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Martin Birke – The Thirteen Questions

It’s been awhile since I last wrote about Hardboiled Wonderland, the side project of Martin Birke and Percy Howard. A couple of months ago they released their debut album, “As Small as the World”, and I became curious and decided to ask them a few questions…

Tribe4mian: How did you two meet and how was the idea for Hardboiled Wonderland conceived? Does this mean that Genre Peak and Meridiem are bands from a past chapter in time?

M. Birke: Percy and i knew each other from our separate bands in the 90’s, I with Sandbox Trio , Percy with NUS. Percy contacted me in 2009 and initially started recording using preexisting material, it wasn’t sounding good, so we started over will all new tracks I wrote,performed and arranged. Genre Peak is continuing with “Redux” a compilation with 2 new tracks featuring Percy. It’ll be out thru Gonzo Multi Media UK in Spring 2012. I’m not sure of Percy’s plans with Meridiem.

Tribe4mian: What was your introduction into music and what kind of music were you playing back then?

M. Birke:  I was very influenced by bands like Japan, Peter Gabriel, Ultravox back in the 80’s

Tribe4mian: Since the list is long and I might forget someone, can you please name the artists you have worked with as individuals? How did these co-operations influence you in “As Small as the World”?

M. Birke: Percy had brought in Edo Castro on bass , essence on back u vocals for a couple tracks and Chris (our co-producer) brought violinist Benito Cortez . The late great Mick Karn also did a remix for our track “Candy for the Meatman“, which is a free download on our HW site.

Tribe4mian: “Hardboiled Wonderland” is a novel by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. What made you use this name. What does it means to you? Which are your favourite writers/books?

M. Birke: ‘Hardboiled Wonderland and The End of The World’ is Murakami’s book, Both of us love his books, I myself read Bukowski, JG Ballard, Capote,Sephen King, Michael Critchon, and many many others.

Tribe4mian: How do you see the world today? Do you believe people are isolated or this financial crisis bringing them closer?

M. Birke: I see the world in constant chaos, systems of government collapsing, religion hurting people (as always) and too many good artists not getting the recognition they deserve. Something needs to happen to unite people , its seems there is no sense of humility or responsibility . I’m glad people here are protesting our greedy banks and corporations, lets hope something good will happen.

Tribe4mian: Although I would expect the album to have a heavy experimental feel, there is a touch of “pop culture” sound-wise, and I spotted that Percy likes Anthony and The Johnsons. So, how wide are your musical horizons? What sort of music do you prefer to hear on a daily basis?

M. Birke: I love experimental music , I’ve been buying the works of Alva Noto, Steve Jansen, Einstuerzende Neubauten,Bjork…a long list

Tribe4mian: How would you describe your lyrics?

M. Birke: My lyrics are always about inner quest,loss and introspection, I know Percy likes EE. Cummings and many others.

Tribe4mian: I saw that you’ll be playing electronic percussion with ‘Know Hassell Project’ at Luna’s on November 21 and again at the Java Lounge on November 26th in Sacramento. Does Percy have any upcoming gigs, too? Have you scheduled any live performances as Hardboiled Wonderland?

M. Birke: No , our hometown is really an ideal place for us to play but we’ve considered doing small club shows this Spring…we’ll see.

Tribe4mian: Please define the words “Love” and “Music”. How small is the world?

M. Birke:  Love: a way to solve most problems and unite people. Music; very hard work that usually leaves me proud of the work itself but promotion is kinda daunting , I do what I can.

Tribe4mian: I was wondering whether you came together just to do this one album with the intention of going back to your separate ways, or, are you working together on something new?

M. Birke:  Hard to say, we have new PR co working the album, its VERY good music and we hope to get some more attention. I believe we will eventually try recording another album but its too soon at the moment.

Tribe4mian: Since your album was released through Gonzo MultiMedia UK, is Europe in your plans, whether together or with other projects? Have you visited Europe as musicians?

M. Birke:: Yes , me and Percy have toured Europe we have more connections there than here, If I had the money I would move over seas in a heartbeat !

Tribe4mian: Are you concerned about ecological problems?

M. Birke:  Not really, I have a lot of health issues that keep me busy, the Earth will always take care of itself.

Tribe4mian: If you could meet a historical personality, have a chat, and get on a photo with him/her, whose photo would be hanging on the wall next to your photos?

M. Birke:  I have to say….Van Gogh. Such a tragic figure who’s art was never appreciated in his own time and I understand, madness,betrayal, frustration and mental illness all too well. 

In closing I encourage all the readers of this to visit our website: www.hardboiledwonderland.net

Tribe4mian: Thank you very much for this interview Martin.

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in Interviews

 

NEW ZERO GOD + ΟΥΣΤ! LIVE @ LIMBO ROCK CLUB

Second gig this month for New Zero God.

The gig is going to take place at Limbo Rock Club (click here for directions) and this time the band will play tracks from all the Flowers Of Romance albums as well as from New Zero God’s recent, “Fun Is A Four Letter Word”.

The Greek punk rock band OYST will open.

So, here is a chance to have some great time, on Friday 25 November.

Doors open at 21:30.

Ticket price 4 euros.

A warm up party will be held at Aposperitis (Karaoli & Dimitriou 56, Piraeus) the night before the gig, where New Zero God’s singer, Mike Pougounas will be spinning Flowers Of Romance, New Zero God, punk rock and post punk records.

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Concerts / Performances

 

Chris Tuke – The Thirteen Questions

Is it difficult to be a record label owner, the singer and keyboard player for Berlin Black, all while being the bass player for Luxury Stranger?  I didn’t have the chance to listen to the band Screaming Banshee Aircrew but, thanks to a common friend, today I had the opportunity to ask the man himself… Mr. Chris Tuke.

Tribe4mian: Is it my imagination, or has the gothic scene in England become much more active during the past few years?  Since you also play in other countries, what is your impression of the goth scene elsewhere?  Is it a healthy revival or just a glimpse?

Chris: I think there is a definite resurgence in the UK with regards to “Darker” bands. I think the introduction of several main stream bands taking a gothic edge has probably helped a lot. Bands like O Children, The Horrors and ROMANCE for example.

In regard to abroad the Gothic scene seems to be very healthy. Well attended gigs and very passionate fans. I wish we could tour abroad more often as the vibe I’ve got from previous visits has been very positive.

Tribe4mian: In 2001 you formed the band Screaming Banshee Aircrew.  Can you please give me a short bio and tell us what happened to this band that released three well-received albums?

Chris:   Its actually ten years since SBA did our first ever gig in the back room of a local pub (16/11/11) it was also Christopher Sherrington’s first ever gig too (who is now the organsier of one of the UKs best alternative festival DV8 fest in York)

SBA enjoyed all the highs and lows of any hard working rock n roll band. When we started I think we were lucky that there seemed to be a gap in the market for our kind of band.  People either loved us or hated us. There seemed to be no middle ground.

We landed a 3 album record deal with Resurrection Records. We’ve had several line-up changes which saw us go from a 4 piece to a 6 piece fully live band (I’d recommend checking out MR Hyde Live at Whitby goth Weekend on Youtube) then down to a minimal 4 piece with a much darker starker sound.

Our three albums are Fishnet Messiah, When All is Said and Done and our final (and the best IMO) Sugar

Tribe4mian: How did you come up with the decision to make Trash Vogue Records?  What difficulties can arise for an independent record label nowadays?

Chris:  After SBA I wanted to do things my own way. Its always something I’d wanted to do so I thought I’d try it, with Berlin Black as my first signing. I wanted the label to be more of a collective of like minded bands and people. Myself and Ed (my brother, now front man of Partly Faithful, ex SBA singer) had half talked/joked about the later SBA sound being “Trash Vogue” So I thought it would be a good name for the company.

The difficulties at the moment is getting distrobution in shops. Companies are scared to take a risk with independent businesses due to the ressession and the current state of the music industry.

Luckily we can make up for this by having a strong presence on the internet.  It’s a slow process but we are securing a loyal customer base who love the bands we represent.

Tribe4mian: Were you playing with any other bands before the Screaming Banshee Aircrew?  Are the artists that influenced this band the same as the ones that influence Berlin Black? Is there any connection between Berlin Black and The March Violets?

Chris:  Before SBA I was just in covers bands with friends. SBA was really an education in both recording and performing live.

I think a lot of the bands that infuenced SBA definitely still have an inpact on Berlin Black’s music.

Bauhaus, Bowie, Iggy, The Cure, The Psychedelic Furs all play a part in how Berlin Black sound.

The connection with the Violets is rather interesting. The March Violets were a huge influence for myself and my brother in the SBA years. We supported them on their first reunion tour back in 2007 which was great.

Since SBA split Jo Violet (SBA singer / violinist / bassit + Berlin Black bassist) now plays Bass for the March Violets. I’ve also had the pleasure of supporting them playing with Luxury Stranger.

Tribe4mian:  Which format do you prefer to collect and which to issue releases through Trash Vogue Records: Vinyl, CDs or MP3s, and why?

Chris:  I think CDs are still the main medium people want to buy music on. The shift to MP3 and other online formats are great from a business point of view as the costs are lower to put them out there.

I’d love to put our stuff out on Vinyl but at the moment the cost is too expensive. Watch this space though any record junkies. There are plans to release some future products on 7”

Tribe4mian:  Which gig of yours is the one that you will never forget and why?

Chris:  There are too many. Some because they were amazing crowds. Others because of the people I have met. It would be rude to single out one over another.

Tribe4mian:  How did you meet Simon York and what is your part in Luxury Stranger?

Chris:  Luxury Stranger were a band SBA really liked while we were writing our last Album “Sugar”. We played with them several times towards the end of SBA’s life and we all got on really well. When Chris and Paul decided to leave LS Simon asked me if I was interested to join. The rest is history.

Tribe4mian:  I know a couple of months ago Berlin Black had a new release.  How many releases do you have and where can people order them?

Chris:  Berlin Black currently have 2 CD releases –

Burn It Down – Our original E.P

The Only Ones – the single we released in the summer of 2011

You can buy these along with T-shirts badges, patches etc from Trash Vogue Records 

We are looking to release a new E.P in the first quarter of next year and possibly a single but it hasn’t been finalized just yet.

Tribe4mian:  Which song would you choose to listen to in the morning to get you in a good mood?

Chris:  Anything by INXS usually hits the spot. Or something like “ U got the Look” by Prince and the Revolution

Also been listening to a lot of Oingo Boingo lately.

Tribe4mian:  What are your future plans for Berlin Black?  I won’t ask for Luxury Stranger; I will try to keep this question for Simon…

Chris:  Next year we are planning to step things up a level. More gigs and more media exposure. Expect some videos and new material.

Tribe4mian:  What are your next plans for Trash Vogue Records?

Chris: I’m looking  to expand our client base and I’m also looking into starting something reminisant to the “peel session” idea.

Inviting bands to play in a studio/venue and videoing and recording the perfomance. I think it’s a concept that could work really well.

Tribe4mian:  Can you describe the on-stage differences between being the singer and being the bass player?

Chris: Being a singer I want everyone to look at me. Being the bass player I want everyone to look at me………oh you want differences 😉

The main difference I guess is that as the singer you are aware that you are kinda like the band leader on stage. You’ve got to keep people interested and engaged.

As bassist in Ls Im one part of a three piece. As the dynamics of the band are a little different to BB. Because there are only three of us we need to do our equal part to engage the audience but make sure the music is still strong.

Berlin Black gives me the opportunity as singer to “perform” more. Because I know the other guys are concentrating on the music I can concentrate on the theatrics of the show.

Either role I’m told I do a lot of pouting

Tribe4mian:  Do you find music to be a way out?  Would you encourage young people to play music, or, does it get to be too much sometimes?

Chris: Definitely. I don’t know where I would be if I wasn’t interested in music. Even if you just listen to it.

Its helped me through lots of things.

It’s a great way of expressing yourself.

Thank you very much for this interview, Chris.  I wish you every success with your bands and with the record label!

Band members: Chris Tuke, Alexander King, Thomas McLean, Joanna Moy

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in Goth, etc., Interviews

 

The Last Cry + Berlin Black – Leeds (pre-Flock gig!)

Flock is Leeds’ notorious monthly goth and industrial night, running on the first Saturday of the month at The Library on Woodhouse Lane. “Upstairs at the Library” is an excellent 200 capacity venue similar in size and layout to the Phono in days gone by.

If you’re unfamiliar with The Library, it’s less than a couple of minutes walk from the University Student’s Union, where the Wendyhouse is held.

229 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3AP

Directions on the Flock website:

The Last Cry (as they are now) formed 4 years ago, taking their cues from bands like The Cure and Depeche Mode, fashioning a dark atmospheric and dramatic wall of sound which exhibits a coherency, intensity and emotional depth. The band recently released their incredible self-produced debut album ‘Walking to the Edge’ and last played Leedsto a packed Library in March.

Find them on myspace 

Berlin Black began in 2008 when Chris Banshee (vocals and keyboards) wrote a collection of songs that didn’t fit his then band, Screaming Banshee Aircrew. Since the latter’s demise, Chris has turned Berlin Black into a full band, including some of his former Banshee bandmates. Berlin Black blur the line between post-punk and glam rock, influenced by “the classic goth bands such as Bauhaus and Siouxsie, along with the greats from the Glam rock era such as Bowie and Iggy Pop“. But don’t let ‘glam rock’ tag put you off, Berlin Black embrace the flambouyancy of glam, but their music has a very dark undertone, and a sense of subtlety you wouldn’t associate with the genre. (ELG Magazine)

Find them on myspace 

Doors 7:30pm, first band onstage 8pm, club night from 10pm

£4 adv which includes entry to Flock!

Tickets available online here

 
 

Luxury Stranger

Luxury Stranger is a post punk band formed in 2007 in Nottigham by Simon York.

With bassist Chris Ruscoe and drummer Owen Walton, they had their first live show on September 2008 at Junktion Seven in Nottigham.  A few months later Luxury Stranger signed with the German label, Major Digital.  Their debut album, “Desolation” was released on the 13th of December, 2008.

Line-up changes followed in 2009 with Paul Sycamore replacing Owen Walton on the drums and the band started playing live again.  Luxury Stranger played the main stage at the Y not Festival and on December 2009 they supported German post-punk band Die Art at the Groovestation, Dresden.

In 2010 they opened for ex-Cure members Lol Tolhurst and Michael Dempsey’s new project Levinhurst in Holland and Germany.

In May 2010 the band performed at the Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany, and in June they released a set of 6 live “bootleg” CDs. (Titled “Live Bootlegs on CD“)

In September, on the night they opened for the band, O. Children, Luxury Stranger released a limited edition of 100 for the single “Precious For Everyone / Completion”,

October 2010 seemed to be the last gig for band members Chris Roscoe and Paul Sycamore who departed after the band opened for Red Lorry Yellow Lorry.

The second Luxury Stranger album, titled “Commitment and Discipline” was released on 31st December 2010 and on 15th January Luxury Stranger’s new line up went on stage for a charity show in Leicester, with Chris Tuke on the bass and Neal Spowage on the drums.  Both were ex members of The Screaming Banshee Aicrew.  In addition to working as a part of Luxury Stranger, both new members have their own solo projects. Chris writes and performs under the guise of Berlin Black while Neal is a sonic artist and lecturer.

The band supported The Damned at Whitby Gothic Weekend on Saturday, 26th March 2011 and returned to Europe for some headline shows in Switzerland and Germany.

One month after opening for the June show of The March Violets in Norwich, on the 3rd of July they announced the release of their new single, “Empty Men” through Trash Vogue Records, as well as the departure of Neal Spowage.  They played a full set with a temporary live drummer on Friday 22nd July as main support to Gary Numan at the Barbican.

The band is now recording new material.

You can find all the information you need on the Official Luxury Stranger website.

You can order their latest release, “Empty Men”, from Trash Vogue Records here.

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Goth, etc.

 

Blackout Radio Show with Mike Pougounas and Silent Nick

It looks like Mike Pougounas has added one more notch to his belt …

The “Blackout Radio Show with Mike Pougounas and Silent Nick” is making it’s debut tonight on Wicked Spins Radio [UK]. 
 
As Mike, the singer of New Zero God said, “They asked me to do a radio show and I thought it would be a fun project.  Over the past few months I have been listening to the shows put on by “Snuff MonkeyShaun Histed-Todd and Jet Away.   I really liked the music, as well as the interaction with their audience.  When the idea was proposed, I tossed around a few things and we came up with the concept of me with the mysterious ‘Silent Nick’.  Airing right before our show will be ‘The Dork Side with Fester and BaconPockets’, which will feature lots of punk rock.  Then we’ll go on air with post punk, punk rock and gothic.  You never know where me and Silent Nick will end up or what adventures/antics will come into play.”
 
The show debuts tonight (Thursday, 10 November), at 20:00 [UK] | 22:00 [Greece], and will be repeated every Thursday for one month, with a new show airing each month.

http://www.wickedspinsradio.org/

More Rock than a Crack Dealer

Time Zones as follows:

UK – 20:00
Central Europe – 21:00
Greece – 22:00
East Coast USA – 3:00 PM
West Coast USA – 12:00 Noon

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WILL CREWDSON – The Thirteen Questions

Will Crewdson is a London-based guitarist/writer/producer. Scant Regard is his brainchild, and he occasionally is the guitarist for Rachel Stamp, Adam Ant, and Johnette Napolitano, amongst others.

Will Crewdson (Photo by Rob Golding)

tribe4mian:  Will, with Scant Regard you strive to fuse raw electronic beats and moods with the smooth, soaring sounds of Morricone’s biting guitar –scapes. How did you come up with this idea?  Would you consider Morricone your main influence?

WILL CREWDSON:  The sound was developed pretty organically.  I always thought the sound of twangy, surfy guitars mixed with electronica worked well when I used the idea on other people’s tracks so I decided to maximise it and incorporate it into my own recordings.

I see Morricone as a good reference point more than a major influence. There are many moods on the album that echo the atmosphere of the classic Spaghetti Western soundtracks and since he was the ultimate composer in that genre it follows that he should get a reference. A large part of the sound is pure electronica though which obviously adds a different flavour.

tribe4mian:  At one point, Rachel Stamp became the only unsigned band to sell out the London Astoria. What happened to Rachel Stamp?  They had several record deals, the biggest of which was with WEA.  How many releases did you have with this band?

WILL CREWDSON:  Rachel Stamp suffered from bad management and useless record company input – the usual story. We had a great live following and were really proud of everything we achieved on an independent level. We were actually more successful once we’d been released from our deal with Warners, which says a lot.

We released two studio albums, ‘Hymns for Strange Children’ and ‘Oceans of Venus’. Our debut album was never released although we recorded it for Warners. We also had one live album, ‘Stampax’ and a load of singles.

tribe4mian:  You also played gigs with, among others, Iggy Pop, Korn, No Doubt, The Tubes, and Cheap Trick. How did you feel the first time you opened for a rock star?  Were you nervous, or were you thinking, “my big time is coming”?

WILL CREWDSON:  Well there’s loads of times early in your musical career where you think – this is it. Signing a deal, your first headline gig, etc., and we were really thrilled to have opened for all of those bands. It’s often the case that you are breaking through to a bigger audience as we were on several occasions, but without the managerial know-how and, sometimes, money behind it to capitalise on those moments.  It’s hard to keep momentum up and really take the whole thing to the next level.

tribe4mian:  Scant Regard’s first release, “The Excommunication EP” is already out featuring guest vocals by Grog from “Die So Fluid“.  How did this collaboration come about and what was the result?

WILL CREWDSON:  Grog and I have known each other for years. Her band, “Die So Fluid”, used to play the odd gig with Rachel Stamp and I’ve also done session work with her. Originally I wanted vocals on the Scant Regard tracks and, as we got on so well and seemed to understand each other musically, we agreed to try out a collaboration.  The three tracks came out really well.

We also both work with Director Tom DiCillo – the man behind “Johnny Suede, Living In Oblivion” and the recent Doors documentary “When You’re Strange”.  He has a studio project called The Black and Blue Orkestre which we’re both involved with. Those tracks should be coming out really soon.

Will Crewdson (Photo by Gemma 'Librasnake' Eggle) tribe4mian:  Were there any other bands in your life before Rachel Stamp?  How did your musical pathway begin?

WILL CREWDSON:  I had numerous bands before Rachel Stamp, all with unmentionably bad names!  I also did the odd session thing. The first one I got was with Malcolm McLaren at Air Studios in London. That was the title track for the extremely ill-fated “Carry On Columbus” film and was a pretty scary experience. I don’t think he looked me in the eye once. He just shouted “give it some bollocks my son!” whilst conducting an imaginary orchestra.  Surreal.

tribe4mian:  What are some of the notable differences for you between being on stage alone and playing with a band?  Do you sometimes miss the “group” feeling with Scant Regard?

WILL CREWDSON:  I guess you can’t beat the feeling of a full-on band slamming it out on stage and I do love that. When I do it alone it’s entirely different. I have to become a front man but I’m not singing so it’s a strange position to be in. I like strange positions though. I’m still working on my stage “patter” but I think it’s getting there. I get something out of every gig, though, whether it’s solo or band. It’s the main reason I do music really for that instant reaction from an audience.

tribe4mian:  I don’t know Adam Ant personally, so I’d like to ask:  Is he an easy person to work with?  Are you still touring with him?

WILL CREWDSON:  Adam is a great guy. He was and will always be one of my favourite all-round performers. Adam and the Ants were the first band I ever saw live and I grew up with his back catalogue etched into my brain so it was very natural for me to play all those great songs. His mental problems are well documented but at the end of the day they make him what he is as an artist and the end result was always a killer show. This year I’ve been working more in the States with Livan doing several tours but I’m still up for working with Adam if I’m around and he needs a guitarist. I did a one-off charity gig with him recently for Sea Shepherd, the anti-whaling guys, which went extremely well. We did a load of covers on the HMS Belfast.

tribe4mian:  Would you like to name your gear and which guitar and sound effect do you like using most?

WILL CREWDSON:  My main guitar is an 80’s Rickenbacker 250 El Dorado, which is definitely the most versatile and reliable of any guitar I’ve had. I’ve also got a 60’s Teisco Spectrum Del Rey, which I use for most of the Scant Regard stuff as it’s got that Duane Eddy twang right down and it looks like it’s made of LEGO, which is a plus in my book. I have a custom pink Gordon Smith GT-60 and a DeArmond Starfire semi-acoustic as well as a 72 Reissue Telecaster Deluxe. The Teisco is my favourite because it just looks like it’s out of The Jetsons and it sounds amazing.

The pedals I’m using at the moment are a Fulltone OCD Overdrive, Providence Anadime Chorus, a George Dennis Wah/Vol, MXR phaser, Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter Tremolo and an Electro Harmonix Memory Boy. I think I like the Fulltone the best because it makes any amp sound great, which is invaluable when you turn up somewhere and don’t know what you’re gonna be playing through.

My main amp is a Carvin Bel Air combo.

Will Crewdson (Photo by Gemma 'Librasnake' Eggle) tribe4mian:  Scant Regard’s first full-length release, “Burnt Pop Cycles” will be released today (Monday, 7 November, 2011).  Are there any surprises? What can we expect?

WILL CREWDSON:  It’s definitely a lot more experimental and electronic than some people might expect from me.

When I play live, the guitar becomes more dominant but there are tracks on the album where the guitar parts could only work with the arrangement that’s going on behind them.

I’d like people to hear it and create their own film in their mind using it as the soundtrack.

I think the film would cross genres from western to horror to comedy in equal measures.
tribe4mian:  You teamed up with Johnette Napolitano (LA’s Concrete Blonde).  How did this happen?  Could you tell us which releases you have together and will you do something new in the near future?

WILL CREWDSON:  I met Johnette completely by chance in a record shop in Fulham about 14 years ago. I was a massive fan of her and the band’s and was pretty star-struck to meet her in a tiny, empty shop. Anyway, we kept in touch and I think she asked to hear some new instrumental tracks I’d done and instantly offered to do some lyrics and melodies over them. We ended up doing a whole album called, “Scarred” and it came out about four years ago in the US. Got some great reviews but it didn’t really get the exposure it deserved. I think it’s actually out of print already but I’m very proud of that album and it was a thrill to work with someone who has an almost supernaturally powerful voice and presence.

Not sure if we’ll be working together again as she’s tied up with Concrete Blonde again now and that’s a really good thing. Something special happens when her voice is combined with Jim Mankey’s amazingly original guitar playing.

tribe4mian:  What role does music play in your life?  Do you feel it is an adequate means of expression and could you / would you live without music?

WILL CREWDSON:  No, I totally thrive on it. I can’t imagine doing anything else and I don’t want to. I’m such a massive fan of music too. I still get excited at gigs and really disappointed if things get cancelled or I have to miss them for some reason.
tribe4mian:  Once again, you are about to go on tour with Livan, opening for Alice Cooper

I remember last year you played with Livan in Athens, supporting Aerosmith. How was it? 

Can you give us the dates and places for Cooper’s tour?

WILL CREWDSON:  That was fantastic. I’m such a big fan of Aerosmith and the set they played was like a dream.

I couldn’t believe Steven Tyler’s enthusiasm. I swear he was everywhere.

Even before they went on while we were sound checking he was checking every inch of the stage and all the equipment to make sure everything was to his liking.

I wouldn’t have been surprised to see him sweeping up the stadium afterwards. That’s the way to do it.

Here’s the dates for the next leg of the Alice Cooper tour:

November 27 Huntington, WV Albee Theater
November 29 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
December 2 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
December 3 Bridgeport, CT Klein Memorial Auditorium
December 9 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theater
December 10 Erie, PA Warner Theater
December 12 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theater
December 13 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
December 14 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

tribe4mian:  If you had the chance to be born again as a historic personality, which one would you choose?

WILL CREWDSON:  I think I’d be a cross between Jack the Ripper and Robin Hood. I wouldn’t murder those ladies, I’d try and liberate them and get them jobs in Sherwood Forest helping me to rob the rich.

Either that or Zorro – he was real, right?

tribe4mian:  Thank you very much for this interview, Will.  We wish you the best of luck in all your endeavors and journeys.

WILL CREWDSON:  Thanks a lot.

Will Crewdson (Photo by David@Cover-Online.com)

If you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to catch Will’s upcoming gigs:

Friday, 11 November, 2011

Scant Regard presents … End of Days

Plus live sets from Plasma 9 + Pet Iguana with DJ sets from Ben Hell + DJ Nihil

Ryan’s Bar, 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney, London (MAP)

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Saturday, 12 November, 2011

Scant Regard Live at the Adam and the Ants Convention 2011

The Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Road, Kentish Town, London (MAP)

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Craving more?  Here you go!!!

Official Website of Scant Regard

Scant Regard - "Burnt Pop Cycles"

Download Scant Regard, “Burnt Pop Cycles” … HERE

Scant Regard at iTunes … HERE

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2011 in Interviews, Uncategorized

 

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