"The Fretless Monster" Tony Franklin has played with some of rock's most iconic names, and he's well known for his individual approach to the fretless bass. He's played with Roy Harper, The Firm, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, David Gilmour, Kate Bush, Whitesnake, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Greg and Tony catch up about remote recording, LA vs England, The Firm, and other various gristle. Dig it all!
2:05 - What’s new with Mr. Tony Franklin - transitioning from Pro Tools to Studio One, upgrading his computer, remote recording sessions, and writing a book! So much creativity!
6:04 - Surrendering to the paths that life presents you, and the gratitude that grows from going with the flow
9:12 - Was Tony ever tempted to move back to England from Los Angeles, and what kept him in Southern California?
11:17 - What does Tony’s future performance schedule look like (practically vs empirically)?
20:17 - Greg’s first time seeing Jimmy Page and The Firm (with Tony on bass) was transcendental- how was it from Tony’s perspective?
37:35 - How Tony’s musical preferences were shaped growing up in a musical family, how they evolved over time, a venerable discussion on the late, great Beethoven, and The Firm
67:48 - What was it like on stage with The Firm?
75:08 - A reminder that life as a musician, famous or not, is about remembering what’s important to ones own life
Total Length: 84:22