Session Date: 10/1/2017
Session Location - Raisin' Roots Farm - Fort Collins, CO
1. Mustangs (0:06)
2. Leaving Alone (3:42)
3. Soul Mine (9:10)
4. Burn (14:42)
Meet the Gasoline Lollipops. The band is the brainchild of frontman Clay Rose. Beginning as a two-piece psychobilly project, consisting of only Clay and a drummer. Now the band has expanded their sound and line-up to include more members and instruments. The current line-up has been around for only about a year and a half, but in that time they have recorded the bands first full-length record, Resurrection, and the follow-up, Soul Mine, to be released at the Fox Theater in Boulder, CO this coming Dec. 16th (2017).
"Clay's songwriting is the heart and soul of Gasoline Lollipops, certainly the engine and the reason the band exists. His songwriting is very influenced by Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt but also punk rock, and I think our live show reflects that blend of intricate outlaw songwriting and explosive energy", says GasPops drummer, Adam.
Recently, the band played a few very notable venues. First of which being Red Rocks Amphitheater, which they described understandably as an "out of body experience". If you have ever had the pleasure of enjoying a show at this idyllic slice of Colorado music history, you know what an incredible honor it must be. Next would be the annual Shining Ball at the ever famous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO. Having a special connection with Fort Collins, the GasPops are very excited to be headlining the Aggie Theater for the first time this coming Friday, Oct 27th (2017) where they will be supported by good friends (and little house of sound veterans) Whippoorwill.
When asked for a funny or interesting story from the road, or the stage, drummer Adam said "we were about to go on stage at Hodi's Half Note during FoCoMX (an annual Fort Collins music festival) a few months ago and the place was sold out. This incredibly drunk guy kept sneaking into the backstage dressing room and getting kicked out, over and over. We were laughing about it until he got in our bassist's face a little bit and I stepped in. He angrily looked at me and said "Who are YOU with?" I said "We're Gasoline Lollipops and we're about to go on stage." As drunk as he was, something in him changed in a heartbeat and he started crooning "Love Is Free" perfectly. It was a hilarious moment for so many reasons - especially because of course it would be a GasPops fan all wasted sneaking backstage.
The band has been very busy trying to get Soul Mine pressed to vinyl in time for the album release show at the Fox this December, playing a ton of shows, and getting ready to go on tour in Belgium, The Netherlands and Belize this Fall. The band is grateful to radio stations like The Colorado Sound, OpenAir, KRFC and KBCO for playing the single as a little appetizer.
"Mostly we just hope the Aggie is full of people in costumes having a blast this Friday. There's no music scene anywhere that supports local bands like Fort Collins and we love being a part of it; even though we live in Boulder we feel like a Fort Collins band, if that's OK." We're happy to have you!
Make sure to check out the bands website and look out for the release of 'Soul Mine' this Winter.