Jess Margera the drummer and one of the founders of the band CKY joins me on Revelator #215 to talk about the bands newest album Phoenix. Jess and I also talk about the band being on this year’s Vans Warped Tour and also getting kicked off Warped tour nearly 17 years ago for doing everything and anything a band could do to get kicked of a tour.
Jess, and I also talk about the Jackass days and hinted that maybe a reunion could be in the works. Before you get excited these are only talks and very premature talks at that.
Jess and I also talk about playing the new songs live, the vibe while recording at Rancho, DeLa Luna, cell phones at shoes, and the bands growth musically and personally.
In keeping with CKY tradition, The Phoenix was recorded at the famed Rancho De La Luna studio in California, which has played host to Daniel Lanois, Queens Of The Stone Age, Victoria Williams, Fu Manchu, and Mark Lanegan, among others. The studio was founded by David Catching, touring guitarist for Eagles Of Death Metal (among many credits), and late “desert sound” visionary Fred Drake.
“It’s one thing reading about the vibe at Rancho,” Margera says of the locale where the notoriously cool 1997 collaborative musical collective series known as The Desert Sessions took place. “And then it’s another thing to actually go out there and make an album.
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