Harvey Taylor of
PUNK THRU 77 TODAY
1. Tell us about your musical life so far - the inspirations, the let downs, the reason behind the spirit?
3. Tell us the best and worst of your CD collection, book collection and your wardrobe - be as honest as you like!
The best CD is a tie between 'Shock Troops' by Sparrer, Anti-Nowhere League and Judge Dread. The worst is a wedding mix I have from DJ'ing weddings. The best book is 'A Clockwork Orange' by Anthony Burgess and A biography of Alphonse Breatellion (He invented all this CSI stuff). I really like a good true crime story. My best shirt is the same shirt (re-bought many times) my Fiend Club shirt and the worst is a striped polo that my girl says makes me look like '70s wall paper.
Well as a cancer survivor it's important to take care of yourself, so I would want people to get everything checked. I could always use the piano to sing a Monty Python song about Rectal Awareness, Fax Machine Porn and Gay Foxes, I think that it would be the last season of the show.
The best band was the Sex Pistols because the whole time John insulted the guy behind me for throwing other people's shoes at him and the Queers because during an Mxpx set people kept unplugging everything and Joe came out told everyone how stupid they were being. The worst band was G.G. Allen just because that how he wanted it. Most memorable was Discharge in a public park, because they had fun and refused the crowd's willingness to give donations to get their van fixed. They did however sell a lot of 7" records for the two other bands that drove a thousand miles to do the show.
I find bands everywhere. They do what they can, when they can - I respect that. Rule - Don't worry just finish when your ready. I want to tell a story but at the same time I want to get the basics out of the way, because they tell the story. I look for unique things in the band's history and throw them into the mix.
The current scene is crazy, every band is getting back together because the internet lets them talk to their true fans in sometimes a scary way, but it is still awesome to see bands listen to their fans and not record sales.
Scary. Painful if you need that kind of release. Will create enough BTU's to run a house depending on the man's stamina.
9. Tell us about your local scene please - the faces, disgraces, takers, fakers, bright lights and depressing shites - go for it - impress or depress but be honest!
Minnesota has a great punk scene and oddly enough Prince helps bring in bands to his clubs. Everyone here helps everyone else. Plus we have Profane Existence.
People having fun, helping bands they like in anyway and drinking great beer.
Wow! This girls needs has all the ingredients for some good beer. Hops, Barley and Oats. Open a brewery and have a main stage. Use the profits to record great albums and put on shows for great charities.