Immediately after the
show we went in the backstage and kindly Biff Malibu, the singer, released
us this interview:
Let's talk about your music. The music magazine define your music in several
ways. Pogopop thinks that you're pure rock 'n' roll. Do you agree?
G: Well, our roots are in punk music but after we choose a more hard rock oriented way because we found punk too close in itself. Of course we're not hard rock in the usual known sense of the word.... it's an hard rock-rock 'n' roll, that's it! (yeah! they're Rolling Stones + Ramones, n.d.a.!!!!)
So, your roots are in the punk... but now from where do you take inspiration?
G: Well, mainly from Rolling Stones, Stooges, MC5, AC DC and 80's australian bands, Ted Nugent etc. etc. Lot of good music in that period...
You're from Norway and a lot of good bands are from Scandinavia. Why the
reason of this Scandinavian wave?
G: That's true! We're very influenced by anglo-american music & culture and also we know very well english language. In this last years a lot of good bands from Scandinavia went out.... this caused that the success of one band opened the doors on the scandinavian scene..... people look for these bands now!
So, if you would have sung in your mother tongue you wouldn't have the
G: No of course (laughing)!!! It's more or less as I were italian and I sang in italian: I would have success just if I were Pavarotti!
You were called by Man's Ruin, the greatest U.S. indie label and you are
produced & delivered by them.... talk about your experience at the
G: Oh well, we worked by distance! We have been in contact with them but we never met. When we'll leave for the U.S. tour in March we have the chance to meet them, finally (And in the States they will have a great success, BE SURE, n.d.a.)
Which is the gig where you had more fun?
G: Madrid undoubtedly. It was the most funny gig of this tour at the moment. And then Roma too. Firstly Madrid and then Roma (thanx for you kindness but we don't believe you! Only 100 people & only first row dancing! n.d.a.)
We knew that your countrymen Turbonegro splitted. Do you know something
G: Oh well, I knew of the split only from press-agencies... not much more....
In some interviews with you they talk only about Hellacopters & Backyards
Babies while in others the interviewer throw down a very long list of scandinavian
bands: tell us by yourself five bands that you think are really good.
G: Difficult question, let me think on it... Grinners for sure, then Hellreid, Rayon beat Cospirassi, A-Bombs.....
OK, thank you so much, would yo like to say hello to Pogopop listeners?
G: Sure! Hi there this is Bif Malibu from Gluecifer and you're listening
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