GEORGE LYNCH on dropping the name of the group LYNCH MOB – “It’s liberating, it’s really electric freedom”
Guest on the Audio Ink Radio podcast, guitar legend George Lynch discussed the slow but steady return of live music, his relationship with former band member Don Dokken, and the band’s renaming of Lynch Mob to Electric. Freedom by George Lynch. Check out the interview below.
On the abandonment of the name Lynch Mob
Lynch: “It’s liberating, actually, to have a new band and a new name, and a name that shows the power of the name because with the new name, which is George Lynch’s Electric Freedom. electric freedom. It really defines the band because we’re plugged in, we do a lot of improvised improv during our show that you don’t see a lot in rock and roll anymore, not since the 70s. We’re big fans of that, that’s what we grew up on, so it’s really more alive and vital than your average kind of thing where you just go see a band and they play songs that they wrote 35 years ago. “
“I would like to bring the audience another perspective in another dimension of what can happen on stage, and this is the creative moment in real time, to experience it and to witness it. high-flying act, the tension of just everyone listening to each other and creating something in real time right now, that’s how we write songs. So guess what – we’re going to write a song on stage, can -be it will be a little mini-song, maybe “I’m going to fall apart. I don’t know, see what’s going on. And then we will go to our tray. ”
With over 40 years of guitar and songwriting as a professional musician, early careers were minimal for someone as prolific as George Lynch. On August 20, George added another highlight with the release of his very first full instrumental album, Seamless. The album features nine new tracks and three bonus tracks from Lynch who is backed by drummer Jimmy D’Anda and bassist Eric Loiselle on the album. Seamless is produced by Lynch and is now available for pre-order in various configurations, here.
“Seamless is my attempt to create a guitar-focused instrumental record that offers something outside the realm of what most people would expect from an instrumental guitar record from a semi-redeemed ’80s hair grinder. I wanted the record to be stimulating but not exhausting; personal without being belligerent and indulgent to myself and include a fair amount of guitar stories and paying homage to the masters without giving the impression that I am competing to be the end of all the guitar legacies that came before me . I also wanted the underlying music to be more than vehicles for the solos; I wanted the compositions to be self-sufficient, ”explains Lynch.
From the rousing guitar riff of the opening album “Quiver” to the spellbinding release of the closer album “Falling Apart”, it’s clear that George Lynch was looking to explore his writing and his love for the guitar. Songs like “Cola”, “Sharks With Laser Beams” and “Supersonic Hypnotic Groove Thing” explore the different musical styles that George enjoys playing while giving him the opportunity to experiment with new sounds in addition to his signature sound. The album on all formats includes three bonus tracks which were added to the album after the additional tracks were presented to the label. “Blue Light Effect”, House Of Eternal Return “and” The Weight “also show the musical diversity that only George Lynch in trio can create.
“Death by a thousand licks”
“Sharks with laser beams”
“Supersonic Hypnotic Groove Thing”
“Blue light effect”
“House of the Eternal Return”
“Death by a thousand blows”: