An in depth chat with Gary Moat of Burnt Out Wreck and former drummer with 80s based U.K. band Heavy Pettin' discussing the formation of BOW, the process of transitioning from a drummer to singing and fronting the band, plus we go through the history of NWOBHM band Heavy Pettin, from the name to each release to the breakup of the original band in 1988.
Chad Vice: Talk to me about Frontiers [Records]. I know that's a label that a lot of bands from the 80s and 90s go to. Did they have an attractive deal? Did they tell you, when it came to the album, did they want you to just make a Spread Eagle album [and did they] have a lot of influence on it, or just [say] go for it, basically?
Rob De Luca: They just wanted me to make a record like the debut, is the only thing they told me. They wanted it to somewhat resemble the debut. And I think that was...they mentioned Spotify numbers. I'm not sure if that's the real reason. I don't know if it was artistic or sales reasons. But that's the only thing they pretty much said, and after that I was just like, run with it, you know?
Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast guest Jon Lapensee warmed up his voice and his guitar before doing the show by playing us a cover of one of his favorite songs, the legendary Johnny Cash's Folson Prison Blues. He does a great job with it. The video was originally recorded in the outskirts in the country therefore WIFI was not at it's best when it was recorded LIVE on Facebook, but this is pretty good, and Jon is even better. Jon also warmed up with a nice cover of 'Wagon Wheels' by Darius Rucker, which was his audition song for Contest the...