The Crash Kings' Mike and Tony Beliveau Share Their Playlist with ARTISTdirect.com
Tue, 08 Jun 2010 14:01:01
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Deep Purple, Supergrass, Steve Wonder, Dungen, AC/DC
LA based, piano-rock trio The Crash Kings are uniquely known for crafting raw and aggressive rock and roll tunes without the hint of an actual guitar. With the use of Tony Beliveau’s clavinet coupled with a whammy bar and the use of a distortion pedal the Crash Kings actually fare better off without the traditional string instrument. Bring Beliveau’s brother Mike on bass with Jason Morris on drums into the picture, and you’ll hear harmonic crooning layered with energetic pop-rock melodies that will satisfy all listening ears.
Like the music they produce, the music they listen to is just as diverse. ARTISTdirect.com’s Jessica Nguyen caught up with Tony and Mike Beliveau of the Crash Kings to talk music and what they are currently listening to.
Check out Mike and Tony Beliveau’s playlist below and be sure to check them out while they are on the road this summer!
Mike and Tony Beliveau’s Playlists:
1. Band of Skulls
Tony : Band of Skulls is cool
Mike: Oh yeah, this band Band of Skulls. They’re amazing, I love their record. Almost every song I love on the record which is kind of a rarity for me.
3. Deep Purple
6. Led Zeppelin
Mike: I guess just revisiting old music that I never really gave its due. Like, T-Rex, Deep Purple and some old Supergrass records.
Tony : Definitely Supergrass. Zeppelin and Queen and Deep Purple’s really sweet.
7. The Hives
Mike: I really love the Hives.
8. Stevie Wonder
Mike: Signed, Sealed, & Delivered is a record I never fully checked out but there are some really great songs on that record.
Tony : There’s a band from Scandinavia called Dungen which is really cool.
Mike: They sound like Radiohead
Tony : Yeah, like experimental rock but they have cool melodies, great tones, really different, very eclectic, very unique. Really, really cool sound and I guess the guy who’s the lead singer plays most of the instruments too. That’s a really cool band.
10. The Kinks
11. The Beatles
Tony : Yeah, just revisiting the old stuff like the Kinks and the Beatles, obviously. I can always listen to Beatles; I can always go back and listen to any kind of Beatles stuff.
Mike: We recently acquired AC/DC’s entire discography and it’s absolutely ridiculous. You obviously love all the hit songs and everything but if you go back and listen to some of their album cuts, there are so many good songs.