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GONZO WEEKLY #72: Erik Norlander interview

Erik Norlander is an extraordinarily talented musician and composer.  I have been following his career for the last couple of years ever since Gonzo released his two Galactic Collective DVD sets.  I interviewed him first a couple of years ago, and within minutes realised here was a chap with whom I felt an extraordinary affinity with.  We have similar tastes in music, curry and books, and whenever we talk the conversation ends up going off onto arcane tangents that no body could have foreseen.

He has just resurrected his band The Rocket Scientists who have just released an extraordinary new record called Supernatural Highways.  He was kind enough to send me a copy, and it arrived on the day that some of the prophets of gloom were predicting that unusual activity amongst the wildlife at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming meant that the long dormant super volcano situated beneath the park was about to erupt for the first time in seventy thousand years. 

The projected result of this will be catastrophic for the future of mankind, and will solve the problems of global warming and human over-population at a stroke, but not in a good way.

 Back in the day, Duran Duran claimed that they wanted to be the band to dance to when the bomb dropped.  After listening to the intense, melodic, and cinematic sounds on Supernatural Highways, especially the title track, (ok it’s not a title track but you know that I mean) I quipped to Erik that The Rocket Scientists were the band to listen to as we watch the end of western civilization as we know it.

Listen to our conversation here.


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