must be one of the biggest punk/oigroups in France because they have done a
lot of records through the times. Marc is the one who plays bass in the
group and here he answered my questions really quick a day in October 2014
me a little bit history of the group?
-The band began in 1982 in the French skinhead scene, first ep 1984, first
album in 1985.
We were influenced by the skinhead sound for reggae and ska and by punk rock
music like The clash, the ramones, stiff little fingers, Ruts and many more
Please tell me a little about every member in the group right now, age,
family, work, interests and something bad about everyone?
-Iím Marc bass guitar and vocals 48 years old, Seb guitarist player and
backing vocals and Gilles drums and backing vocals have 38 years, our
interest is music, listen to records, play music, have fun with friends,
drink some good French wine and family.
Something bad, for Seb he has long hair ahahah, Gilles is very often late
when we leave Marseille to do some tours and me Iím perfect and I think itís
something bad to be perfect ahahah
Your reggaesound as you have on some of your songs goes back in time I
understand? Favoruites from the past in the reggae/skascene?
-Yes, The Specials, Madness, The beat, but reggae music too like Jimmy
Cliff, Bob Marley, the Paragons and many more
Have you heard something from The Who after your Warrior Kids are alright?
-Good question, I appreciate, we are Who fans and it was a way to say that,
in the kids are alright they are with the English flag, In warrior kids are
alright we are with the French flag, but weíre really Who fans
Whatīs the best thing with playing live? I can imagine that youīre good live
after all this time?
-Itís to share all those good moments with the audience, when you play at
the other side of the earth and when people appreciate your music, itís
And where is best to play?
-We really loved the USA and Canada, Germany is special for us because our
label is a german label and we have a good audience in Germany, Sweden was
great too, we played 2 times there and we have very good friends, hope weíll
play a third time in Sweden
How is it to play this sort of music in France?
-Itís difficult, a little scene with too many political bullshit, we must
love music to continue in a country like France
How would you describe your music in three words?
-Punk rock music with ska reggae influences
What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-Itís a lifestyle if you can understand our lyrics youíll be sure of that,
itís something that allow you to be different and to be free to say what you
want to say
How do you see on downloading, mp3 and that stuff?
-No problem for me, if a guy can discover my music with that, but for me I
prefer have vinyls, itís another point of view, even if I was against
downloading and mp3, we cannot do something against that, I prefer to be
positive, download but buy records too
How is it to live in the France now? Politically?
-In Marseille, south of France we are lucky with the climate, the sun shines
and itís cool, but in music our town is a rap music town, itís not rock n
roll, the city is poor with lots of unemployment, France is not the best
today, hope it will be better soon
Is there any good bands from France now? Is the punkscene big? How is it in
-A little scene divided by political bullshits, I think the best bands in
France were in the past, really love Camera Silens
What do you know about Sweden? You have been here?
-Two times and have very good friends, 2 of them went to see a Warrior kids
gig in 2012 and they sleep at my home, I have very good friends, really love
Sweden but I know only Stockholm
Have you heard any good bands from Sweden?
-Yes I know Agent Bulldog and the Lowlifes but I must say I donít know many
Your lyrics, who does them and what influences you? Is it important to have
choruses that people easily can sing along with?
-I write the lyrics, itís social and everyday life with rage and nostalgia,
sometimes I hear a word and it influences me to write a song; yes itís
important to sing with people, when we played in other countries, we try to
do it with oh oh oh and things like that to share with the audience
Is there any subject that you never will write anything about?
-I think I wonít write about religion, each people can believe or not, but I
donít want to give my point of view and influence someone
Politic and music, does it goes hand in hand?
-Oh, I donít think, everything is politics, if social life is politics, yes
ok but if politics is to give lessons and to brainwash each other, it sucks
Best political band/artist?
-The Clash even if I donít agree with everything they said
Do you think that music(lyrics and so on) can change anyones life, I mean
people who listens to music?
-Change Is a big word, influence yes, if you touch someone in the deep of
himself, itís great and itís an honour, but I think it helps but to change
someone with music itís to the person that needs to change to change
himself, maybe with the music help
Whatīs the biggest difference to play nowadays if you compare with when you
started to play??
-Contacts is the big difference, today with internet we have played in
Germany, Sweden, Canada,USA, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, it was really hard
when we started to play outside our town.
Can you imagine yourself do a tribute song to a football team, animal rights
or something political? Or have you done that already maybe??
-Football team, I think many bands have done it, I love football but too
much money, Iím writing a song about professional football players, I say
they are young, they are rich, they are nice but they are cunt ahahah Animal
rights why not? Political like I said in a way I talk about that
Please tell me a funny thing which have happened during your career and
under some gig?
-Iím a lefthand player, have broken strings or a bass guitar fucked, have
finished to play with a right hand bass guitar, itís difficult but it was a
good challenge, funny things they are many and many, one of the best is to
have someone that sing a song with us like Adolescent, in Sweden I played in
Stockholm, it was hot in the room and I have removed my t shirt, one girl
has tried during the gig to put his finger in my navel ahahah
How does your audience look like? Which people do you miss on your concerts?
-Itís very eclectic, skinhead, punks, rockers, girls and boys, for me itís
Please rank your five favoriterecords, five favoriteconcerts and five most
important things in life?
-Records : Sex Psitols Never mind the bollocks Ė Clash first album, Clash
Give em enough rope, Clash London Calling, The Ramones itís alive, sorry
only 5? I have many and many others
Concerts, have seen Cockney Rejects, Outcasts, Undertones and many more but
I shall have loved to see Clash, Ramones and many more
Most important things in life : health at first, love, respect, to be honest
Is it boring with interviews? Which is the most stupid question you ever
-Oh I have one, in an album in 2007 we have recorded a song in honouring the
Ramones, when the song had a break, we have put the voice of Dee Dee Ramone
that say one two three four, we have put the voice on a Ramones song, Dee
Dee was dead some years ago, one guy in an interview asked me where I have
met Dee Dee that sings one two three four on our song; sorry have not met a
dead person ;o)
You have had a lot of good bands through the times, Edith Nylon, Trotskids,
Kidnap etc? favourites from the past?
-Camera Silens for me was the best
Skinheads from the 60īs or the 80īs , which is the best ones except the one
-In 60ís I think they were hard mods with soul music, reggae and ska, in the
80ís it was oi and the return of ska, I prefer the 60ís for the look
Futureplans for the band?
-A concert in France the 15 november, a new single with a german band and
maybe I hope a german tour in april 2015 and to play in February for our new
label called Sunny Bastards
-I do my best every day, hope to discover new good things, health at first,
with health you can do anything
-Understanding and understanding the others, to play in other countries has
allowed me to see others cultures and itís important to be better
-Hello to my Swedish friends Pike, Kimmen Robert Maya and many more and hope
to play again in your country, thanks for the questions