We're proud to introduce a new series here at Scene Point Blank: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Well, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week regardless.
After our social media followers get the first word, we'll later post a wrap-up here at the site. Check out our quickie Q&As below with members of Antiseen, Locrian, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, and Drunken Sailor Records.
Nato Coles (Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band)
SPB: What are your expectations for the Replacements reunion?
Coles: The Replacements were one of the greatest rock'n'roll bands of all-time, no exaggeration, so I'm sure they'll sound good playing those songs, and I hope Slim's doing better. I suppose anything Paul and Tommy decide is "The Replacements" is The Replacements, but I never saw Bob Stinson or Chris Mars play - too young - and I'm wary of an All Shook Down-Lite lineup being my only 'Mats experience. Sometimes when I play my really old songs, it feels like I'm doing a cover version of my own music - fun but not quite the real McCoy. I wonder if that's what this is going to be like. Maybe it's better for me to let the Replacements play in my imagination and spend the money I'd spend going to Riot Fest on newer up and coming bands, shows, and music. But if they have a hologram Bob Stinson play a couple guitar solos, I'll probably go.
Julian (Drunken Sailor Records)
SPB: What do you think of bands playing albums in their entirety as a tour concept?
Julian: I'm not really into it, it seems it's the thing to do when everybody is sick of seeing you and you need gigs. When I watch a band I don't even want to know the set list, nevermind knowing weeks in advance what the songs will be and in what order. Where's the excitement in that? You know when you hear the start of one of your favourite songs by a band, it takes that all away.
Although I once saw Off With Their Heads do Hospitals, start to finish, upstairs in a club in Chicago and it was amazing. And if the Discharge line-up that recorded Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing were to reform and play that album, I'd be there in a heartbeat!
Terence Hannum (Locrian)
SPB: What appeals to you most about collaborative projects as compared with working with your regular band?
Hannum: You know I don't collaborate as much as the other guys. I think it is because it appeals to me less. I really enjoy the work I get to do with Steven and André in Locrian. The last collaboration I did was with my friends Sshe Retina Stimulants and The Fortieth Day. I am really proud of that collaboration and I think it was because I found the group interesting and the environment one where ideas were encouraged.
Jeff Clayton (Antiseen)
SPB: What is your favorite all-time record and why?
Clayton: Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies. It was one of the first three records I ever owned in 1973 (the other two were Three Dog Night & Grand Funk) and after one play I was never the same. It shaped who/what I would become years later. “Sick Things” and “I Love The Dead” scared me and excited me all at once. “No More Mr. Nice Guy” was an anthem even for a 10 year old! In the time before the internet and instant information I would stare at the live photos inside trying to imagine what crazy shit was going on while they were being taken. Alice on TV used to send my old man into a cursing RAGE, so I knew I had hit on something GREAT!
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