From making an album with Children-Songs to The Fraternal Order Of The All it is quite a long way. How much humor / irony is in your Children-Songs and how serious are your Fraternal Order Of The All songs?
When have you discovered humor and irony? To me your early material always sounded very nice, but also a kind of serious. I just remember "Thank you for being a friend", "Lonely Boy", "Hope you feel good", "Make up your mind" or "Always for you"
How did you come up with the idea to The Fraternal Order Of The All?
The Fraternal Order Of The All reminds me on albums the Turtles (Battle of the Bands), Dukes of the Stratospheare or 10 CC did. Were they an influence?
On some Songs on Greetings from Planet Love I can hear which band you are faking. The Beach Boys are very obvious, the Doors, Beatles, Tom Petty/Byrds or Bob Dylan. Who else is there?
Since you reproduce the Beach Boys on "Greetings from Planet Love" how would your "Pet Sounds" sound like?
How far are you with your All-Covers-Album?
On what other projects are working at the moment?
You write songs for other people. How much differently do you approach them compared to the songs you write for yourself?
What do you have against todays radio?
What is/was challenging for you as a session musician?
How much different do you write songs today compared to the 70’s?
You wrote your first song at 13. How did it sound? Has it ever appeared on a record?
Was there any special incidents that made you start making music?
Is there something (musically) that you always wanted to do but so far have not done?
Thanks to Robert Pally for providing this interview.