That Was Then/This Is Yesterday

Interview: Trey Spruance (April 2002), Pt. 2

Posted in Interviews, San Francisco by wwyork on October 23, 2014

“Thank you for giving us that advance that you used to not ever pay us another dime afterwards, because by doing that, I learned how to use the studio.”

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Left: With an all-star cast following the Zip Code Rapists’ 10th anniversary show at the Hemlock, San Francisco, 2005; Right: With *Major Entertainer* Mike H, from the same night.

In Part Two of this interview, Trey talks about SC3’s relative lack of visibility in the music press, touring with Mr. Bungle, and the differences between being on a major label with that band and running his own operation with SC3 and Web of Mimicry. (For Part One, go here.)



Interview: Trey Spruance (April 2002), Pt. 1

Posted in Interviews, San Francisco by wwyork on October 22, 2014

What special thing are you bringing into this world that would not have been born without you…?

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Left: Trey with Jesse Quattro, Oakland, 2005; Right: With Bob Madigan (Fluff Grrl), San Francisco, 2004. 

This interview took place on April 18, 2002 in San Francisco. The Secret Chiefs’ Book M had come out the year before (on September 11, 2001, to be precise), but there was no tour to go along with it—not even a one-off Bay Area show. The next SC3 album, Book of Horizons, was still in the works and would not come out for another two years. Meanwhile, Mr. Bungle was on indefinite hiatus but had not yet officially broken up. I had also heard rumors of Trey retreating to a secluded cabin in the mountains (partly true) and working on an opera at Mills College (not true), among other things.