At one stage in your life, you’ve no doubt had an emo phase, which came in many different ways and varieties, whether it be the emotional connection you had to the song about your ex leaving you or the one about your Dad taking off without saying goodbye or the one about loving someone so much it makes you cry… the list goes on but the one things these songs and bands had in common was they were inspired or conceived following the rise to fame of bands like Thursday, who were the pioneers of writing songs about emotions with whiney vocals, scathing screams and heavy riffs. That’s why we’re stoked (but not too stoked) to reveal this week’s co-host on Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall is one of the giants who started it all, Geoff Rickly.
Join your podcast host Browny as he delves into the band’s past and finds out if Geoff ever listened to that band who claimed he was their inspiration or if he thinks listening to emo bands/musicians is some sort of band/genre masturbation. He also addresses how getting screwed over by the music industry helped him to become a better person, and business owner with Collect Records when he teamed up with old mate “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli and how certain clauses always looked out for the best interests of the bands on the roster, surrounding all the drama Shkreli accumulated over the years.
Plus there’s plenty of emo anthems that’ll make you wanna pull the guyliner out of retirement including My Chemical Romance, The Used, Say Anything, The Beautiful Monument, Hawthorne Heights, Breaking Benjamin and The Rasmus to name a few + New Music from Parkway Drive and High Tension.
***On a side note, we’ve also entered Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall into the Australian Podcast Awards, if you like what you hear or have enjoyed the series, can you please swing us a vote in the Popular Vote Category right here. Much appreciated legends!***