Certain bands have a pedigree that can’t be ignored. That pedigree stands out, even more, when your band has been blessed by legendary Motorhead leader Lemmy. Patrick Stone was a member of the Motorhead road crew and, eventually, his band Budderside became the first band signed by Lemmy to Motorhead’s record label. Budderside is about to release its second record, Spiritual Violence, and Patrick sat down to talk about the amazing story of this band and how legendary acts like Quiet Riot, Steven Adler, and Velvet Revolver all played a role.
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On the sonic change between records for Budderside – I think it’s kind of just becoming a little bit more authentic with what our calling is. It’s not really something that we thought of and went for. It was it’s just kind of an evolving process for Budderside as a whole. (For) the debut record I went through years and years of drug addiction and I would be hunched over my acoustic guitar and that’s really all I had to get me through those hard times. I would just write and write and write. Some of the songs off the debut record actually were pulled from those terrible days. When you have an acoustic guitar, it’s kind of like a lot of feel comes into it, a lot of melody, which I love. I love a lot of acoustic (artists). Some of my favorite artists are acoustic artists. But to get to the point, just a lot of strumming, I think a lot more strong stuff goes went into the first record. When it came time to write the second record, Spiritual Violence, I just really pushed myself to the limits. I did most of the guitar writing for the album. In fact, I think eight out of the 10 songs I wrote every bar of it musically. So I really just hunched over this time on an electric guitar. (I) really focused on what I thought would be powerful riffs. I didn’t start writing lyrics to something until I knew the music was right. So that was kind of that evolution, that part of the process that got us stepping into the studio with Jay Baumgartner, of course, who’s worked with Papa Roach and Linkin Park and every icon you can think of in the rock and roll world. (When it’s) him just staring down at you, waiting for you to get it right, puts a lot of class on it. The genre kind of really took it took focus at that point. Now going forward, it’s amazing, again, getting with these new musicians, Sam Bam Koltun and Logan (Nikolic), and Gabe (Maska), their musical integrity is so strong that I’m glad I can just put down the guitar and everything going forward. They write the music. I’ll just focus on the vocals. So more evolution coming, even more so in the next one. 6:49