Pete's Relic Room
Hello All! My name is Pete, I’m the newest member of the team here at Deko, and I work on Special Projects and Vinyl Reissues. Up until a couple of years ago I was a tour manager / tour accountant for some amazing acts, and amazing tours. I have spent time on the road with artists like AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, ZZ Top, Joe Cocker, Katy Perry, Slash, Heart, The Goo Goo Dolls, Billy Idol, Velvet Revolver, and many more. Twenty-Five years gone in a flash!
I connected with Bruce and Charlie a few years back now when a band that I managed and executive produced was signed to Deko, Shadow & The Thrill. Sugarbowl is still one of the things I am most proud of in my career in music. A must hear to be honest. We still get incredible compliments on it, I’m glad that people are still discovering it, especially on vinyl.
Throughout my youth and my career, I was a music collector, and someone that was constantly sharing music with anyone that had an interest. Whether it was in person, on Slash FM on iHeart Radio, or on my pirate radio show The Noize Faktory, I always loved turning people on to new bands, or records that they had never heard, and new records from bands that weren’t being heard anywhere else. The Relic Room is going to be the latest installment of that very thing. Not only will I be sharing some great vinyl finds from my years of hunting and learning, but I’ll be sharing with you all the new projects that I’ll be working on with Deko, and touching on some of the ones that we have already done together. I’ll also share some insight into what goes into tracking down the recordings and getting permissions to do reissues, as well as some of our more challenging situations when art and history are missing.
I’m also hoping to share with you some of my favorite places to find those records you are looking for, new and old, other sites and people that are doing great things for the music medium, as well any tips that I’ve found helpful for caring for your albums. That last part is a highly discussed and debated subject, and it often comes down to personal experience, but I’ll try and keep it on a regular listener level, because that’s the language that I speak.
I’m looking forward to this new adventure, I hope that you’ll all come along for the ride with me, as we dig into The Relic Room!