Flashback Friday 010. Free Throw
For introductions sake, please be sure to include both your name(s) and position(s) in the band.
Cory – Guitar and Vocals
Larry – Guitar
Justin – Bass
Jake – Guitar and Vocals
Zach – Drums and Vocals
- Where/When was your bands first show? How did that go?
Free Throw: It was at The Boro in Murfreesboro, TN in 2012. Larry had just turned 21 and had drank 3 pitchers by himself, the rest of us were also drinking heavily, you can imagine how that went.
- Did you guys play any covers? If so, of what?
Free Throw: No covers were played. All original drunken mess.
- What was the first song you guys wrote as a band? Is it on any of your releases?
Free Throw: The first we wrote is called My Low. And it is indeed on our first self titled EP.
- Did your band ever have a different name?
Free Throw: When we first started the band, it was called Langoliers. Turns out another band from around town was called “The Langoliers” and they started asking promoters of our shows if they were supposed to play, so we decided to change the name in a Jack-n-the-Box and our bass player Justin came up with Free Throw and it stuck. Man, you gotta love those 2 for a dollar JITB tacos.
- When did you decide that making music was something you really wanted to pursue?
Free Throw: Well, we all have played in bands for a very long time. Music has always been a part of all of our lives. Free Throw was originally started to be somewhat of an escape from the usual stress of being in a band and to have fun playing music that we liked. When the internet response came around, we realized we had a chance to do something cool, so we just went with it.
- What is the first band you remember getting really, really into?Justin: Alkaline Trio
Zach: Backstreet Boys
Jake: Nirvana and never looked back.
Larry: Green Day
Cory: ZZ Top
- What was the first album you bought with your own money
Justin: Blink 182, ‘Dude Ranch’
Zach: Linkin Park, ‘Hybrid Theory’
Jake: My Chemical Romance, ‘Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge’
Larry: Blink 182, ‘Mark, Tom, and Travis Show’
Cory: ZZ Top, ‘Eliminator’ & Beastie Boys, ‘Licensed to ILL’
- What was the first show you went to?
Justin: Alert The Sky at Third Floor Skatepark in Paris, TN.
Zach: Backstreet Boys, Millennium tour.
Jake: Against Me! and The Foo Fighters at Municipal Auditorium
Larry: Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance. American Idiot Tour.
Cory: Cryptopsy at The Muse in Nashville, TN sometime in the early 2000’s.
- Favorite One Hit Wonder? If you don’t have one, then Favorite song not from this decade?
Justin: Right Said Fred, Too Sexy
Zach: Baja Men, Who Let The Dogs Out
Jake: Semisonic, Closing Time
Larry: Chumbawumba, Tubthumping
Cory: Montel Jordan, This Is How We Do It
- Favorite movie? If you can recall, favorite line?
Justin: Forrest Gump, “God damn it, Gump! You’re a goddamn genius! This is the most outstanding answer I have ever heard. You must have a goddamn I.Q. of 160. You are goddamn gifted, Private Gump.”
Zach: Joe Dirt, “Home is where you make it.”
Jake: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Larry: The Departed, “Here in our country, bringing automatic weapons to business transaction doesn’t add inches to your dick, it gets you a life sentence.”
Cory: Godzilla, No favorite line, only quirky destruction.
We are currently on a full U.S. tour with Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) in support of our debut album “Those Days Are Gone”! If we are in a city near you, come hang out and get to know us!