Harvey "The Snake" Mandel: I like to move around and experiment with different things, and see how I can fit the guitar into those elements - fusion has always been my thing. We are fusing the funk and rap with guitar.
Harvey "The Snake" Mandel: It was recorded at my home studio, we call "The Electric Snake Studio". I mastered it there also.
Harvey "The Snake" Mandel: I basically don't write anything, we just start with an idea then it just evolves on its own. Sometimes it is the lyric we work around, sometimes the rhythm bed.
Harvey "The Snake" Mandel: Yes, I do believe the next project we'll skip the vocals. The reason I've been using vocals is I've been gunning for some kind of commercial success - vocals seem to have it over instrumentals. I have many fans begging for instrumentals so I'll do another one just for them - besides I'm known as an instrumentalist.
Harvey "The Snake" Mandel: Jeff Beck firstly. I've had great admiration for him for over 30 years and recently got to meet him for the second time. I'll take on just about anyone as far as collaborations go. I love to do them.
Harvey "The Snake" Mandel: Actually I have two records in the can that haven't even been released yet, one is with a band (Mick Martin and The Bluesrockers), and another with Canadian singer Zeeza. As I said before, probably an instrumental CD.
Harvey "The Snake" Mandel: I was on mp3.com for a while, but my opinion of the web is that piracy seems to be the end result of all the freebies, so we are staying with pressings even though they get copied and sent out for free. I'm a professional recording artist, so I'm committed to charging for my work.
Harvey "The Snake" Mandel: I need them to promote my work. I spend more time reading about everyone but myself, but it is obvious I need them. Maybe one of these days I'll get their attention again.