8. June 2014
NEWS: Creem Circus Are Coming Guitars Blazing
Your favorite band’s favorite band is coming at us with their first full length album (via Creep Records) and it should be a return to the glory days of guitars driven Rock N’ Roll.
Lead guitarist/frontman, Chris Th’ Pinto tells The GTC “Shooting for the fall. We’re hoping to make a decent size slash with it. Not many rock guitar lead albums these days.” he continued, adding, “Just got a tune mixed last night…”Kensington Rollers”. It’s 6min rocker with huge guitar jam at the end. There’s like 7 guitar tracks all riffin’ at once!! You gotta hear it.” Mouths are watering my man!
Asked if the band could sneak us a track “I think we will hold off, but you will be one of the first to know when we do!” And we’ll hold ya to that Chris, Dig It!
This is an album we’ve been waiting for some time so a few more months won’t hurt, maybe a little.
You may remember that The GTC first met Philly’s glamtastic Creem Circus back in September 2013, have a look at our Q&A from back then and get ready for some in your face glittered guitar righteousness later in the year.
Who are the Creem Circus and when did this hard glam terrific rock outfit come about?
The Creem Circus is: me, Chris on guitar and vocal, my friends Ted on guitar, Kevin on bass and Rob on drums. We started around 2011, though me and Kevin are the only original members. Before this I was in a leather and studs Heavy Metal band called Wastoid. We wrote songs about Rock and Roll and Satan. Now I am more interested in songs about Rock and Roll and glitter.
What attacked you/the band to the virtues of glam rock? Is it more the music or the style?
It’s the music and style, but really it’s the statement. I read a book called Performing Glam Rock and it changed my life. I realize I’ve forever been rebelling against a certain “keepin’ it real” mentality that has been so pervasive in music since the 90’s, an attitude that says you must be who you really are on stage. But to me, going on stage in a pair of shorts and a baseball cap is like wearing a Hawaiian shirt to your own wedding. It’s downright disrespectfully to you, to me, the audience, not to mention Dionysus.
When music lovers, depending their age, think of glam, T.Rex, always comes to mind, what are your band’s go-to Glamfathers?
We’re all about the T.Rextasy. Bolan, Bowie, Wood, Cooper, Ferry and Quatro…they raised it to the level of art, though Sweet, Slade, Glitter, Mud, Mott are all great rock & roll bands that we love.
Oh, and Nick Gilder, he’s a big influence.
How do the peoples find your music?
How do they find it? Like how accepting of it are they? It seems that most people love us, though they may be trying their best to hate us. When we walk on stage in our glitter and platforms and clothing that we’ve purchased in the women’s department, you can just feel the tension. We feed off that because at that point it’s totally up the music and performance to win them over. The music and show is designed to do just that, and since we are totally serious and at the same time completely laughing at ourselves, we can’t loose. The show is always the greatest party you’ve ever been to. But don’t take my word for it, come on out next time!
What should the world know about Creem Circus?
We are the Creem Circus and we are your favorite band’s, favorite band. We are the Glitterest, Sladest, Rockin’est, laidest, overtime-paidest, BOOGIEST BAND IN TOWN!
We are on Facebook, youtube, soundcloud, Cdbaby. We are played on the greatest Glam station, the Glam Rock Junkshop. Our 7″ is available on eBay and Amazon. We have a full-length coming out soon on Creep Records.
Right on, we can’t wait to get our hands on that new album!
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