Dave Matthews Talks "Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King" with Rolling Stone
Dave Matthews hung out with Rolling Stone recently, and discussed DMB's upcoming album, Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King. "Even people who don't like Dave Matthews Band are going to like this record - and if they don't, then they just don't like music," said Matthews.
Several track titles were also released in the article. which was released in a previous article with RS. Several track titles were also released in the article. "Dive In", "Shake Me Like A Monkey", "Why I Am", "Time Bomb", "Spaceman", "Squirm", and "Lying in the Hands of God" which was released in a previous article with RS.
"There's so much LeRoi on this record," said Matthews. According to the article, the album promises to rock both musically and lyrically.
While writing the lyrics to the songs, Matthews remembered advice Moore gave him, and this helped him out. "We were there trying to support Dave trying to dig deeper down to a pure place," said producer Rob Cavallo. "When all of a sudden the words started to come, it was amazing."
The article mentions some of Matthews' lyrics on a couple songs, and how he used a scream on Timebomb, a song which fans attempted to decipher in pictures Stefan posted on his Myspace. He also echoes Moore's notes on the horn with his own sax-like "scatting".
Perhaps the most promising part of the article comes at the last moment, with a quote from Moore to Matthews from earlier in the recording process. Matthews remembered Moore hearing several of the songs, and saying, "This album is going to be the best one."
All of those random tweets that Dave has posted on his Twitter over the last several months were actually tiny hints to song titles. Shake Me Like A Monkey was posted by Dave back in December. He also posted Squirm, explaining he "found a way to use the word in a song, so he kept the name." Dave also mentioned earlier this week that he was working on "scribbles" for the album cover.
It appears as though more people are getting to hear BWGK. Just a few days ago, employees of ATO got a sneak peak to the album at a listening party. Those in attendance compared the record to Matthews' solo record, Some Devil and DMB's 1998 release, Before These Crowded Streets.
After a delay in February, the album was pushed to June 2nd.