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Up Close & Personal with Oil Boom As They Channel Their Daily Joe Walsh

Do you feel the music, in general, has rules or more like guidelines?

Steve Steward:Music is full of rules, and it’s probably helpful on a technical level to familiarize yourself with them, but after that, those rules should be treated like guidelines, and the sooner you’re able to ignore the guidelines, the more exciting your music will be. Black Flag’s a good example of a band that’s exciting for ignoring musical guidelines, and one of my favorite albums is Sublime’s Robbin’ the Hood because it’s so stylistically off-the-wall and bizarre. I also admire Ween for taking established genre ideas and doing whatever they want with them, and Steely Dan is one of my favorite bands for similar reasons, though Ryan doesn’t like Steely Dan very much at all. One good instance of a band coloring outside the lines is this video of a live Guns and Roses performance in which Axl goes “GIMME SUM REGGAE!”

Then some pretty terrible reggae happens, and I bet that was the best part of the whole concert. O…

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