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"Scott Carr Interbiew 01/18/2007"

Scott Carr Interview @ Sumthinfierce.com

Scott Carr Interview

Sumthinfierce.com




SFDC: WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Scott: I am originally from Huntington, WV but have made Columbus my home
for the past 15 or so years.

SFDC: WHAT INSTRUMENTS DO YOU PLAY?
Scott: guitar and I sing some as well.

SFDC: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO PLAY MUSIC?
Scott: I got most of my inspiration from my older brother who is
about 6 years older than me and he used to play in bands when I was a little kid and I thought it was the coolest
thing ever. Then he turned me onto KISS, it was a done deal.

SFDC: HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING?
Scott: I was around 10 years old when I first started learning chords on
the guitar but didn't get serious about it until I was a little older.

SFDC: ANY TRAINING OR SELF TAUGHT?
Scott: a few lessons but mostly self taught

SFDC: WHO WERE YOU INFLUENCED BY?
Scott: Early influences would have to be Kiss, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, etc...

SFDC: WHAT BANDS HAVE YOU PLAYED WITH?
Scott: Before moving to Columbus I was in a couple bands, Tyrant and Harlott. Then I joined Oney after
Oney I played with a few other bands around Columbus, EZ Thrill, Mutha Nature, Savannah. Currrently I am in The Vague with former Oney
vocalist Chuck Oney.




SFDC: WHAT ALBUMS DO YOU APPEAR ON?
Scott: With Oney I played on "Good Guys Wear Black" and "Bust "Em Down". With The Vague "Divorcing the
Shame" as well as several tributes and compilations. The Vague is currently putting the finishing touches on our second cd "Fussy"

SFDC: WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU PLAY ON, IS IT DIFFERENT ON STAGE THAN IN THE STUDIO?
Scott: Pretty much the same on and off stage although I do use different amps and guitars in the studio from time to time.
I mainly play Gibson Les Pauls through a Crate combo amp and use a few different Line 6 effects pedals.

SFDC: DO YOU HAVE ANY EQUIPMENT ENDORSEMENTS?
Scott: not at the moment.

SFDC: MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE ON STAGE?
Scott: Theres been quite a few but probably opening for Ace Frehley with The Vague. Ace is one of my biggest influences,
so that was a real exciting moment.

SFDC: WHAT WAS YOU MOST MEMORABLE OR FUNNIEST MEMORY WHILE PLAYING IN A BAND?
Scott: There have have been many memorable shows. Opening for national acts are always a good time. I have also enjoyed doing Halloween shows
Halloween shows with both Oney and The Vague. One year I dressed up as Alice Cooper for an Oney show and it was a great
time.

SFDC: HAVE YOU TOURED OR OPENED FOR ANY MAJOR ACTS?
Scott: Opened for several different acts like Enuff Z'Nuff, Faster Pussycat, Tuff, Bulletboys, Ace Frehley, Tall Stories, Southgang,
Childs Play, Peter Criss.

SFDC: HOW WAS THE EXPERIENCE?
Scott: generally all pretty good with the exception of Faster Pussycat, they were a little hard to deal with but nothing too bad.

SFDC: IF YOU COULD PLAY ANYWHERE WHERE WOULD YOU PLAY?
Scott: I love to play New York City, it's one of my favorite places. I was sad to see CBGB's close down.
I made one last trip to CB's this past June.

SFDC: WHAT BAND WOULD YOU WANT TO TOUR WITH?
Scott: Foo Fighters

SFDC: WHAT ARE YOUR 3 FAVORITE BANDS OF ALL TIME?
Scott: Kiss, The Beatles , T. Rex.

SFDC: WHAT IS THE MOST RECENT ALBUM YOU BOUGHT?
Scott: The Vacation by The Vacation

SFDC: HOW DID YOU BECOME INVOLVED WITH ONEY?
Scott: I played in a rival band and played all the same clubs that Oney played. When their guitarist
left to move to California, a mutual friend suggested that they should give me an audition, Chuck was reluctant at first because he mistook my
he mistook my shyness as being jerk and he didn't want to call me. So, the mutual friend hooked us up and the rest is history.

SFDC: DO YOU THINK WE WILL EVER SEE ANOTHER ONEY REUNION?
Scott: There are plans to do some shows this year. It's just in the talking phase at the moment
but everyone seems excited to do it, so hopefully things will work out. We are also thinking about recordsing a new 6 song ep with
with Oney. It would consist of songs we used to play back in the day but never recorded.

SFDC: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF MUSIC, HOBBIES?
Scott: read and watch old game shows on the Game Show Network, lol.

SFDC: WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR A MUSICIAN WHO IS JUST STARTING OUT?
Scott: don't compromise, do things your own way and never forget your roots.
Also if you're in it for the money, find something else to do with your life.

SFDC: WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS?
Scott: hopefully still playing music.

SFDC: WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF SUCCESS?
Scott: AS I said earlier, It's never really been about money for me and if thats what your in it for, then you should
quit immediately. Success for me is just still being able to continue to do what I love and make people happy.

- sumthinfierce.com


"Chuck Oney Interview 01/18/2007"



New Interview With Chuck Oney
SFDC: WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Chuck: Raceland, Kentucky
SFDC: WHAT INSTRUMENTS DO YOU PLAY?
Chuck: In ONEY I sang and played Keys, but I can play Drums, Bass and Guitar as well!
SFDC: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO PLAY MUSIC?
Chuck: The Beatles and a gal name Kathy in 1st grade and later KISS.
SFDC: HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING?
Chuck: 7 when I decided I wanted to be John Lennon and 12 when I started on the drums in the school band.
SFDC: ANY TRAINING OR SELF TAUGHT?
Chuck: I'm mostly self taught though I did take piano lessons in college and drums in school band from 6th grade to 10th grade..
SFDC: WHO WERE YOU INFLUENCED BY?
Chuck: John Lennon, Eric Carmen and Paul Stanley
SFDC: WHAT BANDS HAVE YOU PLAYED WITH?
Chuck: Oh jeez so many the most popular Warlords, Fanatic, St. Michael, ONEY and The Vague
SFDC: WHAT ALBUMS DO YOU APPEAR ON?
Chuck: Both ONEY albums on Retrospect Records-"Bust Em Down" and "Good Guys Wear Black" and The Vague-"Divorcing The Shame" on GBS Records as well as numerous compilations.
SFDC: WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU PLAY ON, IS IT DIFFERENT ON STAGE THAN IN THE STUDIO?
Chuck: I banez Iceman Guitars, Crate Amps…Yes
SFDC: DO YOU HAVE ANY EQUIPMENT ENDORSEMENTS?
No
SFDC: MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE ON STAGE?
Chuck: Opening for Ace Frehley & Peter Criss
SFDC: WHAT WAS YOU MOST MEMORABLE OR FUNNIEST MEMORY WHILE PLAYING IN A BAND?
Chuck: Oh gawd so many. One was while I was in ONEY, we we're driving to a gig in Georgia, I was sound asleep hearing our drummer who was driving yelling, "Oh Shit!! Oh Shit!!" I woke up to see our trailer full of our gear no longer hitched to the van and watched it bounced twice on the road, went off the road and the hitch handle hit the sand on the side of the Interstate and then it tip over going about 55 miles and hour. The first think I saw was our guitarist, who was real anal about his gear, cabinet go flying thru the roof of the trailer spilling all over the side of the Interstate, as well as the other cabinets and amps. Thanks to the grace of God the only thing that got destroyed was some mic stands we had wedge between the amps. But the trailer was completely trashed & I owned the trailer with no insurance!
SFDC: HAVE YOU TOURED OR OPENED FOR ANY MAJOR ACTS?
Chuck: Opened for Enuff Z'Nuff, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Faster Pussycat, Leatherwolf, Helix, Everything, Tuff, Childz Play, & Tall Stories and when Donnie Vie left Enuff Z'Nuff, The Vague was his backing band for a gig.
SFDC: HOW WAS THE EXPERIENCE?
Chuck: Great except for Faster Pussycat, they got pissed we blew them off the stage! Enuff Z'Nuff was always really cool!
SFDC: IF YOU COULD PLAY ANYWHERE WHERE WOULD YOU PLAY?
Chuck: New York City & Japan
SFDC: WHAT BAND WOULD YOU WANT TO TOUR WITH?
Chuck: KISS and Foo Fighters
SFDC: WHAT ARE YOUR 3 FAVORITE BANDS OF ALL TIME?
Chuck: 1. The Beatles/ Kiss (tie)
2. The Raspberries/Jellyfish (tie)
3. Nirvana/Foo Fighters (tie)
SFDC: WHAT IS THE MOST RECENT ALBUM YOU BOUGHT?
Butch Walker-The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker & Ok GO-Oh No
SFDC: HOW DID YOU BECOME INVOLVED WITH ONEY?
Chuck: I started the band!
SFDC: DO YOU THINK WE WILL EVER SEE ANOTHER ONEY REUNION?
Chuck: Yes in 2007, 20 years after we formed, 15 years after we broke up. NOW we finally have a record deal!!
SFDC: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF MUSIC, HOBBIES?
Chuck: I love watching sports especially pro football & playing Softball.
SFDC: WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR A MUSICIAN WHO IS JUST STARTING OUT?
Chuck: Don't!!! There are no more Rock Stars, just Reality Stars. Save your cash and go to school!
SFDC: WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS?
Chuck: Married, with kids and STILL making music!
SFDC: WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF SUCCESS?
Chuck: To live a happy life, to still make music people want to hear even if it's only 5 people or 5 million!
SFDC: ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO YOUR FANS?
Chuck: ONEY must of done something right back in the day because people still ask us about the band. Though I love the band I'm in now, The Vague. I finally have been able to forget the bad times in ONEY and enjoy the good times, because they were a lot of fun!! Here's to even more in 2007!!
Thanks for the Interview!!! Chuck Oney
Sumthinfierce.com interview by Curtis Wray 1-18-07

- sumthinfierce.com


Discography

"Good Guys Wear Black" ep (Originally released in 1989 on 4Play Records, Reissued in 2006 on Retrospect Records.)

"Bust 'Em Down" (2007 Retrospect Records)

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Bio

ONEY was formed January 1st 1987 by vocalist Chuck Oney. The original ONEY line-up recorded a five song demo in early 1987, which showed their early influences by including covers from UFO and The Raspberries. Also on the demo were three ONEY originals, of which "Surprise, Surprise" received moderate local airplay. The summer of 1987 saw ONEY hitting the road for the first time, touring throughout Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Georgia. When ONEY returned from the road they opened for major label recording artist HELIX (Capitol Records).

1988 took ONEY back into the studio(The Recording Workshop Chillocothe, OH) to record their debut single "Lady of the Night" b/w "Don't Break My Heart". Both songs from the single received airplay on radio stations in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. In May of '88 ONEY opened for LEATHERWOLF (Island Records). ONEY released a cassette single called "ONEY 45" on their 4Play Records label and began working on their debut e. p..

During their first year ONEY went through several personel changes but in 1988 they had settled into the strong line-up of CHUCK ONEY (Lead Vocals and Keyboards) - SCOTT CARR (Lead Guitar) - MICKEY DANIELS (Lead Guitar, Keyboards and Backing Vocals) - KYM KOSTER (Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals) and JERRY LAWSON - (Drums). This line- up would complete and release the ONEY debut e.p. "Good Guys Wear Black" in November of 1989. Later that same month ONEY opened for FASTER PUSSYCAT (Elektra Records).

1990 saw ONEY continue to play throughout the country and promote their e.p. "Good Guys Wear Black". During this time ONEY opened for ENUFF Z'NUFF (ATCO Records) and filmed a video for their song "When You're Ready For Love". When completed, the video received airplay on several college stations as well as public access stations. A couple shows of note during this period include opening for the then unsigned JACKYL (Geffen Records) at a club in Cicinnati and performing at The Ohio Rock Fest in September. At the end of 1990 ONEY relocated to Columbus, OH. With this move there is a line-up change. KYLE VIRGIN(Drums) had joined in early 1990 replacing JERRY LAWSON and once ONEY settled into Columbus, STEVE TINNEY(Bass Guitar) was brought in to replace KYM KOSTER.

Over the next two years ONEY quickly became a staple on the Columbus music scene and played all the hottest clubs and also received heavy rotation on the local Z-Rock radio staion. ONEY opened for national recording artists such as TUFF, CHILD'S PLAY, PETER CRISS and TALL STORIES as well as local faves SHOCK TU and SADDLEBACK SHARK. ONEY returned to the studio to record the follow up to "Good Guys Wear Black". Unfortunately at the completion of these recording seesion ONEY disbanded. With the changing climate in the music industry and internal tensions ONEY decided it was time to move on. The completed recording sessions, which were intended to be released as "Waysted Love" have never been released.

After the demise of ONEY ex-members continued to be active in the music business over the years with varrying degrees of success and continue to pursue other interests. 2005 saw the first official release of "Good Guys Wear Black" on cd, through indie label Retrospect Records. With renewed interest in the ONEY back cataloge, Retrospect Records also be released the "Bust 'Em Down" cd in January '07, which includes all the songs from the previously unreleased "Waysted Love" sessions.

With all the recent activity, the members have decided the time is right to pick up the pieces and make some new history. The band is currently planning some reunion shows for '07 and possibly recording some new material for release later in '07.