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Monday, March 21, 2011

Magnum: Bob Catley Interview + Live Video

Mathias Westman of Planet AOR recently conducted an interview with Bob Catley during Magnum´s visit to Sweden. Read excerpts below.

MW: You started of the tour in Stockholm

BC: Brilliant it went really well thank you, great crowd really good reception everyone went (describes how the audience cheered) and that was the first show, in Stockholm. The crowd was so into the songs, ecpecially the new songs I mean they all like the old songs and know the words but the new songs they seem to know the words already and the album has just been out since January they only had 2 months to learn them, those who bought it and it’s a really good feeling. It’s not like, uh I don’t know that one play an old one, Magnum-fans aren’t like that. They’re very with the music and give you a chance every time.

MW: One of my Co-Workers at are really into the Marauder live album any special memories from that show?

BC: Well the Maruder album was, eh we did a gig at the Marquee in 1979 and we played and recorded the show, the studio was at the old Marquee club. we rocorded the whole show and it came out first of all as an EP with 4 songs on it and then we put out the album later on. This was the first time we did songs from Kingdom of Madness and Magnum II, that was kind of the show.

MW: Many great bands release Live albums and you released one quite early in your recording career.

BC: Yes it sounded as a good idea at the time, we were on tour with Def Leppard and Krokus. We got lot of support slots like Whitesnake, Blue Öyster Cult, you know anybody, erh Judas Priest and we built our crowd from those tours and we put out this live EP, it was a quick and cheap way of putting out an album like come on we’re here Magnum support us and we’ll put out a proper album next time, which was Chase The Dragon. So that was what all that was about anyway, it went into the charts and everything but I didn’t like the cover it was like…

Read the entire interview on this location.

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