Hugo Valenti interview January-24-2000.
a little hors d'eouvre for the upcoming album "Time On Earth" I managed
to talk to a busy Hugo Valenti who took the time and answered the questions.
Read on and get an up-date on several subjects.
And prepare yourself on the
BLAST when it's released at the end of this month because I think we all have great expectations on this one!
Frontiers gave us a little taster when they put the track "I'll be waiting" on their "Union 2"-combilation late '99.
"Time On Earth" is written, produced and recorded by Hugo himself, who also playing the drums. Vinny Burns from TEN playing lead-guitar on 3 tracks.
Q: With your last record you hit just the right moment - good timing.
Because as I remember it almost all web-sites and magazines concerning
AOR were very pleased. How do feel about this release, that will be received
with very high expectations?
A: HEY STEEN!! I think, like the first cd, its a pretty good time
now for releasing. Its been too long that we've been apart so just the
thought of reaching out to my fans once again is incredible!!
Im also very confident that my fans or any fan of melodic rock is
gonna dig TIME - its really the next level for me in terms of what i love
to do - A.O.R!
Q: On this one you have covered a Triumph-classic, Why? I meen, there
are other groups whose influences are more obvious?
A: I covered "Magic Power" because this song was one that i would
play back in school. Just the message and emotion behind it - its something
i really wanted to do.
Q: What do you think of the environment in the business today?. I
can feel optimism and enthusiasm among journalists and fans, I am not a
musician myself and cannot feel the milleu among you, but I can see and
hear musical product of a very high quality and played with great joy,
is that right?
A: Its hard to comment on the state of the bussiness right now. I
live in New York and the radio really sucks here!!! Im happy doing what
i love. if it turns out that we have a hit with "Time On Earth", then im
ready to forge ahead for all the great bands and fans who want this to
Talk to ya soon - HUGO