Nov 29 2006
-Ok so in the 6th century AD the Cartiginian General
Hannibal was pissed about the Romans taking Sicily so he was working on
reversing the situation and started the second Punic war.....Oh sorry I tend
to ramble a bit...you mean the band? Uh we're guys that play the rock and
roll....live it breath it sleep it...
-Colin is young...and really good, and his girlfriend is
way out of his league, Rob writes too many songs...he's nuts....Tommy is the
sensitive one...all arty and stuff...and Mike is annoying...but he has the
van so we can't throw him out...yet!
-Well we are all the sum of our influences..and those
records definitely influenced us..Rob as a guitar player is definitely the
bastard son of Steve Jones and Keith Richards...and you'll here it in his
playing...but you also hear the Heartbreakers and Sham69 and the Clash in
his song writing...I think the difference is really living with those
records...not just listing them on some lame list because it's cool and then
sounding like Snoop dog anyway...
-We really haven't been tagged that way. People have
reviewed us and they can hear influences but I dont' think anyone has
actually said " they sound like" so I guess you have to listen for
-Sure it's nice to hear good things, but it's funny to
hear fucked up things too! We got a review on some website out of New York
and the guy didn't really kill us but wrote us off as a run of the mill 3
note punk band……I check his history out and his top 10 bands are like Moby
and the Chemical Brothers....I don't know...I thought it was funny that a
guy that doesn't get what we do can pass judgement...I laughed and thought
that it was probably good he wasn't into us...lol
-Nothing wacky yet...maybe yours? lol
-Loud, rock, rhythm
-I think living anywhere is what you make of it. you can
participate or segregate yourself from just about anywhere short of a bomb
landing on your house. um...there's a lot of large people here...so I guess
they eat well...or shitty depending on your definition! lol
-Yeah we got one of those don't we...um that's a long one
I dont' think i want to get into here...
-They certainly can...i believe in "question authority"
get the facts for yourself and make your own informed decision...
-The Clash for me on a "speaks to me" level and I guess
you'd have to say U2 on a "effectiveness" level
-Jack Mags and snow...lol
-The Accidents are good...and Kitty Kowalski is living
there at the moment...(she's from new york) so I’m not sure that
-It's a state of mind...listen there's always the guy in
the cubicle that lives his life true to himself and others...but he's just a
little off form the conformist...he's got a punk state of mind...punk can't
be bought and because you spent $200 in Hot Topic purchase your non
conformist uniform doesn't make you a punk...it doesn’t mean you aren’t if
you did...it's just inside you, it's not something you wear...
-All of the Ramones, Sex Pistols-Bollocks, X-Los Angeles,
Clash, Elvis...Yourself, Your Family, Your Friends, Your Music, Your Earth!
-Absolutely...it's the source...there's only been three
kinds of new music since the '50's Rock and Roll, Punk, and Rap...other than
that it's all derivative so I tend to look for the source and draw from
-All types...we get kids and old punkers...it's cool that
the music speaks to people of all ages...I don't get it...we just do what we
-We do a few yes..
Is it boring?
-It sure can be! lol but this one is the best! lol
-Well if you know any label or distributors there that'd
like to put our record out there or promoters that would like to bring us
over! We're game! but right now we have no definite plans unfortunately
-Any place people are there to see a band.
-Any show that you play the set well and the people react.
And which is the biggest band which you have played with as a support act?
-Well if you count the bands previous to this I’ve had No Doubt, Offspring, Beck, and an endless list of now platinum acts open for me but that's how music is...
And which is the biggest band which have been support act to you?
-Social Distortion, X
-Well we had a show coming up and for me it's always a
pain to name a band...it always sounds lame...so we were working on it sort
of and Tommy comes in and says he's got it and blurts out "the johns" and we
all laughed and it stuck.
-Well isn't saying you can't stand racists sort
-Ramones, Sex Pistols, Clash, X.
The most important punksong?
-ALL OF THEM!
-Play, record, play, record, play, record, play, and then
we're going to play some more and record some more! lol Actually we're
recording right now!
-Finish this interview! lol
-They don't know shit....
-Live your life don't watch it...