Jeff Pilson has always felt that singer Robin McAuley has been underutilized and underappreciated
Black Swan, The End Machine and Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson was recently interviewed by Bobby Caughron for XS Rock. Pilson was promoting The End Machine’s sophomore album Phase2, which was released via Frontiers Music Srl on April 9, 2021.
Black Swan‘s debut album Shake The World finished at #3 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2020. Pilson’s bandmates for that record were Robin McAuley (Michael Schenker Group), guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake, Dokken) and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big, Faithsedge).
Caughron noted that McAuley had indicated to XS Rock that his voice on Black Swan‘s debut album sounded better than he had ever heard it recorded in his entire career to which Pilson indicated:
“Well, that’s saying something because he’s got some great recordings. Well, listen, that was one of the great joys in doing that record for me is I knew that Robin was going to blow people away. I’ve always felt he was somebody that was underutilized and underappreciated. Certainly, he got his share of attention but I just don’t think people ever realized just how great an overall singer and writer he is. I just always felt that. I mean, I’ve been close friends with Robin for a very long time, best man at his wedding. And it was just so amazing. I knew he would just come through it with flying colors on this record. And he did. And I love the fact that people are seeing what he’s capable of. And he just put out a solo record. That was a big, big part of the joy for me, is what happened with Robin on that whole record.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Pilson at XS Rock‘s website.
Black Swan‘s “Big Disaster” video (from Shake The World album)