I’ve always used the Les Paul and Gretsch White Falcon, and they’re both heavily featured on the new album.Regarding the second part, that’s a very pragmatic question.That said, I’m a guitar player and not the lyricist, so I’m just talking about what I’m observing coming from the singer of our band.But those have always been reoccurring themes for the Cult: love and appreciation of nature but also appreciation of an urban society’s vibe, violence and sexuality.I’m very happy with the results, possibly because of its difficult upbringing.I heard the single “Lucifer” from “Lucifer” is certainly about hedonism, but that song isn’t indicative of the whole album. But most of our records are kind of dark, and that’s Ian’s deal.The entire band was dressed in white, and Brian May had a cape.
But don’t overfill it or the guitar will sound dead.
You also have to be conscious of where you’re playing onstage.
We spend a lot of time soundchecking at every Cult gig, trying to remove the frequencies that create that real deep, low-mid feedback.
The transitions in your songs from chorus to verse are so seamless.
Do you have to really focus and work these out, or do you simply write in a linear way? Then Pro Tools came along, and it’s changed how people construct songs.