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7 MP3 Songs in this album (26:12) !
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âItâs Gonna Be A Wild Future.â
Deputy Zero front man, Sean Campbell, has a gig tonight. More like a moonlighting thing than a sanctioned L.A. club date. In fact, points two and three of the Deputy Zero musical group triangleâChilean born drummer, Fernando Jaramillo and transplanted Vancouver-born bass player, Chris Hammer â are nowhere to be seen. This audience is not composed of Jack-swilling rockers and low-cut Betty rollers. On the contrary, the crowd of near hundred sits crossed legged on rubber mats, eyes closed, ears tuned into world-renown six-string toting Kundalini yogi, Guru Singh, as he leads another Thursday night Yoga West packed house through post exercise mantra. This eveningâs special guest guitarist, seated to the masterâs left and plucking his heart out, is an artist in transition.
âI just discovered Yoga West and Guru Singh recently,â says the Providence, Rhode Island born/L.A. raised Sean. Iâve been attending classes for several months now. That man throws down some pretty heavy stuff, makes you examine yourself, where youâre at, how you fit inâ¦or donât, and why? Last week, he invited me to sit on the chant. I was honored.â
Sean Campbellâs personal musical journey began in 1987, the year I became editor of RIP Magazine and started writing about rock nâ roll. The synchronicity of our meeting does not end there. But weâll return to the other cosmic coincidence later. Letâs return to that moment of epiphany for the 21-year-old San Diego State University senior when the angels spoke, âHey, man, wake up! Youâre a rock musician!â
âGrowing up in the San Fernando Valley, there was a piano and guitar in the house where my mom, my grandma and me lived,â Sean remembers. âBut I didnât play them. No one did. They just sat there. I saw KISS in â77 at the Forum and Rushâs Moving Pictures tour. Great shows. I dug the spectacle. And I spun the albums. But I never had an urge to play an instrument or perform. Until one day, just before graduating from college, I drove up from San Diego to hang out with some friends in L.A. My buddy wasnât home and neither was his roommate but the roommateâs brother answered the door with this white Squire Telecaster hanging around his neck. âCool guitar,â I said off handedly. âYou wanna buy it?â he asked. âHell no, I said. âWhat do I need with a guitar?â Then as Iâm walking through the courtyard leaving the apartment complex, I hear this little voice in my head say, âDude, your birthdayâs coming up. Do something for yourself.â I walked back up the path, threw down $75 and I had my first guitar. I took it back to San Diego and immediately bought a book on how to play rock guitar. Not reading music; tablature, where you use pictures and numbers. I got pretty good pretty fast.â
The Tao Te Ching says the thousand-mile journey begins with a first step. Sean Campbell paid attention to the unseen voice and started walking his walk, no destination in mind save exploring whether he was, in fact, destined to make rock nâ roll his lifeâs calling. Naturally, the road to success or revelation is often, forgive the expression, rocky. âI had different jobs in the 90s,â he says. âI interned at Sony Music for Larry Douglas in the A&R department but no scouting, mostly administrative stuff. I remember one day I was in the stock room and saw this tower of boxes containing CD singles by a hot new band on the label called Pearl Jam. I took one of those âAliveâ discs home. It was inspiring. Hearing Eddie Vedderâs voice and those powerful chords. I started fooling around with writing my own songs. Riffs that I attached poems to. I found I liked to write poems. But the day job wasnât inspiring. It was busy work. So I bailed.â
As he developed his own chops and material, Sean was introduced to a local guitarist who would have a profound effect on his life and music. âHis name was Jeff Powell,â he recalls. âHe played bass in a band called Dr. Whiskey, fronted by a guy named S.C. âStuartâ Bailey, Axl Roseâs brother. Iâll never forget cruising up to Axlâs Malibu house, that living room with those radiant white couches, grand piano, giant glass windows and hypnotic view of the Pacific. That scene represented the big enchilada of success to me then.
âJeffâs talent was undeniable. I knew he was the shit so I built a band around him called Swamp and became their manager. But along with immense musical gifts came a gamut of personal demons. His mom committed suicide and that haunted him. He often escaped into the âsnowâ fields. One day in the spring of â94, someone called me and said that Jeff had driven his car into a wall at 85 mph. He was killed instantly. Iâve felt his presence a lot the last couple years as the Deputy Zero incarnation began to take shape.â
Sean Campbell has just finished writing, recording and producing his debut effort, a notable, home-grown seven song EP that features some genuinely smoky riffs and potent phrase twisting. Seanâs gift for alliteration marries nicely with heavy hooks and dynamic production. âBlazing the trail of a new generation/Fighting the shadow of a bad reputation/Come together and give a demonstration/Donât be a part of the common population.â In the track, âCommon Population,â the archetype of the leader on the path comes through. In the bold, progressively tinged, âEye in the Sky,â the metaphor again evokes evolution, and elevation. âThe things we see below donât matter/Fight the fear of heights and climb the ladder/Walk away from the disaster/Turn around and face the Master.â
In 2008, Sean Campbell is beginning to acknowledge who that Master truly is. Though his commitment to yoga, accelerated devotion to self examination and acknowledging the Synchronicity that has brought forth a phenomenal rhythm section and a fellow Guru Singh student who just happens to be a rock journalist in the throes of his own elevation (I first walked into Yoga West in the winter of 1998 and havenât been the same since), Sean is beginning to see the reflection of his own talent, purpose, humility and humanity. âI donât want to grow up,â he admits. âI want to grow OUT. This will sound odd because Deputy Zero is my first record but that chapter is already closed. Those songs are done, past. I will never write that way again. Iâm going to be twice the guitar player I am now in a very short time. And twice the vocalist. Something clicked this year. My prime motivation for making music is to uplift and excite people and in the process, pass on a positive message. Thatâs my mantra.â
And a fine mantra it is. Hereâs to a wild and conscious future. Sat Nam, brother.
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