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Broken Bones
03/01/2002 (interview with  Paul Hoddy)

Please give a brief history of the band, including current line up.

Formed after the departure from Discharge by Bones, and the headline in Sounds magazine was "BROKEN BONES", so he called the band it. That was in 1984, after a few line up changes and former members coming and going again we now have the line up as follows;

Quiv - Vocals
Paul Hoddy - Bass / Vocals
Bones - Guitar
Dave Bridgwood - Drums


Decapitated 7"
Crucifix 7"
I.O.U.......Nothing 12"
Dem Bones LP/CD
Seeing through my eyes 10"/ 7"
Bonecrusher 12" (USA only)
Never say die 12"
Trader in death 12"
Losing Control LP/CD
Religion is Responsible 12"
Without Conscience CD

What is the highlight and what is the lowest point in the bands history?

The highlight was getting back together and playing / recording again.

The lowpoint was probably not doing more gigs in the early days plus signing to Jungle Records (Fallout) 'cos we haven't been paid for about 8 years.

Do you do any covers in your live set, if so what?

Yeah, the only covers we do are a few Discharge one's but then again they aren't covers because Bones wrote the music anyway.

Is there any band you would feel particularly honoured if they covered a Broken Bones song? If so, who and what song?

I think Metallica to cover 'Seeing thru my eyes' would be a good one.

If you could see any band play live, either of the past or present who would it be?

Personally, I would have loved to see Led Zeppelin, just for the sheer brilliance of John Bonham on drums.

If you could be any age again, what would it be and why?

I think it would have to be 18 again, because there were some great bands around then like Crass, Subhumans, Disorder & Discharge to name but a few, it seemed like there was a gig to go to every night if you had the money.

Describe punk at the beginning of the 21st century.

Punk has reinvented itself and got a new lease of life or a kick up the backside for some older bands reforming. I think HITS has helped so for as bringing a lot of bands together in one weekend, meeting old & new friends. Lets hope it continues!!!!!

Plans, gigs and releases planned for 2002.

We will be writing the new album in the next 2 months and hope to have it recorded by Easter and out just after that. As for gigs no plans as yet, but they will come around whilst we are writing new stuff.

Any final comments?

Yeah thanks for the interview and keep up the great work on the Punk and Oi website.

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