I got schooled by the King of Shoegaze

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Rick Beato

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Adam Franklin, Swervedriver's eclectic lead singer and shoegaze guitar virtuoso discusses the unique style of his psychedelic infused, heavy art rock music.
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Brett O'Malley
Brett O'Malley Күн мурун
feking awesome, I fell in love in 91 from raise and in Australia from recording MTV at that time of the month when it was finally played
Billy Callaway
Billy Callaway Күн мурун
Yes, yes and more YES Rick. Adam is the best songwriter/guitarist uh...ever?!? YES.
James A
James A 3 күн мурун
His side project Toshack Highway is wonderful as well. Thanks for this great post!
Don Gonzulman
Don Gonzulman 6 күн мурун
musiclover01ization 7 күн мурун
I really liked this interview. I might check Swervedriver out.
Thom Sevilla
Thom Sevilla 9 күн мурун
Kevin Shields to me is the King of SG.... his guitar sound is iconic
Thom Sevilla
Thom Sevilla 9 күн мурун
Wow! a shoegaze topic.....
Marcello Lacerda
Marcello Lacerda 9 күн мурун
This was AWESOME!!!!
Marsian 10 күн мурун
Thank you Rick! This is gold
Jason Armstrong
Jason Armstrong 11 күн мурун
Would you ever consider going over some bands like Hum or Shiner? They’re kinda associated with bands like Failure and Swervedriver
Jack Jackson
Jack Jackson 13 күн мурун
Dude this is gonna be buried. There's no way there's enough fans of the band here but if you can get anything to do with a shoegaze band from Edmonton called Faunts, I'd be elated. ESPECIALLY if it's from the High Expectations/Low Results album. I'd love to see an interview or a "What Makes This Song Great?" for High Expectations into Instantly Loved, Parler de la Pluie et du Beau Temps, Will You Tell Me Then. Or something from the M4 album; like M4 (Part I) and M4 (Part II).
Miha Strajnar
Miha Strajnar 13 күн мурун
Never heard of them but right from the beginning, I love the thing he does with his voice, kinda similar to glide guitar.
Bernardo Souza
Bernardo Souza 16 күн мурун
RelaxingAndSoothing 16 күн мурун
Thanks for doing this Rick, there's a younger generation of shoegaze out there. Anyone remember Drop Nineteens?
Rick Johnston
Rick Johnston 18 күн мурун
The first time I heard Girl On A Motorbike was one of those life changing moments that still stirs my soul...
Jordan Reed
Jordan Reed 18 күн мурун
Rick, from one professor to another, always stoked on your videos. Thanks for doing what you do! I think you'd dig what Frontierer is doing. Mathy Metal from Scotland. Excellent audio. Reallllllly forward-thinking musicians.
Jay Gee
Jay Gee 20 күн мурун
Loved Mezcal Head when it came out. And Never Lose That Feeling is my favourite SWD track of all time, especially the the extended version. Great interview, love that Adam explained the different guitar tunings.
mike denallo
mike denallo 22 күн мурун
Rick - please get Swervedriver live in studio on the books!
Brady Doyle
Brady Doyle 23 күн мурун
I've been noodling with these tunings for a while now. I have a GAB ABC# Aolian harp Duress tuning song in the works right now, try this tuning it's very interesting! @Rick Beato did Adam mention if he uses standard gauge strings or if he chooses string gauges to match his tunings? This tuning is tightened much higher than standard so it makes me wonder. I think it's interesting that Swervedriver tuned up from standard while Chavez tuned down to drop A before anyone else went so low.
Chris Thacker
Chris Thacker 23 күн мурун
Adam on facebook said, "None of our tunings have more than a three semi-tone bend. Four and you'd probably wanna be looking at the next gauge in whichever direction I would say."
F S 24 күн мурун
This made me want to relisten to their older stuff on spotify. Turns out it seems to have been removed :((
SHOEGAZER 24 күн мурун
Dear Rick, ... thank you!
ADD RADZ 25 күн мурун
After being a fan for 30 years I feel very vindicated! Adam earns the crown of King of Shoe Gaze because he's been keeping the flame alive by touring and making new music. MBV despite their recordings have only ever spluttered in the wind. You guys should definitely colab it up in the future and give the genre a kick in the pants!
Daniel Sutarz
Daniel Sutarz 26 күн мурун
I think it would be so awesome if you could have Paul Masvidal from Cynic on your channel. Dude is a legend
William Kohlman
William Kohlman 26 күн мурун
You should listen to some songs from Hum!
Greg Bourne
Greg Bourne 27 күн мурун
I've always liked Rick, but I have a new level of respect for him featuring a great rock band like Swervedriver.
kim oakleaf
kim oakleaf 27 күн мурун
Rick an interview with Robert Smith of The Cure would be wonderful
bouncingdude 28 күн мурун
Amazing to see Shoegaze. Great topic! I was really into that scene back in the days.
Hey! It's Me!
Hey! It's Me! 28 күн мурун
One of the most american sounding british bands! They had a lot of grunge despite being a shoegaze band.
hauntedhouse 28 күн мурун
Nice to see Adam is doing well 👍
Mike D J
Mike D J 29 күн мурун
Thank you Rick. They sound 90's nostalgic to me, but I'm not even sure if I had even heard it back then. In the past week I've listened to Duel probably 50 times. What a song.
PanterAmetal100 29 күн мурун
Talking 'bout S H O E G A Z E ?! What's next?! Black metal / thrash metal / avantgarde funk?
ramiro fauno martinez
ramiro fauno martinez Ай мурун
Wow !! Amazing video !! Its really rare to see Adam showing stuff on the guitar, and the interviews are rare too, i´ve been a fan of Swervedriver for years and years and ive always wonder why he never appeared on videos like Premier Guitar Rig Rundown ?
ramiro fauno martinez
ramiro fauno martinez 20 күн мурун
@Rick Beato He is indeed !
Rick Beato
Rick Beato 21 күн мурун
He should appear on them. He is a master of sound
TZADDIKIM 1 ** Ай мурун
Adam Franklin makes Kevin Shields look like more of a hack then he already is.
Joshua Browning
Joshua Browning Ай мурун
I love you for doing this!
T M Ай мурун
Subscribed. Swervedriver. Best damn band ever. Adam, Rick, thanks, really enjoyed that.
Jason T
Jason T Ай мурун
Gregory Gatti
Gregory Gatti Ай мурун
they are pretty good actually, i like the singer style.
David Nicholson
David Nicholson Ай мурун
Absolutely love Swervedriver. I've been a fan since their debut when I saw the video for "Rave Down". Mezcal Head was on repeat throughout college but my personal favorite album of theirs is Ejector Seat Reservation. I don't think Ejector Seat Reservation was even released in the US initially and it was absolutely impossible to find. It's still hard to find. After searching for over a year, I finally found an import copy in 1996 at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square and paid a fortune for it. I remember listening to it for the first time and thinking it was one of the best albums I'd ever heard. It still sounds great to me. That album remains one of great unsung albums of the 90s are far as I'm concerned: it rocks, it's interesting, the lyrics are great and it's amazingly consistent all the way through. Great band. Their new stuff holds up brilliantly too.
Alessandro Ferreira
Alessandro Ferreira Ай мурун
Hey Rick! I discovered the band watching this video, and I really liked it. Many harmonies and beautiful guitar tones. Love it.
Joseph Renaud
Joseph Renaud Ай мурун
Kevin Shields is the king of shoegaze.🤷‍♂️😉
sdp 1972
sdp 1972 Ай мурун
Swervedriver are the soundtrack of my youth. I am 49 years old and my 15 year old daughter thinks her dad is some weirdo when I Rock out to them at home. I love Swervedriver and always will. I don't care if they make another album. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to have their music in my life! Great interview and Thank you for getting Adam on your channel. I hope he realizes how loved he is by true music fans all over the world. I am in Vancouver BC Canada.
David Harris
David Harris Ай мурун
Too cool- thanks Rick for hooking me up with another band to dig into - Swervedriver is now on my list!
Naia Izumi
Naia Izumi Ай мурун
Yes yes and Swerve driver woke me up to a whole new world back in the day !!!!
grant mitchell
grant mitchell Ай мурун
Now, on to Cheap Thrills in Montréal to grab that vinyl Mezcal album...
kevin harper
kevin harper Ай мурун
Dude, Duel is one of the greatest songs of all time. Great band
Frankie Rollins
Frankie Rollins Ай мурун
Overthought Musik
Overthought Musik Ай мурун
Oh man...one of my all time favorite bands...Adam is one of the best writers, singers and guitar players there is. THE band of the 90s for me.
Derek Paul
Derek Paul Ай мурун
One of my all time favorite bands, I still listen to them more than any other group
Lars Ickenroth
Lars Ickenroth Ай мурун
Great interview Rick! Maybe some more tight 'European' bands soon? Thinking: Wallace Vanborn (Belgium), Motorpscyho (Norway), De Staat, or DeWolff (both NL). Could be great!
I_Cat_I Ай мурун
Would be awesome to see Kevin Shields, there are nearly no interviews with him
Bryant Colon
Bryant Colon Ай мурун
The real king of Shoegaze is Kevin Shields of MBV, let's be real here. Hell, the guy practically invented it. Most people think of shoegaze and think of "Loveless."
Jay Morin
Jay Morin Ай мурун
“Never Lose That Feeling” was the song that did it for me. The Bass and drums are locked in so tight. Just freaking awesome.
strummer511 Ай мурун
Great musician, and a lovely person. I had the great pleasure of opening for him at a pizza joint in Dayton, Ohio. Yeah, I'm still trying to figure that one out, too.
Oren Williams
Oren Williams Ай мурун
that was fing amazing. thanks so much. I love, love the channel but for my taste and the music I'm most interested in, this was the best. didn't catch up with them until 99th Dream west coast tour with Spoon opening. A little club called EJ's I played a bunch when I was in Portland. Immediately dove into back catalog and have been a fan ever since including Toshack Highway and Adam Franklin releases on Bandcamp. In fact, he's the reason I signed up with bandcamp.
EBEEP Ай мурун
'62 Jazzmaster + AC30 all day long. Such a beautiful sound. I Wasn't Born to Lose You is my fav Swervedriver LP. They are still at it and better than ever imho.
Adam Miller
Adam Miller Ай мурун
Mezcal Head is one of my top favorite albums. Love that Rick is such a fan
Dave Ай мурун
This is exactly my cup of tea cheers Rick
Paul Lenard Ewing
Paul Lenard Ewing Ай мурун
OK ...it is now definitely time to bring on a Doom Metal band ...fair is fair :-)
Colm Wade
Colm Wade Ай мурун
I recommend Rollerskate Skinny great band never got the recognition,Horsedrawn Wishes the album.
Hi Rick, I have the same thing but with a band called 'Far' Are you into them? their album 'Water & Solutions' should be huge but nobody seems to know it, anyone that reads this, go and check them out :)
Winthrop Guitar Studios
Winthrop Guitar Studios Ай мурун
"Goal of the Month!" ... what a great episode
mitre1 Ай мурун
Never heard of them. My 21 yo niece keeps talking about shoegaze. Now I hav an idea and I love it. Thanks!
Matt O Fafnir
Matt O Fafnir Ай мурун
Hey Rick - that’s for the introduction to them! Do you know the artist Big Big Train?
mrt77wv Ай мурун
Love these guys. One of my favorites in the 90s, and the two reunion albums are every bit as good as the old stuff.
Doug Rappoport
Doug Rappoport Ай мурун
Amazing sounds! So great! My Bloody Valentine guitar player was doing a lot of these really cool guitar textures and effects too. In the early 80s! If you watch a video from back then you can see a lot of these shoegazer bands in the 90s must have been influenced by MBV. Nirvana too, i think...!
Angad Ай мурун
Creation records had so many great groups on their label it's hard to believe
Angad Ай мурун
swervedriver are definitely underrated by fans of the more dreamy type of shoegaze, they're excellent.
Paul Ай мурун
I remember when I first heard Swervedriver was on the soundtrack for Road Rash on the ps1. Great soundtrack other less known bands like Paw and Hammerbox were on it.
Barry Green
Barry Green Ай мурун
Hi Rick, another great interview and always keeping it interesting. If you liked the Stone Roses maybe Chris Helm from the Seahorses could be another great interview? Can i also say that original Orange amp is AMAZING....loving it. I know it was Rhett Shull's video but he had to come to you for the real thing(great guitar playing though)
Markus Antonio
Markus Antonio Ай мурун
Your amazing, Rick your love for music never ends. Music is like food where there is so much great variety.
VIRTUE Ай мурун
I have been enlightened, wow, keep doin what you are doing, yeah.
Richard Swan
Richard Swan Ай мурун
Fahey/Youth connection!
Kevin Jakeman
Kevin Jakeman Ай мурун
This is cool Rick i grew up with Adam and His Brother Graham and Jimmy Hartridge and his brother Stephen in the same village near Oxford UK.
Annemieke Lifferth
Annemieke Lifferth Ай мурун
I love Swervedriver
John Collins
John Collins Ай мурун
I love swervedrivers music but I hate the vocals. That's why I prefer Slowdive and Rollers Kate Skinny for shoegaze music.
Dave Newby
Dave Newby Ай мурун
Great interview. Thanks Rick and Adam
T T Ай мурун
I've always listened to Swervedriver in a rather cursory passing manner, but it's time for a deep dive. Rick Beato has consistently given me fresh new ears for many artists and songs I used to pass over.
Yone Del Castillo
Yone Del Castillo Ай мурун
I never heard Rick say one single word about Sonic Youth. I don't understand, it's kind of hard to talk about 90's rock without ever mentioning them.
James Davis
James Davis Ай мурун
Loved Swervedriver as a youth (forgot they existed) watched this video and immediatly searched Swervedriver music videos. Thanks guys!
Chris Page
Chris Page Ай мурун
I've watched a few of your videos, but this one made me subscribe. Best band ever.
Sid Russell
Sid Russell Ай мурун
Thanks Rick, one of my favourite bands.
foto21com Ай мурун
Catherine Wheel. That is the shoegazer band that was the best by a country mile, though Jesus and Mary Chain pretty much shared the top, but Catherine Wheel had the best songwriting.
derk ramone
derk ramone Ай мурун
would love to see you interview Nothing
kjaze Ай мурун
Adam is an interesting cat. I met him in Georgia years ago. I'm glad he's getting some shine. Another overlooked triumph of the shoegaze movement is 'Horsedrawn Wishes' by Rollerskate Skinny. If you don't know it, get with it
dell982 Ай мурун
Yay you finally got with him
Aristedes Philip DuVal pka Mr. Melody TM
Aristedes Philip DuVal pka Mr. Melody TM Ай мурун
no ya got foolerd. Blablah blah CRAP.
virgil prince
virgil prince Ай мурун
hell yea!
Douglas Cyr
Douglas Cyr Ай мурун
This just made my day, month, year!! The way Adam slides down to chords sounds just amazing. Yeah, this just made my year. Hope this exposes this great music to more people. 😊
Charlie Zxi
Charlie Zxi Ай мурун
So great to see Ricks enthusiasm as a fan boy! ❤️❤️
Saatwik Ай мурун
I'd not call anyone else the king of shoegaze other than Kevin Shields but shoegaze on Rick Beato's channel is more than I'd ever have hoped for.
Ross Williams
Ross Williams Ай мурун
Adam is a killer guitarist but there’s no question Kevin shields is the king of shoegaze guitar. MBV’s influence reaches way farther than swervedriver. No offense intended, just the facts IMHO
VeritacitySolutions Ай мурун
This was great. I've never really given Swervedriver a serious listen before. More than interested now. Can't wait to dig in to their catalog with the headphones while my wife is away this weekend. :)
Chris Last
Chris Last Ай мурун
Rick, please do a video about layering guitar parts the way that Swervedriver does. Adam mentioned something about that in the video, and it'd be a cool topic for guitarists that are learning music production.
Wolfgang Beutler
Wolfgang Beutler Ай мурун
Rick: you are in the footsteps of John Peel - whom you never mentioned.
lexoz 392
lexoz 392 Ай мурун
It would be great for an interview with the "space whale" himself: Nick Mccabe!
Bernard Soroko
Bernard Soroko Ай мурун
Blowin' Cool- Smithereens
SIGMA Ай мурун
Aaron Azazagoth
Aaron Azazagoth Ай мурун
Rick.... thank you so much for this interview!!!!!! I have everything that this man has recorded including all of the Swervedriver singles. They are such an incredibly powerful band. 99th dream is an absolute masterpiece. Lots of mushrooms taken listening to that gem.
Mike Pinion
Mike Pinion Ай мурун
Excellent interview Rick! You do know how it’s done. Now... the most underrated guitarist ever...Frank Marino. And the sounds he got from IV. Incredible!!!🤐
mattyrugg1 Ай мурун
Greatest band of all time, and Adam is an amazing writer. Having seen them live a bunch, it's hard for me to classify them as "shoegaze". Such an incredible live band.
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