Published on April 25th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Andy Rosen (a.k.a. Goat) On His New Single “Heaven,” Surviving The Major Label World & More
Andy Rosen has had a long and multi-faceted career within music. Early on he worked at New York City’s legendary Power Station Recording Studio, where he was exposed to rock royalty and loving every minute of it. He served as the bandleader for legendary songwriter Otis Blackwell. He ultimately signed with Interscope Records, and then later to Sony off-shot Ruffhouse, where he took on the moniker Goat. One of his Goat songs, “Great Life,” was licensed for a movie and a car commercial.
Goat eventually pressed on with more independent label releases, including a jazz record with some of the Dizzy Gillespie’s crew. He has also continued to score music placements for television and film. His latest release is All Of My Friends, which includes the title track and the new single “Heaven”; “Heaven” is interestingly more on the experimental/eclectic side from the Goat catalog.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Goat by phone on April 22, 2020 about “Heaven,” his major label years, how boxing nearly became his professional path, how he’s been able to have such a long-term career in music, and why he’ll most likely never write a memoir about his unique (and still happening) journey. That full chat is embedded below for your listening pleasure, while more on Goat can be found online by visiting www.yesterdaystears.com and/or www.facebook.com/GoatTheMusician.