Your Very Own Rock Start is about a pop Stars believing in their own hype. Many stars like to talk about themselves on & off camera. The lyrics are tongue in cheek but all have a serious side especially with all the sexual allegations going around at the moment. It’s a hypnotic heavy driving song.
Interview by Jacqueline Jax
host of A.V.A Live Radio
Interviewing: NEIL TAYLOR
YOUR VERY OWN ROCKSTAR
Genre:: ROCK/ADULT CONTEMPORARY
This song draws on the time I was growing up with bands like T.Rex.. Slade & Gary Glitter. It’s about Pop Stars believing their own hype. Many stars like to talk about themselves on & off camera. The lyrics are tongue in cheek but all have a serious side especially with all the sexual allegations going around at the moment. It’s a hypnotic heavy driving song.
I consider my music to be Rock/Pop Adult contemporary. It’s sometimes heavy but very exciting to play for a live audience. My albums of the past have been more Pop/Rock but this song is more Rock .. Slightly Bluesy maintaining the melodic content. I like this direction. https://www.reverbnation.com/neiltaylorofficial/song/26165665-your-very-own-rockstar
If I am in a session playing guitar for an artist, I find in between takes I noodle & come up with ideas or I watch tv playing my acoustic. I then record it & develope it over time. I’ve written all my albums to date with Steve Torch who was a very well know song writer.. he wrote Believe by Cher. Sadly he is no longer with us. I use logic & Studio One for recording then the guitars are generally done with Marshall amps.
How do you stay focused and balance creating with life..
Family is very important to me. My passion is music and that gives me a purpose in life. As for that much needed chill time, I like to relax with a good bottle of red wine & a movie.
What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking?
I was touring Germany with my first album ‘No Self Control’ & I had a fear of talking in between songs. I did a show with Cy Curnin from The Fix, I was talking to him about this fear backstage & he said.. If you don’t have anything to say don’t say anything. That resonated with me for some reason.. Now I can sometimes talk too much in between songs.
I live in…
I live in the UK. To be honest I couldn’t tell you about the music scene here. I have listened to Radio One occasionally & I must say most of the new cool music I hear is awful.