Mark Gus Scott credits very good management for Trixter avoiding conflicts between members early on
Trixter drummer Mark Gus Scott was interviewed a second time by Chuck Shute for the Chuck Shute Podcast and the drummer spoke this time about the reasons why Trixter have never had any substantive line-up changes over the years.
In terms of how the Trixter band members consisting of Scott, lead vocalist Pete Loran, bassist P.J. Farley and guitarist Steve Brown dealt with conflicts between themselves, Scott indicated: “I’ll tell, I’ll tell you right off the bat, number one, back in the old days we had very good management. That’s, that’s number one.”
Scott continued: “And I gotta tell something, people don’t necessarily understand the value of management. People look at it, let’s say a pie and how many slices of that pie you’re going to give away and how much you’re going to keep. There’s a hell of a lot more to it than that. Just one direction. One, one piece of competent direction from a manager can change your revenue earning stream substantially. So, you know, good management is worth its weight in gold. Poor management — that’s when you got to start worrying about slicing up your pie and crap like that, you know, but with the right guy, with the right direction, with right vision and able to keep a band playing, getting them to play at a higher rate of frequency at higher dollar value. But that’s the job of manager. Create the lengthy, you know, a term of longevity at, at, at, you know, the best price and also that you could possibly get, and at the end of the day, make a successful brand.”
In regard to whether the band members would take issues to management or work things out among themselves, Scott stated: “I’d take it to the managers to make sure they get involved when it comes to that sort of thing to avoid conflict within the band, to maintain focus on what the short term and the long-term goals ought to be.
You can listen to the entire interview with Mark Gus Scott on the Chuck Shute Podcast via Buzz Sprout‘s website.