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Hello, is this Viv Savage?
Yes, this is Viv.
So you are alive, then? The guys in Spinal Tap claim that
Viv is actually dead.
No, no, I'm alive and extremely well. I'm taking a sort of
Tap sabbatical. I had a great gig with the Guttersluts recently
at the Cactus Club in San Jose, where my friends started a Save
Viv movement. We've got 150 signatures so far, and I'm Xeroxing
some more sheets we're hoping this could turn into
quite a pesky little monster.
They say you're actually an impostor, making a lot of money
as The Viv Savage Experience.
Well, that story would be convenient for them, but reality
speaks its own language.
Have you got a new band?
Yes, I'm doing occasional gigs with the Guttersluts, and
I'll probably be producing their next record. I'm also involved
with the Model Citizenz, who play some excellent originals and
some covers. We've been playing around the East Bay, polishing
our chops, so look for us to be getting together something soon.
Also, I've been a producer at S.F. Beat Studios, with Michael
Ingram. Have you ever met Michael Ingram?
I don't know who he is.
If you met him you'd remember him the rest of your life.
He's a fantastic person. He's been my songwriting partner since
the early Seventies, and
Have you guys written any songs I might have heard?
Not really, but we have a lot of songs out on demos that
are making the rounds. There's a female rapper with a single
of ours at three L.A. record companies right now.
Spinal Tap know about the Save Viv movement?
I don't know. It's possible I did a public service
announcement for H.E.A.R., and we called Spinal Tap's management
to get approval. But there seems to be some legal problem.
Any hard feelings towards Tap?
Recent Video of Viv in Action
No, no hard feelings at all. I had such a great time with
them, I'm just hoping they might consider me coming back. I'll
keep plugging away, barnstorming with my various musical projects.