When one drives on Highway 101 North through the rolling hills of Marin County and passes through Novato, one may not understand nor know that behind the hotels and dead trees, beyond the suburban crawl of look alike housing and day laborers waiting for work in parking lots, there is a seething, rumbling force that is fast being felt among the population of this hamlet.
This fiery force has a powerful hunger for loud amplifiers filled with grungy guitars and flaming vocals, an added throb of drums and bass fueling this fire. The force is a band called flanelhed and it slams itself out of Novato, California and blows the minds of suburbia in order to let loose the power of it’s searing, edgy and wickedly original hard rock & roll....
Continues Murf, "I don’t get too involved in lyric writing, my focus is always on riff & music writing. I almost never write while playing guitar. I write while I’m hiking in the hills, then I come back & work it out on guitar. I guess my inspiration comes from all the music I’ve loved growing up & continue to be exposed to."
All photos and text copyright 2012, Carolyn McCoy