STRIPPED down to his purest self, Ian Moss brings his new self-titled album to Tamworth.
It’s his first album of original material in 22 years and his first real turn at writing the lion’s share of the music.
“You just let your ideas lead you and you write, if you’re lucky you actually finish up with a song and you’re grateful for that,” Mossy said.
“As long as I walked into a writing session with an idea I firmly believed in, four or five hours later every time bar the final arrangement I would come out with a good, raw, finished song.”
The former Cold Chisel guitarist had to find his identity outside the fame and fortune the band built, he was surprised to find the parts were just as good as the sum.
“It’s all about coming up with songs that represent you, it was pretty tough coming out because you had one of the world’s greatest songwriters Don Walker there who you think you have to match,” he said.
“After a while you realise all you can do is be you, write to the best of your ability and just get on with it.”
I had a whole lot of ideas lying moribund on the wrong side of the finish line.- Ian Moss
“Some ideas on the album were written back when Don Walker was producing the Petrolhead album – I had a whole lot of ideas lying moribund on the wrong side of the finish line.”
His favourite song on the album is It’s Not Over – an unconventional 70’s hard rock song that explores Mossy’s own issues with anxiety with quite possibly the best guitar solo on the album.
Ian Moss will play the Capitol Theatre on November 24.
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