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27 Dec 2016

The Lucky 13: Joe Wangler, Guitarist for Dali's Llama

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Dali’s Llama put out one of the best local albums of 2016: Dying in the Sun was true to the desert-rock/stoner-rock scene. Playing lead guitar for Dali’s Llama is Joe Wangler; he’s an attorney by day, and has a side project known as Bavaria. For more information on Dali’s Llama, visit dalisllama.bandcamp.com. Wangler was kind enough to answer The Lucky 13.

What was the first concert you attended?

My first real legit show was No Use for a Name in November 2000.

What was the first album you owned?

Some Elvis tape. Not really a fan, but Elvis is probably a pretty good place to start with rock ’n’ roll.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Primus, Bolt Thrower, Acid Witch, Grand Belial’s Key, Black Pussy, The Obsessed, Anal Cunt, and Sleater-Kinney.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

I’ve always felt Tool is a pretty shitty band. Hated them in the ’90s; hate them now. That opinion doesn’t seem to be too popular.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Too many. I’ll just say it’s a tie between Kyuss and Man is the Bastard, since those are the biggest long-shots that are still technically possible, I think.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Shitty old ’90s trip-hop. Oh, and Mortician.

What’s your favorite music venue?

The Hood Bar and Pizza. That place did a lot for the hometown scene; the sound is good; and they are good to the bands.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

“Face the consequence alone with honour, valour, pride!” ,Bolt Thrower, “… For Victory.”

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Black Sabbath. The first five records pretty much decided how and why I play music.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

I’d ask Pike for tips on how to stay sober and still melt faces night after night, assuming he’s still on the wagon.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Mozart’s “Requiem.” I wanna go out as a total drama queen.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Black Sabbath, Volume 4.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

Since Zach (Huskey) already plugged Dali’s Llama in his Lucky 13, I’ll plug my new project: “Bavaria” by Bavaria. Do drugs while you listen!

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