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Podcast Episode
Season
Seven
number
315
Type
Interview
Post Date
1/25/2017

Scarce

315 Joyce Raskin and Chick Graning of Scarce Interview

Artist Interview

Label
A&M
Release year
1995
Producer
Michael Barbiero
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There is more Scarce than your typical 90s rock band, so we invited members of the band on to tell it in their own words.

Author & Special Guests

On the surface, our latest requested review for the 1996 album Deadsexy by Scarce sounds eerily familiar to a lot of 90s band. Band forms, records demos, puts out singles on small indie labels, gets some buzz, major labels start calling, band signs and puts out their debut, no singles race up the charts, and the band is done. But there is more to the story, so we invited singer/bassist Joyce Raskin and singer/guitarist Chick Graning to give us the bigger picture, take us through the demo’ing, writing and recording process, the major label cat and mouse game, the tours, and the album release, as well as the dramatic life-changing event that nearly ended it all, and how art acted as a cathartic release and the rebirth of the band.

Check out Chick Graning’s solo album M.T. on iTunes and at CD Baby.

Check out Joyce Raskin’s books Aching To Be, The Fall and Rise of Circus Bloy Blue, My Mom Is a Rock Star and more at Lulu and Amazon.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - All Sideways
  • 24:55 - Rains of Kansas
  • 27:41 - All Sideways
  • Outro - Honeysimple

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