Features One Question Interviews Professor and the Madman

One Question Interviews: Professor and the Madman

Sean Elliott (Professor and the Madman-co-vocalist)

SPB: When did you first "discover" punk rock?

Sean: I first heard the term 'punk rock' in elementary school. All the kids in my class had to take part in a "Secret Santa" gift trade. I was assigned to trade gifts with a kid who everybody described as punk rock. I bought him a book on how to make paper airplanes and he got me a 'Sid Lives' pin. Around this time, 1980, I heard 'Holiday in Cambodia' on 'Rodney on the ROQ.' I was already a huge fan of surf music. When I first started playing guitar, I wanted to emulate the fury of Dick Dale's guitar sound. I recognized this sound in 'Holiday in Cambodia.' As I got older, the only music that had the same raw power was punk rock. Everything else was shit! 

Credits

Words by Loren on June 10, 2018, 2:38 a.m.

Advertisement
KFAI - Roar of the Underground
Leave a comment
Professor and the Madman

Posted by Loren on June 10, 2018, 2:38 a.m.

Share this content
Advertisement
KFAI - Root Of All Evil

More like this

Also in this section
Bleach Everything

One Question Interviews Bleach Everything

Posted June 2, 2020, 5:47 p.m.

Brent Eyestone (Bleach Everything) SPB: What are the best things somebody can do when hosting a touring band at their house for the night?  Eyestone ...

Thou

One Question Interviews Thou

Posted June 1, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Andy (Thou) SPB: Was the mic’ing in the studio when you recorded Magus fairly straight forward, or were there some things you and the ...

Malvina

One Question Interviews Malvina

Posted May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m.

Berman Berbert (Malvina) SPB: Your lyrics are very critical about a number of things. What kind of feedback do you get on this? Do you ...

x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.