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Combining elements of hard rock, soul, and southern rock into something fresh. Melodic and catchy song structures with dynamic and unique percussion. 3 piece retro rock band with a taste for whiskey.
Why this name?
We were formerly known as In Between, but discovered that name was in use by several other musical acts. We ended up choosing The Legendary Goodtimes because we felt it truly captured the essence of our live shows. This name also pushes us to deliver on a promise for everyone who comes to our shows.
Do you play live?
We play live in and around Southern Oregon, with plans to expand further out on the west coast. We do this for the love of playing live shows. We have no intentions of pursuing a label or "hitting the big time" - we simply do this for the love of our band and the music we are able to create together.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
MP3 is a blessing. We encourage piracy of our work in order to further its exposure. We seem to have a mix of fans, some of which purchase a physical cd and others who download for free and we are satisfied with both of those. We ask those who download our work to help spread the word about us.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Tough question. Generally the answer is no. However, there are some smaller labels we love who let independent artist maintain creative control and that appeals to us very much. We really need a distributor as opposed to a label. Saddle Creek is a great example.
The Legendary Goodtimes is a conceptual idea of our singer and guitarist Matty J. We do feel however that we have each shaped and molded the sound into what it is today through partnership and respect of all members. The original idea is and always will be to come together for the love of playing original music at live shows. Our style is something that took us about a year to fully develop and control properly. We wanted to write music that pays homage to our heroes of classic rock and other styles such as blues and southern rock.
Soul, rock and motown artists from the 60's and 70's. It ranges from Zepplin to Al Green so its hard to nail down. Basically we love the classic rock sound, the deepness and emotion of soul music, and the stompy feel of southern and swamp rock. We also have modern day music heroes such as The Heavy, The Black Keys, Black Diamond Heavies, Left Lane Cruiser, JJ Grey and Mofro, Gary Clark Jr and on and on.
We really love intimate club and bar stages. We prefer to play in places where people specifically come out to hear music. We've also played some amazing house parties and that kind of vibe is simply electric. Just dont ask us to play your local winery...
All classic gear, we want the instruments that created the original classic sound. Matty plays Agile and Les Paul guitars and runs through a simple three pedal pedalboard with wah, tube screamer distortion, and a tuner. This goes into his vintage 1964 Fender Super Reverb amp with single 15" custom shop setup. Dave plays fender style jazz basses and a homemade creation of his own. He plays into an Ampeg bass stack. Mark plays Pearl drums and thats all we know of the specific model.
We just completed recording our first full length release in winter of 2012. Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Legendary-Goodtimes/243287885807692 we give away lots of free stuff there and that is our most updated network for both shows and news about the band. Now who's in for whiskey shots?
Restless EP Album Cover