Fever Dog is one of the valley’s most spectacular bands; everything, from the group’s glammy rock to the sparkling stage wear, has left audiences entranced. Drummer Joshua Adams’ nickname in the band is Blue Diamond—and it is the name he used for his new solo record, Tales From Mojo Saturn, a flashy concept album about space travel and epic battles. Learn more and listen at bluediamond.bandcamp.com. Adams is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are his answers.
What was the first concert you attended?
My very first concert was at the Anaheim Convention Center, Toy Story (Disney on Ice), and I loved it.
What was the first album you owned?
It was either the Randy Newman Toy Story soundtrack or Van Halen, 5150. It’s hard to remember, because both came into my world at a similar time.
What bands are you listening to right now?
I’ve always been an avid listener of the Great American Songbook and songs of the music hall. When I’m listening to something, 90% of the time, it’s from there.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?
I don’t enjoy anything that’s low effort and sucks. Like, it’s so easy; just rock harder. There are too many lazy posers in this industry.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
I’d like to see The Association, my all-time-favorite band.
What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?
I wouldn’t call it a guilty pleasure, but I love meme songs, like “Gangnam Style.”
What’s your favorite music venue?
Anything with a green room and chicken wings.
What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?
“I’m a savage. Penis size average. Tickle my stomach, I’m laughing,” Ryze Hendricks.
What band or artist changed your life? How?
I would say (Fever Dog band mate) Danny Graham. I met him in the fourth-grade, and he played guitar. Before I met him, I was the only person in show business I knew of.
You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?
I’d ask Doja Cat on a date.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
I’d imagine that you would not be able to hear any music over the sounds of the revving motorcycles.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Crimson and Clover, Tommy James and the Shondells. I learned a lot from that.
What song should everyone listen to right now?
Everyone should go listen to my song “Doctor Circuit” off of my brand new album, Tales From Mojo Saturn, and then find me on Instagram, and tell me what you thought of it.