I really liked the fact that other members of the band are getting a voice. I loved his answers, and your questions, and think this should be done more often.
I think I am going to try to interview more musicians who aren't the frontman in the future. Their schedules are usually more open too, I think, so the interviews are probably easier to put together.
Very solid interview. Great questions, and I loved reading Benny's perspective and about how he was recorded for this album. As someone who plays drums, it's a treat to see a band member talk about playing and their gear that's not a guitar.
I thought the ProTools bit was super interesting. I definitely do feel like the rhythm section gets the shaft in a lot of modern recording. I was listening to a few early Springsteen records on vinyl the other day, and the drums and bass on those really stand out, especially on wax. Everything else does too, of course: it's the friggin E Street Band. But I thought it was interesting to mark that contrast with newer stuff.
Between this and interviewing Nate and Christian from Anberlin, I'm really enjoying the interviews from a different band member's perspective than the singer's. Thanks Craig!
Thanks for reading!
Doesn't surprise me his favourite is Underneath the Ground. The drums really stick out on that track.
Just wanted to brag that this album is already out in Adelaide even though it's not supposed to be until the end of the week. Avoided the stream but picked it up yesterday and listened a few times already. Needs more time.
I was expecting one of the bigger rock tracks, since those are typically everyone's favorites to play live, but him choosing that track definitely made me look at it differently.