Enuff Z’Nuff frontman Chip Z’Nuff opines on what bands need to do to have “a chance”
Enuff Z’Nuff lead vocalist / bassist Chip Z’Nuff was recently interviewed by Eric Blair for The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show at Frontiers Music Srl‘s Rockin’ Christmas Bash, which was held at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California, USA on December 2, 2017 (see video below for the full interview).
Z’Nuff was asked how the rock world has changed since the band first came up to which the singer stated (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“The advent of the internet, it’s opened up a lot of doors for people and it’s closed a lot of doors as well. I think that bands have to get back to the old guerrilla marketing campaign. We have to go out there and play shows all the time and continually work, put videos out. I think we’re in a day and age now where [if] you put a 10- or 11-song record out, you need to do 10 or 11 videos. I really believe that, and you’ve got to go to the street. You have to play and get in every single town. That’s the only way it’s going to happen for you. You want to get out there and play to the people out there that have supported you from the beginning. The old days of an ounce of cocaine and tons of cocktails and promiscuity, that’s died down a little bit, I think. It’s wide open right now — we’re in a time where there’s too much product and not enough demand. You’ve got to make it happen for yourself. You’ve got to be hungry, and you’ve got to want to play. This business is predicated on friendships and relationships. You’ve got to get out there and play the shows, meet the people, hang out with everybody, do all the interviews, and then you’ve got a chance.”
You can go to Blabbermouth to read more excerpts from the interview with Z’Nuff.
Interview with Chip Z’Nuff by Eric Blair for The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show on December 2, 2017:
Enuff Z’Nuff (a pronunciation respelling of “enough’s enough”), is an American rock band from Blue Island, Illinois. Founded by singer Donnie Vie and bassist Chip Z’Nuff, this Chicago area band is best known for their charting singles “Fly High Michelle” and “New Thing”. Enuff Z’Nuff has continually recorded and toured throughout their career of more than 30 years, releasing 13 studio albums and a total of 21 CDs to date.