Episode 153: Chris Barron

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Chris Barron the  lead singer for 90’s sensation Spin Doctors talks about songwriting, coming up thru the 90’s NYC music scene and lead singer disorder. He also recounts how his happiest moments with the band didn’t come from playing arenas but from being able to afford a steak and milkshake as a starving artist in the East Village. We also discuss the nihilism of the grunge scene and the misconception that you need to be miserable in order to be creative. “There is plenty of pain in this world to draw from, I think the myth is you need to be tortured and subsequently crippled,” Barron says at one point. As someone who’s got an incredibly unique perspective on the artistic process and mainstream success, it’s worth listening to what he has to say.