Wed, 9 November 2011
We enter the month of November with a guest from the Great White North. Russ Dwarf has been entertaining audiences for nearly 30 years. Best known as one of the founding members of legendary Canadian band Killer Dwarfs, Russ has seen it all in the music business and gives the Decibel Geek Podcast a taste of his extensive experiences.
In this in-depth discussion you’ll hear Russ’ recollections on such interesting moments as when Killer Dwarfs were sharing the same studio as KISS, the influence of Alice Cooper on Russ’ performance, opening for Iron Maiden with a buck naked drummer and why a healthy sense of humor can get you through some of the muck that you have to endure in the music industry.
Russ also shares his views on youtube, downloading, and what he thinks of the current generation of bands in comparison to the scene of the 1980’s.
Russ Dwarf is currently touring in Canada on an acoustic tour but is also involved with providing vocals for Canadian legends Moxy as well as the project Hard Road.
You can find out more by visiting www.myspace.com/russdwarf
Special thanks to Mitch Lafon at www.BraveWords.com for his help in arranging this interview.
Intro Music: Manic Bloom – Push Off the Ground
First Break: Killer Dwarfs – Dirty Weapons
Second Break: Moxy – Sail On Sail Away
Third Break: Hard Road – Miles
Fourth Break: Killer Dwarfs – Doesn’t Matter
Outro Music: Mindset Defect – By the Way