“If I…” With Dan Carter (Mrs Skannotto)

With a career spanning over 15 years, New York ska-rockers Mrs Skannotto have shared the stage with the likes of Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, and Mad Caddies. Now they’re set to head out on a month long US tour to promote their fifth album – ‘All These Evolutions.’

Bassist Dan Carter recently took part in our “If I…” questionnaire where he spoke about which Beatles song he wish he had written, who would play his ideal festival, Bruce Springsteen and much more.

If I could re-record one song it would be…
Dan Carter: ‘Man In a Suitcase’ by The Police.

If I could re-live one tour/show it would be…
Dan: Our show at The Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM. It was off the hook!

If I had the chance to play one venue it would be…
Dan: Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO.

If I could play with one band it would be…
Dan: Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

If I could play with any person living or dead it would be…
Dan: Bruce Springsteen!

If I could bring back any band that have split up, it would be…
Dan: Led Zeppelin of course!

If I wasn’t playing music, I would be…
Dan: Back in a cubicle doing mundane corporate work.

If I could play a different genre it would be…
Dan: So many to choose from…… Rock!

If I could have written any song it would be…
Dan: The Beatles’ ‘Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds.’

If I could have written any album it would be…
Dan: Pink Floyd’s’ Dark Side of the Moon.’ Pure genius.

If I could headline any festival, it would be…
Dan: Lollapalooza.

If I could organise my own festival, the bands playing would be…
Dan: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, The Flaming Lips, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, MuteMath, Primus, Rush, The Police, and Led Zeppelin!

If I could play any other instrument, it would be…
Dan: Keys.

If I could give one piece of advice to a new band, it would be…
Dan: Practice, Practice, Practice….. you aren’t going anywhere if you suck!

‘All These Evolutions’ by Mrs Skanotto is out now.

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