listen to the radio...we hear em...we listen and appreciate what we like...and we're always learning, always evolving. So do new songs have as much of an impact on our tastes and styles and songs, sure...maybe even more...you can always have more new "new," but its pretty hard to have more new "old." The olds been done, its there, its a record of history...cant add to or change it. Michael J fox aint got himself that delorean with the flux capacitor, and Mr. Fusion to blow banana peels into fragments of the space time continuum and lose a hand while playing johnny be good 20 years earlier than he should have. I mean cmon people...the delorean was smashed to teensie pieces by a train for christs sake. Alright alright...youve got a point, doc and his fam have the flying time traveling mobile home space shuttle train...but really we're just getting rediculous here. The point is classics are classics and there aint no adding to whats been done in the past, only the classics to come...and we're bringing it on!!!
posted by StU aRt on Aug 08, 2006 02:06PM

I gotta agree with that Greg here - we're much more interested in getting our own music out there into people's heads than trying to learn "new potential classics" from other bands. We want our music to be music for the people to enjoy and love. That doesn't mean we won't learn new songs or be influenced by them, its just that playing our own music is far more exciting and fun, especially when we have fans that love it and support it.

Knowing that a song I've written and recorded has touched someone's life and is important enough to someone to take the time and effort to come out, to drive to a show and sing along and have a great time with the band is a wonderfully communal thing, and that support from fans doesn't go unnoticed by the members of PHLUX. That's why we always have to show our serious Thanks to everyone who comes out to our shows, new fans, old fans, and future fans to come. It truly means more to us than you think.

So I say, keep the love of new live music alive. Keep on supporting original new regional rock. Yeah, we'll show our roots from time to time with "classic" songs we love, be them old or new, but we're also gonna give our audience what they really want: PHLUX SONGS! Live shows are where you find the real deal, the raw excitement of music being created in the moment. Its something you share only if you're there in the moment with us!

So... go out there and turn all of your friends on to our music, play them our CD's, and bring them to our live shows. Our fans are the people who have as much (and maybe even more) power to introduce PHLUX and our music to others, and its extremely important that you keep doing this, or if you haven't shared the music yet, start doing this! If you've got a friend who you think is gonna like our music, by all means: play our music for them! Spread the word, share the songs, share the music we make with as many people as you can! It really can make a difference, and making that difference will make the experience more fun and exciting for everyone involved! PHLUX is always gonna bring the party wherever we happen to turn up, but you can make it a bigger and better party by inviting your friends to join in, thereby bringing more party!

So lower your ecological footprint: Carpool to the next PHLUXshow! Fill up that car with as many people as you can, make the show look like a clown car convention! Rock is a group thing. The more the merrier, and bigger is better, and you can make it that way...

posted by Cody Phipps on Aug 09, 2006 04:15PM