Back in print

By BRETT MILANO  |  March 5, 2008

The new set omits the disappointing Epic album Slam, which is fine with the band. (Besides, it sells for as little as one cent on Amazon.) Epic promised Big Dipper the world and pushed them into over-polishing the album; then their A&R guy was fired and the album died. “I remember them saying the album had five hits and that we’d be the first big band of the ’90s,” says Waleik. “Then I remember how the guy at Epic who heard the last demos we did put his feet on the couch and said, ‘I don’t hear a single here.’ I wanted to take him apart.”

So Big Dipper have something to prove. And there are other reasons for the reunion. “I’ve got 20 years of adrenaline ready to come out,” says Oliphant. “When your kids start getting older, it’s easy to regain chunks of your former existence,” Waleik adds. “So if we sound furious on stage, you’ll know that a lot of diaper changing and days at the office went into that.”

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