It´s not so often that the band members are older than me but Kerry in Payaso have reached his 60 years and that´s good I think. They have had a little bit of trouble with homelessness and drugs but now they´re here. PAYASO aug-2015


Please tell me a little bit history of the group?

-Alot of prison and heroin. Court battles with lyrical content. We all have been homeless and strung out but seem to re-group and make music.


Please tell me a little about every member in the group right now, age, family, work, interests and something bad about everyone? Earlier bands?

-Kerry Needles-guitar, 60- huge cat lover. Icky Von Nothing-guitar-39- shoots speed and chronic masterbation. Fill Colons-drums-26-he is into filling colons

Daniel Dahmer-vocals-48- chronic alcoholic, Juicy Christ-bass-35-super ugly. Earlier bands are POOP-(DANIEL AND JUICY), D.I (KERRY), WIMPY DICKS (ICKY), THE RIKK AGNEW BAND (DANIEL), LISAFER, CRAWL UNIT(KERRY)


I can hear much different influences in your music but mostly punkstuff in your music? Am I right? Favorites from the past?

-All music......too many to mention...favorites are Christian Death-MC5- Eddie and the Subtitles- T:rex


Payaso are you satisfied with the name?  How did it came up? What does it mean?

-Yes. We put names into a bag and that’s the one we chose. It means clown in spanish.


What´s the best thing with playing live?

-Juicy always gets naked.


And where is best to play? And the worst place?

-Someones back yard. No worst place in punk rock


How is to play this sort of music in USA right now? Which types of bands do you have concerts together with?

-Great, We will play with anyone.


How would you describe your music in three words?

-Goat fucking good


What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?

-Lifestyle and attitude an awareness of what’s really being done to us as citizens


How do you see on downloading, mp3 and that stuff?

-We stand behind it 100 percent


How is it to live in USA now? Politically?

-We don’t party...get it...political party  hahahahah  


Is there any good bands from USA now?  Is the punkscene big? How is it in your hometown?

-The scene is alive and well. There area a bunch of great bands from here.


What do you know about Sweden?

-Great chocolate and watches   hahahaha just kidding  Free health care  


Have you heard any good bands from Sweden?

-The Helicopters...The Rolling hunk from Sweden and ABBA


Your lyrics, who does them and what influences you?

-Daniel Dahmer   adverse human behavior 


Is there any subject that you never will write anything about??



Politic and music, does it goes hand in hand?  Which is your most political song?

-Not always....O.C.P


Best political band/artist?

-Dead Kennedys


Do you think that music(lyrics and so on) can change anyones life, I mean people who listens to music?

-Music has helped people do great things and also convinced them to kill


Your cover on your CD looks really nice, is it important to have a record cover which shows people which type of music you play? Your favorite recordcover?  Who does your covers?

-Yes and our favorite is Death church-Rudimentary peni. Our art was done by Daniel.


Is it important to get out physical records of your stuff? Why or why not?  

-Yes.....people need to have something they can hold in their hands 


Please tell me a funny thing which have happened during your career and under some gig?

-Our old guitarist Miggz got naked while playing a guitar on a skateboard, hit the fire exit of the club during our set and just kept skating and never came back.


How does your audience look like? Which people do you miss on your concerts? Which is the biggest band you ever have played together with?

-All walks of life come to see PAYASO...........THE MISFITS is the biggest band


Please rank your five favoriterecords, five favorite concerts and five most important things in life?

Five records 1.Theater of pain-Christian death, Dead Kennedy’s-Plastic Surgery Disasters, The Go Go's-Vacation, Adolescents-Blue album, N.W.A- Straight outta compton....etc.

Five important things in life-1. FOOD 2. WATER 3. AIR 4. CONFLICT 5. AWARENESS


Is it boring with interviews? Is it much interviews??



If you could choose five bands from the past and the history and nowadays and both dead and living bands to have a concert together with your band. Which five have you been chosed?



Is music a good way to get out frustration and become a nice person outside the music??

-Yes.....I don’t know about the nice person part


Which is the most odd question you ever have got in an interview?

-We were asked what type of fruit we buy


Which is the question you want to have but you never get. Please ask it and answer it?

-Do you guys have sex with each other? Yes....sometimes the road gets lonely and to quote Boy George "any love is good love"


Futureplans for the band?

-Try to stay out of prison and in the studio. Record another record and hit the road to tour Sweden!!!!


For yourself?






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