Former Slash Puppet frontman back with My Insane Friends project
Former Slash Puppet frontman Mif is gearing up for the launch of his new project called My Insane Friends. As Mif indicates, it is “time to go back to school… old school.”
Slash Puppet were a fixture on the Canadian scene from 1989 to 1995, having released one demo which was released as an official CD in 2007 and one EP before calling it quits. Sleaze Roxx readers may remember that Slash Puppet‘s 2007 release No Strings Attached landed the #7 spot on Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2007.
Sleaze Roxx had the following to say in its review of No Strings Attached: “Let me tell you right now, these guys have more than one trick up their sleeves. In this case there are eight of them, eight songs that grab you by the balls and completely rock. If you haven’t heard Slash Puppet before (in which case you should rectify that situation immediately) imagine Skid Row music being sung by a gruff throated frontman. Even though the music is top-notch, it really is the voice of Mif that takes Slash Puppet over-the-top. He has one of those unique voices custom made for hard rock, at times sounding like a more accessible version of Ratt‘s Stephen Pearcy.” In addition, Sleaze Roxx commented that “Without a doubt it is a must have for fans of dirty rock’n’roll, and contains zero filler. Listening to these early Slash Puppet songs just makes me wonder how the band didn’t become household names, someone obviously dropped the ball. No Strings Attached is easily one of the best CDs of 2007, a must have!”
Speaking exclusively to Sleaze Roxx, Mif stated the following about the darker themes explored with his new project My Insane Friends: “It’s definitely a natural progression that actually began while I was in Slash Puppet. Much of the stuff that we had started to write and perform live around the time of the grunge invasion but that never got recorded (i.e. “Blood On The Stone”) had already started to take on more ominous themes.”
In other news, Mif is due to appear for three episodes in the final season of the Netflix TV series “Hemlock Grove” in what he calls a “pivotal role”.