Contributor’s Note: Jonny Ross, drummer of Small Town Titans, joins The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International for the 275th episode. Recently, Small Town Titans released the music video for their song “9 to 5”, which is a salute to the working person. Phil Freeman stated that it’s a salute to the ultimate hard worker and how they deserve to enjoy the fruits of their labor from time to time, and how we all deserve to take a load off and have a good time. Small Town Titans are known for their viral covers of “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch”, “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen, “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash and “Hunger Strike” which featured Matt James of Blacktop Mojo, by Temple Of The Dog. Fans can find Small Town Titans on their official website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can find The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Here is a time stamp of what they discussed:
15:31- “Behind The Moon”, they discuss the writing process of the song and how they were influenced by Def Leppard in the song.
26:18- “Rufflin’ Feathers”- they discuss the writing process of that song
28:18- “The Man”, they discuss the outro of the song
31:13- “Let Me Breathe”, they discuss the first cassette Jonny ever bought and how he doesn’t believe “rock is dead.”
40:18- “Universal Limits”- Jonny discusses playing this song and other songs live and how physically demanding playing a gig can be
42:04- “9 to 5”- No, this is not a Dolly Parton cover. They discuss how they are majorly influenced by Soundgarden and where they were when Chris Cornell died.
47:17- “Sex and Candy”- Jonny discusses how they got started with covering Marcy Playground and the different covers they have done.
49:14- “The Ride”- where people can get the EP
Fans can find this episode featuring Jonny Ross of Small Town Titans via SoundCloud below:
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