Brian Baker of Cincinnati CityBeat caught up with Tantric bassist Jesse Vest about the band’s move to include a cover song in their sophomore album ‘After We Go’. “We went to a record store in Nashville where we were recording, and bought every greatest hits album ever,” says Vest with a laugh. After much research, and with the band no closer to a cover decision, vocalist Hugo Ferreira suggested a plan; he reached for a small clock radio in their hotel room and announced that whatever song was playing when he turned it on would be the song they would cover. When the switch was thrown, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain’ came blaring out of the radio. The decision was made. “When we heard it, there was that moment of silence, like ‘Why didn’t we think of that?’ ” says Vest. “There’s just so much room to play in that song. They’ve got great harmonies and it’s such a big wide open song. And at the end I get to play the best bass line that’s ever been written in the history of Rock and Roll. When we play that song now, the places go wild.”
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