+Live+ Mar 2, 2007 20:04:40 GMT -5
Post by Matt on Mar 2, 2007 20:04:40 GMT -5
Current Band Members[/u]
Chris Shinn - Vocals, Guitar.
Chad Taylor - Guitar.
Patrick Dahlheimer - Bass.
Chad Gracey - Drums.
How +Live+ is related to Blind Melon:[/u]
Christopher Thorn toured and recorded an album with the band.
This is just regarding the time Thorn played in the band. During 1999, Christopher Thorn was asked to join the band +Live+ as they toured. After a few rehersals, the band hit the road. One festival that the band played was the Tibet Festival, founded by Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys. "It was great playing for 100,000 people" Thorn stated.
After a brief tour, the band hit the studio to record "The Distance To Here". Realizing that he really didn't have much creative input in the writing process, Thorn decided to leave the band. "It wasn't my band. After meeting Chris Shinn, Brad and I decided to create Unified Theory. I would be able to write again" Thorn explained. Interesting fact: The only song on the album that Thorn didn't record with the band was "The Dolphin's Cry".
Christopher played with the band for approximately three months. That includes the rehersals, tour, and recording the record. The guys from +Live+ were very surprised when Thorn told them he was leaving to form another band. However, they all still remain good friends.
There are very few photos of Thorn performing with the band. There is one floating around, however. The front page of the the Lancaster, PA newspaper posted a picture of Ed and Thorn during a performance. This was due to the fact that it was a home-town gig for the band. Thorn felt a little funny about the picture because the headline read "Live Returns"... And, if Thorn's memory is correct, it was his first show with the band.
For more information about the band, please visit their website: Freaks 4 Live
As for a quick sound clip, we're posting a clip from a song called "Sparkle".
right click... save as
SPARKLE SOUND BITE
More information will be posted if anything surfaces. Also, if anyone can find any pictures of Christopher performing with the band, please PM myself or Ryan.