THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAGEDY
By Tracie K. Reed
The band Great American Tragedy, Rocked the house after taking a short break In downtown Tucson, AZ. at The Vaudeville on a recent Tuesday night.
They filled the club with some great all original music! They have a very heavy, deep sound with a unique groove to some of their music. Their influences are bands such as Slayer, ACDC, Motor Head etc. etc. You get the idea!
These guys know how to rock you with great fun and sound! If you hear of them coming to your town or near by, I recommend checking these guys out!
The band consists of five members: (vocals) MigueI Carter, (guitar) Mike Bushey, (guitar) Chris Denarie, (bass guitar), Larry Horvath, (drummer) Alex Crane.
I asked the guys some questions about their band and music. Larry Horvath spoke for most of the questions:
T.R.- How long have you guys been together?
Larry- I'm always confused. New Years of 2,000. We are going on our 6th year!
Larry- It's actually something Miguel made up; that he had tried a couple of times, but still named it and, so when we all got together, that's what we named it. We all joked around about making one up. We talked about that with Miguel and it made sense. So there it is!
Larry- Well, We recorded plenty of times, but we're probably one of the only bands that has been together for 6 years and yet to release anything. But that's all coming soon ! Very Soon!
Larry- No, We had a member leave and Mike over here came back. He originally started with us. Which has made the transition pretty cool! But we were doing one before the other guitar player quit over the holidays. So, we kind of put that one on hold and were gonna probably try and release something we did in the Realto Theatre with no one in there. Like four years ago. Just to get something out there.
Chris- Do right.
Larry- I like them all. I can't put my finger on it right now. I like to do them all.
Larry- We all have bits of influences. I think that what we have done up to now is pretty much has given us more insight on what we want to do as far as setting the one kind of thing.
Larry- Miguel's brother- one time at one of our shows. Miguels brother was beating up another friend of ours like draped over one of my monitors on the stage. That was a pretty good one.
Miguel- Besides the fact that we actually finished the show every time we played yeah! That's what I'm talking about.
Larry- Whatever we can work out. We're probably dying to go on the road even more then we are dying to put out a record. But we kind of got to do both. So probably would have to be the record first.
Miguel- It's a catch 22. Every time we try and put out a record, they want to send us on tour. And we can't do that, so.
(They all speak up and tell me)
Miguel- Mexican food
Chris- Italian and Sea food
Larry H.- Seafood
Larry V.- Popsicles
Chris answers in a joking way- What about him?
Miguel- He's cool!
T.R.- I'll get back to your drummer on that. What is your ultimate goals out of your whole band, your music?
Larry- To have fun! People that get in this business to make money are in it for the wrong reason. I solely believe that if besides you get to hang out with your friends and play good music. There's so much shitty music out there. It has it's advantages.
I mean, we played with some pretty big bands that you know if you weren't in a band you wouldn't have those types of connections to meet those types of people. I could sit here and talk for 30 minutes about how many good bands there are that are probably 90% of the public doesn't know about. Cause if they don't have that look or they don't throw so much of the messages for you kids out there. Yeah! Play what you love to play and play what everybody else wants to hear. It doesn't matter.
Like I said if your in it for the money your in it for the wrong reasons. There's bands like Honky, The Dwarfs. Those are some of the greatest people you can listen to. And then you turn on any radio station you get evil rock.
They all responded that they never tell.
Larry- I'm celebrating the 10th anniversary of my 27th Birthday!