ARTHUR BAKER: I’ve always felt like I was on a mission to make music from the time I heard Motown, Philly and Sly and the Family Stone. My mission started as a hobby and still feels like one now. A hobby that you can make a living from for over 40 (!) years is a pretty damn good hobby I'd say. And I never really had a day job to quit. Reuniting with Rockers Revenge and making this new track (along with an album and documentary, which I’m now filming) has pushed me even harder to keep the mission alive.
Tell us about that mission. What has been driving you?
I started my musical journey by working in record shops, reviewing records for a local Boston paper, then DJing school parties, mafia dinner clubs and a middle-eastern disco called Rashids. At that point I realized I didn’t really have the temperament to DJ (it's better now with CDJs and USBs) so I turned to the studio, first with an engineering course at Intermedia Studios in Boston, the studio where Aerosmith cut "Dream On", then after convincing the owner of the studio to jump aboard the disco train (it was 1976), to producing.