I had a ball recording music with Dave and the other
I'm a limited musician but I had some ideas for some songs so the
usual situation was to put together a demo of an song idea on a 4
track recorder and then mail Dave a cassette of it. Dave would then
give the idea a completely different take of the song making it much
better. A good example of this was "The Phoenix".
It started out as a shuffle pattern , up-tempo idea for a song and
Dave slowed it down and gave it a different feel. "Big Dog" Griffin
then came in and gave the piece an excellent vocal melody
interpretation. Many other times I had lyrics and a style idea
and gave it to Dave to run with. He always comes up with great ideas!
Additionally, I was very honored to be included with
Dave, Big Dog, Bob Dreher, and Joe Doran in the Heepsteria project.
The name "Dreamer" was very applicable because it was like a dream to
play Uriah Heep tunes for a tribute CD right there in Ken Hensley's
studios. It was one of the most exciting things
I've ever done and it was great to hang out with all
the guys . My pal, Lannis Ethridge, came along to St. Louis and he
got some cool video to remember the occasion.