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Published: 2014/04/11

Dave Schools Talks The Band, The Dead and Panic’s New Album in Relix 40

Dave Schools talks about opening for The Band, the future of the album, the physics of the Grateful Dead, going acoustic and more in this new interview from the 40th anniversary issue of Relix. You can read Dave Schools in Full-on Fun Mode, as well as plenty of other great features on the origins of the Grateful Dead, the appeal of Phish, the wonders of concert lighting, an oral history of livetronica and the fate of the famed Betty Boards, among others things.

Dave Schools on the next Workingsman’s Dead or OK Computer:

As someone that sort of floats around in the music industry from production to playing in different bands to being in a band for almost 30 years, my head says that we don’t need records anymore. But certain bands create 45 minutes to an hour’s worth of moods that can never be recaptured—a group of songs, when it’s well-crafted, can take on a life of its own. And I’m not necessarily talking about the obvious ones like Dark Side of the Moon, a concept record, but just something that is such an excellent snapshot of a group and a really special moment. It is a grouping of songs that seem to belong together like Workingman’s Dead or OK Computer. I hope, someday, I can make a record that has an effect on somebody that way.

These new features appears in the special 40th Anniversary issue of Relix. You can now order a discounted one-year subscription to Relix and receive a free copy of our 40th anniversary issue by subscribing here with the promo code “Relix40.”

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