14 short questions and 14 short answers
Interview with Chris Goss
of Masters Of Reality
By Robert Pally @ Earcanedy
"Flak'n'flight", the new record by the Masters Of Reality is one of the best live albums of the last decade. Chris Goss and John Leamy with help of Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme rocked Europe.
E.C.: How did you chose the songs for your new live album "Flak'n'flight"?
Chris Goss: We had just a few rehearsals for the tour. What you got on the Ip, is what we learned. I wanted to concentrate on newer songs.
E.C.: "Flak'n'flight" is your second live album beside only 4 Studio albums. Do you feel more comfortable on stage?
Chris Goss: Yes. the "live" performance is the proof of a band's strength. I am best under pressure.
E.C: The tracks often sound äs if you werejamming around, especially "Rabbit one" & many of the intros. Was this an approach you used?
Chris Goss: Yes. I was raised on bands that had long improvisational live interplay: Zep, Hendrix, Mahavishnu. I love to keep it loose. Anything can happen.
E.C: You cover the Ramones song "Cretin hop". What means their music to you?
Chris Goss: Pure genius. Simple and beautiful.
E.C: How many shows did you do on the European tour?
Chris Goss: 14, I believe.
E.C: What was the worst experince du ring that time?
Chris Goss: Getting bronchitis midway through tour.
E.C: You are too involved in the success of the Queens Of The Stone Age. What do you think triggered that success?
Chris Goss: A group of talented people. Homme, Oliveri, myself, to name a few.
E.C: What role do you play for Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme?
Chris Goss: Cocksucking bitch.
E.C: How much has this lose group of friends really become a movement?
Chris Goss: It seems to be growing. I'm hearing our influence everywhere now. But äs far äs being a structured art movement äs perhaps the bauhaus painters and designers, we're too stupid and unorganized for that. By the way, Paul Klee is my favorite painter.
E.C.: How did the Desert Sessions (Compilation series including Josh Home, Chris Goss, Nick Oliven, Mark Lanegan, Chris Cornell Band and many others) Start?
Chris Goss: Josh Homme taping quick songs with his desert friends. Just for fun. E.C; How do the recordings work for this sessions?
Chris Goss: 10 days in desert, with about 10 people working almost around the clock. Write, record, mix, done.
E.C.: Is the so called Stoner Rock scene really existing orjust a thing of the press?
Chris Goss: It's a press term. We just call it music. E.C; On what projects do you work at the moment?
Chris Goss: Finishing producing Melissa auf der Maur Lp. and finishing Mark Lanegan Ip. Recording tracks with Twiggy Ramirez for our new band called Snowballs. it is me, Twiggy, and drummer -Zach Zill. It's rock music. Twiggy and I both sing.
E.C: Since some time there are rumors of an Chris Goss solo album. How far is it?
Chris Goss: To be released in spring time 2003. mainly acoustic songs from the past ten years. Weird stuff. I don't know if anyone will like it.