Don't tell this guy Gerald Collins to ever give it up.
Published: July 13, 2011
MT: It's safe to say that Detroit is a pretty good city for music.
GC: Definitely. It always was, but it's even better now than it was when I originally left here, by far. There's a lot more bands, there's a lot more excitement. ...
MT: A lot more places to play ...
GC: Well, in those days it seemed like there were only about nine bands, so it kinda worked out! There weren't a whole lot of people playing originals in Detroit back then, so you didn't really need a lot of bars that were there for that purpose. The bars were there to sell drinks, and people filled the bars by playing cover songs that everybody already knew. It kinda worked out, a small scene and few bands. But now you've got bands doing all types of stuff, you've got a lot more diversity, and that's pretty exciting. You can see all the different things that are going on in and around Detroit, and we're just really lucky to be a part of it.
Jeecy & the Jungle plays Friday, July 15, at North End Studios/Sparklewood, 2937 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit, with Red China (CD release), the Wax Ocean, Crappy Future and ScareBear.
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