“Working all day for a mean little man
With a clip-on tie and a rub-on tan
He's got me running 'round the office like a dog around a track
But when I get back home,
"Madison Square Garden shows and losing 2 Grammys." Quoted by Jody Porter, guitarist of the famous band Fountains of Wayne, when asked about the best moment experienced with the band.
With musical influences such as The Beatles, Stones and all the British Invasion era stuff, Jody Porter has come a long way within his career of being a global musician.
Formed in New York City in 1996 Fountains of Wayne have has been become a global hit, ranging from singles which hit the emotional spot such as “All Kinds of Time” to the sound systems like "Stacy’s Mom" which is still played religeous consistently throughout clubs, pubs and radios as well as my personal favourite bringing hits in from many movie soundtracks “Mexican Wine”.
"I think we were surprised, but knew it had potential to be a hit." Replies Jody when asked about (Stacy’s Mom) single being such a large hit. From the album Interstate Managers is the third album by power pop band, Fountains of Wayne. It was released on S-Curve in 2003.
When asked what it's like being on tour with this creative band, Jody replies,
"Lots of tomfoolery in the early days. More refined now." When asked what it's like being on tour with the creative band.
To this day have you a song, which is your favourite?
"Usually what ever we are working on. It changes from show to show, but in the studio I get excited by what's being created.”
I was super ecstatic when I got the chance to interview Jody and find the amazing scoops of the road with the band as well as the fun facts, with questions as personal as - What CD is in your car stereo right now? Jody replying with," Primal Scream"
If you weren’t a musician what would you have been?
"Taxidermist" why a taxidermist? "Because the historic preservation society wasn't hiring."
Anything crazy ever happened on tour? What it is s it like?
"Too much to mention, usually Japan tours are completely insane. Bunch of old friends on a tour bus or flying around the globe. Same 4 guys, same four jokes over the last decade and a half. Good times."
How did the band form?" What made you all get together with the same ideas and taste?
"Adam was in my band after we left the UK and he and Chris had a band in college, so we all just drifted together to form Fountains of Wayne. We all have the same influences so it gels musically most of the time."
How long does it take to make an average single? (Names of the song)
"Depends. We usually have it ironed out before tracking it. The recording goes rather quickly then there's the mixing and mastering and manufacturing processes that take the most time before it's all there."
What it is like on tour?
"Exhausting at times, but mostly the traveling. Being on a bus for months can become redundant."
Have you ever been so moved by a song that you cried? If so what was it?
"Happy birthday and In my Life."
There you have it from Jody himself! Be sure to check out his latest work "Month of Mondays" solo IP which will be out soon!!! I'm pretty sure you will all be jamming to Stacy’s Mom today! I know I will!