The Lazys rhythm guitarist Liam Shearer explains why he’s not really interested in playing lead guitar
The Lazys‘ long-time rhythm guitar player Liam Shearer answered some fan questions via the band’s Facebook page earlier today. Shearer is bunkered down in isolation in Sydney, Australia and answered questions provided by bandmate / bassist Troy Smith.
Smith asked Shearer whether he ever wants to play lead guitar to which the latter replied (as transcribed by Sleaze Roxx):
“Aah. It’s one of those things. I have a different opinion of it. I have never been drawn to the style of shredding. Like it’s impressive nonetheless. I just go, ‘Wow!’ Like whatever. So I never wanted to play like that and i actually can’t. I’m not that technical like [The Lazys lead guitarist] Matt [Morris]. Like I don’t need to be [inaudible] Matt in our band. There’s no room for it in our band so me coming into the band kind of suited it. It was like, ‘Matt can do that’ and I can be part of the rhythm section. In terms of wanting to play lead, not really ’cause I worked with a big Australian due back in the day — Harry Vanda from The Easy Beats. He recorded AC/DC‘s earliest stuff. He used to refer Angus Young‘s solos as “turkey gobble” and I always found that funny. Harry is a great guitar player. He’d lead. But you know, we’d get a song and he’d be, ‘OK. Verse, chorus. Verse, chorus and then Angus‘ “turkey gobble” and then chorus, and that’s the end of the song.”
The Lazys‘ last studio album Tropical Hazards finished at #1 on the Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2018, #2 on the Sleaze Roxx’s Top 12 Albums of The Decade (2010-2019) and #5 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2018.
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