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06 Dec 2017

The Lucky 13: Larry Ellison, Guitarist for Hundred Forms

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Larry Ellison. Larry Ellison.

Hundred Forms has been getting consistent local gigs lately, and I’ve been trying to come up with a proper description of band’s sound. The best I can come up with so far: “something fascinating.” The band includes elements of punk rock, desert rock and ’90s underground alternative. For more information on Hundred Forms, visit www.facebook.com/hundredforms. Larry Ellison, the band's guitarist—not to be confused with the guy from Oracle—was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13. Here are his answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

AC/DC. I got invited to join some friends of mine our sophomore year in high school. I believe it was The Razor's Edge tour.

What was the first album you owned?

Michael Jackson's Thriller. I became obsessed with the dancing zombies in the video and had to have the song at my disposal.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Hey, that's my line! I really like what Puscifer has put out recently. Royal Blood has captured my attention. Lately, I've been on a Subhumans and Silversun Pickups kick. Them Crooked Vultures are good long drive companions.

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

Rap.

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

Tchaikovsky. That sounds so pretentious. Either way, I'm just a sucker for moody and dramatic music. Maybe I should say Kyuss (with the Reeder, Hernandez, Homme and Garcia lineup). Or Crash Worship—yes, definitely Crash Worship.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Oh boy, time to come out: Lady Gaga. I want to crawl inside her vocal chords and marinate myself for a lifetime.

What’s your favorite music venue?

Nowadays, almost anything in a theater type setting. I saw Puscifer at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside and loved it.

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

“I know the pieces fit …” from “Schism” by Tool. That goes really well with my day job.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys. I had never heard punk rock music before that. Let me just say I haven't been right since.

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

Jim Morrison of the Doors: “Me first or you?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Ooh, I don't know where to start. Perhaps “The Wind” by the Zac Brown Band. Hopefully that will get the party started.

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

Neurosis, Souls at Zero.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Three Days” by Jane’s Addiction. (Scroll down to hear it!)

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