Alice Cooper’s iconic guitarist Nita Strauss has recently joined a podcast named ‘The MetalSucks Podcast’ and talked about her upcoming solo project: ‘I have to do my own thing, and I can’t let anybody tell me what to do with it.’
As you might remember, the talented guitarist Nita Strauss released her first solo album ‘Controlled Chaos’ in 2018, which she produced the record by herself and also did the most of the engineering. During the podcast, Nita talked about her first solo work and said:
“Controlled Chaos was a really selfish record if that makes sense. I had all this pent-up angst of playing other people’s songs my whole career, which is great — I’m a thousand percent not complaining about the career that I’ve had.
I love playing Alice Cooper songs, I love playing Iron Maiden songs, but so many years of my life spent as a session guitar player, I had this explosion of, like, ‘I have to do my own thing, and I can’t let anybody tell me what to do with it.'”
Nita mentioned the upcoming project of her second solo album which was uncertainly due later in 2020. However, this time Nita declared she might be more openminded about the outside ideas and support:
“I still feel that I need to create and do it on my own, but I don’t feel like I need to do it without any external opinion.”
She also compared the production process of both of her solo albums:
“For ‘Controlled Chaos’, I had no producer, I had no engineer — I engineered the whole record myself. I didn’t ask for any external input, even on my guitar tones or anything like that. So I feel like this time I can relax the reins a little bit and I can listen to some advice from professionals, whether it’s someone helping me produce or somebody…
I’m still recording all my guitars myself, but maybe bring an engineer to do the drums. That’s something that I struggled with a lot — engineering drums — ’cause I had never done it before. So I feel like that’s sort of the way that I’ve grown up in this process.”
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