Midlands Spotlight Archive - Straight to Video
By midlandsmovies, Sep 7 2013 08:36AM
Mike speaks to Midlands musician Rob Lane who takes his current inspiration from his love of 80s and 90s movie soundtracks. Mike asks the bassist about riding his nostalgia trip Straight To Video...
“I wanted an unashamedly fun project that represented every element of the things I love, particularly what I grew up with and made me - ME! I wanted a huge melting pot of music, film, nostalgia and fun - with no apologies!” says Rob Lane.
For almost a decade as bassist for Nottingham power pop merchants TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY, whilst also being all round Hard Rock ‘gun for hire’ with the likes of THE BULLETBOYS, BLACK MOLLYS and even 90s Pop Rockers LET LOOSE, Rob ‘Laney74’ Lane has now decided to take a sharp left turn and delve into his love of the Movie Soundtrack with a brand new musical EP titled, STRAIGHT TO VIDEO.
Released on 1st April 2013 through TrashPit Records, the STRAIGHT TO VIDEO EP features Laney’s pick of favorite songs from film soundtracks of the past few decades, helped along with guest appearances from a whole host of artists spanning various musical genres. “Long before I became obsessed with all things Hair Metal & Cock Rock, pretty much my entire music collection consisted of just Movie Soundtracks" says Rob. "Littered in those tapes were tunes, which to this day, are still some of my favorite songs ever! With STRAIGHT TO VIDEO, I get to put my own spin on them with the help of some good friends!”
Recorded in Derbyshire & produced by Joe Brown (James Warner Prophecies), the new EP boasts a guest list featuring the likes of Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup), Johnny Monaco (Enuff Z’Nuff / Almost Famous), Tory Stoffregen (Black Mollys), Richie Wermerling (Let Loose) along with a whole host of other great underground talent.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of albums like ‘Confessions’ by Dweezil Zappa or the first Golden Smog CD which just had these killer guest lists. I’ve also been incredibly lucky to know and work alongside some insanely talented people who‘ve made me feel humbled by agreeing to be part of a crazy idea like this!”
Rob's love of 80s continues as a Limited Edition of the EP comes boxed within its very own VHS Video Case and for more information and to keep up to date please visit www.straighttovideo.co.uk