Suddenly, Tammy!, Cyber-Talk, 7/17/95.

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Welcome to CYBER-TALK! CYBER-TALK (TM) is Warner/Reprise Online's weekly interactive talk show. Each segment of CYBER-TALK (TM) features a different music persona.

Warner Bros. Records SUDDENLY, TAMMY! will be the featured guests tonight. SUDDENLY, TAMMY! will be available to chat with fans regarding their debut album, WE GET THERE WHEN WE DO.

Max Warner:

suddenly, tammy! is "Shazam75"

Mike 266:

hi. we would like to tell the band that their geographical peers, the Innocence Mission,were all wearing S.,T. tee's last night.

Shazam75:

awww that's because they are the nicest people and band in the whole entire world. Where were they playing?

Max Warner:

Hey Mike, where were they playing?

Mike 266:

they were at the TLA here in Philly. we were the opening band

LCKeating:

Does Beth sing the backing vocals at the end of Live's Lightning Crashes?

Shazam75:

No, no a thousand times No!

ThreeBugs:

Do you guys like big blue vans with cheezy running lights?

Shazam75:

uh...as much as the next guy but only if you're riding with Lenny

ThreeBugs :

We miss you in Boston!! Are you coming back soon? Please...

Shazam75:

I'll say yes

I used to live in Boston

Bunkyhi:

With bands such as yourself, Live, and The Ocean Blue coming from southeastern Pennsylvania, is this become the "New Seatle"?

Shazam75:

Not exactly but we have more snacks

HulaPoppe:

hi....just logged on...any LA dates coming up?

Shazam75:

No, but in September

Mike 266:

here's an actual question. who are beth's piano influences. (is it beth, by the way)

Shazam75:

Carole King, Billy Joel, Elton John and Free to Be You and Me

LCKeating:

Is the Chameleon Club your favorite venue to perform in?

Shazam75:

One of them. It's our favorite in Lancaster. We also like Carnegie Hall and the TI in York

From The 8 Cla:

beth, love the album, but i'm kinda confused with the lyrics to "not that dumb". can you explain the song to me?

Shazam75:

Listen again. I've seen some interesting parent-child relationships that have bothered me

LOOKER88:

Jay...I just heard the Neverminds...they sound great...any kind of touring plans with them?

Shazam75:

Me personally or S,T!?

ThreeBugs: :

Do you guys play weddings?

Shazam75:

Beth: I have with Ken

ShinySub:

how old is tammy?

Shazam75:

I think she's in her late 40's. Or older

Beth: I think she's been brought back from the dead, personally

RES102048:

Who is Tammy?

Shazam75:

That would be Tammy Faye Bakker. Keep in mind the band formed in 1989

Fazoole:

do you think you will ever add another instrument?

Shazam75:

It depends on whether it lends itself to the song. But only in recordings, probably not live

JAM SCOTT:

Are you going to be in Denver?

Shazam75:

We'll be touring in the Fall, so hopefully then

ShinySub:

why the name "suddenly, tammy"?

Shazam75:

oh, boy.

Tammy Faye Bakker is an inspiration, face-wise. She changed our lives in ways we can't explain.

HEATHER92:

When are you coming back to the Lancaster area next?

Shazam75:

We're sitting on Duke St right now

You mean playing?

Nothing set up right now, probably sometime in August

LOOKER88:

Kenny...been to the Mountville Diner lately?

Shazam75:

I've had to get a part time job there serving to pay for all the records and car parts I've bought

Actually, just kidding but I have been there recently drinking coffee with my Dad

HairStyle:

Hi I just logged on with my 13 yr old son Brian, he wants to know how you would clasify your musical style?

Shazam75:

piano, bass, drums and a vocal. No specific style that we can compare to

We have elements of many styles of music

ThreeBugs:

"Get Off the Ground" is a great song, it just works so well. Will it be the next single by any chance?

Shazam75:

It's just been released to AAA as a single. Not That Dumb is going to be released to college radio in the fall. That's adult album alternative, not the car organization

Fazoole:

For Beth:At what age did you begin to study piano?

Shazam75:

I never studied. I learned how to play by listening to Tapestry by Carole King and Elton John's GH

Johan7:

Who would you cite as your greatest artistic influences?

Shazam75:

Jay: Chocolate cheese

Jay: BTO

Jay: Just kidding.

Shazam75:

Jay: There's so much stuff. We listen to so many different artists and types of music

Fazoole:

and...when will you return to SF? We love you!

Shazam75:

Soon because SF is magnificent! American Music Hall was one of the best venues on our last tour

HEATHER92:

Being from central PA, my *dream* concert would be S,T!, Ocean Blue, Innocence Mission and Live. Performed in central PA of course. Do you think that would ever be a possibility?

Shazam75:

Sure maybe for a telethon

GBrooklyn:

When will you be back at the Chameleon Club - or better yet, will you be playing any clubs in NYC soon?

Shazam75:

Yes, Sin-E in about three weeks on Saint Mark's Place

MentlJwlr:

Do you plan to tour with Live anytime in the future?

Shazam75:

Hard to say.

Noddaclue:

What is your favorite song on your album?

Shazam75:

Ken: Hard Lesson

Beth: Flemen

Jay: That's a tough question. I'd have to say two: Hard Lesson and Flemen

Noddaclue:

How long have you guys been together?

Shazam75:

Six years

Shakesbie:

I'd like to ask the band if they an aversion to playing in Philadelphia because the music scene is really hurting there? Why is there such great music in a relatively smaller market like Lancaster? Is this a purposeful shift at wanting to develop your music before bringing it before a larger audience. Please help to explain if you can

Shazam75:

We love Philly. XPN helped launch us with their heavy support of Plant Me. We'll play there anytime give us a show.

From The 8 Cla:

jay, drummer to drummer... what kind of set and sticks do you use?

Shazam75:

'79 Pearl Fiberglas/ wood shell, four piece kit.

I used Regal Tip 5A Nylon sticks

RGoo:

How do you feel about the direction of your warner album compared to the Spin-art release? I haven't listened to the new album as much as I did the old one, but like both.

Shazam75:

It's different. It was a different experience and they are different sonically

The first one has a home-spun kind of charm to it. The second one had more people involved in its making

Fazoole:

Do you have any other recordings besides the first two (amazing) records

Shazam75:

Yes, two demo tapes and a 45 of Mt. Rushmore with B-Sides. They are all still available

HAVERFILM:

Beth, why are so many rock press geeks hung up on guitars? Clue them in!

Shazam75:

Ha!

RGoo:

Did Warner give you the creative freedom you were used to coming from in indie label?

Shazam75:

Yeah, we had complete creative freedom except for the backwards reverb on the crying children In the song Snowman

HR Fire:

are you ever going to be in oregon or nevada

Shazam75:

Yes, on our tour with Soul Asylum

just kidding

We hope to get everywhere

Bunkyhi:

Hey Beth, would you ever go to a Halloween party dressed as Tammy Faye? (Please say no, you too cute to that !)

Shazam75:

No, you too cute to that!

ThreeBugs:

Are you guys presently working on any new material, or will this tour be mainly stuff from the two albums?

Shazam75:

We are working on new material. We will start working on the next record in the Fall. It will rock

Johan7:

Who do you plan to tour with?

Shazam75:

Yanni. Any or all bands or artists. John Tesh in a piano extravaganza.

It will be the event of Beth's lifetime.

MentlJwlr:

Have you always worked to be a successful band or did it just happen by chance?

Shazam75:

We are successful purely based on Kenny's looks

Jay played in lots of really silly bands.

TMSickler:

Hello from York. I've seen you guys 5 or 6 times. You're great. Ok, so an insightful question follows: Name three people (famous/living/not-famous or whatever) that you'd invite to dinner and why? good luck with the album.

Shazam75:

Beth: Richard Dreyfuss

Jay: Joey Welz

Ken: Jaaaaaack Nicholson

Don't ask why

TTranfa:

I love your sound ... just wondering how you think the lack of a guitar helps and/or hurts your flexibility?

Shazam75:

It frees us up a lot. It opens up many possibilities, actually

Brettster:

The new album reminded me of the Sundays, only with piano instead of acoustic guitar. Ever get the urge to throw a little guitar into the mix?

Shazam75:

It's just not our sound. We like the lack of clutter Plus I can't play but Jay can

ThreeBugs:

Ken & Jay- Do you find it hard to leave your studio responsibilities to tour for long periods of time? Are you working on any big projects at the moment?

Shazam75:

Ken: Yes!

We're working on many local projects currently and have completed some that are available

Our roof leaks

AjaShev:

Are you playing under 21 in Philly soon? We miss you!

Shazam75:

Hopefully

Brettster:

Is there a video for "Hard Lesson?" I love that song!!!

Shazam75:

Yes, there is, it's currently residing in the where are they now file. Somebody taped their favorite Star Trek episode over top of it. It has been viewed by people, but MTV has not picked it up yet

Call them and request it!

TTranfa:

Where does the whole yellow schoolbus motif come from?

Shazam75:

Beth: I have a fondness for the look of a school bus. It comes from working with children plus I like the aesthetic. All three of us have memories of riding the bus. Ken was almost killed by a school bus once too. It hit him while he was riding his bike

Mike 266:

more: beth, do you have any ensoniq keybroads? i have several, wanted to know whatcha think of their piano sound.

Shazam75:

I used to, I sold them for $10. Jay had one that was stolen out of his car in front of Penn Station in New York. Do you have it now? If so, please return it.

We need that UFO sound for the next record, and the helicopter's not bad either.

LOOKER88:

Who were you the most thrilled about meeting at the WHFS festival?

Shazam75:

Ken: Watt & Hatfield

Beth: The MTV host guy:

Jay: Mike Watt

AjaShev:

I play piano avidly; do you use keyboards or the real deal?

Shazam75:

Both

HAVERFILM:

That backwards reverb was one of my favs on the album. Did you not want it?

Shazam75:

No, I loved it.

Jay: I've grown more fond of it

Ken: In the 100 degree control room, it became a crazed bone of contention

Max Warner:

We will do about 3 more questions and let suddenly, tammy go

Spike 31:

what other bands are you all curretly listening too?...get anything new we all should know about?

Shazam75:

The Innocence Mission's Glow

The new Esquivel comp on Bar/None is great

Pick up some of that good jazz that is being reissued on Warner and Verve and Impulse and other labels

BE CapGaz:

Hey Beth, my friend Chris says he sang in high school choir with you. Did you sing in the choir, or is he just talking trash?

Shazam75:

Yes, but Chris who?

To get on our mailing list or to order stuff, write to PO Box 4335, Lancaster PA 17603-4335

Brettster:

OK, now I have to ask -- What is your favorite Star Trek episode?

Shazam75:

The one where they all die

Jay: the Doomsday Device

Ken: the one where Kirk has sex with the sexy alien ladies

Max Warner:

Thanks everybody. That was great. ST, do you guys have any closing remarks?

Shazam75:

Thank you for your support! Keep surfin' the Net!

Beth said that, she was being funny.

Keep your feet on the ground and keep reachin' for the stars!!!!!

OnlineHost:

Copyright © 1995 Warner Bros. Records. CYBER-TALK (TM) is produced in house by a Warner Bros. Records staff.

Suddenly, Tammy!, Cyber-Talk, 7/17/95.

OnlineHost:

Welcome to CYBER-TALK! CYBER-TALK (TM) is Warner/Reprise Online's weekly interactive talk show. Each segment of CYBER-TALK (TM) features a different music persona.

Warner Bros. Records SUDDENLY, TAMMY! will be the featured guests tonight. SUDDENLY, TAMMY! will be available to chat with fans regarding their debut album, WE GET THERE WHEN WE DO.

Max Warner:

suddenly, tammy! is "Shazam75"

Mike 266:

hi. we would like to tell the band that their geographical peers, the Innocence Mission,were all wearing S.,T. tee's last night.

Shazam75:

awww that's because they are the nicest people and band in the whole entire world. Where were they playing?

Max Warner:

Hey Mike, where were they playing?

Mike 266:

they were at the TLA here in Philly. we were the opening band

LCKeating:

Does Beth sing the backing vocals at the end of Live's Lightning Crashes?

Shazam75:

No, no a thousand times No!

ThreeBugs:

Do you guys like big blue vans with cheezy running lights?

Shazam75:

uh...as much as the next guy but only if you're riding with Lenny

ThreeBugs :

We miss you in Boston!! Are you coming back soon? Please...

Shazam75:

I'll say yes

I used to live in Boston

Bunkyhi:

With bands such as yourself, Live, and The Ocean Blue coming from southeastern Pennsylvania, is this become the "New Seatle"?

Shazam75:

Not exactly but we have more snacks

HulaPoppe:

hi....just logged on...any LA dates coming up?

Shazam75:

No, but in September

Mike 266:

here's an actual question. who are beth's piano influences. (is it beth, by the way)

Shazam75:

Carole King, Billy Joel, Elton John and Free to Be You and Me

LCKeating:

Is the Chameleon Club your favorite venue to perform in?

Shazam75:

One of them. It's our favorite in Lancaster. We also like Carnegie Hall and the TI in York

From The 8 Cla:

beth, love the album, but i'm kinda confused with the lyrics to "not that dumb". can you explain the song to me?

Shazam75:

Listen again. I've seen some interesting parent-child relationships that have bothered me

LOOKER88:

Jay...I just heard the Neverminds...they sound great...any kind of touring plans with them?

Shazam75:

Me personally or S,T!?

ThreeBugs: :

Do you guys play weddings?

Shazam75:

Beth: I have with Ken

ShinySub:

how old is tammy?

Shazam75:

I think she's in her late 40's. Or older

Beth: I think she's been brought back from the dead, personally

RES102048:

Who is Tammy?

Shazam75:

That would be Tammy Faye Bakker. Keep in mind the band formed in 1989

Fazoole:

do you think you will ever add another instrument?

Shazam75:

It depends on whether it lends itself to the song. But only in recordings, probably not live

JAM SCOTT:

Are you going to be in Denver?

Shazam75:

We'll be touring in the Fall, so hopefully then

ShinySub:

why the name "suddenly, tammy"?

Shazam75:

oh, boy.

Tammy Faye Bakker is an inspiration, face-wise. She changed our lives in ways we can't explain.

HEATHER92:

When are you coming back to the Lancaster area next?

Shazam75:

We're sitting on Duke St right now

You mean playing?

Nothing set up right now, probably sometime in August

LOOKER88:

Kenny...been to the Mountville Diner lately?

Shazam75:

I've had to get a part time job there serving to pay for all the records and car parts I've bought

Actually, just kidding but I have been there recently drinking coffee with my Dad

HairStyle:

Hi I just logged on with my 13 yr old son Brian, he wants to know how you would clasify your musical style?

Shazam75:

piano, bass, drums and a vocal. No specific style that we can compare to

We have elements of many styles of music

ThreeBugs:

"Get Off the Ground" is a great song, it just works so well. Will it be the next single by any chance?

Shazam75:

It's just been released to AAA as a single. Not That Dumb is going to be released to college radio in the fall. That's adult album alternative, not the car organization

Fazoole:

For Beth:At what age did you begin to study piano?

Shazam75:

I never studied. I learned how to play by listening to Tapestry by Carole King and Elton John's GH

Johan7:

Who would you cite as your greatest artistic influences?

Shazam75:

Jay: Chocolate cheese

Jay: BTO

Jay: Just kidding.

Shazam75:

Jay: There's so much stuff. We listen to so many different artists and types of music

Fazoole:

and...when will you return to SF? We love you!

Shazam75:

Soon because SF is magnificent! American Music Hall was one of the best venues on our last tour

HEATHER92:

Being from central PA, my *dream* concert would be S,T!, Ocean Blue, Innocence Mission and Live. Performed in central PA of course. Do you think that would ever be a possibility?

Shazam75:

Sure maybe for a telethon

GBrooklyn:

When will you be back at the Chameleon Club - or better yet, will you be playing any clubs in NYC soon?

Shazam75:

Yes, Sin-E in about three weeks on Saint Mark's Place

MentlJwlr:

Do you plan to tour with Live anytime in the future?

Shazam75:

Hard to say.

Noddaclue:

What is your favorite song on your album?

Shazam75:

Ken: Hard Lesson

Beth: Flemen

Jay: That's a tough question. I'd have to say two: Hard Lesson and Flemen

Noddaclue:

How long have you guys been together?

Shazam75:

Six years

Shakesbie:

I'd like to ask the band if they an aversion to playing in Philadelphia because the music scene is really hurting there? Why is there such great music in a relatively smaller market like Lancaster? Is this a purposeful shift at wanting to develop your music before bringing it before a larger audience. Please help to explain if you can

Shazam75:

We love Philly. XPN helped launch us with their heavy support of Plant Me. We'll play there anytime give us a show.

From The 8 Cla:

jay, drummer to drummer... what kind of set and sticks do you use?

Shazam75:

'79 Pearl Fiberglas/ wood shell, four piece kit.

I used Regal Tip 5A Nylon sticks

RGoo:

How do you feel about the direction of your warner album compared to the Spin-art release? I haven't listened to the new album as much as I did the old one, but like both.

Shazam75:

It's different. It was a different experience and they are different sonically

The first one has a home-spun kind of charm to it. The second one had more people involved in its making

Fazoole:

Do you have any other recordings besides the first two (amazing) records

Shazam75:

Yes, two demo tapes and a 45 of Mt. Rushmore with B-Sides. They are all still available

HAVERFILM:

Beth, why are so many rock press geeks hung up on guitars? Clue them in!

Shazam75:

Ha!

RGoo:

Did Warner give you the creative freedom you were used to coming from in indie label?

Shazam75:

Yeah, we had complete creative freedom except for the backwards reverb on the crying children In the song Snowman

HR Fire:

are you ever going to be in oregon or nevada

Shazam75:

Yes, on our tour with Soul Asylum

just kidding

We hope to get everywhere

Bunkyhi:

Hey Beth, would you ever go to a Halloween party dressed as Tammy Faye? (Please say no, you too cute to that !)

Shazam75:

No, you too cute to that!

ThreeBugs:

Are you guys presently working on any new material, or will this tour be mainly stuff from the two albums?

Shazam75:

We are working on new material. We will start working on the next record in the Fall. It will rock

Johan7:

Who do you plan to tour with?

Shazam75:

Yanni. Any or all bands or artists. John Tesh in a piano extravaganza.

It will be the event of Beth's lifetime.

MentlJwlr:

Have you always worked to be a successful band or did it just happen by chance?

Shazam75:

We are successful purely based on Kenny's looks

Jay played in lots of really silly bands.

TMSickler:

Hello from York. I've seen you guys 5 or 6 times. You're great. Ok, so an insightful question follows: Name three people (famous/living/not-famous or whatever) that you'd invite to dinner and why? good luck with the album.

Shazam75:

Beth: Richard Dreyfuss

Jay: Joey Welz

Ken: Jaaaaaack Nicholson

Don't ask why

TTranfa:

I love your sound ... just wondering how you think the lack of a guitar helps and/or hurts your flexibility?

Shazam75:

It frees us up a lot. It opens up many possibilities, actually

Brettster:

The new album reminded me of the Sundays, only with piano instead of acoustic guitar. Ever get the urge to throw a little guitar into the mix?

Shazam75:

It's just not our sound. We like the lack of clutter Plus I can't play but Jay can

ThreeBugs:

Ken & Jay- Do you find it hard to leave your studio responsibilities to tour for long periods of time? Are you working on any big projects at the moment?

Shazam75:

Ken: Yes!

We're working on many local projects currently and have completed some that are available

Our roof leaks

AjaShev:

Are you playing under 21 in Philly soon? We miss you!

Shazam75:

Hopefully

Brettster:

Is there a video for "Hard Lesson?" I love that song!!!

Shazam75:

Yes, there is, it's currently residing in the where are they now file. Somebody taped their favorite Star Trek episode over top of it. It has been viewed by people, but MTV has not picked it up yet

Call them and request it!

TTranfa:

Where does the whole yellow schoolbus motif come from?

Shazam75:

Beth: I have a fondness for the look of a school bus. It comes from working with children plus I like the aesthetic. All three of us have memories of riding the bus. Ken was almost killed by a school bus once too. It hit him while he was riding his bike

Mike 266:

more: beth, do you have any ensoniq keybroads? i have several, wanted to know whatcha think of their piano sound.

Shazam75:

I used to, I sold them for $10. Jay had one that was stolen out of his car in front of Penn Station in New York. Do you have it now? If so, please return it.

We need that UFO sound for the next record, and the helicopter's not bad either.

LOOKER88:

Who were you the most thrilled about meeting at the WHFS festival?

Shazam75:

Ken: Watt & Hatfield

Beth: The MTV host guy:

Jay: Mike Watt

AjaShev:

I play piano avidly; do you use keyboards or the real deal?

Shazam75:

Both

HAVERFILM:

That backwards reverb was one of my favs on the album. Did you not want it?

Shazam75:

No, I loved it.

Jay: I've grown more fond of it

Ken: In the 100 degree control room, it became a crazed bone of contention

Max Warner:

We will do about 3 more questions and let suddenly, tammy go

Spike 31:

what other bands are you all curretly listening too?...get anything new we all should know about?

Shazam75:

The Innocence Mission's Glow

The new Esquivel comp on Bar/None is great

Pick up some of that good jazz that is being reissued on Warner and Verve and Impulse and other labels

BE CapGaz:

Hey Beth, my friend Chris says he sang in high school choir with you. Did you sing in the choir, or is he just talking trash?

Shazam75:

Yes, but Chris who?

To get on our mailing list or to order stuff, write to PO Box 4335, Lancaster PA 17603-4335

Brettster:

OK, now I have to ask -- What is your favorite Star Trek episode?

Shazam75:

The one where they all die

Jay: the Doomsday Device

Ken: the one where Kirk has sex with the sexy alien ladies

Max Warner:

Thanks everybody. That was great. ST, do you guys have any closing remarks?

Shazam75:

Thank you for your support! Keep surfin' the Net!

Beth said that, she was being funny.

Keep your feet on the ground and keep reachin' for the stars!!!!!

OnlineHost:

Copyright © 1995 Warner Bros. Records. CYBER-TALK (TM) is produced in house by a Warner Bros. Records staff.