With Calous :
Joe Corigliano ( Drums)
( aka Joey the Ratt on KGGO)
What's up with the band
Any Christmas traditions yet.. ?
We're keeping pretty busy right now promoting our new CD "Two Betrayals" and writing some new songs. We're also getting out of town more. Been playing Minneapolis and Omaha, and are getting things lined up for Chicago, KC, and Lincoln. We had a pretty successful label showcase in Minneapolis recently. So, we are really focused on getting signed and getting some touring going in February. ... Any Christmas traditions yet.. ? Not really. Unless you call the Dum Fux taking over our practice space every December.
2.What are you getting the guys in the band for Christmas ?
Nothing. I bought the CDs. lol.
Joe Corigliano of Calous
aka KGGO's "Joey the Ratt "
3. Who's is in the band
Calous was started in '94
4. Why the name Calous
What happen with Guitarlos ?
6.What is your favorite
thing about Christmas / Holidays ( besides presents and food ) ?
9. How long have you been a drummer/ percussionist ,what other bands have played in ( not including marching) ?
I hate so say this...32 years. Been playing in bands for 21. I've played in a bunch of bands. let's see, Quadrant, Roze, Lance Harrison Group are some of the cover bands I've been in. The original bands have been Smilin' Jack, Dementia, godkillgod, and now Calous. I didn't have space to put 21 years worth of bands here. lol.
How did the D*m F*Xs come about ?
The Dum Fux (no need for stars. We're adults here.)
first show was 8 years ago. they were billed as the greatest worst band
ever. Just a few friends getting together for fun. 7 years later was
show number 2. Cory and Denny called me up and asked if we had plans.
We asked Steve to join when the original bassist bailed. Can't forget
Dizzy. One time gig ? Nope. We're doing it again this year. 2 shows.
New year eve and New year's day. Both at The House of Bricks.
Cory Taylor : Dum Fuxs -
New Years Party
House of Bricks 2004
Des Moines own Kiss Tribute band Deuce,
how did this happen ?
Any chance of a repeat performance ?
I think the main catalyst was Josh Brainard from On a Pale Horse. The biggest kiss freak I know, and I know several. lol. he and I had talked about it after the last time 'strutter' played the HOB.
One day he called me and said Erich Tran from Only was on board for 'Ace', all we needed was a 'Gene'.
I called the one guy born to be 'Gene', brother Jim, singer for odium, and 'deuce' was complete. all of us who saw 'strutter' thought we could do better. JC and Nancy both said we blew 'strutter' away. \m/\m/
We are actually playing the all ages 'hangover' show, at HOB, on new year's day with the Dum Fux. We plan on doing this once in awhile.
Joey The Cat ?
15. Word Association time :
Steve - Calous:
Norm Belts it out in the background
Harold - Guitar
What kind of Drum Kit do you use?
I have 2 kits. The red one is an '86 pearl export. The other is an old tama I bought off nick from on a pale horse. Double bass or double bass pedal ? double pedal. got tired of lugging both drums around.
18. Favorite Gig to date ?
Ihave a lot but I'd have to say the first DOTFEST when I was in smilin' jack.
Why ? how often does an unsigned band get to play in front of 16,000 receptive people?
19. Worst Gig to date ?
There are plenty to mention. The most recent was this summer at the red sea in Minneapolis.
Why ? all that driving and gas to not get paid. This place was such a shit hole it made hairy mary's look like Hilton coliseum.
Favorite local Classic or Cover rock act?
That would have to be Cold Filtered or Roadshow.
Favorite locals Acts ( Props too?) ?
On A Pale Horse,
Mix drinks or beer?
Captain and coke with shots of ice cold Jager.
How can you forget the greatest ever?
Great Drummers Wear Fishing Hats ?
What CD is in your CD player Right now?
The Best of Rainbow
Last movie you saw in the theatre ?
Favorite cover song to played ?
Toss up between
"Run to the Hills" - Iron Maiden,
"Crazy Train" - Ozzy
"Carry on Wayward Son" - Kansas.
Have a Happy Axe-mas
and a Merry New year !!
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