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This installment is “Dreamtime Stomp”, off hard rockers Masters of Reality´s forthcoming Pine/Cross Dover (Cool Green), out October 12. Frontman Chris Goss fills us in on the song.


What´s this song about?

CHRIS GOSS: The end of this physical world, and the surreal symptoms of realizing it.

Which part of it did you come up with first? And what was the inspiration?

CHRIS GOSS: The chorus, “Goodnight, Dreamtime, Transform.” The chords of that section all share one continuous note. Heard them in my head during a  studio session about six years ago and had to run to a guitar to figure  them out. The lyrics were a send off to someone I loved very dearly but became applicable to loss and transformation on a universal scale, a subject I believe is on many minds these days.

Was this an easy song to write or record?

CHRIS GOSS: Three sides to this answer. First, joy, the beauty of the original chords. Second, sadness, the loss to endure creating the lyric. Third, joy again, the acceptance of change and a damn good rock and roll song.

What was your approach on this album?

CHRIS GOSS: It´s always the same by always being different. I think most true  artists begin with a planned vision, but then the vision takes control  and the artist follows its plan. That pretty much holds true for every Masters of Reality album.

What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far?

CHRIS GOSS: I think it strikes a strange mood in the listener. Which is probably its intent as far as vibe goes. To help acknowledge alienation amongst  the knowing. That said, it´s a boogie, and that´s supposed to be a  therapeutic romp. An outgrowth of African chants. Anyway, to answer your question, a few people have singled that out as a song on the album that they loved