Probe 7 is an electronic-music act that Brent Heinze has kept going since 1992. He re-launched Probe 7 in 2018 with a new vocalist, Charlie Harding. Heinze recently relocated to the Palm Springs area, and Probe 7 will be playing at the Piggy Party at the Tool Shed on Friday, Feb. 8, which will also serve as an album-release party. For more information on Probe 7, visit www.probe7music.com. Heinze was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers.
What was the first concert you attended?
I went to see Bruce Springsteen with my dad in 1984.
What was the first album you owned?
Bee Gees’ Spirits Having Flown, because I loved the song “Tragedy” and took the album from my mom.
What bands are you listening to right now?
The Faint, Skinny Puppy, The Frozen Autumn, Provision, Empathy Test, and Imperative Reaction.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?
Honestly, with Kanye West, I have never understood or enjoyed anything I’ve heard from him, not to mention anything he has said publicly.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
I would have loved to see Joy Division in their original configuration before Ian Curtis’ death.
What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?
Queensrÿche’s Operation: Mindcrime album.
What’s your favorite music venue?
I have not had the opportunity to play Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, but would love to play there.
What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?
“I have a reservation for a padded room where all my dreams are of you,” Hexheart, “Lunatix.”
What band or artist changed your life? How?
Hands down, it was The Cure. They were the first band I got obsessed with, owning all their albums.
You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?
Laurie Anderson: “Would you please adopt me?”
What song would you like played at your funeral?
Deine Lakaien’s “Love Me to the End.”
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Sisters of Mercy, First and Last and Always.
What song should everyone listen to right now?
Fires featuring The Rain Within, “Survive.” (Scroll down to hear it!)