Crashdiet Shed “Blood, Sweat And Tears” On ‘Generation Wild’
July 11, 2010
Members of Crashdiet recently chatted with Greek website RockPages.gr to discuss their latest album ‘Generation Wild’, the first with new singer Simon Cruz. Below are a few excerpts from the interview that can be viewed in it’s entirety at www.rockpages.gr/detailspage.aspx?id=4243&type=1&lang=EN
Rockpages.gr: In comparison with the two previous records of yours, what’s the main difference of “Generation Wild”?
Eric Young: It’s all the blood, sweat and tears that we shed during the making of “Generation Wild”. The first album, “Rest In Sleaze”, was done really quickly…it was hard to make it…assemble the loose parts of it and building the huge monster that people can’t get enough of. This time we were more focused and it is actually something that happens almost automatically…when you’ve been around for some time and tour with certain people, live with them, get to know them…then, you work far better and the good result is obvious. When you listen to the album, you can notice that every single detail is well-crafted.
Rockpages.gr: “Rest In Sleaze” is regarded as a milestone record for hard rock n roll. Did you expect that it would have such an impact and what’s really the special element of that album?
Eric Young: Of course, you don’t know what’s gonna happen with an album. We were sure that we got in our hands something special but you don’t really know how people will react to it.
Martin Sweet: I remember that everybody in the Stockholm area thought of the songs on the album as being brilliant! Everybody liked the attitude and the sound of “Rest In Sleaze”.
Eric Young: I know that here in Greece but also in Italy people say that “Rest In Sleaze” is the “Appetite For Destruction” of the 21st century. I don’t know…it’s fun to hear to such comments! It really warms your heart.