AMS Flashback: The Musical Muses of Scott Siegel
By Scott Siegel
I listen to a lot of music, but I get the most influenced by rock. When I am asked what my favorite band is, it is very hard because I get into these phases where I listen to a band for a month straight and say that they are my favorite. Then, the next month I am listening to another band and saying the same thing. Every band I listen to I take the things I like about them and incorporate them into my own music.
One of my favorite performers is Mick Jagger. His stage presence is amazing. He has an attitude when he is on stage. I also started picking up little things that Roger Daltry does. When it comes to vocals, I am very influenced by Bon Scott and Steve Perry. I take the grit and edge from Bon, and the soft technical passion from Perry.
Lately, I have been listening to Dr. Dog. They are very influenced by the Beatles. I have been coming up with lots of new ideas because of their music. They have an old sound to them that I want to someday capture with Arrest My Sister. I like how they are so diverse in their music. Every song sounds different. I have also been listening to the new Maroon 5 album. I think it is one of the best albums of the new millennium. It has also inspired me.
Another thing that grabs my attention is the way an album is mixed. Dr. Dog uses tape when they record the drums. It is very rare these days to use tape. And the quality of the Maroon 5 album is phenomenal.