But when it comes to getting that cred from the roadies for a traditional rock band, like, say, U2, its like hes Rodney Dangerfield: No respect.
Oakenfold says he learned the hard way while on tour as the opening act for Bonos boys back in the mid- 90s that some rock stereotypes die hard, especially amongst those lowest on old rocks pecking order.
Like the roadies who treated him like a novelty because, as Oakenfold chuckles, I didnt have a guitar and play in a band; accused of being one of those knob- twiddlers.
As Oakenfold tours behind his buzz-heavy new release, A Lively Mind, he says it was never in doubt what type of musician he wanted to be.
As he puts it: It was always seemed better to me to make my music, take it into the clubs and get it to the people right away not slave away in somebody elses band.
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