Audio-visual assault

Quasimodo Jones is the rock and roll animal. But he recorded an album with electronic wizard – Hakan Lidbo. We talked to him about "Robots And Rebels" and he almost killed us, when we used a term "white trash". Anyway - he is a very nice person.

- Why are you so fascinated with rock music?

- I live and breathe it. Drums pounding, drinks flowing, girlies dancing and showing off their stuff. What's not to like?

- When did you start to play rock?

- I have been rockin' since I was a kid. I went straight for electric as soon as possible and blew my dad's speakers out playing through the stereo (we couldn't afford an amp). I've been living the life and playing rock in every form. Rock, punk, surf, rockabilly... anything that rocks!!

- Have you got any favourite rock groups?

- I don't play favorites. There are way too many great bands and none that really are great enough to be my only favorite. If the music comes from the truest, most primal, place in your soul and is delivered with the same reckless abandon, then I dig it!!

- Have rock and techno something in common?

- Sex! It's all about girls, guys, drugs, thumpin' loud drums and bass. It means sex! I mix everything with everything, makes life more interesting. Too limiting to seperate things.

- Why did you decide to cooperate with Hakan Lidbo?

- It wasn't a decision, so much as a calling. Hakan called me – ha, ha, ha. Naw - it just seemed logical. I had friends into electro and I always thought it was bullshit, until I started playing along, when they were cranking it. It's the same beat as rock and roll. Just needed to be done. I am a pioneer at heart.

- Do you play a role of Quasimodo Jones?

- Quasimodo is me. He is a righteous bad-ass and very good-looking too. Come to one of the upcoming shows and see for yourself.

- Do you represent an american white trash subculture?

- I don't have an interest in white trash, I was brought up that way and I resent the label white trash. Do you have a term for the people in Poland, who don't have education, can't get or keep jobs, domestic violence and all kinds of alcohol and drug problems? Would you go down to those people and call them that?

- Are you going to play on stage your music?

- Hell, yeah - me and Hakan are putting together a live show for club venues and will be taking to the streets and clubs this summer in Europe and then North America.

- What will these shows look like?

- I could tell you - but then I'd have to kill you, he, he, he... It will be a muthafuckin' groovy, audio-visual assault.

Photo: Shitkatapult



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