D.X. Ferris of the Cleveland Scene recently conducted an interview with Glenn Danzig. Read on for excerpts:
Cleveland Scene: Does "The Lost Tracks of Danzig" collection empty your vaults?
Danzig: No. There's still more. No one's gonna hear that other stuff, though.
Cleveland Scene: Do you still shoot photos yourself?
Danzig: We're talking about doing a DANZIG photo book, which would just be tons of photos from the beginning till now. Back in the punk days, shots now, shots on the video sets, hanging out on tour. Kind of a nice, cool book. Maybe there'll be some really cool photos in there. I have photos I took back in the day of Sid [Vicious] on stage and the CRAMPS backstage with the original lineup, and Richard Hell, all these people. Pictures of THE DAMNED, from a three-night stand at CBGBs, where the DEAD BOYS opened up. I hated the DEAD BOYS, I thought they were an awful, poseur band. I had to sit through them to see THE DAMNED. Then I didn't get many DAMNED pictures. The bassist was too wasted to play, and he wrecked everything.
Cleveland Scene: How do you demo something like "Black Aria 2"'s "Lamenta Lilith", which had female vocals?
Danzig: I didn't demo it. We just called up the engineers and rolled the tape… It's like any song: You hear the song in your head, and you try to visualize it, and you go out there and try to teach the girl how to sing what you want her to sing. I laid down the tracks, and then had the girl start singing to it. She couldn't do it, so then I would come in and do a vocal track for her to sing to, so it progresses — you just do whatever has to be done to make it happen. I'm going to do a [part three]. There are two subjects it might be about. But if I do it about this one — I might just do it about Hell — it's going to be very crazy: lots of jazz chords, dark, creepy, symphonic jazz chords. Like Hell, my version. And I might not do that; I might do something more ethereal.
Cleveland Scene: Will there be a ninth DANZIG album?
Danzig: Yeah. I've been working on some DANZIG stuff. But hopefully sometime in 2008, I'll go into the studio and start laying down some basics.
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