This is punk. Last Priority plays punk, looks punk and lives punkÖ.read itÖ..may-2008.
-The Last Priority began in the summer of 1999, for the most part the line up has been the same for about the past 5 years except for drummer changes. We put out our first ep "No Regrets" DIY when we were still in high school, and printed em ourselves. We then relesed the "JUST US" 7'' (2003) followed by a split 7'' (2005) with Denver thrash punx The Clusterfux before relesing "Amerika's Hijacked" in 2008.
Please tell me a little about every member, age, interests, work, family and something really bad about every one?
-The current line up is Brady, 23, on lead vocals, Ryan Lee 24 , on guitar, Josh Cunt 25 bass, and Chuck 36 drums.
Punk in USA, how is it to play it?
-Cant speak for the whole country, but we've toured the west coast several times and it is definately alive and kicking! So. Cal is known for backyard gigs/parties which are always kick ass till the pigs come.
They wore a lot of good bands back in time in USA, any favourites?
-Everyone in the band has diffrent tastes but some of our common favorites/ influnces: ILL REPUTE, AGRESSION, STALAG 13, FILTH, CIRCLE JERKS, DR. KNOW, FALSE CONFESSION, D.I., NECROS, 7 SECONDS, BAD BRAINS, MINOR THREAT, POISON IDEA, MDC,D.O.A.,D.R.I., V.O.M.,ANGRY SAMOANS,RIGORMORTIS, VERBAL ABBUSE, NEGATIVE APPROACH, SADO NATION, ADOLESCENTS, AGENT ORANGE MANY MANY MORE!!
You will go out on a big tour this summer? Are you going alone or with any other band?
-All Canadian dates well be doing with BEAUMONTS and all the US dates we will be doing on our own.
Amerika..s Hijacked, what do you mean?
-Our Country and the way it is being run not just right now but for as long as we have all been alive.. The song refers to 911 and the cover up behind it. Media tries to hijack you mind, police hijack you of your rights... and so on.
What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-ITS DEFFINETLY A LIFESTYLE WHEN ITS 24/7 THE MUSIC BEATING IN OUR BLOOD ALL DAY ALL NIGHT. WE ALL BEEN FRIENDS AND MET THROUGH GOIN TO SHOWS AND WHAT NOT SO WE ALL SHARE AND COLLABERATE OUR MINDS TO WHAT WE LOVE. WE BOOK OUR TOURS D.I.Y. WE PUT OUT RECORDS D.I.Y. OUT OF OUR OWN POCKETS. YOU GOTTA HAVE ALOT OF LOVE AND PASSION FOR SOMETHING TO WORK THAT HARD AT IT.
How would you describe your music in three words?
-HIGH FUCKING IMPACT!
How is the reviews you have got for the new CD?
-Only got back 2 so far.. we've sent out about 20 though.. Great review in the upcoming issue of Profane Existence and also a pretty shit review from punk or nothing. Com
Do you care about reviews?
-We're asking people who get hundreds of shittly recorded punk cd's every month, an honest opinion of our music, if they like it cool, and if not thatís cool too thatís what reviews are for
How is it to live in USA, I mean politically?
-UM.. LOVE THE COUNTRY HATE THE GOVERNMENT?? LOTS OF GOOD BANDS COME FROM HERE, NOT ONLY IN THE 80's BUT TODAY AS WELL. NEVER REALLY TRAVELED THOUGH ANY OTHER COUTRIES (YET) SO CANT REALLY COMPARE IT TO ANYWHERE ELSE.
The best and the worst of living in USA?
-Best=PROP 215 Worst=PATRIOT ACT 1 AND 2!
What is typical american? What is typical swedish?
-Minute and a half tuned to E. Minute and a half tuned to D.
What do you know about Sweden?
-GOOD HARDCORE PUNK ROCK SOUND!
Any good bands from Sweden you like?
-VICTIMS, MOB 47, SKITSYSTEM, WOLFBRIGADE
Is there any good bands in USA right now?
Much interviews? Is it boring?
-Not too many, Boring? NEVER!
Please rank your five favourite records, five favouriteconcerts and five most important things in life?
-Motorhead at ventura theatre...as soon as I walked in I got trampled in the pit and could barely hear for 2 days!!! Misfits on halloween at The Palace in 97' saw GWAR with them that night as well! behind enemy lines at long beach warehouse Dead Kennedys at the Road house in Nyland acres!!!!!!!! Circle Jerks at Sunset junction!!!
Favourite records: Agression (Dont be mistaken) Defiance (No future no hope) The Pist (Ideas are bullet proof) Ill repute (Positive charged) R.K.L. (Keep laughing)
First and last and most expensive record ever bought?
Most embarrssing record in your collection?
-Dire Straits? Fleetwood Mac
Your record label is it your own or?, is it a good label, what have they released more?
-Burning Tree Records have been around since the mid nineties and have released bands Damnnation, Texas Terri, Dimwits, Bad Samaratins, Dead Lazlos Place, and others
New stuff like My space, Facebook and so on.... is it good or how do you see on these things?
-Myspace is great way to stay in contact with bands from all over the world, it is a great tool for bands
How do you see on Mp3 and downloading and so on? Is it good or bad for smaller bands?
-We dont know to much about mp3 downloads and all that nonsense... not even sure if our music is available to download!
Which is the biggest band you have played with on a concert?
-Probably Menace, or the Dead Kennedys
Futureplans for the band?
-Amerikas Hijacked North Amerikan tour this July check www.lastpriority.com for details and show info.. more touring though 2008, relese "Amerika's Hijacked" on LP