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October 2005 - RC Dub

RC Dub

SCS: How and when did RC Dub form as a band?

RC Dub: At the beginning of 2003.

SCS: Didn’t you kind of evolve out of One Drop?

RC Dub: One could say that?You try and fail, and try three more times and then you start over and with a little vision and persistence you might succeed.

SCS: How would you describe your band or your sound to someone who’s never heard or seen you?

RC Dub: Some might say old American jazz and soul mixed with Jamaican sounds from the 50?s, 60?s and 70?s and some Latin influences.

SCS: If someone asked you “what does your band sound like?” how would you answer?

RC Dub: RC Dubber Stylee!! Special Blend Dub Reggae

SCS: How would you describe an RCDub show? -- If people come to see you live, what can they expect?

RC Dub: Lots of Instrumental (dub) sounds mixed with people dancing and having a good time. Oh, and lots of Red Stripe and Rum.

SCS: What types of music and which musicians/groups influenced the band members?

RC Dub: Everything and anyone you could possibly imagine? Jazz (big band, swing, orchestra, bebop, freeform, New Orleans) , soul, r&b , rock n? roll, Latin, funk, afro-beat, pop, punk, ska, rocksteady, dub, reggae, dancehall, folk, classical, country, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, you name it.

SCS: Is there much of a dub/ reggae scene in Nebraska?

RC Dub: There wasn?t when we started, yet in the rest of the world, reggae and dub scenes are very popular and accepted forms of music. We knew that we also enjoyed these varied styles and wanted to share our interest in; dub/ska/rocksteady/reggae, in its more authentic forms.

SCS: What experience did you have in bands before RC Dub got together?

RC Dub: Various degrees; from grade school bands to touring in vans somewhere, and ranging from friends? basements to large concerts and festivals. We?re all in there somewhere.

SCS: Now that “Inna State of Dubmission” has been out for a while, are there parts you’d like to go back and change?

RC Dub: No.

SCS: What does the “RC” stand for?

RC Dub: Well, Remote Control, of course!

SCS: How have you grown, musically and creatively, since the band first started?

RC Dub: Yes, every band and musician grows in time and every person hopefully grows daily. You learn something new every day.

SCS: Who writes the songs, and how does the band work them from the idea stage to the finished product?

RC Dub: Sometimes it?s a long loving process with ideas brought in as parts or nearly complete, yet its different every time. But everyone is involved and shares an equal part no matter what.

SCS: When and where was your first local show, and how did it go? RC Dub?s first show was at the ZOO BAR-Jan. 2003 It was great!

SCS: What was your most memorable live performance and what made it that?

RC Dub: Our CD release party in June, what a great night. Thanks to everybody who came out! It was all of your dancing and just a big fun party for everyone.

SCS: What do you like and dislike about the music scene in Lincoln?

RC Dub: We like how diverse it is. We dislike how small it is.

SCS: Have you learned anything in your experiences in a band that you feel newer local bands could learn from, or made any mistakes they should avoid?

RC Dub: Do what you want and don?t give up.

SCS: Who are some local bands or musicians that you admire or feel should be recognized?

RC Dub: Anyone doing their own thing.

SCS: Who’s your favorite local band to play with?

RC Dub: Junior Mighty, because the night they played with us, there was some mix up and for a while we had no sound guy, but they made the best of it with us and we still all had a good time.

SCS: Do you think growing up/living in Lincoln influences your music in any way?

RC Dub: No. and David is from Colombia, South America.

SCS: Who recorded your album, and where was it done?

RC Dub: We did at our RC Dub Crib ?Waxed Melon Studios?

SCS: Are there any local producers/engineers you'd like to work with who you thinkcould helpto develop your sound even more?

RC Dub: No, we know what we want to hear no matter how long it takes us.

SCS: If you could tour with any band in history, who would be your dream band to tour with?

RC Dub: Manu Chau.

SCS: What was the first album/CD you bought?

RC Dub: No body can remember that! We're a "reggae" band remember?

SCS: The most recent?

RC Dub: George Benson and the Harlem Underground on LP Tommy McCook ?The King of Jamaican Saxaphone? CD 4020 Sober and Stupid CD Skatalites ?Ball of Fire? MF DOOM ?First Come First Serve? LP

SCS: List off your top five albums of all time.

RC Dub: Sorry, we all have lots of music and can?t decide. It would have to be like all of our top 50 or something, but that would take too long.

SCS: What single song, in the entire history of music, do you most wish you'd written?

RC Dub: Too many.

SCS: What’s the best gig you've ever seen, local or otherwise?

RC Dub: Too Many.

SCS: Who do you think is the most underrated artist in the music industry?

RC Dub: Too many to know or mention.

SCS: Who/What do you think is the embodiment of evil in the music industry?

RC Dub: Labels/Stereo Types/Categorization of music for masses.

SCS: What can we look forward to in the next year from the band?

RC Dub: More music, more shows.

SCS: Anything else you want to share with our readers?

RC Dub: There is no place like Nebraska. Remember, it?s the Good Life.

- Tery Daly