Episode 18 – Dave McClain Machine Head / Sacred Reich

Do to a last minute scheduling conflict we had to switch up gears and resurrect an interview I did back in 93 with current Machine Head drummer Dave McClain. At the time he was part of Sacred Reich.

The interview took place shortly after the recording of Sacred Reich‘s Independent album. Items discussed during this interview are the album Independent, how he joined Sacred, his early influences, touring, and the advent of grunge. Since Dave is knows as one of metals premiere drummers, it is interesting to also hear him mention how he’s never recognized, and doesn’t know why people would want his autograph.

Items discussed are as follows:

Flotsam and Jetsam, Sepultura, Meat Puppets, Gin Blossoms, Murder Card, Prong, Phil Rind, A Question?, Peter Criss, Neil Peart, Terry Bozzio, Igor Cavalera, Pantera, Vinnie Paul, New Titans On The Block, Napalm Death, Sick Of It All, Metallica, Fear Factory, Biohazard, Rush, Ice T, Public Enemy, Edie Brickell, The Sundays, Dave Jerden, Hollywood Records, Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Megadeth, Guns N Roses.

Songs played during the show:

Independent – Sacred Reich
Crashing Around You – Machine Head
Heal – Sacred Reich
Halo – Machine Head
Free – Sacred Reich
The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears – Machine Head
Crawling – Sacred Reich
Imperium – Machine Head

Songs Played Behind my banter:

Aesthetics Of Hate – Machine Head
Just Like That – Sacred Reich
From This Day – Machine Head
Days Turn Blue To Gray – Machine Head