Erika Goldring, Getty Images The four members of Little Big Town will…
- Posted on Nov 20th 2008 12:00PM by Steve Baltin
"I felt the band had two major shifts that were important," he says. "The band really had two different lives; 'Soul Crusher' was as far as we could take our New York underground art-damaged insanity, and 'Sexorcisto' was the beginning of taking White Zombie out to the world phase."
And though he says he didn't listen closely enough while compiling the box set to rethink any individual tracks, he did discover some gems. "I found some early demo stuff that isn't on the box set that kind of stood out to me in how weird it sounded," Zombie says. "It sounded like when you listen to old '60s compilations of garage bands. And at the time I hated it, but now I was kind of enjoying it because it was so ridiculously raw." Alas, fans will likely not hear that stuff. "It was probably just fun for me; I don't think anyone else would enjoy it."
Fans will, however, hear new music sometime likely next year. And Zombie is very excited about this stage of his solo career. "I feel like with the solo stuff, 'Hillbilly Deluxe' was the pinnacle of the first phase, and then I believe this record, whatever it may be called, is the capper of where it's going," he says. "For me, 'Educated Horses,' [is] a great record, but it was definitely a transitional record. I was sort of coming out of that other phase and [there were] new guys in the band. But now the band has been locked in tight for a couple of years -- we've solidified -- and it's the next real legitimate strong phase of what we're doing."