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- Posted on Oct 22nd 2007 6:00PM by Benjy Eisen
"It's a tough balance when you have kids at home," bassist Alan Anton tells Spinner in the middle of the band's latest two-week jaunt. "It's like being a traveling salesman. You've got to figure it out or else you'll come home and nobody will like you."
The Junkies' latest release, 'At the End of Paths Taken,' certainly focuses on the idea of family. But as for being on the road with the Timmins for all these years, Anton says the longevity is a result of the quartet's love of music as much as it is family values. "I think the 'family' part is irrelevant in that there's no extra animosity; it's just four people," he says. "If we didn't make money at it, we'd still have day jobs and we'd probably still all be playing together because we love it so much."
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'Trinity,' the Junkies invited Ryan Adams, Vic Chestnutt, Natalie Merchant and Jeff Bird to the original church to revisit the album, song by song. Again, recorded in one day -- but with 20 years of added experience -- those sessions will be released in the U.S. in January, as a CD/DVD package entitled 'Trinity Revisited.'