Hard times – Junkyard singer David Roach currently living in garage and recalls living at Salvation Army
Junkyard frontman David Roach and guitarist Tim Mosher were interviewed by Chuck Shute for the Chuck Shute Podcast. Junkyard are best known for their first two studio albums Junkyard (1989) and Sixes, Sevens & Nines (1991) and High Water, their first studio album of new material in 25 years, finished at #4 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2017.
Roach confirmed that he lived in a homeless shelter or a Salvation Army back in 2012. The singer indicated (as provided by the Chuck Shute Podcast with slight edits): “What happened? That was a long time ago. I went into rehab and the place I was living [laughs] didn’t want me back so I needed a place to stay. And the Salvation Army was there. And yeah, I lived there for three months.”
Shute asked Roach what was it like going to a Salvation Army, what helped him get out of that situation and how do we help people in those situations. The singer replied: “It’s definitely a… I drop a quarter in that red can, outside of the Albertsons every time Christmas rolls around. I needed someplace and they were there, and I thank them for that. I got out. Brian Baker actually gave me some money to get back on my feet and get out of there and rent a room somewhere. But things aren’t that much easier. I mean, I’m living in a garage right now [laughs]. Just because you got to do what you got to do in these times. Life takes you different places, and you just got to deal with it. Whatever it is.”
You can listen to the rest of the interview with David Roach at Buzz Sprout‘s website.