Hyperjax 2nd Inderview
What has been going on with the band since the
last interview? Who is
in the band these days?
Sam - Myself and Bob along with two new younger yobbo's
(guitar/vocals) and Bundie (drums/vocals)
How did the current members meet and how
did you get together?
Sam - We've known each other for years on the local gigging circuit
the other two played in the The Short Cuts. When I saw Cooley jumping
around on stage singing "Ring of fire" i said to Bob how about
we get him
in. Then Bob poached him before I did. Then when Wally quit we
automatically got Bundie in. Even Wally said we should too.
What have you done to celbrate a decade
of the Hyperjax? Where do you
see yourselves in another 10 years?
Sam- We played a blinding 10 year anniversary gig in my home
Preston. I got my friends band The Dragstrip Junkies (local glam/
band) to support us to keep us on our toes. Afterwards Cooley
tried on his
birds dress to celebrate it.
In ten years time I would like to be doing The Hyperjax as my
full time job
and live in and out Hotels and Tour busses for half the year
world playing to buzzing crowds. Its a dream I have now as I
did ten years
ago, if it don't happen I'll still take the old transit van and
guitar and amp in the gig then play my guts out. I'll take the
Harper train of thought forever while I'm in this game.
What changes have
you seen in your audience and the scene in general
since when you first started?
Sam - I see alot of kids in major cities going all Psychobilly
image, its become a bit trendy now has'nt it?. Why not eh? Fads come and
but the music won't change. I don't see as much drunken behavour anymore
like there was when I first started going to gigs. The older lot are getting
boring and the younger lot think they're too cool.
You have a new release out ' The Bottom Line'
- how has it been
Sam: Its still being received, so far so good.
You self produced this album - why? Are you
pleased with the sound? What has been you favourite Hyperjax recording
Sam - Well interested producers are hard to come by these days, our
producer Alan is always busy holed up in his new Western Star studio,
probably next time with him, plus we had such a good feel arrangeing
songs leading up to the recording it just seemed natural. I'm really
of this album despite the wait. My favorate recording is the next album
about to work.
What goes into the song writing process
and does it get easier or harder
Sam - It gets easier and harder I'd say, I need to be
inspired in something new with each song whether its in music or lyrics.
I could never write a
three chord cowboy in five minutes and then be proud of it. Brian Setzer
once said "write every song as if it we're going to be a hit single" or
something along those lines.
What are your thoughts to the internet music revolution?
Sam: I'm in favour of it alot, You tube/myspace has done wonders for
unsigned bands like us. Its not going to make us a living, but it could
perhaps get us a gig in Cuba eh, who knows?
Plans, gigs and releases planned for 2007.?
Any final comments?
Sam: Would'nt mind doing a covers album as a bootleg or something
get to work on album three, but most of all to get on the road and
good honest Rock n Roll!
Sam: Yep, Punks be thinkers not stinkers!
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