While he was talking about Foo Fighters, Matt Sorum took fans back to Velvet Revolver‘s debut album and remembered how they record it.
Matt Sorum said: “When the Foo Fighters came, I remember Velvet Revolver when we did our first record [2004’s ‘Contraband’], and all those beats were like [thumps] rather than Foo Fighters [mimicks percussion noises.]
“And all of a sudden, everything is really rigid – so I was listening to that going, ‘Well, let’s be aggressive that way.’ If you go back and listen to the first Velvet Revolver album, there’s a lot of that kind of shit going on.
“It came off punky, but it was modern. Rhythmically, I think the world moves rhythmically. What’s the difference now about music in the ’70s and even ’80s? I usually say the drugs people are taking. [Laughs]”
Velvet Revolver’s debut studio album, Contraband, released on June 8, 2004 by RCA Records.
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