Interview (Part 1) with Danger Danger singer Ted Poley

INTERVIEW WITH DANGER DANGER SINGER TED POLEY (PART 1 OF 2)
Date: Aug. 15, 2018
Interviewer: Tyson Briden

BACK ON NEW YEAR’S EVE OF 2005, MY GOOD FRIEND ERNIE AND I VENTURED ACROSS THE US BORDER, MAKING OUR WAY IN MY 2003 SATURN ION DOWN THE I-81 TOWARDS A SMALL TOWN SOMEWHERE IN NEW JERSEY. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE TOWN YOU MAY ASK? YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE. NOW YOU MAY BE ASKING YOURSELF HOW DOES THIS STORY RELATE TO TED POLEY? WELL… PLEASE BARE WITH ME. WE’LL GET TO THAT. AS WE GOT TO OUR DESTINATION SOME 10 HOURS LATER FROM HOME, WE ARRIVED AT A VERY SHITTY HOTEL. I HATE TO SAY THAT ABOUT SOMEBODY’S ESTABLISHMENT, BUT THAT’S THE ONLY WAY I CAN TERM IT. LET’S JUST PUT IT THIS WAY, IT WAS THE DEFINITIVE TERM — SHIT HOLE! WHAT MORE CAN BE SAID?

THE REASON FOR OUR JOURNEY SO FAR FROM HOME YOU MAY ASK? DANGER DANGER WOULD BE PLAYING LIVE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE AT A SMALL CLUB IN THE NEW JERSEY TOWN THAT I CAN’T RECALL THE NAME OF. I CAN VISUALIZE IT IN MY HEAD OF WHAT THE SMALL TOWN LOOKED LIKE, BUT I JUST CAN’T PUT MY FINGER ON THE TOWN’S NAME. 

NOW THERE IS MORE TO THE STORY THEN DANGER DANGER MY FRIENDS. YOU SEE ERNIE AND I HAD 48 HOURS TO RIP UP THE MANHATTAN AREA. LET ME TELL YOU, DID WE EVER. WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF OUR ARRIVAL AT THE SHIT HOLE HOTEL, ERNIE AND I WERE BACK ON THE ROAD, HEADING INTO MANHATTAN, WHERE WE WOULD STAY UNTIL THREE AM HANGING OUT AND CHECKING OUT THE AMAZING SCENERY. THE NEXT MORNING, WE WOULD GET UP AT NINE AND HEAD BACK INTO MANHATTAN ONCE AGAIN. OUR PLAN WAS TO TOUR OLD YANKEE STADIUM, THEN GET A GLIMPSE OF SHEA STADIUM AND DO SOME DRIVING AROUND THE CITY. WE WERE CAREFUL TO WATCH OUR TIME THAT AFTERNOON AS WE WERE SET TO HEAD BACK TO JERSEY TO SEE OUR BELOVED TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS TAKE ON THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS AT 7 PM. OF COURSE, WE MADE IT. WE DIDN’T HAVE TICKETS, SO WE HAGGLED WITH THE FIRST SCALPER WE SAW AS WE DROVE INTO THE MEADOWLANDS. TWENTY DOLLARS FOR UPPER LEVEL SEATS — SOLD! I THINK THE WEIRDEST TAILGATE I’VE EVER BEEN TO WAS ON THIS EVENING. ERNIE AND WOULD CRACK A BEER ON THE THIRD OR FOURTH LEVEL OF THE PARKING GARAGE. WE’D RUN INTO TWO LOCALS AND TRADE STORIES IN THE GARAGE BY THEIR CAR, TRUNK OPEN AND TUNES CRANKED BEFORE ENTERING THE GAME. I BELIEVE THE LEAFS WON THAT GAME 5 – 2. YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW MANY TIMES WE WERE TOLD BY THE NEW JERSEY FANS TO SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP AS WE CHEARED FOR OUR TEAM.

THEN THE MAIN EVENT WAS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE. WE QUICKLY JUMPED ON THE FREEWAY AND HEADED BACK TO THE SMALL JERSEY TOWN WHERE DANGER DANGER WAS TO PLAY IN A COUPLE OF HOURS. A LIMO SHOWED UP AT THE SHIT HOLE HOTEL SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 10 AND 11. WE GOT IN AND MADE THE QUICK TEN MINUTE DRIVE. WE MADE OUR WAY INTO THE VENUE. THE FIRST PERSON I SAW UPON OUR ARRIVAL WAS DANGER DANGER SINGER TED POLEY. HE WAS CONVERSING WITH A GENTLEMAN WEARING A BONE MACHINE T-SHIRT. AS I GAZED AROUND THE VENUE, I NOTICED ANOTHER FAMILIAR FACE. IT WAS DANGER DANGER DRUMMER STEVE WEST. I MADE MY WAY OVER TO HIM AND INTRODUCED MYSELF. WE CHATTED A BIT AND HE SAID WE’D TALK AFTER THE SHOW. AS THE BAND CAME ON, ERNIE AND I WERE ECSTATIC. WE WERE AT THE FRONT OF THE STAGE IN FRONT OF DANGER DANGER BASSIST BRUNO RAVEL. SUDDENLY, I NOTICED HOTSHOT SINGER MIKE PONT. WE CONVERSED A BIT AND GOT BACK TO THE SHOW. SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY I DECIDED TO GO TO THE BAR AND GET A FEW SHOTS. OH BY THE WAY, ALL THE DRINKS WERE INCLUDED WITH THE TICKET ON THIS NIGHT. AS I BROUGHT THE SHOTS BACK, I HANDED ONE TO ERNIE, MIKE PONT AND BRUNO RAVEL. WE RAISED OUR GLASSES, SAID “HAPPY NEW YEAR” AND SWALLOWED IT BACK.

AS THE SHOW CAME TO A CLOSE, MIKE PONT TURNED TO ME AND SAID, “ARE YOU GUYS COMING DOWNSTAIRS? LET’S GO!” HOLY SHIT, NOW THIS IS NEW YEAR’S EVE. WE PARTIED A LITTLE BIT LONGER AND IT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DECIDED WE WOULD ALL HEAD BACK TO THE HOTEL. I WOULD TALK TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF DANGER DANGER — TED POLEY, ROB MARCELLO, BRUNO RAVEL AND STEVE WEST IN THAT SMALL BASEMENT OF THE CLUB THAT NIGHT. THIS WOULD BE THE BEGINNING OF A LONG STANDING RELATIONSHIP THAT STILL EXISTS TODAY. IRONICALLY, WE WERE ALL STAYING AT THE SAME HOTEL. AS ERNIE AND I WERE HEADING BACK TO THE LIMO, STEVE WEST SAID, “TYSON!” IN HIS THICK NEW YORK ACCENT, “WE’RE IN ROOMS 402 – 403. WE’LL SEE YA THERE!” THIS WAS POSSIBLY AROUND TWO AM. AROUND FOUR AM, MIKE PONT WOULD KINDLY ASK US TO LEAVE HIS ROOM SO HE COULD GO TO SLEEP.

THE NEXT MORNING WE AWOKE AROUND TEN. AS WE LEFT THE HOTEL, WE RAN INTO STEVE AND BRUNO WHO WERE LOADING GEAR INTO THE BACK OF BRUNO’S VEHICLE. OF COURSE, ERNIE HAD ALREADY CRACKED A BEER. STEVE AND BRUNO THOUGHT THAT WAS QUITE COMICAL. BRUNO THEN ASKED, “WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING NOW?” “OH WE’RE GOING TO THE NEW YORK JETS/BUFFALO BILLS GAME” I PROCLAIMED. I WAS WEARING A DALLAS COWBOYS HAT. I AM A FAN, BUT PRIMARILY BECAUSE I KNEW BRUNO WAS A COWBOYS FAN AS WELL. BRUNO TURNED TO ME AND SAID, “THOSE FANS ARE GOING TO KILL YOU WITH THAT HAT ON!” I JUST LAUGHED AND SAID, “I KNOW! IT’S ALL GOOD”

AS THE GAME ENDED, WE WERE QUICKLY BACK ON THE ROAD AND HEADING TO CANADA. AS WE DROVE HOME, WE REMINISCED ABOUT THE EVENTS THAT OCCURRED IN THAT 48 HOURS. ERNIE AND I QUICKLY AGREED THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN… AND WE DID. BUT THAT’S A STORY FOR ANOTHER TIME! TODAY WE TALK TO TED POLEY. I AM SORRY FOR SUCH A LONG WINDED INTRO, BUT I WANTED ALL OUR READERS TO UNDERSTAND MY LONG AFFILIATION AND HOW MY MEMORIES RELATE TO TED POLEY AND DANGER DANGER. TO ME, THIS WAS NOT EXACTLY AN INTERVIEW. IT WAS MORE OF A GREAT CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE THAT LOVE MUSIC. YES, TED DOES TALK OF HIS LATEST ALBUM, BUT WE ALSO GET INTO THE THINGS IN MUSIC THAT WE TRULY LOVE. THANK YOU TED FOR SUCH A GREAT CONVERSATION.

Sleaze Roxx: Great to talk to you Ted. I am going to start off by asking about your latest release ‘Modern Art’ that will hit stores on October 26th.

Ted Poley: Thank you. I appreciate that. Well, ask away!

Sleaze Roxx: What can you tell me about it? All the pertinent details — where it was recorded, the thought process leading up to the record, etc. More or less, I’d like your take on everything that led to the release.

Ted Poley: That’s an easy interview for you [laughs]. Make sure you print that too… Thank you because this album is the most personal one that I’ve done since the Bone Machine stuff. It’s completely self-funded. It’s really a project from the heart. I will have my official solo album, as we call it, coming out on Frontiers next year. This was a project that actually took two and a half to three years to do. It started because I’ve been putting out the same thing for years and years. My fans love it, I love it and I have a lot of fun. I do get a little heavier sometimes and also a little lighter as well. What happened was, I was a fan of a band called Degreed. I had heard them on one of my favorite internet radio stations, Dish FM. As it turned out, I was hired to do a Swedish festival. I was speaking to the promoter about who was in Sweden and about one of my favorite bands, seeing if he had heard of them. He said, “You don’t read the posters?” I said, “I guess not!” “Well, they’re playing with you.” So that was so exciting that I came early to see those guys as they were playing on the same night as me. I jumped up on stage with them and surprised them. They played one of my favorite Degreed songs. I got all excited like a kid again at a concert. I jumped up there and had a lot of fun real quick. After the show, I met them, we hung out and bonded. I was the closest with the drummer, Mats [Eriksson]. He does a lot of the producing and owns the studio where they record. He’s just a great guy. We hit it off immediately. I said, “Hey man, let’s do an album together!” It was one of those things where you say it, but do you do it? When I say it, I do it [laughs]! So we immediately, at that moment, decided to do something together. We were both mutual fans of each other and we decided to make a baby [laughs]! He produced this record. He drummed on the record. He’s turned into one of my best friends. So I give him a percentage of this whole thing. He handled the digital — the new generation stuff. He’s making sure everybody out there can get it appropriately on digital format. He’s been great with making deals for me. So hello Mats, you’ve been great and I thank you! I’m looking forward to part two.

Degreed themselves, I also need to give them full credit. They brought this album to another level. Hopefully, part of the idea is that this will open a little bit of a door for them. For people that have never heard of Degreed before. They do have a great career on their own. They tour Europe all the time. They have four or five of their own albums. I know people, if you enjoy my album, you’ll like the playing, maybe you’ll check out some Degreed stuff. Due to the success of this album, we have gotten offers to play certain festivals. So I will actually be playing with Degreed live, hopefully playing songs from this album, headlining at Hard Rock Hell next March in Wales. Hopefully the success of the album will open doors for everybody because now we get to do live things. By that point, we’ll probably already be working on the second album. It’s gonna be fun to actually go out there and play this stuff live. Possibly do a recording of that live or a DVD. Keep going with it because I’m loving it! It’s something fresh for me, fresh for the fans and if you don’t want the same old Ted Poley album coming next year… If everybody is enjoying it as much as ‘Beyond The Fade’, which was great. It reviewed very well. I had a lot of fun with that too. It’s still got that new album, fresh smell! Then there is Tokyo Motor Blade. I do something every ten minutes. At least these days, it’s been well reviewed so I’ll keep going as long as people are enjoying it. We’re going to work on ‘Modern Art Part 2’. A solo album coming out on Frontiers in 2019, so I’ll be busy for a while I guess.

Sleaze Roxx: What was the actual process in terms of the songwriting?

Ted Poley: I took some of Mats’ songs that the band had passed on that were too cool to never be released. We started that as the basis of the album. I had about 25 songs to choose from and picked my favorites. At the end, we added two songs that turned out to be the singles — “Gypsy At Heart” and “What Kind Of Love.” So far, those are the first two singles with a third to come with another video. Going back to your original question, as it turns out, I went to Sweden to Mat’s studio, we recorded it and it came out just like a million bucks. There’s something about Swedish musicians, engineers and just albums in general. I’ve always wanted to do something there. They have a certain sound and I’ve always loved that sound. So I finally got to do my Swedish album. It’s probably the best sounding thing I’ve ever done and I don’t say that about everything. I’m not like some people where the latest thing they do is the greatest. In this case, I’m really proud of this one. It came out better than I expected. The thing is it’s a little bit different. It’s not too different. It’s still me. If you like everything I’ve ever done, then people will love this album, but what it is, is a little more pop, a little more progressive. It’s a little more modern. Then again, it’s the catchy choruses, the heavy guitars, with the musicianship being off the hook. The drumming is some of the best I’ve ever recorded on any record. Mats has no fear in the studio and you can really hear it. It’s all real and it’s stuff as a drummer myself that I would never attempt in the studio. I’d screw it up. I’d have to start over. He’s just fearless. He’s a Viking and he attacks those drums.

I paid for it myself. I had some donations from some wonderful fans and the pre-orders helped. It was one big risk and it wasn’t cheap either. Flying back and forth. Doing something at home in your basement is one thing, but this was very much a real studio in another country. It was full budget, a very expensive album to do and I didn’t know if it would ever come out. I just did it because it was something I wanted. That’s why I think it came out, in my opinion so well. I really loved what I was doing. Actually, I had to retrain myself to sing over those three years to sing these songs. Some of it was registers I’ve never sung in, which sounds really cool. Some of it is even higher. I had to expand my range at the ripe old age of 56 years old, which isn’t really the best time to be expanding. You’re lucky if you can even maintain some degree of quality at this age [laughs]. It was a real challenge. I love it and we’ve done a one off project that’s such a success so far with the fans, the critics… I hope you’ll like it! Everywhere it’s been doing very! Very well! It’s selling like crazy on CD. Digitally, officially it will be out October 26th, so it’s not even fully released yet. Anywhere you can buy digital stuff, you can order it now. Of course, it’s a pre-order on digital. So that will come to you around October 26th. The same as the Japanese physical release, but if you want it on CD and you want it autographed of course, you can get it from ted-poley.com. It used to be tedpoley.com, but I missed a payment so a German company highjacked my site. Now it’s a German sport or porn site. Something like that. They offered to sell it back to me for $1,500. That’s what they do, they steal it, than they offer to sell it back to you because it’s my own name. I figured I’d save the $1,500 and just put a little dash between Ted and Poley. It’s a $1,500 dash.

Ted Poley‘s “Gypsy At Heart” video:

GYPSY AT HEART TED POLEY MODERN ART 2018

The 1st SINGLE from the brand new TED POLEY album MODERN ART. BUY YOUR CD TODAY AT WWW.TED-POLEY.COM

Sleaze Roxx: I can’t believe somebody would do that. That’s ruthless.

Ted Poley: Oh yeah. They do it all the time. They think you’re super famous so they need to steal your name because it will search so well. I think the last time I looked, it linked to some sort of sports site in Germany. So if you search the regular tedpoley.com, you’ll get something other than me. So ted-poley.com, as well I did build that up myself. There’s a 100 songs available for download. All my merchandise. So much stuff for sale now. Danger Danger is still an ongoing thing. We’re sort of on a one on, 300 plus day off schedule. So the solo career has taken off. There’s a lot of really great stuff. Posters, merchandise, CDs, etc. That’s the Ted Poley stuff. The Danger Danger stuff is out there. That’s an ongoing thing. When you buy from ted-poley.com, a portion of that goes to support a local no kill animal shelter and I hope that anyone reading this will also support a no kill animal shelter near them. What have I missed? I’m like a chainsaw! You pull the chord and I just keep going.

Sleaze Roxx: You made my job really, really easy!

Ted Poley: You know I tend to babble. If it was a radio thing, I’d kind of let you go, but I figured… [laughs].

Sleaze Roxx: You were mentioning about Mats’ drumming. That’s one thing I noticed on the album was that the snare sound is really predominant. You can really hear that snare in the mix. It almost feels like the vocal flows with that snare.

Ted Poley: Well, that’s a pretty fucking brilliant observation. I am going to give you extra points. As far as interviews go, you’ve really caught on to something there. This is what happens… they did the music and what not. I was working with them over the internet making sure the music was right. It was years before I physically went to Sweden. Once the music was correct, I went out there. I was a drummer for most of my career. A professional drummer. Mats is a drummer, I’m a singer, so naturally I’m falling on the beat — most of the time. That’s what happens when two drummers do an album. If you’re a drummer, you will love this album. Everything else is nice and loud. It’s not buried, but you really caught on to that. It’s two drummers in the woods. I guess it’s like if two trees fall in the woods, does it make a sound? Well, if two drummers produce an album in the Swedish woods, I guess it makes a sound. You caught that. That’s cool.

Sleaze Roxx: I was quite impressed by that. It was different.

Ted Poley: Are you a drummer or do you just like the drums?

Sleaze Roxx: I’m a guitar player actually!

Ted Poley: Oh, okay. Well I guess if you think like a guitar player, what do you think of the guitar playing?

Sleaze Roxx: The guitar playing is phenomenal. The solos are amazing.

Ted Poley: That’s so cool. It’s really great.

Sleaze Roxx: Those Swedish guys are always so good.

Ted Poley: His tone? Ahh man! Everything was real. Nothing was pods or whatever they do now. Everything was amped in the studio. We took great pride in that. Everything is real and that’s why the drums were really cool too. I mean, there’s nothing really fake about it. Real drums. Real guitars. Real amps moving real air. There’s no substitute. You can plug right into a unit and record in your house with no sound coming into a room at all. They have these pedals that will simulate anything. There is really no substitute for guitar moving from each head. A real studio moving everything. If it’s loud, it sounds loud. There’s a difference you know! That’s the difference with Mats. Everything was done in that studio. It’s not a small studio. I am really proud of the guy. It’s a world class studio with a huge room. A real recording room. A real engineering room. An old school mixing board. Some of it was even recorded analog, not digital, so we could really get that stuff sounding fat. To me, I was thrilled. It sounds like a million dollars. It’s not just the same old Pro Tools, direct into a computer. In fact it’s quite the opposite.

Sleaze Roxx: It has a great sound!

Ted Poley: It’s not all digital. You can’t do it all with numbers. At some point, you have air. You can convert it to numbers at the end with digital. If you start out with digital, you stay in that digital world, it has a certain soullessness to it. I can hear it, but people may not. Most people just like a good song and they want to crank it in their car, while they’re driving with the top down. Singing in full voice. I think that’s just great too, but for the people that really have that ear, this album is really something you can dive into. In headphones, it really pumps.

Sleaze Roxx: I’m a vinyl guy. I listen to vinyl all the time.

Ted Poley: Oh, I’m cutting off your interview right here and jumping in. Can you imagine me on cocaine in the ’80s? I was insane — but since you mentioned vinyl, I’ll say it right here. I made a deal. I believe it’s coming out… Neil Kernon was a very famous producer. I am not sure if you know his name, but you should? He’s done everything from the most famous Hall & Oates songs to Autograph’s “Turn Up The Radio”, which changed music basically. The very first hair band song.

Sleaze Roxx: He did Heaven’s Edge as well I believe?

Ted Poley: He did Heaven’s Edge. He did all the Dokken stuff. Even before that, he did stuff that was on the radio. He’s probably sold a billion records. Stuff like “Maneater” and “Private Eyes.” All the real radio hits and then when that music scene changed with us clowns, he really made the biggest records. All the really cool stuff! He’s just a world class, famous producer. He enjoyed this album. He liked my voice. He said it was something that had the quality of the old days. Unfortunately, there’s not too much of that around. He has a label now! A business where he actually puts out vinyls. Even a guy like Alain DesChenes, who is also a famous mastering artist for Fleetwood Mac — Neil did a remix of the second single “What Kind Of Love” for vinyl. Neil loved it. He contacted me through an agent and we made a deal to put it out on vinyl. Keeping with the ‘Modern Art’ theme with the color, we are going to be putting it out on different colored vinyl. It’ll be a Cracker Jack prize! You won’t know exactly which one you’re getting. It may be mixed even. It’s going to be cool. Collectors may even want more than one. So that will be out on sort of multi-colored vinyl. It will be the full album, but you’ll get a special Neil Kernon remix of “What Kind Of Love”! That will be released around October I just heard. It will be a really cool package with the special, exclusive Neil Kernon remix.

We wanted to make this special on vinyl because they’re expensive, I understand that and they’re really not something that everybody wants. It’s a very special market. As we’re talking about that song “What Kind of Love” — that’s the current single. It’s the second single and video, that is out now. The whole theme of the ‘Modern Art’ project is me being sick of lip synching to songs in my videos. I’ve been doing that for 30 years. I’m not getting any prettier in life. What I wanted to do… I never put my face on album covers. I hate that. Even though it’s on this album cover, it’s art! It’s a portrait. I don’t want to put my real face in my videos for this anyway. So what I did was, I wanted computer generated or animated video for each single. Each one being a different style, but they’re all the modern version of art. People are doing most art on computers these days, so I thought it would be really cool to do that. So the first video, “Gypsy At Heart”, which is out there on heavy rotation on YouTube, so you can see it anytime. Search it out. It’s really cool. That was an expensive one. That’s a more seriously computer generated video. It took months to make. I did it overseas. I’d love to keep it in the good old USA, but these things cost hundreds of thousands of dollars because they’re that good. I’m really proud of it. I find really talented artists that need the work from other countries where the dollar goes a little further. They’re just as talented as guys here. When you see these things you’ll wonder how I could afford it. I really think having a hand in doing them, all the details, every bit of it is my inspiration and ideas, however I need these artists to do the computer work.

The first one, “Gypsy At Heart” is really cool. If you see it, it sort of speaks for itself. The second one is done in a really cool South Park style and that’s called “What Kind of Love”, which you can search or go to my page. The concept behind that one was I’ve got awesome fans around the world. I love them all. They know I do free meet and greets. I’m the easiest guy to contact. I’ll do anything for anybody. There is a handful of fans that this past couple of years have been so supportive that they pay extra for things. They donate to get things done. They helped me get some of the expenses for this new album covered. They come to every show no matter where it is. To thank them, I thought I’d do something that nobody has ever done for me, or as far as I know for anybody else. I animated them. The thing about animation is if I just put them in a video. It’s cheap. You just film it, but animation, every time you see somebody, it has to be created. That really took time. I had to work with the artist and try and get characters. Eight of my fans. I put them in the video, sort of in a South Park style and it’s so funny. I also included my guitar player from my USA solo band. His name is Maz. He’s been with me for ten years. I’ve known him for forty years. One of my best friends. He’s such a character. He’s always wearing his hat, sunglasses and leather jacket on stage no matter how hot it is. Even on the beach scenes, he’s in a bathing suit with his leather jacket, sunglasses and hat. It looks so funny.

My good friend and bodyguard Sarge [McIntyre], who everybody knows. He’s getting pretty famous having gone pretty viral on the internet. We did a thing where we went to Jamaica together last Christmas. We walked down the beach for fun with him holding an umbrella over my head like P Diddy used to do. People thought we were serious. It was the greatest thing. Talk about attracting attention. When you see this video, you’ll understand. Whenever you see Sarge, he has the umbrella over my head. It’s animated great. What a character! Everybody else in the video, I wanted to make sure it looked like them. Give them a treat where they definitely recognize themselves. I have two wonderful ladies who I call the “Poley Princesses” who are very supportive. One is my manager and one is my personal assistant now. So I have them in tiaras! Whenever you see them, they’re wearing tiaras so you know it’s them. The fans are all doing something they do in real life. One guys holding a hammer. We call him “Hammerman” because he sells hammers. I mean it’s great. They recognize themselves. That was the thought behind it to thank the most supportive fans. They laugh at it. They use the animated photo for their Facebook profiles. I think it’s really funny because on the Monsters of Rock Cruise, which is one of my favorite things in the world, they’re all cruisers. A lot of the other cruisers will recognize them in this video. It’s going to be very funny for everybody. The video takes a lot less time to watch then it took me to explain.

Sleaze Roxx: I love your excitement!

Ted Poley: You know this has been my whole life since I was four years old. This is why I do what I do!

Sleaze Roxx: That’s what I kind of wanted to get to as you were talking about “Gypsy At Heart.” I love the video. I thought the whole animation thing was well done.

Stay tuned for Part 2 coming soon…

Ted Poley‘s “What Kind Of Love” video:

VIDEO WHAT KIND OF LOVE

This is the 2nd video from the brand new album MODERN ART by TED POLEY. Ted chose 8 of his best fans , the ones who attended the most live shows in 2017 or made a donation towards the cost of the new album,,and had them ANIMATED to include them in the video!