Canadian juggernauts Monster Truck will be joining Black Stone Cherry on their UK in December in support of their new album True Rockers which is out now on Mascot Records. That’s what the press release says.
Maximum Volume says: “Our Andy is in love with Monster Truck. He adores them more than is sensible, and would rather close the whole thing down that not have them on the site…..he once saw them with his sister in law who said they were “alright” as support to Nickelback, before Andy gave her a ten minute thesis as to why they were the best new band in the world. Until she agreed to shut him up. He also saw their first ever show in Birmingham and screamed like a 14 year old at Greta Von Fleet show, just cos they played “Sweet Mountain River”.
Anyway, Andy, who once did a phone interview with Truck singer Jon and managed to remain vaguely professional, caught up with him again to talk about what they listen to on the tour bus – which if they aren’t careful, they’ll find Andy on in Birmingham……
Heaven And Earth By Kamasi Washington.
I fell in love with this album about a year ago. It is an incredible example of modern “throwback” jazz and at times sounds like the soundtrack to Ben Hur if it were set in Harlem with ninjas. He seamlessly includes and dismisses an entire orchestra and very memorable vocal performances pepper the expansive aural landscape. Total mind candy and almost 2 hours long! A modern classic.
A Tab In The Ocean by Nektar
Catch Monster Truck on tour
With Black Stone Cherry & The Cadillac Three in December:Thu 6th Dec – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff – Tickets
Fri 7th Dec – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle – Tickets
Sun 9th Dec – SECC, Glasgow – Tickets
Mon 10th Dec – Manchester Arena, Manchester – Tickets
Tue 11th Dec – Birmingham Arena, Birmingham – Tickets
Thu 13th Dec – First Direct Arena, Leeds – Tickets
Fri 14th Dec – The SSE Arena, London – Tickets