fantastic finnish 77-punk
Wayne in the finnish group Stranded makes me happy and
answer some questions about the group…Sid which is in the group too have
really managed to lookalike the old wellknown Sid…..shit the same…here´s
the interview November 2006.
-It all started in November 2003 when I met I.Striker
and he asked me to join the band with Sid and Artsi. We haven’t seen each
other for a couple of years. Year after that we recorded our first demo
and soon after that drummer Artsi decided to leave the band. We found
Henry soon and started to do some gigs in Finland and recorded another
demo (My reputation). We've been tryin to find someone to publish our
-I.Striker, 35. In relationship, has a daughter. Works
for the state railways. Likes especially 70’s british punk-rock, but also
listens to a lot of reggae, rhytm n’ blues and rock n’ roll.
-Yes, Sid really looks like Sid...This really is about
the feeling but we concentrate on our songs when we are working on them
because if the song doesn’t work, the band doesnt't work either. Riffs may
remind you about Dolls and early punkrock, we've heard it before and that
ok. But thats the kind of music we like, basic rock&roll and
punkrock...raw power. It's like building on tradition with something new.
-Not that much, but it is always good too read what
people think of our music. Anyway we wont change anything because of
-I guess he was born looking like that.
-Good Old Punk-Rock!
-It's too cold here...
-Its all bollocks, I guess it must be the same
anywhere. Politicians are making promises they are not even trying to
keep. Recently they just lift their wages 200 euros a month because of the
cost of living have been rising. It's funny my wage still remains the
same... Workers are pushed to maximum limits and if you aren't able to
work you are worth of shit. And there are thousands of homeless people
here but more important thing is to buy some army-equipment, what for? And
the list goes on...
-I don’t mind bands being political and its really good
when bands have something reasonable to say but I think you must also
remember to have fun. We have some "street level politics" in our lyrics
but we don’t "preach" anything. Our lyrics are more about everyday-life
and sometimes politics includes in it.
-Yes, many. Brigade, I Walk The Line, Wasted, The
-I know your football-team sucks! Not really, I know
some bands and football stuff...
-Yes. Bombshell Rocks, Voice of a Generation, Charta
-Of course it's a lifestyle. It's a way to think and do
-Fav-recs (at the moment, depends on a day and a
feeling): Clash - London Calling, Who - My Generation, Dr. Feelgood - Down
By The Jetty, Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette Rancid - Out Come The Wolves.
fav-concerts: Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros in Provinssirock 1999, The
Pogues in Dublin 2005, Damned in Blackpool 2006, T.V. Smith in Blackpool
2006, Wilko Johnson in Helsinki 2005. The most important things: my wife
to be, band, music overall, friends, health, liverpool fc
-First record: Hurriganes - 16 Golden Greats, Last:
John Holt - Greatest Hits, Most expensive: I dont know, they are not that
-Mötley Crue: Girls,Girls,Girls
-We were in studio early in november, recording three
songs. i'm not sure what are gonna do with them since we have no-one to
publish them. Maybe we do it by ourselves, we'll see. Basically it's same
Stranded than earlier. Studio was really good, so the sound is gonna be
stronger and better.
-Actually this our second interview so its not
-How come it took so long to answer these questions? -
I'm a lazy S.O.D.
-I hope so!
-We haven't played that much but I have to say VV-Klubi
in Tampere this far.
-Loud and sweaty, crowd "dancing"...
-Our name is from The Saints song (I'm) Stranded...It's
a good song and a good band.
-That's a tough question...I (and many others) have to
deal with them everyday. Constructions for example are full of them. Basic
man in Finland is at least a bit racist. That's the kind of thinking I
cant understand. It would be great to make them think different but that’s
impossible. (though I know a few who have turn their sledges). The only
way is to fight back I guess.
-Must be one of The Clash's song but I really cant name
-To play as many gigs as possible in as many places as
possible and to make a record.
-Same. And to marry my girlfriend next summer.
-No ,I'm too stupid...
-Not really. Thank you!