EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JAMES FARR
JERRY: So I heard you guys were working on a new album. How's that going?
JAMES: (laughs) Who told you that? Yeah, we are working on an album, but it's still in it's
JERRY: Like how early?
JAMES: Well, let's put it this way. Some of the songs we hope to have on it we haven't written lyrics
JAMES: But it's almost there.
JERRY: How many songs can we expect on the new album?
JAMES: Hmm...good question. I'd say about ...thirteen, fourteen? Your standard album.
JERRY: Do you have a title?
JAMES: Yeah, we think it's gonna be: "Have You Seen Us?".
JERRY: Who'll be playing for you?
JAMES: You mean besides the regular guys?
JAMES: Well, I dunno. We'll probably end up putting Zander Profeit in somewhere, I'm not too sure
exactly where though.
JERRY: Zander Profeit?
JAMES: Piano player. The kid's got talent, I can tell you that right now.
JERRRY: Sounds good.
JAMES: Yeah man.
JERRY: How many originals can we expect on Have You Seen Us?
JAMES: Should be almost all of them. However, I would like to put a cover of No Woman, No Cry on
there if I can.
JERRY: What? At all the shows I went to, you were mostly playing covers. What's up with that? Have
you been writing at some crazy pace? Or what?
JAMES: Well, most of the songs I have written in the past two months or so. Also, I haven't taught
anyone in the band the stuff except Mackenzie. Most of them haven't even heard it. Another reason is that we hope to be playing
it just before the record comes out, just to build the suspense up.
JERRY: Where can we get the album?
JAMES: Well, you'll probably have to order it off the site. I'll kick my ass and call you Marty if
it gets any distribution.
JERRY: That won't be neccesary. WHy don't you think you'll get any distribution.
JAMES: Well, we're still not that well-known, believe it or not. We're only like, fifteen and sixteen
anyway. Like, we were playing at a rugby party earlier this year.
JERRY: Yeah, you really brought the house down that night.
JAMES (laughing) Yeah, that was a good show.
JERRY: So when can us eager fans hope to have "Have You Seen Us?" in our grasp.
JAMES: The band's hoping for sometime in 2005, but nothings certain yet.
JERRY: Well, I'll get a copy as soon as I can, and I know that other Spoons fans will too. What will
you be charging for it?
JAMES: Well, probably about the regular price for an album, like $17 or something like that. But
like I said, nothing is certain yet. (Long awkward silence) Can you leave now? This is getting kind of awkward.
Well there you are folks, lots of tasty info from guitarist and lead singer James Farr.