Sunday, April 10, 2016

JACK SKULLER – “Love Is A Drum” / “Magical Girl” 7-inch single (April 20, 2010)

Jack Skuller was only 13 years old when Bar/None released his debut single, “Love Is A Drum.”  But that record helped launch a career that’s included more recordings, national state fair concerts sponsored by Radio Disney, and regular appearances as a member of New York City’s prestigious “Loser’s Lounge” collective.  Jack is currently studying Music & Technology and Electrical Engineering at Steven’s Institute of Technology in Hoboken.

  Up to 1990, I had been completely unaware of the business side of the music business, and eventually learned that it was at least 50 percent, if not more, of the total process. We had just moved from Central Jersey to Weehawken, to be near New York and a more urban area, and I had recorded this session with (producer) Daniel Rey (Ramones, D Generation, Ronnie Spector.) When it came to the attention of Bar/None, it meant as much to me as it did to make the record. I met with Glenn and the guys at Bar/None and I did something I had never done before, I played in their office. It’s something I’ve done a lot since then, I’ll go to a business meeting and just take out my guitar and play a song. I think it took them off guard and I don’t think anyone at Bar/None was sold on me until I pulled out my guitar and said, ‘Do you want to hear a song?’  And right away, there was such a feeling of community.  I had no idea they’d put out my record yet, but I immediately felt like I had been welcomed into their family. I felt like I was in the right place, like I was around people who appreciated music and what I was trying to do.  

Jack Skuller - "Love Is A Drum" (2010)

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