And so with great fanfare I introduce to you a few members of our mutantspace skills exchange…a bunch of Irish musicians all the way from Cork City called The Grandmothers From Outerspace
Hi. My name is Colin B. Goode and I play grunge rock with power trio The Grandmothers from Outerspace. Our music is inspired by a devotion and captivation of the sound of 50’s rock n‘ roll, 60’s psychedelic rock, 70’s punk, 80’s cheese pop, 90’s grunge, noughties punk rock revival acts The Strokes and The White Stripes.
I started writing and performing music at the mystical musical age of 27, relatively late in musican terms, following a nasty snowboarding accident that left me with a broken collar-bone and a few weeks recovering with nothing to do but listen to an ipod with all The Beatles music ever produced (538 odd songs including covers and backing music for “My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean”). A musical epiphany ensued (my mind indelibly linking the accident and trigger of a flood of endorphins to cope resulting in a self induced psychedelic state with the Beatles song ‘A Day In The Life’ featuring car crashes and consciousness shifts) Since then I have been involved in various bands and musical projects and write pop songs that are performed with vocal harmonies, grungy guitars, supported by a solid backbeat. I enjoy creative pursuits and dabble in various artistic art forms including painting and film-making.
My most prominent musical influences are my favourite band The Beatles with a splash of grunge which scruffily caught me by the scruff of the neck and never let go. Grunge-wise it’s Nirvana, The Lemonheads and Dinosaur Jnr that influence my music.
The song writing process is unique to everybody but for me I hear a riff and melody or dream one and start from there and build a song around it. Lyrics come from a myriad of sources and concern themselves mainly with flippant heroic stoned vicarious philosophical magical flying carpet perspectives of schizophrenic lovers lives and their affects over the lives of other lovers.
Why I write and perform music might seem surprisingly simple. I do it to inspire others to do the same. Nature tends towards harmony and through music, the last great mystery, we can plug into the universe and feel and be truly in harmony with ourselves and others. I know I feel pretty happy when performing so hopefully it can kick others into gear and hopefully inspire them and perchance a cosmic ripple effect will ensue with music as the medicine to the world’s ills. It doesn’t matter what the person’s voice or style of music is as I think we instantly recognise honesty when we hear it and appreciate it.
Listen to the grannies on myspace
See the grannies play up on youtube
Our next gig is on: Thurs Aug 25th in ‘An Realt Dearg’ on Barrack St, Cork at 9pm.
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