What is the story behind the name White Buffalo?
Phil: "The name comes from a song
of the same name which was on my solo album, 'Fresh New Life'.
The song title was inspired by an episode of the X-Files where
Mulder gets shot and is cared for by some old Indians. They
do some weird ritual where in effect he dies and is reborn.
At the same time as he recovers, a white buffalo calf is born
on another reservation. The white buffalo symbolises a whole
lot of things to many North American Indians, but the whole
re-birth thing was the main motivation in calling the band
What is 'Fresh New Life'
and where can I get it?
'Fresh New Life' was the solo album Phil
made on EMI records, released at the end of 1997. Musically
the sound of the record is mellower than 'Waiting To Go Home'
and features full string arrangements on tracks such as "Hope
Faith And You", whilst the rockier elements are also
there to be heard on "Revolution Babies" for example.
Evan drummed and Matt Round played bass in the days before
Hossi was about.
Produced by Dave Meegan, 'Fresh New Life'
has become a little like the holy grail... folk spend a lot
of time and effort trying to track an original copy down,
with crazy prices often refelcting it's perceived value. Keep
an eye on www.gemm.com , www.ebay.com or your local used /
collectors store for your copy. Rare as they are the discs
do often come up for sale. Don't hold your breath for the
ultimate rarity though... the four track Phil Campbell Band
demo CD of which only 50 were ever pressed!
Please note that White Buffalo &
Stamina Wax have no copies of either of these releases for
sale, though we are sure there are folk out there who will
trade a copy for you.
|Is it my eyes or does Hossi have tattooed
It's your eyes!
What is Stamina Wax?
Stamina Wax is the label set-up by White
Buffalo and their management in the face of the record industry's
current fixation on manufactured pop 'music'. The thinking behind
the label is for a safe and secure place for the band to release
their music without the constraints you would usually be bound
by in the conventional recording contract scenario. In essence
the band can do what they like as it is their label!
Phil came up with the initial design for the logo, and whilst
there are no current plans for releasing music by any other
acts it is hoped that once Stamina Wax is established this could
be the case and it could start accepting demo material. The
first Stamina Wax release was the 'Waiting To Go Home' (stamwax1)
album, which is being sold worldwide exclusively at the webshop,
as well as in HMV & Fopp stores in the UK.
|What is the name of the hidden song on
Waiting To Go Home?
This song is called Timebomb George and
appears after the final track 'Some Life (And I Wish)'. After
some silence the fade out of 'Some Life' is faded back in reverse,
building to the moment when "Timebomb George" crashes
in. The song's inspiration was a homeless man Phil would often
speak to a few years back when he lived in Fulham, London.
|What is the significance of the clock
and the other items on the cover of 'Waiting To Go Home'?
Ahhhh, well some items certainly are significant...
answers on a postcard please!
What or who are White Buffalo's main influences?
Ev, Hossi & Phil have different personal
influences (usually covered on their own pages on this site),
but as a group they are mostly influenced by rock acts like
Weezer, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Rage Against The
Machine, Queens Of The Stone Age and Led Zeppelin. Other influences
include Tom Waits, Soul Coughing and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Mainly they are into bands who do their own thing their own
way and who don't take themselves too seriously.