Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Jim Wilson (Mother Superior), guitarist Scott Ian (Anthrax), bassist Joey Vera (Armored Saint), drummer John Tempesta (White Zombie, The Cult) and vocalist Pearl Aday (Pearl), MOTOR SISTER was originally formed as a Mother Superior covers band made up of diehard fans – and aided by sharing the same front-man – playing the songs for the love of doing so, making their debut at Ian’s private 50th birthday party. Having been playing occasional shows when schedules permitted, though seven years have elapsed between records the group has never been broken up, as such, and according to Ian the band is meant to be. “The magic was there even before 2015. That’s how Pearl and I knew this was supposed to be a band. We were supposed to play music together – that was easy to make happen with Jim’s songs then, and it was there working on new stuff. That’s what happens when decades-long friends play together.”
The more recent album “Get Off” is aptly described by Vera as “no bullshit hard rock and roll”, the record containing eleven originals and rounded out with a cover of Mother Superior’s “Rolling Boy Blues”, which has been a live staple. Kicking off with the compulsive, high octane “Can’t Get High Enough” they immediately put the pedal to the metal, likewise on the pure rock n’ soul of “Bulletproof” and the swaggering “Excuse Me, Your Life Is Exposed”. They slow things down a little on the singalong glory of “Sooner Or Later” and the more plaintive “Pain.”
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The band entrusted Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther) with production, and this time headed into LA’s Studio 606. Also in common with its predecessor, “Get Off” was recorded live in the studio, with all five members in the same room, vocals and leads redone after the basic tracks were laid down. Now, the band are looking forward and excited to play these originals live alongside the covers they are known for, and with shows getting booked for 2022 it’s time for fans to lose their shit and get off to one of the greatest rock and roll bands operating today.
When asked about the album’s title Aday states “I read somewhere that the definition of a “get-off”, according to MC biker culture, apparently means to jump off your bike before an imminent crash to save yourself from an inevitable fiery wreck. If you follow Jim’s lyrical journey through this album it just makes sense,” while Wilson exclaims “who doesn’t want to get off?!”
Sonic Perspectives collaborator Rodrigo Altaf sat down with Pearl Aday to speak at length about the album’s recording process and a myriad of other interesting topics. Listen to their chat below and remember that for more interviews and other daily content, make sure to follow Sonic Perspectives on Facebook, Flipboard and Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on a daily basis.