Thursday, September 25, 2014
Interview with Robert Marlow
Robert, great to have you on All Indie Magazine. So, let's talk about your music. I find that there's a lot of sexual innuendo with lots of half-naked women in each of your videos. You don't "beat around the bush", do you? Who directed the videos?
Robert Marlow: Actually I do beat around the bush, that is why I write about sexual relationships. Rock n Roll was originally a slang term used in the 1950s referring to sexual intercourse. I believe good rock music comes from the crotch and hopefully that's where people feel it when they listen to my music. I created all the videos. All the videos are my favorite because the video I work on at the time is my favorite video. Yes the videos are full of beautiful half naked women, that's because I would rather watch a pretty girl dancing than any musician performing their song.
What was your favorite music era? Let me guess - the 80s, the quintessential "Sex, Drugs, and Rock N' Roll era?
Robert Marlow: No, my favorite era is the 60s and 70s, you can't beat Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC and a host of other bands that are the bedrock of rock music. I also like the original blues musicians.
Is there any particular meaning behind the name "Robert Marlow and the High Priests"?
Robert Marlow: The High Priests are the name of the band and it has meanings on several levels. Rock music is my religion and I am the new High Priest of Rock n Roll. I am trying to bring rock music back to its glory days and we like to get High.
Who were your favorite artists and did they have an influence on your current music?
Robert Marlow: My main influences are Johnny Walker, Charles Bukowski, and Caligula, for obvious reasons.
If you could pick any artist from any time period, who would you want to perform with?
Robert Marlow: I would love to perform with Rihanna, just to see if I could shag her.
You're a Scottish musician, but you currently live in Sacramento? Have you ever performed in Scotland?
Robert Marlow:Yes I recorded the live album "Mad Bad and Dangerous" in my hometown of Glasgow Scotland. Here is a link to the album, please check it out. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robertmarlow16
If you were to pick one song to represent your sound, which one would it be?
Robert Marlow: I think my song "Everybody's Coming" is probably the best representation of my sound, you can listen to it on my live album also. You can see the video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvUDcpVrrok
What is in store for Robert Marlow in the near future?
Robert Marlow: Well Mikey, I am mixing several new songs and videos and a tour of Europe in the fall, then world domination.
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