Susanna Hoffs Interview On The Time Machine
Singer-songwriter Susanna Hoffs was a guest on The Time Machine over the holidays. The gifted artist shared the inspiration behind some of her songs off of her latest album "Someday". In less than six months, the summer released album became the most played album on the air for The Time Machine out of all of the records released in 2012. She just finished up her 2012 tour with band members Derrick Anderson, John Calacci, Andrew Brassell and Jim Laspesa and ended the year with an EP release of sixties covers that Sue equates to as a mix tape that she would hand out to a friend but this time around, instead of the original artists (The Zombies, The Beatles and The Jaynetts), it's her singing instead. Both the EP "From Me To You" and the album "Someday" were produced by Mitchell Froom.
In the short few hours of the interview, Susanna discussed working with current producer Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Vonda Shepard, Crowded House, Robin Gibb, Paul McCartney, Suzanne Vega, Sheryl Crow), her ongoing collaboration with Matthew Sweet (Yes, there will be an "Under The Covers Vol.3" out sometime in 2013), Ming Tea and of course, The Bangles.
Susanna is a core artist of The Time Machine's radio format going back to the eighties with her fellow band mates Vicki Peterson, Debbi Peterson and Michael Steele of The Bangles. The band, along with The Traveling Wilburys, were the most played act on The Time Machine and helped define a sound for the radio broadcast that embraced a sixties musical sensibility with the modern music scene of the time. All four albums from The Bangles in the eighties solidified their status as radio core artists on The Time Machine and their return in 2003 with "Doll Revolution" was welcomed with open arms. The domination of that album's airplay was so strong that it became the most played album of the decade followed by Rachael Yamagata's debut album "Happenstance", "Not Ready To Make Nice" by The Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising", Alice Peacock's self titled sophomore album, "Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones, John Mayer's "Room For Squares", "Mondo Magneto" by Brian Ray, "Lurch" from Mike Viola, "Brainwashed" by George Harrison, Nushu's "Nevermind Lullabye" and Rilo Kiley's "More Adventurous".
Rocker, singer-songwriter, actress, film producer, loving wife and mother. The list is long and the artist keeps herself busy with a balance that most entertainers struggle to maintain between family and the industry.
Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast include The Bangles, The McKinleys, Ronnie Spector, Sid 'n' Susie (Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs), The Smith Bros., Randy Newman and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
Video Below: Official Music Video of "Picture Me" from Susanna Hoffs
Video Below: Official Music Video of "All I Want" from Susanna Hoffs
Video Below: Official Music Video of "My Side Of The Bed" from Susanna Hoffs
Video Below: Official Music Video of "Something That You Said" from The Bangles