Powerman 5000

Okay, let’s get going on what worked this year.

You probably know the rules by now, but for those catching up, all entries for consideration had to be original studio album releases.  No compilations, no re-releases, no live records.  Also, my top ten features eleven records, because first of all it’s my damn list and second of it all, “it goes to eleven.” Clear?  Good.  Moving on.

Perseverance is an underrated quality. The measure of an artist is so much more than just success, the lion's share is given over to how a man or woman handles the lean times, how they take adversity in stride and the confidence with which they bounce back. Spider One, he who is Powerman 5000 and vice-versa, should be given no less than full marks for his exhibition of resillience. Powerman is back, hungry, re-forging their old identity from the first brick and climbing back into your stereo. Fresh off the release of their new record "Builders of the Future," Spider took some time to sit down and answer our questions, as we talk about his band, where they are, what inspires him and the album that never was.

Full disclosure – I am a longtime fan of Powerman 5000, beginning waaaaay back in the “True Force” days. That probably makes me more forgiving than some.