Donald Tardy

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I was very into Stevie Ray Vaughn and Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Outlaws. And stuff that my oldest brother had vinyls of that I would sneak into his room and listen to, like Pat Travers and Ted Nugent, Elton John, Charlie Daniels, and Blackfoot. That's kind of where it all started with me.

We went into the studio in 1985 and recorded an eight-song demo tape, and it was terrible. We didn't know where we were. And then it seemed like overnight, my brother found his voice. We did another demo tape ... and that's where my brother went from not sure what he's doing to a brutal growl, so we're like, Now we're on track to being something different.

It's literally John's football heaven. He's got the Dolphins game on ... and Terry [Butler, bassist] and Trevor are Buccaneers fans, so we could be watching both games. You almost sometimes can't get things accomplished because everyone's staring at the game.

It's more of a man cave. You know: pool table, two TVs, watching sports and jamming. But we've been honing our skills on the Pro Tools rig, and I think we're getting pretty good instrument sounds out of the room. ... It's a blessing, man. We're really self-sufficient, and it's really the future of what we want to do.

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