Dance With Me

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  • Air Supply with an uptempo song about dancing? It might not be what you'd expect from the Australian group that brought us the Soft Rock classics "All Out Of Love" and "Lost in Love," but according to their guitarist/songwriter Graham Russell, it makes perfect sense. Russell told us: "If you'd seen us live, we dance all night. We don't stop moving. It's strange, until people see us, they go, 'I had no idea. I thought it was gonna be like all wedding songs or like that.' But no, it's pretty full-on. When I go to a concert I want to stand up all night and, depending on who I'm watching, I want to get into it. I like it loud and raunchy, and I want to enjoy the music, hear the hits, and hear what else they've got to offer. And we try to do that with our audiences. I think it's our duty to give our audiences new things all the time, and we always have been. We don't just go out and play the hits and say, 'Well thanks very much, we'll see you next year.' We like to entertain people that perhaps have never heard of us or never seen us before."
  • Mumbo Jumbo is a concept album that plays a lot louder than their earlier output. Graham Russell says: "On this record of ours, some of the stuff's pretty loud, and we're a full-on rock and roll band live - my amplifier's cranked right up. I love Rolling Stones and I love Keith Richards as a player, so I play in that same vein. I love that raunchiness that he has." (Check out our interview with Graham Russell.)
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