It's not everyday an album, combining the sounds of 1960's simplicity with 2012 sophistication, delivers authentic, feel-good vibes. However, with the debut of Susanna Hoffs' long over-due newest discography addition- Someday, this is the case. We chatted with the honey-voiced songbird, and Bangles member, to get a backstage look at what goes on behind the melody.
The Triple Door: What was the first album you purchased? Do you still have it?
Susanna Hoffs: Deja Vu, Sweet Baby James, Let it Be and Tapestry. Yes.
TD: When you're not playing music, what are you doing?
SH: Working on my tweeting skills and watching Mad Men.
TD: What was the first song you ever learned?
SH: "Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley" was the first song I learned on guitar.
TD: If you could play with any musician, from the past, present or future, who would it be?
SH: George Harrison
TD: Name your biggest guilty pleasure, musically?
SH: "Jive Talkin'" by the Bee Gees
TD: What was the best concert you ever attended?
SH: Patti Smith at Winterland in 1978
TD: If you could perform in any city in the world, where would you?
SH: Here, there, and everywhere
TD: What's your most embarrassing on stage experience?
SH: On one of the Bangles first tours of Europe, we played a hot, sweaty packed club in Hamburg. I got carried away by the excitement of it all, and did a crazy rock move, crashing head first into Vicki's guitar. Stunned and bleeding, I stumbled off the stage mid-song.
TD: What inspires you to play music?
SH: I love music. Always have, always will.
TD: Who is your musician crush?
SH: The Beatles
TD: Describe your sound in three words:
SH: Baroque garage pop
See Susanna Hoffs on November 18, at 7:30, on The Triple Door Mainstage. Purchase tickets here>>