Mike Tramp has learned importance of not leaving argument unresolved since working w/ Vito Bratta
Former White Lion frontman Mike Tramp was recently interviewed by Angel Alamo and he spoke about one thing that he learned after butting heads with guitarist Vito Bratta during their White Lion days.
Tramp advised: “… This is a little more serious issue but I remember the thing about closure and about not leaving something lingering is, even in the early White Lion days, you know leaving rehearsal always in turmoil and going home. Calling my manager, my manager calling Vito. I was just standing next to the guitar player, I was just standing next to Vito, not saying “Come on, let’s work it out.” But instead, you go home in anger. And it was something I took on, later on, I knew it was so important for me that I would never leave an argument unresolved. Once I started doing that, I’ve had incredible success with my own stability because I finish it on the spot. I don’t have to wake up the next day as if it’s unresolved. That’s no closure.”
In terms of his ’80s peers not writing songs the way they used to, Tramp indicated: “No. No. No. because, it’s their choice but they haven’t made the decision. They’d rather continue with what they’re still doing even though that thing is dying and there’s nobody in that style of music that write a great album. The great albums were written the 80’s where they were known from. I do make that comment many times without slagging anyone. I am the only one that has done 11 consistent, the style is clear through all the albums.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Mike Tramp at Angel Alamo‘s website.