For the third Top Shelf interview, we present Off With Their Heads’ From The Bottom. Ryan Young sat down with us in the GROW studio, before they played to a packed house at Double Down. There is also an appearance of Zack who is no longer in the band, played on the record, and was in town that day. He helped out a great deal in the memory department.
I’ve played with Off With Their Heads in their hometown of Minneapolis, MN, my hometown Gainesville, FL (duh), and plenty of states in between. I have listened to this album hundreds of times, and this is the first chance I had to get a greater understanding of the inspiration behind the lyrics. I know that sounds like cliché horseshit, but trust me and see if I’m wrong. The stories speak for themselves. Listen up for tales of ‘Self Check-Out,’ electrocution, and Warren Zevon. Spoiler Alert: The album photos of the band members were meant to be a joke, but didn’t translate well.
- Dave Drobach
About The Top Shelf
Dave Drobach and Matt Sweeting can talk about records. They have experience that can only come from combined decades of touring in numerous bands and working at a record label. No Idea’s finest bring in the creators of great albums we have all come to love, to sit down,reflect and reminisce on these recordings.
There are three pieces to a Top Shelf interview. The interview team of Dave and Matt, a band member and the vinyl record itself. The record is played in its entirety, stopped in between songs to discuss the writing, recording and touring that happened around the record. Top Shelf session interviews are recorded live in the Grow Radio studios during the weekly show they run called “2nd Avenue Shuffle.”
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