BY THOMAS S. ORWAT, JR.
Welcome to episode #44 of the Rock Interview Series, with special guest, bass player Andy Tanas.
Andy was a member of the classic southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas from 1977 -1979, and the Swiss hard rock band Krokus from 1984-85.
With Black Oak Arkansas, Andy recorded two records, “Race with the Devil” in 1977 and “I’d Rather Be Sailing” in 1978. Andy performed at some of the largest arenas in North America when Black Oak Arkansas opened for Ted Nugent on his 1978 TNT tour.
In 1984, Andy joined Krokus, replacing founding member and bass player Chris Von Rohr. Months before Andy joined Krokus, the band had released their gold-selling “The Blitz” record and at the time were regarded as one of the most popular bands in rock music. While Andy was in the band, Krokus toured with Sammy Hagar, KISS, Dokken and released a live concert video entitled, “The Blitz Live.”
Currently, Andy performs as a solo singer/songwriter and is working on book about his life in the music business.
During this exclusive Rock Interview Series feature, Andy explains why he quit /was fired from Krokus and the disastrous BOA record “I’d Rather Be Sailing” released in 1978 and much, much more!
For more on Andy Tanas, visit www.andytanas.com
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