th JANUARY, 2010
THE OUTFIELD: STANDING ON THE EDGE OF UNSTOPPABLE
It is the first week of 2010 and British rock band The Outfield are more than half way through the recording sessions for their 7th studio album. Songwriter/guitarist John Spinks, lead vocalist/bassist Tony Lewis and drummer Alan Jackman still share that driving passion for music that launched them to the top of the music charts. The Outfield burst upon the music scene in 1985 with their run away debut album Play Deep that sold over 3 million copies. Fast-forward to 2010 and six albums later, the music industry is in almost full collapse. Over the last few years’ record companies, radio, Internet file sharing and other numerous theories have shared blame for this downfall. But for The Outfield, despite the unstable environment of the musical landscape, they still record for what they call ‘the right reasons’. John Spinks explains, “With record companies running scared of losing their investments, how long before they have nothing to offer as 'new music’? There is a pro active do it yourself mentality going around amongst the real musical fraternity but that's not being helped as radio keeps looking to the Majors for it's demand. It will take time for radio to catch up but hopefully they will eventually go looking for some quality controlled music being produced by recognized artists with their own production companies”.
Despite the industry and corporate mentalities obsessed with the bottom line, The Outfield continue to produce genial records with a lively band sound on their own terms. On this day, the band is working on a track called ‘California Sun’. The melody to this track floats along effortlessly like it has just fallen out of the sky along the Pacific Coast Highway. What is immediately evident with the newly recorded tracks is the instant ability to capture the soaring sunshine optimism of the band. The sunny power pop melodies and dazzling harmonies that have come to define the group over the years are all present and better than ever
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