Bassist Jerry Dixon remembers last 10 years in Warrant better than the first 30 years
Guitar World recently interviewed Warrant bassist Jerry Dixon and the latter was asked what is his most memorable highlight in his career.
Dixon replied: “To be completely honest, I think right now is our time. Everything just feels right to me. I’ve always been a feeling kind of guy and never worry about the details. If something feels good you go for it. Robert’s been in the band for almost 10 years now and we haven’t had any drama and everything in the camp is running well. I remember the last 10 years better than the first 30 in Warrant, because back then we drank every night. Things are really good now. I’m going to go with that.”
In terms of what made Warrant decide to do a cover of Merle Haggard’s “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink”, Dixon stated: “That’s kind of our “Cherry Pie” of this record cycle. We were pretty much done tracking the record and around the same time were in negotiations with the CEO of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR). They wanted a party anthem for the PBR and let us listen to the original Merle Haggard version. It was right up our alley. So, we just went for it and literally laid the entire song down in four hours. It was one of those things where we just sat back and listened to it afterwards and knew we had just captured a little magic!”
You can read the rest of the interview with Dixon at Guitar World.
Warrant‘s “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink” video:
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