have had some good band through the times and a new band , anyway for me, is
The Jolts. Now when Hellacopters have quit I think that Jolts is the next
about the group?
-Joey Blitzkrieg(Vocals & Guitar): I met Dylan in a bar sometime in 2004 and
we decided that what we needed to do with our lives was to form a real rock
n roll band. We started playin covers (Ramones, Dictators, Angry Samoans)
with cases of beer and a crazy drummer named GT Flare. Did lots of local
gigs, a small tour and self-released a CD (The Jinx EP, 2006) with GT and a
bass player named Kurrentz. Got a killer new drummer, a wunderkind known as
Mattias Von Dander, played a ton more Ramones songs, did 2 Canadian tours,
shared stages with The Queers, Dwarves, NoMeansNo and a huge amount of other
great bands, and released a full length (Haute Voltage, 2008). After the
third tour Mr. Kurrentz left to focus on his lucrative baseball career, so
we brought in our good friend Joshy Atomic. We just got outta the studio
where we recorded 4 new songs.. so we'll hopefully have a 7" out later this
year. Any labels out there wanna put it out??
Please tell me a little about every member in the group, age, family, work,
interests and something bad about every one?
-Joey: 28.. yes I have family, no I have no work. I like marijuana, cheap
guitars, Bionic Commando for NES, and Ace's solo album.
Dr. Dylan Danger(Lead Guitar): I'm 25 and work at Sparrow Guitars. When I'm
not playing in the Jolts I'm playing in my other band Dylan Thomas or
getting drunk somewhere.
Joshy Atomic(Bass): I'm 24 with no wife and I like the color black.
Matt Von Dander(Drums): No comment.
Joey: Guess I'll have to say something bad about everyone.. Dylan's a
heartbreaker, Matt's a communist, Joshy is a bad influence on everyone he
meets, and I'm a complete slacker.
How is it to play this sort of music in Canada right now?
-Dylan: It’s hard to get a gauge on good punk rock in Canada these days
because the magazines/media don’t really give it much attention. We’re doing
well without and I’m sure other bands are too. We’ve made some good
connections with other bands we’ve played with on tour and that’s how we can
do what we do.
Joshy: I've never played any other kind of music ever. So I guess this is
the best type to play here for me.
Now when Hellacopters have gone to their grave, isn't it your time now?
-Joey: That's quite a compliment... I doubt it'll ever be our time.
Dylan: We’re all huge Hellacopters fans. It’s a shame they decided to call
it quits but at least they ended on a high note.
Joshy: That's up to you! Buy the albums and join The Jolts army!
What do you know about Sweden? ?
-Joey: The liquor stores close early.
Joshy: I know that your hockey players are not nearly as good as ours but
they have better teeth.
Do you like any good Swedish bands??
-Joey: Hives, Hellacopters for sure...Sahara Hotnights I love and Soundtrack
of our Lives are great. We're definitely Abba fans.
Dylan: I have yet to hear a bad record come out of Sweden. The Solution,
Regulations, Vectors, Invasionen, The Vicious..
Joshy: I liked Disfear and Randy. Abba is fucking great when they decided to
play real pop rather than disco.
Which is the biggest band you have played together with?
-Joey: Probably the Dwarves, but Black Flab were pretty big..
Matt: Romeo Liquor Store
What does punk mean to you is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-Joey: It's a word you put before rock to signify you'll never make any
Joshy: Punk rock is puking in your girlfriends car and then dumping her for
Matt: Punk is absolutely a lifestyle
Haute/Voltage, what do you mean?
-Joey: “Haute Voltage” basically refers to Dionysian energy. The creative
energy that comes from intoxication. All the songs on the album were written
and usually performed under some kinda intoxication. Whether it be by
alcohol, drugs, love, lust, anger. It's kinda the ongoing theme in our
Have you done anything more than the Haute/Voltage, demos, singles? If you
have how can I get it?
-Joey: We also gotta 5 song EP called "Jinx". You can buy it and “Haute
Voltage” off our myspace. Cheap!
Dylan: We will be releasing a 7” in the coming months. Everything is up on
Which is your own favourite song of your own?
-Joey: DXM is always a blast to play live. And I don't have to play guitar
in the verses...
Dylan: I tend to get tired of playing the same songs all time so when we
play a new cover, currently Motorhead’s Bomber, or write new songs that’s
what I’m most excited about.
Joshy: I like playing Black Snake or Angelbitch the most.
It feels like you mix a lot of styles in your music but that you always have
punk as a ground? What other styles do you like?
-Joey: Rocknroll... in all it's various shapes and sizes.
Dylan: I like everything from early rock n’ roll and soul to early metal.
I’ve always been into things like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Neil Young too.
Joshy: I like pretty much everything but the mainstays are always the same,
Dead Boys, Hanoi Rocks, The Clash. Lots of really good local Canadian punk
Is there any good bands in your country nowadays? Any old favourites?
-Joey: In Vancouver right now there's a great post-punk band called
Adjective, definitely check em out.. and I'm lovin the Rocket Reducers out
of Welland, Ontario who just put a record out. Old favorites?? The Hanson
Bros will always get played in my house. Gotta soft spot for Danko Jones
Dylan: We’re good friends with The Tranzmitors. They’re a great band from
Vancouver. The Pointed Sticks have reformed and they’re still amazing. The
Forgotten Rebels have always been a favorite too. We got to meet Mickey
DeSadist at our show in Hamilton, Ontario.
Joshy: The Spectres are fantastic from Vancouver, Tranzmitors, Teenage Head
Matt: Nomeansno, Propagandhi, Romeo Liquor Store
What do you think about the new president in USA? Will it be any change?
-Joey: I'll leave the politics to the rhythm section...
Joshy: It's a change because he's of darker skin, we'll see if anything else
is different later. So far the white guys have had their day and fucked it
Matt: Obama is a chain-smoking playboy blow job. His administration has no
coherence. He's doomed. The fact that there is so much enthusiasm about
Obama's election just shows how much North American culture is
race-conscious; I was hoping we'd be past that by now.
Politics and music , does it go hand in hand?
-Dylan: We definitely aren’t a political band but we’re not against that
either. Some of my favourite bands and artists like Billy Bragg were
political but didn’t let that stop them from writing good songs.
Joshy: Sometimes it goes fist in ass, or fist in face, rarely does it go
hand in hand. Mostly it's a dysfunctional relationship.
Matt: Politics and music go hand in hand, but not in North America. People
here are individualistic and think they know how to live their lives just
fine. Libertarian bands do well here.
Best political artist??
-Dylan: The Clash.
Joshy: The Clash. Period.
Matt: Nietzsche would have probably come up with some pretty sweet album
Joey: GG Allin had some interesting ideas.
How is it to live in Canada right now, I mean politically?
-Joshy: It's getting harder to work less and party more.
Joey: Well spoken Joshy.
Please rank your five favourite records, five favourite concerts and five
most important things in life?
-Joey: Right now my favorite records are probably... The Ramones - S/t, Kiss
- Love Gun, Misfits - Static Age, Hellacopters - High Visibility and The
Troggs Hit Single Anthology..
Best Concerts... Turbonegro, Motorhead at Bumpershoot, Naughty Camp 2001,
every time I saw Murder City Devils, and Airbourne
Life.. I'm not even close to figuring that out.
Dylan: Records: Turbonegro – Apocolypse Dudes, Ramones – Ramones, Bob Dylan
– Highway 61 Revisited, Neil Young – Zuma, Reigning Sound – Time Bomb
Concerts: Turbonegro, Hives, Neil Young, Dwarves, Queers
Life: Music, family, friends, good times, bad times
First, last and most expensive record ever bought?
-Joey: First was probably ACDC's "If You Want Blood You Got It", last was
the new Sword record "Gods Of The Earth" for my girl's birthday. That was
probably the most expensive too.
Dylan: First – Nirvana, Last – Jay Reatard, Most expensive – Slaughter and
The Dogs (original pressing)
Joshy: I think my first record was a Mcrackins record. The last record I
bought was a 7" by a band called The Madonna Bangers. They were fantastic.
Most embarrassing record in your collection?
-Joey: Bay City Rollers - Once Upon A Star.. with pull out cards of their
Joshy: Depends on who you talk to....Maybe Adam And The Ants? I like weird
records many would find embarrassing, I also like to find records with
nudity on the cover. Any good Swedish sleaze I should know about?
What do you think about Facebook, My space and all those stuff, is it good
for a band of your caliber?
-Joey: Sure, you found us through myspace right??
Dylan: I think it’s helped in a lot of ways. We have booked a few tours by
ourselves using myspace and it’s easy to stay in touch with fans and
Joshy: Facebook and Myspace are invaluable for finding new bands and booking
Where do you stand when we talk about mp3 and downloading?
-Joey: The more music you listen to, the better. Just make sure you support
the bands you really care about. Like us...
Dylan: I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing. If it’s something someone
really likes they’ll go out and buy the actual record. I think free
downloads inside the record is a good idea too. That way you can play it on
your computer and on your record player.
Joshy: I support the theft of all forms of things unless it has my name on
Is it good or bad for a band of your size?
-Joey: Considering we have no label or management and really suck at
marketing ourselves, it's probably bad. If we were bigger someone else might
care and if we were smaller we wouldn't.
Joshy: Don't do it....
Future plans for the band?
-Joey: Play shows, record again, maybe Sweden..
Dylan: We’re in the process of booking tours for the Spring and Summer at
the moment. Hopefully in the fall we can set something up for Europe.
Joshy: Tour Sweden! Get in the van motherfucker!
Future plans for yourself?
-Joey: Find a real job, make some money, get outta town
Dylan: My plan is to just keep writing music and to push the band as far as
it can go. We really want to do some international tours in the next year as
-Joey: You're asking the wrong guys.
Joshy: DO NOT DO THE BROWN ACID.
Some thing more to add?
-Joshy: Check out Let's Dance from Edmonton Alberta Canada.