Интервью с членами группы

В этом разделе представлены неколько интервью с группой, на русском языке к сожалению только одно...


Интервью №1

Эй, Сет, в чем дело? Тебе что, не в кайф со мной разговаривать?

“Да я просто в дупель пьян. Ты получил наш последний альбом?”

Да, но я чуть было не расплакался не найдя на нем песню про Grimoire!

“Но я в своих песнях всех лажаю, а Grimoire – один из немногих журналов, которые мне нравятся”.

Случалось ли когда-либо на ваших концертах чтобы толпа скандировала фашистские лозунги типа “zeig heil”?

“И не один раз!”

Вы были одеты в фашистскую форму?

“Нет, к сожалению. А хотелось бы…”

Когда вы заставляете людей выкрикивать фашистские лозунги…

“Мы никого не заставляем ничего кричать!”

Точно?

“Точно! Но, когда люди кричат что-нибудь подобное, я не имею ничего против. Я никогда их в этом не упрекну и не погрожу пальчиком”.

Тут вот передо мной рисуночек: Гитлер, а рядом с ним – панк с поднятыми вверх большими пальцами. Панку, то бишь, Гитлер нравится, а Гитлеру приятно, что панка прикалывает он, Гитлер…

“Ты имеешь в виду рисунок с нашего компакта?”

Да. И людям такая хренота непонятна: “Почему, - спрашивают они меня, - Сет прикалывается над евреями, хотя сам он – натуральный еврей?”

“Я не еврей. Я наполовину англичанин, наполовину – ирландец. Кстати, ты обещал, что вышлешь мне свой журнал! И где он, хрен ты моржовый? Зажал, да? Сколько он стоит? Полбакса? Жмот ты!”

Я вижу, тебе каким-то чудесным образом удается во всем подмечать именно самое плохое!

“Не помню, говорил ли я тебе это лично, но Grimore – это единственный журнал, который стоит читать. Все остальные журналы – полная лажа! Кстати, ты знаешь, что я женат?”

Женат?

“Да, уже почти год”.

И что, ты гоняешь ее по квартире пинками под зад?

“Она почти целиком разделяет мою жизненную позицию, кореш!”

Правда? И поэтому она тебя содержит?

“Она – натуральная чума! Ей нравится ненавидеть все вокруг!”

И вы ездите в турне за ее бабки?

“У нее их нет!”

Она такая же толстая, как и ты?

“Честно говоря, она – женское воплощение меня самого. Но она не толстая”.

Я слышал, у тебя была знакомая, которая хотела набить себе такие же масти, как и у тебя самого…

“У нее вытатуировано мое имя”.

Что ты с ней сделал? Чего это она на тебя так запала?

“Да ничего, в общем- то…”

Может быть, она хотела играть на клавишах в Anal Cunt?

“Знаешь, было время, когда я просто “кидал” всех попавшихся под руку девчонок. Эта подруга, она до сих пор меня любит, и мы иногда разговариваем с ней по телефону. У нее мое имя вытатуировано на руке. И это смотрится как полная лажа! Представь: логотип Anal Cunt, рядом мое имя – Сет, а рядом с именем нарисован микрофончик, из которого вылезает нотка! Мрак, блин, полный… В общем, я пытался “кинуть” всех женщин, так как я – женоненавистник”.

Может быть, одна из них сперла вашу аппаратуру?

“Да нет… Все куда проще, обычные мужские заморочки: я встречался с девчонкой пару лет, потом она меня задрала. Потом я заставлял всех вокруг в меня влюбляться, чтобы позже “кинуть” ко всем чертям.

По поводу той твоей подруги, которую ты “кинул”… Может быть она душ не принимала?

“С чего ты взял?”

Или ты не справлялся со своими мужскими обязанностями?

“По отношению к моей жене или к той подруге?”

К подруге.

“Принимала она душ. Она, между прочем, в постели очень даже ничего…”

Однажды, на ваш концерт пришел парень. Точнее не пришел, а приехал в инвалидной коляске. Говорят, у него была лейкемия (Сет начинает смеяться) Так вот, ты подошел к нему, вы нормально поболтали, а потом ты взобрался на сцену и начал с этого парня прикалываться, тыкать в него пальцем и все такое прочее.

“Он – калека. Что я еще могу о нем сказать? “Эй, парень, на тебе круто сидят эти штаны!” Мне это надо было ему сказать? Или: “Слушай, кореш, ты – нормальный кореш!” Что? Он ведь – калека, мать его так! Да, мы сделали кавер Элтона Джона “Я все еще стою” и посвятили этому парню. Мы играли его уже миллион раз для таких же калек, как он”.

Ты дрался на том концерте?

“А что? Да, я дрался с нашим барабанщиком. Но я ничего не помню. Я был пьян”.

Ты, насколько мне известно, большой любитель помахать руками: одного паренька из группы Grief ты оставил без зубов…

“Это был прикол. До этого случая мы были большими друзьями. В общем, у него были совсем хреновые зубы. Он на них постоянно жаловался, хотел вставить себе новые. И я решил ему помочь: вмазал ему по челюсти и выбил все плохие зубы! Не знаю, чего он на меня потом дулся?!”

Ты пробовал обращаться к врачу, лечиться от алкоголизма?

“Зачем? Моя жизнь и так пуста и неинтересна. Я лучше буду всю жизнь в дупель пьян, чем буду семь раз в неделю шастать на собрания анонимных алкоголиков. На хрена? Чушь все это. Лучше пусть меня арестовывают каждый день и считают полной задницей. Как вообще у кого-то могут быть проблемы с алкоголем? Я считаюсь законченным алкоголиком уже десять тысяч лет! Но это нихрена не значит, кореш! Я как-то перепробовал все наркотики на планете за один единственный месяц! Кстати, ты не знаешь, где тут можно кокса прикупить?”

Нет, но я знаю, где можно достать инсулина?

“Да пошел ты!”

У тебя когда-либо были проблемы с известными личностями?

“Да вроде бы нет. Но я надеюсь, что Крис Барнс дышит ко мне неравнодушно. Что ж, я готов надрать ему задницу! Это мой вызов! На самом-то деле песня “Крмс Барнс – писька”, записанная на нашем альбоме, и есть открытый вызов”.

Знаешь, однажды мне позвонил какой-то суперпедик и предложил взять интервью у Six Feet Under. Я согласился. Но в день, когда должно было состояться интервью, мне снова позвонили и сказали, что Крис Барнс отказался давать мне интервью.

“Потому что он – мудак!”

Я слышал, что ты как-то съездил Барнсу по роже, за что тебя отдубасили пятеро парней из его дорожной команды.

“Вот как все было. Как-то раз Крис спускался со сцены после своего выступления, я подошел к нему и прикололся над тем, что его выперли из Cannibal Corpse. Он схватил меня за грудки – и его хватка показалась мне хваткой трехлетнего юнца – и сказал, что хочет набить мне морду. Я не возражал, и мы решили выти из клуба, чтобы продолжить наш разговор. На пути к выходу на меня набросились пятеро ребят из его группы и дорожной команды. После чего меня просто вышвырнули из клуба”.

Правда ли, что Эрик Клэптон подал на вас в суд?

“Ну, мы написали песню под названием… Как же она называется? (Следует очень долгая пауза, в течение которой Сет периодически ругается матом) В общем, песня про то, как ребенок Эрика Клэптона кончает жизнь самоубийством потому что его батяня – полный лох”.

Так Эрик Клэптон угрожал вашей фирме?

“Нет, это фирма боялась, что адвокаты Эрика разнюхают об этом и разнесут Earache в пух и прах. То же самое они говорили про песенку “Малыш И заразился СПИД-ом от Фредди Меркури”. До буквы “и” они сократили имя одного ниггера из Национальной Ассоциации Армрестлинга”.

Как высоко, по твоему, поднимается ртуть в градуснике Фредди Меркури?

“(С сарказмом) Хорошая шутка! (В США, чтобы измерить температуру, градусник кладут не под мышку, а в рот – прим. переводчика)”

Вы когда- нибудь напишете песню под названием “Плохо быть евреем”?

“А ты читал текст песни “Круто быть дебилом”?

Нет.

“Так почитай!”

Ладно. Так, что там написано… “Я люблю смеяться над умственно отсталыми. Я люблю смеяться над калеками. Я прикалываюсь над голубыми. Мне нравится бить женщин. Я считаю, что все ниггеры – воры. Я думаю, что евреи возбуждаются, глядя на фотографии банков. Я считаю, что китайцы не умеют водить машину”. Да-а-а, ничего себе песенка! А о чем ваша песенка “Я стал психоаналитиком, чтобы сказать жертвам насилия, что они сами этого хотели?

“О том, что женщины – безмозглые дуры. Мы как-то сыграли песню “Женщина: прирожденная боксерская груша”, и все девицы в зале ужасно расстроились. Вот мы и решили написать нечто еще более ужасное”.

А как насчет “Я отослал съемки концлагеря в передачу “Сам себе режиссер”? (Речь идет не о российской передаче, а о ее американском эквиваленте – прим. переводчика)

“А тебе идея не кажется прикольной?”

“Я толкнул твою жену на рельсы метрополитена”…

“Это фантастическая песенка с глубоким чувством юмора!”

“Я послал открытку парню, который тебя изнасиловал”… “Я специально переехал твою собаку”… “Эти идеи показались мне забавными”.

Ты говоришь, что ненавидишь женщин? Ты что, стриптизер в ночном клубе?

“Нет!”

Ладно. “Гитлер был чувствительным малым”…

“Это так. Читай текст!”

Так… “Когда он был маленьким, он учился рисовать. Он хотел стать художником. Гитлер был вегетарианец. Он не курил…”

“Я специально написал эту песню, чтобы позлить людей. Все, что я написал – правда!”

“…Он брал на работу голубых и отсталых… Его заботили проблемы перенаселения Земли. Если бы Гитлер был сегодня жив, он бы слушал The Cure, The Smiths и Depeche Mode”. Корешь, это высше! Вам обязательно надо сыграть акустический концерт на MTV! Так, что там дальше? “В духовке”, “Мужики разговаривают с вами только для того, чтобы переспать”, “Семейные побои – это так прикольно”, “Тим – педик”…

“Это песня про нашего бывшего барабащика”.

“Я продал твою собаку в китайский ресторанчик”, “АС/ВТ”. Это что, песня, про Brutal Truth?

“Да, мы над ними славно прикололись!”

Ты живешь вместе со своими родителями?

“Нет, я живу отдельно”.

Почему?

“Потом у что мне уже не десять лет”.

Все думают, что ты живешь вместе со своими родителями!

“Нет! Я живу отдельно от них уже десять лет!”

Ты что, обозвал свою мать шлюхой, и она выгнала тебя из дома?

“Мне уже 31 год и у меня есть работа. Поэтому я и не живу вместе с предками”.

Я слышал, ваш новый альбом должен был называться “Ты – педик”, а на его обложке должно было быть зеркало?

“Да, тогда каждый, кто покупал бы альбом, видел бы свое лицо, и название альбома адресовывалось бы лично ему! Но козлы с Earache не смогли позволить себе зеркальную обложку, поэтому мы и отказались от идеи. Но мы уже начали работу над нашим альбом “Я – старик”. Мы выпустим его, когда нам будет, скажем, по 70 лет. Мы не сможет записать этот альбом когда нам будет по 70, поэтому мы записываем альбом сейчас, чтобы потом выпустить его в знак нашего возвращения на сцену, ха!”

Твой пастор, духовный наставник, он знает, какие гадости ты пишешь в своих текстах?

“Нет, он мертв”

Но ты, наверное, как и все хорошие детки, посещал католическую школу?

“Да, меня заставляли ходить в католическую школу. Меня никто не любил уже с 6-ого класса. Однажды меня хотел побить весь класс! А в четвертом классе моя воспитательница ударила меня лбом об доску. За это я заехал ей кулаком в рожу!”

В своей жизни ты не раз бил женщин, правда?

“Да. Однажды на концерте я ударил одну девицу кулаком в лицо. Меня арестовали и заставили заплатить $1.200 за моральный ущерб”.

Она была толстой?

“Да, очень толстой”.

Ты когда-нибудь спал с толстыми девицами?

“Ну, я много пью… Так что, сам понимаешь…”

Bill Zebub (пер. Дмитрий Басик)


Интервью №2

Anal Cunt are a Boston noise band. Their sound is similar to 5 year olds throwing temper-tantrums while smashing guitars. After purchasing their most recent record, I was inspired to do an interview. One thing led to another and on Sat., Oct. 9, Loose Screw and I(Wunker) met with Seth, the growling founder of AC, and John, the thrashing guitarist, in the Newtonville Kentucky Fried Chicken. Joining us was Mark, a friend who wanted the "Anal Cunt Experience."

Hypernoia: Names, instruments, and rectal diameter.

John: John, guitar, uhh..

H: Average?

J: Yeah

Seth: Seth, vocals, about average. Tim, who's not here, drums

H: How bout a brief history of AC, line-up changes and when you started.

S: We started in the garden city of Newton in March of '88. the original line-up was me, Tim on drums and Mike on guitar. That line-up lasted until about April 1990. We went to Europe and toured. When we came back we broke up for about a year. We reformed in March of '91 with Fred on guitar and John joined about May or so of '92. We've had about eleven guitarists in the band. They usually don't stay for too long a time.

H: What's A.C. discography?

S: Right now we have ten records out. Do you want me to go through them?

H: Sure.

S: 88 Song EP, Split 7" with 7 Minutes of Nausea, 5273 song EP, Another EP, splits with Paterini, Psycho, Meatshits and the acoustic EP, actually it's called "Unplugged", the "Morbid Florist" thing. We're on the "Bleeeeuuuuuaaarrrgggghhh" comp. and the "Masters of Noise"LP and we're on the "Apocolyptic Convulsions" 10"

H: How'd you hook up w/the bands you split 7" with?

S: Well, on the 7MON EP some guy in Germany put it out, he was gonna do it with another band but they broke up, so they asked if we wanted to do it and we said yeah. I've known PSYCHO since before A.C. existed. The split with the MEATSHITS was supposed to put out by someone else, but then "Wicked Sick" records put it out. I've talked to the singer for the MEATSHITS a few times on the phone and we decided to do something. The PATERINI split is a bootleg and we didn't get paid for that.

H: Where do you stand politically?

S: Nowhere

J: Nowhere

H: What do you think of drugs and drug legalization? How bout Straight edge?

S: Don't Care.

J: I don't care.

H: About the MEAT SHITS, do you like there approach to "porn-core"?

S:I don't care what anybody does. We don't tell other people what to do and we don't want other people to tell us what to do.

J: The whole idea, We have no lyrics and no song titles, It's just a band, you know.

H: Being a sexually oriented band, What do think of you porn?

S: It's really boring.

H: Have or are any AC members in any other bands or side projects?

J:TOETAG.

S: I was in SEIGE, but that's not happening any more.

H: How long have you been in TOETAG?

J: Two years, maybe.

H: Since the beginning?

J: No, not from the beginning.

H: Are you into hardcore and that kind of shit?

J: Oh yeah, that's where my roots really are.

H: What kind of music do you listen too?

J: Everything, nothing in particular. If you ask me, I listen mainly to oldies, 50's and 60's stuff.

S: Me, I listen to all kinds of stuff.

H: What did/do you think of GG Allin?

S: I liked him, I saw him live a few times.

H: Did you give a shit about him dying?

S: No.

J: I thought he was pretty stupid, I never liked him.

H: Nothing to offer to the punk scene?

S and J: (inarticulate grunts)

S: We all don't have the same opinions about things, and we don't care if there is a difference in opinion. Like I like GG and he doesn't, and it doesn't matter to me if he likes him or not.

H: Any local bands that you like as people or as bands?

S: There are a lot of bands we like as people, like PSYCHO, can you think of any others?

J: I can think of NIGHTSTICK...MUNG are cool.

S: I probably have a whole slew of 'em but I don't remember right now. We're not really part of the local scene or anything.

H: You don't consider yourselves part of any scene at all?

S: No, I don't really see a reason for scenes, anyway.

H: Any favorite bands to play with?

S: No.

J: No, we play with anybody, we've played with bands that do 50's covers, and bands that do A.C. covers. We don't really care.

S: We play with different bands every time, and different audiences too.

H: How often do you play in the Boston area?

Both: Once a year.

S: It's about average, we've already played our annual show.

H: Is that all your shows? Do you play out of town?

S: We play all over the place. We were in California last month and we've been to Europe a couple times. We play out of Boston a lot, but never really in Boston. We toured Texas and Florida.

H: Did you tour with other bands?

J: One tour we went with Incantation, but the other times we toured ourselves. We play with local bands.

H: What was the audience response?

S: There isn't really a usual.

J: It goes from people staying there and not knowing what to think, to people killing each other.

S: Well, it's usually an extreme, ether they love us or they hate us.

J: People who talk to us will either be like "Wow! You guys are amazing," or, "You guys suck, I can't believe that you're a band." It's always one of those two responses, I've never heard anyone say "You guys are O.K."

H: What would the ultimate show w/AC be, with dead or alive people?

J: We'd open up for God.

S: We'd open up for BEETHOVEN, THE VILLAGE PEOPLE, CULTURE CLUB, JUDAS PREIST, and ELVIS.

H: How has your sound changed over the years? Are you happy with the changes?

S: For the first few years we pretty much did stuff with no musical parts, but that got pretty boring, so we added a riff or two here and there. Within the last year, we started writing some real songs. We still pretty much stay the same with all the noisy stuff. Maybe were noisier now because we have two gutarists.

H: Do you?

S: We had a second guitarist who went to CA with us but he had to leave because he found out he had some cancer or growths in his lungs.

J: He lasted six shows with us...We do have a second guitarist.....but...we just don't know his name.

All:(laughter)

S: We don't wanna say his name cuz by that time he'll probably be out of the band already.

J: We go through second guitarists like that.

S: We had one kid in the band for a month, one kid in the band for a day. We just can't seem to hook up with anyone.

H: Did you ever have a bassist?

S: No.

J: No.

H: Did you ever want a bassist?

J: It depends who it is.

S: If we find someone cool maybe, but we never said "Hey, let's find a bassist." But if someone interesting came along, maybe we'd take him.

H: What's happenning with Earache now?

S: Nothing's happening, they don't work on Saturdays.

All: (laughter)

H: But you signed to Earache, right?

J: We signed a seven album deal with Earache. The first record is coming out November 8. Actually it's coming out a few months earlier in Europe than here.

S: They're basically helping us do the things that we always wanted to do. The reason we signed was so we could do better tours and play better shows.

M: So you would rather be touring than recording?

Both: Definately.

S: We're really into playing live, it's a big part of us. When we tour across the country, we lose a lot of money and that's ridiculous. We want them to help us out, and put us with bigger bands and to tour with them, that way we don't have to pay for anything. We're not gonna make a million dollars with 'em, but will at least have to worry less and have more fun.

J:I 'd like to tour like ten months of the year.

H: Do you have anything to say about life in general, necrophilia, fucking doggy style or the taste of anus?

Both: No.


Интервью 3

Q&A with Seth Putnam

Sheila Rent: Good to hear from you Seth, how are you today? You're calling from Boston.

Seth Putnam: Allright. Yes, I'm calling from Boston.

SR: You got lots of snow.

SP: It's here and there. It's not that bad.

SR: I want to tell you that in spite of the name, you have made me laugh so much with all your catch-y tunes.

SP: Did you get the new one. A lot of folks I've talked to today haven't gotten their copy.

SR: I've had this for quite some time. Everyone Should Be Killed is the first album I ever heard from you with "Music Sucks" and songs like that. I then got into Top 40 Hits where you the Bee Gees "Stayin Alive" and Elton John's "I'm Still Standing." Any feedback from them?

SP: I don't think we ever heard from them. At least not that I know of. We're not really that well known. American Records called up complaining about our song on this album called "You Went To See Dishwalla And Everclear (You're Gay).

SR: You're back to a three-piece. Is that easier to handle?

SP: We've been a three-piece since '93. The Top 40 Hits album had a guy playing guitar on some songs. I played on most of the cuts. We became a live three-piece in '93. For a short time in '93-'94 we had two guitarists.

SR: Is the band your full-time job?

SP: No, I'm not working anywhere. I haven't really ever worked.

SR: On this album your songs are from .09 to 4:10. You and Josh sit down and decide on a subject.

SP: Usually what happens is we're sitting around drunk and making fun of something. Ten seconds later it's done. It takes anywhere from five seconds to 30 seconds to write.

SR: How do you keep you voice singing (screaming) the way you do.

SP: I don't know. When I sing I drink a Sprite or gingerale to keep the chords soothed. When we play shows or record I drink as much alcohol as humanily possible and the soft stuff on stage while I'm singing.

SR: Your voice is not really death metal-ish.

SP: I've gotten away from singing that low voice because it's boring.

SR: Do you like changing your voice around?

SP: I'll do it if I think it fits the song. When we first started we had no lyrics I just went on stage and screamed. Now I change it around to make some parts sound different.

SR: Did you originally set out to handicap yourself with the band name?

SP: When we started I envisioned the band lasting about a month. The orginal goal was to play one show and maybe do a demo.

SR: Then you got signed by Relapse Records.

SP: Before that we had 15-18 releases out to various labels. We had put out tons of 7"s. The Relapse material was the first one anyone heard about.

SR: Did you enjoy touring with Incantation? Cut 51 "Kyle From Incantation Has A Mustache." He actually sings on that cut.

SP: It was pretty good. We had fun with them.

SR: Are the same metalmama that did shows in Milwaukee or Michigan?

SP: No, I'm not that person. I come from 30 years in San Francisco.

SR: Do you do all the voices say on "Technology Is Gay?"

SP: Yeah, I did all that.

SR: We don't have a band that starts with A in our website so we're happy to have you aboard.

SP: That's cool.

SR: I'd be interested in knowing the worst review you can remember on your band.

SP: We were getting so many horrible reviews I can't remember the worst one. When we first started out with our 7" we would send stuff to magazines we knew would definitely not like it just to get bad reviews. We loved it.

SR: Do you remember any of the underground media that came to your aid.

SP: We've gotten lots of good reviews and bad reviews from the underground. Who cares. We weren't serious about our music when we started but we are serious about it now. We know the stuff we're doing is not going to be liked by very many people so if we get bad reviews so what. We automatically expect bad reviews anyway.

SR: The song titles are so funny. Who is G.G. Allin? In the bio it says that you have been called extreme in the vein of this punk legend.

SP: Allin did stuff from the '70s til he died in '93. He was popish punk in the beginning and was slightly rude. He had sexual lyrics and then in the '80s he got totally extreme with radical titles. He used to throw shit on people on stage and contuned to get more and more extreme as he went on. He got into violence later.

SR: Have you had any groups come after you about your music. You have set a record for sure of the number of times you use gay in your material. Out of the 52 cuts on the album gay is used seven or eight times.

SP: No much lately. We had more problems a long time ago, especially the first four years we played. We just made stuff up as we went along. It's just screaming sometimes with no words. People think we're sexist because of our name, but we're not. If they had some after us we would have made it wild for them.

SR: I was just reading an interview with Trent Reznor about his participation in the new movie "Lost Highway" in Rolling Stone and he reminds us that rock and roll should be about rebellion. It should piss your parents off, and it should offer some element of taboo. It should be dangerous.

SP: Yeah. Rock 'n roll should be dangerous. It's gone away from than. It's way worse now than the hippy bands were in some places.

SR: Is your biggest audience in Europe? You've done pretty well in tours there.

SP: It seems like we're really big in the underground. We did tours in '90, '92 and '94 and after we signed with Earache a lot of folks didn't think they could like us anymore. That's what brought on that song "I'm Not Allowed To Like A.C. Anymore Since They Signed To Earache." Back them hardly anyone in America had heard of us. It's gone up in American, down in Europe and Japan is our biggest audience.

SR: I would think Germany would be your big stronghold.

SP: They were for a while but Japan have passed them by as being our big stronghold. We played in East Germany before the wall came down in '90. It got rained out. Spain was big for us.

SR: The phrase in the bio to explain your music is 'blur come shit come noise'.

SP: I guess. When we orginally started it was nothing resembling music and now we have songs. If we tried to explain the whole sound it doesn't sound at all like the old stuff. Now, it's Frank Sinatra compared to the old stuff which we just made up on stage.

SR: Do you plan to develop on from here.

SP: I think we're about as musical as we're going to get. We don't want to be like the other eight billion bands who soften their sound to make it. In time we might write mellowier songs but lately we haven't gone that route. It's all fast and agressive.

SR: Have you ever gotten any airplay on your music?

SP: Yeah, tons. Do you know what CMJ is?

SR: The radio trade magazine.

SP: We've been on their Loud Chart. We've gotten as high as #8.

SR: What tunes?

SP: It was the Top 40 Hits album mostly. The new record debuted at #12 so stations are playing it. It has only been out a couple of weeks and has been as high as #10 so far. It doesn't get played on normal stations; however some of them are playing a 311 song and then our "311 Sucks" right after it.

SR: I got a laugh from the songs about other groups like "Your Favorite Band Is Supertramp" and the aforementioned Dishwalla, Everclear song.

SP: (laughing) Supertramp were the worst. I want to throw up evertime I hear them.

SR: And now there's "Your Cousin Is George Lynch"...the Dokken George Lynch.

SP: Right. That's a true title. Actually, Josh went to school with a guy who was a cousin of Lynch.

SR: Your take on technology is that it's not for you.

SP: I refuse to use computers and I hate the Internet.

SR: Why?

SP: I just saw it for the first time recently. A lot of people who have no life and spend 12 hours on the Internet. It's a waste of time.

SR: It may be. However, bands are getting more fans through the net than. I use it a lot for researching interviews and checking out radio charts. There are a lot of folks who already want to regulate and eventually take it away from the people.

SP: Actually, or unfortunately we have a website now. It just went up recently.

SR: I saw the one on Earache Records.

SP: I've got to check out the new one since there are some words spelled wrong and stuff like that. I just saw it yesterday. I gave him all the information I could since he had already started it without asking. Just being an asshole, I don't like it.

SR: Any tours getting planned including Europe.

SP: Nothing yet. I'm going to try and go out this summer. It's too cold to tour now. We're supposed to go back there and definitely Japan. That was the best tour we ever did. When we played there a least 50 people were slamming on stage. There was a huge pit.

SR: Any A.C. related problems with the cops lately?

SP: We've managed to escape the police lately. We haven't been in trouble for a couple of year now.

SR: You better change that.

SP: Since we've gotten in trouble we know what to do now. We always set up places to meet in case we have to clear out fast. We have escape routes planned.

SR: Any obnoxious, vulgar T-shirts made up for this album.

SP: The last tour we had four shirts. Where are you now? Have you ever seen us play?

SR: Austin and no I've never seen you play.

SP: We've only played Austin once. You weren't at the show in San Francisco where I got arrested. It was in '93 at Nightbreak on Haight Street. There were only ten people there and half of them were playing pool.

SR: You don't care.

SP: We'll do the exact same thing no matter where or who's there.

SR: What are you looking forward to for this band?

SP: Just annoying more people. We don't have any plans. We just do what we want to do and if no one pays attention, we'll still be out there.

SR: Have you come across any bands who are influenced by you?

SP: There are lots of band who have covered our material. Tons of bands in Germany before we played there had done the same type of stuff.

SR: I'm glad we had this little talk. Track 52 is my favorite, Bonus Track #3. This ditzy voice comes on and says you've just heard two of my favorite bands, she names them and then you scream 'Shut Up!' Killer. Everybody likes this one.

SP: Thanks. The new stuff we're working on is worse than this new one.


Интервью 4

I still clearly remember the first time that I heard A.C. It was one of their 7"ers before they had any full length albums out. I totally flipped for their utter barrage of noise and dementia. Not really music, just excess with instruments. Over the years their sound has been adapted so that they now are even playing some real songs underneath their white noise. Their last two albums are some of the most stunning hypercore records ever made and the later of the two, this years "I Like it When You Die" may make my top ten of the year list. This interview was actually quite a pain to put together. I couldn't adjust my schedule to talk to mainman Seth, so I prepared some questions and Liz over at Earache actually did the interview for me (Thanks!). Well, if you are familiar with the "music" of A.C. then you will recognize the fact that this short, smart assed interview is quite possibly the most accurate representation of Seth and his music ever published. I'm rather pleased with it.

CM: Tell me about the personnel changes.

Seth: The drummer Tim, is a complete loser, asshole, faggot and he sucks and I hate him. We always had a bunch of guitarists. We have a tendency to be unstable.

CM: Has the more structured approach to music effected your live show?

Seth: No.

CM: Is it harder to do tunes with actual lyrics?

Seth: No.

CM: What do you think of all the bands influenced by A.C.?

Seth: It doesn't bother me.

CM: What are your favorite A.C. recordings?

Seth: "I Like it When You Die" and "Another EP"

CM: And the worst?

Seth: The tracks for the "Masters of Noise" compilation 12"

CM: You combine a lot of humor and a lot of anger in your tunes, how do you mesh those ideas?

Seth: We write whatever stuff fits the mood we're in at the moment.

CM: Have you received any negative reactions towards the new LP?

Seth: We haven't heard from anyone yet.

CM: Were you bummed when you got arrested for hitting that person with a chair?

Seth: Yeah. When I was arrested for hitting that audience member in the face I was jailed for the evening and had to pay $1200 for restitution. It was the only time I've ever been arrested for AC related activities.

CM: Does the name ANAL CUNT help the band or hurt the band?

Seth: I don't know.

CM: Does it bother you when someone in the press dismisses the band as a joke?

Seth: We didn't really expect anyone to like us in the first place so we don't care what people write about us.

CM: Favorite places to play?

Seth: Japan.

CM: Least favorite places to play?

Seth: Spike's Doghouse in Jacksonville, Florida.

CM: Live do you play old tunes or new tunes?

Seth: It's an even mix of everything.

CM: Would you rather play live or on record?

Seth: Neither.

CM: If you did a solo album, what would it sound like?

Seth: I would make stuff up as I went along to annoy everyone.

CM: Anything you want to add?

Seth: Anyone reading this is a faggot because they're on the internet!




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