Growing up: Growing up in the mid-1990s, the Grateful Band was a band whose members ranged from “the guys who made the record” to “the ones who played on it.”
But when it comes down to it, those members were just “a bunch to me,” says George Harrison.
“We were just a bunch of dudes.”
Harrison has become the first soloist to record a solo album with the Grateful Birds in over 40 years, but even that was a long time ago.
“The thing about it is, we just kind of got a little tired of it,” Harrison says.
“So, we stopped doing it.
We stopped making albums.”
When Harrison started working on his solo project, The Other Side of Freedom, he was surprised to find he didn’t have to work on anything other than music.
“I think it’s interesting because there’s always something else,” he says.
It’s a sentiment echoed by all the musicians on the group.
“It’s sort of like, ‘Wow, this is not as exciting as it used to be,'” says John Mayer.
“And that’s kind of what I thought.
I thought I had a good time.
But the band wasn’t really happy about it.”
The group never made a major record, but they did record the band’s first studio album, 1968’s Blue Note Sessions, with the rest of the Grateful Brothers.
They also recorded a live album, a collection of covers of songs from the band.
The band never really got a chance to play together, though Harrison says he remembers feeling a lot of pressure in terms of touring and performing live.
“When you’re in a band, it’s not easy,” Harrison adds.
“You’re not in the studio.
And it’s kind