Nazi Dogs is a name which maybe make
many people interested but surely so that many people can be afraid of the
name to. Karsten which sings in the group answered some questions about
their name and other stuff early in October 2006.
-The NAZI DOGS have been together since mid 2002. Karsten (Vocals)and B.T.
(Guitar) did time in the infamous BLOWJOBS, Daichi Dog (Drums) was in
MESS-AGE. The NAZI DOGS started playing shows in early 2003, it was back
then kinda hard to get gigs under that name, which is a real shame, as you
lovers of true and uncompromising punk rock will agree...!! Anyways, we only
played like 10 shows all in all until May 2004, when we decided to enter a
studio and cut some tracks for a demo. Karstens knee was fucked up then, but
he succeeded in sneaking into California on September 11th, where he hooked
up with Mark and TKO Records to talk about a record. Back in Germany, the
NAZI DOGS recorded some more tracks and played more and more shows. After a
European tour with Finnish punk band RATTUS in May 2005, ZCM Records from
Zürich put out the vinyl version of the NAZI DOGS` first full lengh entitled
"Chase the Man". TKO released the CD in May 2006 and right now, we have
another brand new 7" out, it´s called "Money Taker" and was released by
Drunk´n´Roll Rec. in cooperation with No Front Teeth Rec.. Those companies
will also release our next CD, which will feature 9 live tracks including 3
crazy videos from our performance in London City in September 2006.
Please tell me a little about every member, age, family, work, interests and
something bad about every one?
-Karsten-lead vocals. Spiky blond hair, smart dressed. Used to sing in the
Blowjobs (punk band from Aachen City) from 2000 until their demise in 2004.
Started the Nazi Dogs with Dizl and André Chien in July 2002. Sings in
another band called Teenage Panzerkorps. Blood type is A rhesus negative.
Joined the punk game in 1982, and is still kicking butt! Age unknown. Zodiac
Dizl-guitar hero of the Nazi Dogs. Used to be in the Blowjobs together with
Karsten, no other current bands right now. Famous for alcoholic excesses,
wearing tangas on stage, and losing sleep on tour. Blood type and age
unknown. Zodiac sign: Taurus. Veteran of the punk scene, formally known as
Killer Collé, BT Blowjob, and Roi Lakaai.
André Chien-bass player in the Nazi Dogs. No other current bands right now,
because his side project Turd Burglars called its quits. Quite well known
for being a social reject since the middle ‘80s. Hates almost everything
except soccer, playing his bass, drinking, and smoking proper quality hash.
Blood type and age totally unknown. Zodiac sign: Libra.
Daichi Dog-drummer. Joined the Nazi Dogs in
November 2002. Played formerly in a punk band from Aachen City called
Mess-Age. This guy was far too good for those guys, so the Dogs decided to
steal him from them. Infamous for starting fights on and off the stage, and
he usually wins. Can consume huge amounts of alcohol and weed without
showing signs of exhaustion. Blood type and age: mysterious. Zodiac
My review of your record is like this NAZI DOGS-PLAY
CHASE THE MAN(CD-TKO RECORDS TKO ROUND 149) With both Hitler and Bush on the
cover so gives us Nazi Dogs a really good record. As a modern MC5 or as a
more distorted Hellacopters so gives us Nazi Dogs a really distorted
punkrock which is really good. You who likes distorted punkrock in tru
77-spirit will love this and it's peculiar that they´re aren´t bigger than
they are but it maybe depends on the name. They have taken all the good
riffs from the early punk and make it into something own….buy it for god´s
What about it?
-I fuckin´ love what you were writing, Peter ! We do have our musical roots
in 1977 - and the distorted sound on our record is partly because we entered
some cheap studio and didn´t have enough money to produce a clean-cut
record...but lovers of obnoxious, snotty and wild punk will for sure dig our
tunes - it sounds so much different than all those wannabe, wimpy emo
suckers who consider themselves punk rock nowadays...!!
Is there any other bands you´re being compared with?
-I´ve been reading lots of reviews recently where we are compared to the
STITCHES, DEAD BOYS, VIBRATORS, GG ALLIN, SEX PISTOLS and so on...that´s
totally cool, cause those bands have influenced us a lot and we´re proud to
be compared with them.
Do you care about reviews?
-Of course we care about reviews ! It gives you some good feeling when the
reviewer gets the message that you wanna spread with the stuff you released.
And even bad reviews can make you think about what you should do better when
recording the next stuff.
Apart from that, every publicity, doesn´t matter if its good or bad, is good
for your band, cause people get to know our band by reading the review.
Have you got many comments because of your name?
-Yeah, haha, at first it was kind of a pain in the ass, people thought we
were a nazi punk band or whatever and it was kinda hard to get shows after
all. Some fuckers even threatened to beat us up !!
But after the TKO deal was perfect, most of the people started to think in a
different way and realized we have nothing to do with fascist or racist
bullshit. So nowadays its no problem at all to get shows and spread the
How would you describe your music in three words?
-Wild, obnoxious and raw !!!
How is it to live in your homecountry?
-Its alright to live in the western part of Germany - the beer is great, our
social system is not as good as it used to be, but you still get money from
the state when you´re unemployed (thats what I am right now...).
The punk scene is alright, bands are treated very well here when they´re on
tour here - but the weather mostly sucks, haha !!
What about the government?
-Like all governments, the German one SUCKS !! We got a middle-right wing
government here after the last elections and all those bastards do is help
the bigger companies become even more bigger and reduce the social systems
to a minimum...more cops are installed to control the masses and the fuckin
media does a very intensive brain-washing job to keep the masses in line...
Do you think that music and politics goes hand in hand?
-Not necessarily. In my opinion, music should be an escape out of the fucked
up situations that politics create. Its cool to write some political songs
from time to time (like "Detention Zone" or "Neutrons" on our last album),
but there should be no need to express your political point of view all the
time...I´m getting sick of all those "over-political" bands who are more
like preachers in a church than offering the people some cool tunes to enjoy
Keep your ears and eyes open and be critical ! There´s nothing bad about
political interests or activities - but don´t forget the fun that is created
in connection with music or live shows !!
Best political band?
-DOA or maybe the SUBHUMANS from Canada (not the glue sniffin´ hippies from
the UK, haha !!).
Is there any good bands in your homecountry now?
-Yeah, we got some really cool bands here right now like the SHOCKS, DEAN
DIRG, FRONTKICK, GEE STRINGS, RAZORS and many more !
What do you know about Sweden?
-I´ve been visiting Sweden one time in my life, on the SNAP-HER tour in
1996. Stockholm is a beautiful city with nice and cute girls and lots of
very friendly people involved in the punk scene.
I heard your social systems are better than ours, which is great ! But I
also experienced the prices on alcohol are fuckin´ high !! That SUCKS !!!
Have you heard any good swedish bands?
-I love old Swedish punk bands like EBBA GRÖN, GLO, LIKET LEVER, LEATHER
NUN, ATTENTAT, CITY KENT !!
What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-Its definitely a way of life. I got into punk in 1982 and when I´m looking
back, punk was and still is one of the very few things in my life that was
fun to do !! You can create a world of your own and live your fuckin´ dream
! Being an outcast of this boring society can offer you so much positive
power...but most of the old punks sadly died away or went normal, prison,
alcoholics... much bad stuff has happened as well, being honest.
Please rank your five favourite records, five favourite concerts and five
most important things in life?
TOP 6 Records:
-SEX PISTOLS - Never mind the bollocks
HEARTBREAKERS - LAMF
NEW YORK DOLLS - 1st LP
THE STOOGES - Fun House
DEAD BOYS - Young, loud & snotty
GERMS - GI
5 best shows I´ve seen:
STITCHES live in Duisburg, IGGY & THE STOOGES live in Belgium, KILLING JOKE
live in Belgium, the KIDS and JOHHNY THUNDERS live in Germany long time ago
First, last and most expensive record ever bought?
-First was a KISS single, haha, most expensive probably the REALTORS 7" (I
won´t talk about money now !!), last record some STALIN 45 from Japan !!
Most embarrassing record in your collection?
-That´s definitely DIETER PALM - Der rheinische Troudadour 45 - very sick
traditional sound from Germany...
TKO Records? Is it good?
-I´m glad we scored some deal with TKO Records ! They´re doin a fuckin great
job in promoting our CD and Mark, the label owner is a very down-to-earth,
cool and sympathetic guy with whom I love to drink some beer from time to
They treated us very well and have always been loyal and honest to us...if
they´re gonna buy us some flight tickets to the USA that we can do some
touring there, that would be even more great, haha !!!
2Why Bush and Hitler on the cover??
-Its kind of a satirical cover we used for our debut full lengh. I don´t
think Bush is the new Hitler, but the way his foreign policy goes, it can be
compared to the strategies that Hitler was aiming at. Plus our name is NAZI
DOGS and for that reason some shocking cover with Hitler and Bush was
necessary for our reputation !!
Is it many interviews? Is it boring?
-We´ve done a couple of interviews for fanzines all over the world so far.
It´s not boring at all, it gives us the opportunity to lay down our point of
view and what we stand for. It´s important to spread the message, especially
concerning the fact that we´re a pretty new band. We want as many people to
get to know us and know all about our point of view, so interviews give you
some perfect platform for this !!
Which is the question you never get, please ask it and answer it?
-"Did you ever touch silicone breasts ?" YESS !!
Is it any chance to see you in Sweden soon?
-I really hope we´ll make it to Sweden some day soon. We need some promoter
who´s able to set up 3-4 cool shows and if that´s given, we´ll invade your
country as soon as possible !! Watch out...!
Where is the best place to play?
-There are some great places all over Europe, I personally think one of the
coolset clubs is the "Sonic Ballroom" in Cologne.
How is a good gig with you?
-On a really good day, almost anything may happen during a NAZI DOGS show.
We love to play small clubs, when it’s getting all sweaty and people are
freaking out during our set-that’s pushing my performance a lot. We usually
have the pogo goin’, people spitting beer, screaming into vacant mikes,
raising fists. Our audience usually does not fight too much. That’s our
drummer Daichie´s job, actually. He loves to crack some skull from time to
time, so you better watch out! I remember some open air show in a small town
near Frankfurt last year, we were all pretty much out of our heads and did
that GG Allin cover “Bite It You Scum” as an encore. People freaked in front
of the stage and we had our buddy Samuel El Action naked on stage singing
the song together with me. Suddenly, some guy pulled down my pants and, at
that moment, I did regret the fact that I accidentally snorted some speed
before the show... even more when I realized that someone in the audience
was filming this event!
The name where does it comes from?(yeah it´s a boring question but it´s
interesting)? Why this Nazi-name?
-All in the band come from a time, when PUNK was a fucking four letter word,
a means to shock and annoy people !!! That´s what our name stands for.
In 1977, the was a punk band in Canada, the VILETONES - their singer Steven
Leckie called himself "Nazi Dog". So there we got the inspiration for the
actual name for the band.
What shall we do about all racists?
-Castrate them and/or use them for vivisection !!
The best band in punkhistory?
-JOHNNY THUNDERS & THE HEARTBREAKERS
The most important punksong?
-"One track Mind" from the "LAMF" album by the HEARTBREAKERS
Futureplans for the band?
-To tour as much as possible, record our 2nd album in a few months, drinking
with the Swedish punks, and keep the old & nasty punk spirit alive and
-Staying unemployed for another couple of months, dating cute chicks,
smoking proper hash and collecting great records...and travelling as much as
I hope to stay strong & healthy - that´s the most important thing of all I
-LIVE FOEVER OR DIE TRYING !!!
Something to add?
-Thanks a lot, Peter for the interview and all the best for you and your
To all readers: Check out our records and support bands who still represent
the old and wild punk spirit !!
Go to our shows in case we make it to Sweden & party with us !!
Attitude counts - see ya
Karsten Scholl / NAZI DOGS
Aachen City, October 2006