Colin from GBH answered nicely to my questions I gave him in november 1984

 

You have been on the road for a long while, how do you see on that fact
that you have been with us for over twenty years?
WELL IT DOES'NT SEEM THAT LONG TO BE HONEST ,IT'S JUST OUR LIFE

 

Was it better or more fun to play back then, and what´s the difference?
THERE IS NO REAL DIFFERENCE WE WERE OBVIOUSLY MORE NIAVE BACK THEN AND SO HAVE LEARNT SOME OF THE TRICKS-OF-THE-TRADE,BUT IT'S AS FUN AS IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN.

 

It seems like it was more important how you looked back then , how
important is punk to you nowadays and what does punk mean to you nowadays
and how have it changed?
WELL I SUPPOSE WE LOOK A BIT OLDER BUT THAT IS SOMETHING YOU CAN'T CHANGE (UNLESS YOU HAVE PLASTIC SURGERY) LIKE I SAID BEFORE  IT'S OUR LIFE SO YOU TEND NOT TO THINK ABOUT IT REALLY

 

You changed your music many years ago and went away to some more
heavymetaloriented stuf, why did you do that then and what got you back to
the punkstyle?
WE HAVE NEVER MADE HEAVY METAL,I HATE HEAVY METAL

 

The new record is typically GBH, what does your sound so typical do you
think?
IT'S BASIC, LOUD, FAST ROCK'N'ROLL

 

What drives you to play music?
IT'S A KIND OF RELEASE FOR US, IF THINGS ARE PISSING ME OFF I WRITE A SONG ABOUT IT,AND FIND A SOLUTION,IT'S THERAPY

 

Please describe your music in three words?
LOUD  FAST  ROCK'N'ROLL (ROCK'N'ROLL IS ONE WORD!)

 

I think you have got some more popinfluenced songs as in The desire of
poverty for example how about that?
I DON'T THINK IT'S POP, IT'S QUITE A DARK SONG REALLY

 

How has the new record Haha been taken, many reviews, good reviews or
what?
IT'S BEEN RECIEVED VERY WELL SO FAR ,AND I'VE ONLY SEEN GOOD
REVIEWS (FINGERS CROSSED)

 

Do you care about reviews?
I WOULD SAY NO , BUT THE WORST THING IS TO BE IGNORED

 

Which is the most peculiar review you ever got?
THE ONES THAT SAID WE HAD GONE HEAVY METAL

 

Which is the most odd thing which have happened on a concert with you on
stage or in the audience?
HUNDREDS OF ODD THINGS, NAKED PEOPLE RUNNING ACROSS STAGE,BOUNCERS TRYING TO THROW ME OFF STAGE IN THE MIDDLE OF A SONG, THINGS BLOWING UP , ME FALLING OFF STAGE (I WAS DRUNK) AND BREAKING MY SHOULDER, ETC ETC ETC

 

Do you have any bands on the side of GBH?
NOT ME, I'M TOO BUSY

 

You only work with the music or?
I ONLY DO THE BAND AND AM A HOUSE-HUSBAND,  

 

How is it to play this sort of music in England nowadays?
LIKE IT'S ALWAYS BEEN ,THE TROUBLE WITH ENGLAND IS THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH PROMOTORS ,THERE ARE LOTS OF VENUES BUT NOONE WANTS TO PUT SHOWS ON, WE PLAY MAYBE 10 GIGS A YEAR IN ENGLAND

 

Any good bands there nowadays?
WELL IN ENGLAND THERE ARE ,BICKLES CAB,WHEN BEARS ATTACK,DEAD PETS, ETC

 

What do you know about Sweden( I saw you here in 1984 and I took some
pictures back then(you´+re maybe interested of them)?
YEAH SEND THEM PICTURES, WE TOURED A FEW YEARS AGO IN SWEDED WITH DISFEAR, I ALSO LIKE GLUECIFER, AND A COUPLE MORE BANDS THAT I CAN'T REMEMBER RIGHT NOW

 

When was the last time you was here?
WE DID THE HULTSFRED FESTIVAL IN '98

 

Have you heard any good swedish bands?
SEE ABOVE

 

How is politicall in England right now?
WELL THERE IS A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON WITH OUR FIRE FIGHTERS ,AND ALSO TERRORISTS, IRAQ, AND THE USUAL BULLSHIT WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY

 

GBH 1984 in Gothenburg.

 

How did you react when the terrorattackwas, was it with anger, fear or
what?
IT WAS A MIXTURE OF BOTH ,IT'S HARD TO ACCEPT THE DEATH OF INNOCENT PEOPLE ,IT'S NOT TOO SHOCKING WHEN SOLDIERS DIE BECAUSE THAT IN A WAY IS PART OF THE RISK THEY TAKE WHEN BECOMING A SOLDIER, BUT ORDINARY PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE TARGETS

 

Have it changed your life anything?
HAVING CHILDREN PROBABLY CALMED ME DOWN A BIT , WHEN YOU REALISE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OTHER HUMAN BEINGS

 

Can music change anyones life you think, any example on that?
ME, I HAD NO INTEREST IN MUSIC AT ALL UNTIL PUNK CAME ALONG

 

When you write music, which is most important, is it the lyrics, the
music or to have a refrain that people remember?
IT'S A COMBINATION OF MUSIC AND LYRICS

 

Which LP/CD is your best do you think? Best song?
WELL HA HA IS AT THE MOMENT BECAUSE IT'S THE NEWEST ONE AND I LIKE "SADO METHODIST"

 

Which is the most frequent asked song from the auidience?
LOTS "BIG WOMEN", "GENERALS" "CITY BABY ATTACKED BY RATS"
ALL OF THEM

 

How is a good concert with you?
SLIGHTLY DRUNK, GOOD CROWD ,GOOD SOUND ,CROWD NOT TOO FAR AWAY FROM THE STAGE,AND AT THE END EVERYONE HAPPY ,TIRED,SWEATY

 

Do you have good contact with your fans?

YES

 

Why an american label for the new album, wasn´t there any english ones
who wanted to release you?
GO-KART WERE ONLY ONE TO OFFER US A CONTRACT

 

You´r e not so satisfied with we Bite, why, what happened?
THEY ARE A BUNCH OF SCUM SUCKING LIARS, THEY LIE TO US AND ARE DISHONEST

 

Please tell me a little about every member, age, family, interests and
something bad about everyone?
JOCK-GUITAR-41-GRANDFATHER-TWO GIRLS-SLEEPS ALL THE TIME
ROSS-BASS-41-TWO GIRLS-GIRLFRIEND SUE-LOVES MEAT
SCOTT-DRUMS-36-TWO BOYS-THE CLEANEST MAN IN PUNK ROCK
COLIN-VOX-41-TWO GIRLS-WIFE JILL BEEN TOGETHER 23 YEARS

 

Please rank your five favoruite records, five best concerts you have
been to and five most important things in life?
SEX PISTOLS-NEVERMIND THE BOLLOCKS
THE CLASH-LONDON CALLING
THE DAMNED-MACHINE GUN ETIQUETTE
THE RAMONES -IT'S ALIVE
IGGY POP-FUN HOUSE
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STRAY CATS
BODYCOUNT
U.K.SUBS
THE GODFATHERS
PETER +TEST TUBE BABIES
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LOVE
WARM HOUSE
NICE FOOD
GOOD COMPANY
ALCOHOL

 

First, last and most expensive record ever bought?
SWEET-LITTLE WILLIE
RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS-BY THE WAY
MC5-HIGH TIME

 

Idols when you were small?
FOOTBALLERS,BATMAN,NORMAN WISDOM(ENGLISH COMDEAN)

 

Futureplans for the band?
TO KEEP ON DOING WHAT WE'RE DOING, MORE TOURING,MORE ALBUMS AND THE OPENING OF A THEME PARK "GBH-LAND"

 

Futureplans for your self?
WRITTING A BOOK, RUNNING A MARATHON AND SCORING THE WINNING GOAL FOR ASTON VILLA IN THE F.A.CUP FINAL

 

Wisdomword?
SHARKS WILL ONLY ATTACK YOU IF YOU ARE WET!

 

Someting to add?
THIS IS THE LONGEST INTERVIEW I'VE EVER DONE ! I'M GOING FOR A SLEEP
 
COLIN