During a recent interview with Vegas Rocks! Magazine, rock legend Kip Winger has shared his thoughts about being a “sex symbol” in 80’s.
Here’s the statement:
“I was totally comfortable with it. I went through — we all went through that phase. ‘Cause it’s the Paul Stanley [KISS] factor — you wanna be a total rock star; David Lee Roth [Van Han], Paul Stanley kind of vibe.
But then, musically, we’re putting more sophisticated… I don’t wanna make value judgments about the music, ’cause KISS is amazing, but there’s technically more difficult stuff going on in our music, which we intentionally did that. But being a sex symbol and all that stuff, that was fun. I was a kid, and it was a blast. I did well.”
He also talked about first years of Winger, and said:
“It was weird. When we finally got past my solo thing.I had a solo thing that I asked Reb to play some stuff on. Then we called it Viceversa, but it wasn’t really a band. It was my songs and Reb played on them. But when Reb and I actually started writing, then that’s when really the band began.
Because Reb’s a riff-meister. ‘I got this one riff I’ve had since I was 15.’ It was ‘Seventeen’. I’m more of a song arranger. He writes great riffs and I know how to arrange, so the chemistry became really obvious early on.
We made a commitment to not take any outside work for about six months to see how far we could get, so we wrote the whole first album in those six months.”
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