We played with Inside Out While Headfirst was still going strong, you also became a member of 411.
That was what I did, it was how I identified myself. If I could have toured more and done more shows I absolutely would have.
At least at that time, later on I had that chance and chose to stay at home.
I think Rochambeau is a good record, but like the Headfirst LP, it was a little ambitious and way too slick sounding.
When I came in, I already had like 4 songs that were going to be coming from a new set of songwriters.
We were called Cryonics and had “blast beats” galore before “blast beats” existed.
We were all under the age of I only wound up on drums for Headfirst because we couldn’t find a drummer after our original guy (Mike Goodman) went off to college.
I mean, say what you will about the guy, he followed through on everything he ever set his mind to. And he had built a pretty solid “fanbase” for himself through NFAA and Carry Nation. And though I felt like he suffered from verbal diarrhea a bit too often in between songs, there’s no denying that he could hold the attention of any audience. I remember laughing at that because I just assumed she was fucking around but who knows? We came back from our second tour and never really spoke again. Kind of like we knew the band was over, but no one actually said it and no one really cared.
So I don’t know, I never really paid much attention to that. But I think when you tour twice on the same material – mmmmm that’s was over and I was playing with Smile, but knew I wasn’t cutting it with them (they really needed a solid drummer and they found one in Scott) and was sort of drifting with nothing going on when I got the call from Popeye.
Hey y'all, Jake/Andrew Jacobs here with an interview that I did this past month with Kevin Murphy of Farside, Headfirst and 411 fame.
As 411 still holds the title as my #1 favorite Orange County, California band of all time since their inception in 1990 and Farside & Headfirst are in my top 10 (not to mention the fact that Kevin has always been and continues to be one of the coolest guys I know in the scene), I've decided to write the lead-in to the interview myself.
Farside was, when they started, basically a hardcore band along the lines of Bad Religion or Descendents.