They shred, they swing, they pen epic jams about warring hydras: Hard rockin’ instrumental quartet Dinner Music for the Gods is a band you need to know about. So pull up a chair …
What does Dinner Music for the Gods sound like?
“Iron Maiden meets Al DiMeola meets ’60s Santana.”
Your latest disc, “Blood and Red Wine,” has us playing a lot of air guitar. What albums inspire you to do the same?
“ ’Back in Black’ by AC/DC and ‘Fair Warning’ by Van Halen, to name a few — always in the nude, of course, just like Tom Cruise did. Also, our bassist learned his high air-kicks from watching early videos of David Lee Roth.”
You rework “The Godfather Theme” on your most recent record. What are some other film scores you dig? Any chance you dudes can tackle the “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” theme next?
“Other music scores we dig include ‘Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny,’ ‘The Good, The Bad and the Ugly,’ ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘The Life Aquatic’ and ‘Planet Terror.’ Although we weren’t aware of any music in ‘Pet Detective,’ Ace Ventura talking out of his butt was the comedic equivalent of Ella Fitzgerald’s scatting.”
Seeing as how you’re experts on the subject, what dinner music would be best suited for the following gods: a) Zeus b) Apollo c) Glen Danzig.
“Zeus was the Greek god of the sky and thunder but loved seafood. While dining on Greek salad and olive oil-poached shrimp, Zeus would naturally want to listen to his once mortal counterpart: Ronnie James Dio and ‘Children of the Sea,’ from Black Sabbath.
“Apollo was the god of light and sun in Greek and Roman mythology. Apollo Creed from Rocky was ‘The Count of Monte Fisto.’ Apollo will be eating to El Duce’s ‘Roman Coliseum.’
“Glen Danzig, the king of horror punk. Beneath his tough muscular exterior lies a sensitive and caring soul with a penchant for show tunes. The most appropriate dinner music for a boy from New Jersey? ‘Jersey Boys!’ ”
Check out Dinner Music for the Gods at dinnermusicforthegods.com.
Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@review journal.com or 702-383-0476.