First let me say that I never heard a note from S.A. ADAMS. Therefore I can not tell you my opinion about his music. But depending on his statements below I guess I missed a lot! Or how many people do you know that listened to Heavy Music with an age of three?? Ha, just what I thought. So lean back now and let Mr. Adams entertain you with METAL FROM THE DUNGEON:
year you got infected with the METAL-virus and what was the release?
With what age did you start singing/playing an instrument and what was
the reason to do so?
S.A.Adams - Bandpic1
What are your five alltime-favorite records?
S.A.A.: The only reason why I hate this kind of question is there are so many favorite records I have and when I answer there's some insane S.A. Adams "Soldiers Of Metal" who are going to email me and say "In this interview, these 5 were your favorites, but in another interview you don't mention Exciter and instead mention Accept!!!" But FOR NOW, here's five of my 100 alltime favorite records. I could be a lot fairer if you wanted 50
1) Motorhead: No Sleep Til Hammersmith (New version with all that cool bonus stuff)
2) Judas Priest: Unleashed In The East (Japanese pressing w/ 4 bonus tracks)
3) Manowar: Live Hell (Hell On Stage/Hell On Earth)
4) Exciter: Better Live Than Dead
5) Raven: Architect Of Fear
Hey, Roman, would you look at that: 4 outta five are live albums. Hmmm...see a pattern here? Gotta mention these killer albums too:
1) Accept: Restless & Wild
2) Exciter: Kill After Kill, Violence & Force, Heavy Metal Maniac
3) Raven: One For All (1999), Destroy All Monsters (1995), Everything Louder (1996), Nothing Exceeds...-Remastered by ME!
4) Manowar: Every Album all the time!!!
5) U.D.O.: Animal House
6) Anvil: Plugged In Permanently, Live
7) Britny Spears: Opps, I'm Assfucked Again
8) Saxon: The Eagle Has Landed (Live), Strong Arm Of The Law, Wheels Of Steel
9) GBH-All City Baby Albums, Leather-Bristles, etc...
10) Exploited: Troops Of Tommorow, Beat The Bastards (A Must Have CD too!)
11) Ted Nugent: Double Live Gonzo, Hammersmith '79
12) Samson--Live At Reading
13) Iron Maiden: Iron Maiden, Killers, A Real Dead One, Manchester 1982 (Bootleg, Live +1, and all live b-Sides from Dianno Years.
14) Judas Priest: British Steel, Sin After Sin
15) The Amebix: Monolith
16) Non-Fiction: All 3 albums.
I would also recommend these bands too: Paradox, Rawhead Rexx, The Awakening...O.k., onto the next question
Tell us the three last records/CDs you bought, that really thrilled you!
1) Metal For Muthas (Original Vinyl) because I had been searching for that record for 8 years. Original demo versions of Running Free and Sanctuary by Iron Maiden!
2) Exciter: Kill After Kill. Actually it was given to me and one of the best gifts I ever got
3) Motorhead: 5 Disc Box set from Roadrunner.
5) Please give
us a discography of all bands you played with and all releases and about how
many copies each title were sold!
Inner Sanctum: 12AM (1986)
The Fury: Reflections of the Wasted Youth-Demo (1989)
A Dozen Thorns-7" EP/Poster Pack (1991) (Only 150 left, only $5!) Sex-Album
S.A. Adams: (Albums Only)
Exiled On Green St (1993)
Pure Power-Compilation CD (1996)
Signs Of A Time (1998)
Metal Injection-Compilation CD (1999)
Stovepipe (2001/2002 German Release on Hardware Records)
and about how many copies each title were sold! 1,000,000,000 of each title were sold! ha, ha, I wish. I don't know much about the Inner Sanctum or The Fury stuff, but I know my official albums top out at roughly 7000-8000 each. Except Stovepipe which was just released. Get in touch around next year and I'll give you some numbers. As long as I don't lose money, I guess the label will keep me.
S.A Adams - STOVEPIPE 2001 CD
back: Which of your releases do you like the most and why?
which the least/why?
your band (any of your bans) record songs that have never been released?
Please give us the song-titles and a short description!
9) What was the
highlight of your carreer?
There's been so many good times and highlights: Opening for Manowar twice in one year (1989), Other opening slots: Overkill, Metalchurch, Raven, Anvil, Non Fiction, Blitzspeer, etc... Going to Germany for the first time and every other time. Watching an inebriated Jagger taking an umbrella out of a Coca-Cola stand and covering a bunch of us as the rain came down at the end of Bang Your Head 1999. I guess I would have to say THE highlight was the acceptance and hospitality of the all the people I keep meeting everytime I've come to Germany. And also having the chance to meet true metal fans like yourself (Props here to Steel Commander, Bart Gabriel and Ralf Hartmann!) who have been my inspiration to continue playing the hardest metal I can.
10) Tell us a
funny story around your band from the past!
1986: Playing "Danceteria" with Inner Sanctum (Mike Portnoy on Drums too!), I get sick after being with this girl downstairs, I puke on stage as the curtain goes up, crowd goes wild, and as I start sliding on the puke, it curls over the stage and goes into the crowd. Crowd gets even crazier. Got paid $300 for 20 minutes. Never made that good amount of cash ever again.
11) Are you a
metal-collector? If yes:
S.A.A.: Of course. I would like to have a little more gold, though.
11.1) How big
is your collection (LPs, CDs, Demos)?
S.A.A.: Most of my collection are live concert tapes, my early rehearsals, etc.. and they run over 2400 pieces
11.2) What are
your ten most valuable records from a collectors view?
S.A.A.: I can't put a money value on my recordings, because most of them are one-of-a-kind stuff that NO ONE ELSE HAS, with the exception of the artist I recorded. Like these 10:
Dream Theater: 5/26-27/92: I recorded them in the studio I worked on prior to their "Images And Words" pre-release gig opening for Iron Maiden. It went through a 54 Input Tac Scorpion console onto 48khz Dat. Only me and Mike Portnoy have the tapes. A live testament to the greatness of this band
Various 1988/1989. Venue: Limelight, Sundance, Cat Club. I promised Joey
Demaio that only he would get a copy of these shows he was so gracious
to let me tape. And it's stayed that way. Sorry guys.
Bruce and S.A. Adams
11.3) Vinyl or
CD: what do you prefer and why?
S.A.A.: I perfer vinyl, because the sound is "hotter", but it's a fiancial indulgence I haven't been able to afford.
12) What indescribable
great question have you never been asked yet? And what would your answer have
S.A.A.: The question: Why? My answer: Why Not?
13) What is the
current status of the band and what is planned next?
S.A.A.: The status of the band is towards the holidays, we're going to do a short local tour. I'm already booked at this year's Bang Your Head (If you get tickets, tell 'em S.A. Adams sent ya!), but I'm also trying to get over there for a quick tour in February to support the Stovepipe CD. During the spring, I plan on recording 2-3 CD's worth of music so I can exit the studio for the next 6-8 years, and concentrate on playing out 365 days per year!
Any last words?:
S.A.A.: Just to say thanks for your time, Roman, and all the best to you, bro.
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