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That’s all it took to convince me that I wanted Archie Powell of Archie Powell & The Exports as a guest on this show.
It was the video for a song called “Crazy Pills.” I found the visuals instantly cool and the music matched up perfectly. The band rocks hard and fast, pouring out a mainstream pop sound with clever lyrics—you try writing a song that makes the word “Metronome” sound melodic – and a style that is all their own while reminding us of everyone from The Romantics in the ‘80s to The Doors in the ‘60s.
ARCHIE POWELL audio excerpt: “What we have going on as a rock band is no different than if we were trying to open our own print shop or bakery. It’s the same basic principle. We have an LLC, we pay taxes and we have a company van. Division of labor is very helpful. It allows us to go further, longer.”
You can LISTEN to this interview with ARCHIE POWELL, lead singer of ARCHIE POWELL AND THE EXPORTS, by clicking the audio player above!
The band is just back from a month-long tour of the U.S. and Canada, supporting their new album, Great Ideas in Action, interrupted only by getting robbed, towed, having breakdowns… and bats. Don’t worry—I’ll ask.
Joining me today is Archie Powell, who will be performing two songs live during the show.
Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).