Interview With Carl Of The 450’s

Greetings from Metalheads Forever Magazine, I’m Keith the Editorial Head, how are you today?

Nice to meet you. I’m doing well and I thank you for the questions and support.

November 19, 2021, you released your debut self titled album, Can you tell me about the songwriting and production behind it?

The songs were written by Rhett and Jim. Once we all got together, we did a few tweaks and worked on the feel of each song. We worked on each song and then laid it down live. I’m so used to remote recording; I’d forgotten how much cooler the feel can be when you’re all in the room together. It was an awesome experience. Jack Douglas and Chris Collier were brought in post production. They each did an amazing job for us. We were fortunate to have such legendary and high level talent on our team. Our Executive Producer Bob Jacobs was responsible for making that happen.

Track Listing:

  1. Flowers For Columbine
  2. Black Tar
  3. Lucy Walk Away
  4. Lust And Denial
  5. Gracie Is It Heavy
  6. Drown
  7. One King
  8. Lost Girl Confused
  9. Crawl
  10. She’s My Morphine
  11. The Suspect
  12. When God Won’t Forgive You

Was there any concept put behind this album?

Not at the outset. However, once the writing started I could hear from the demos I was receiving, that a style was emerging rather quickly. Rhett has his own style and Jim and Bob have theirs. It came together really quickly and the end result was, in my opinion, greater than parts.

The album is a whole is pure classic, which elements of Rock N Roll, Acid, Hard Rock, It has everything that is needed for the perfection into it, how as a band do you feel about the outcome? 

I love how the album feels like a live rock band. We played it together and that shows in the energy level. We gelled quickly and organically and that was rewarding.

How has the reception been for the band?

Amazingly good! It seems that everyone who gives it a serious listen comes away loving the album. I’m really proud of it. All of our reviews have been excellent!

The band caught the eye of Legendary Jack Douglas, how do you feel about him producing the album?

He did an amazing job! It was so cool to see his input on the project. Clearly he’s been as successful as he’s been because he’s an amazing talent.

How the touring plans are for you in 2022?

We need to ask Covid 19 about that. We’re hoping to do some dates this summer. If touring doesn’t happen, we will most likely begin work on the new album.

Can you tell me how 450’s started and how you guys got together?

I had produced Rhett in Young Turk and Jim and Bob in St James. They had become friends and it was suggested by Bob that we form a group. It turned out to be an excellent idea. I love the guys and love the music.

How The 450s looks into the future?

We’re hoping to have album number two and carry on from there. We see this as a long term band.

What would be the big dreams?

To play festivals in Europe, South America and Japan.

Would you like to share some great moments that you had so far?

The big take-away for me was how well we worked together. The years of friendship paid off in the studio and with the music.

Finally what would be the message for the fans and for the new ones to the 450’s?

Give the music a chance. Listen to lyrics and the stories. Let the music sink in a couple of times and you may be surprised that you’ve become a fan of the band. Also, thank you and the fans for the support!

The Band

Rhett – vocals
James Jacobs – guitar
Robert Jacobs – bass
Carl Canedy – drums
Ryan Sambrook – keyboards