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W.O.R.M.
23/08/2000


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

Danny - W.O.R.M. formed in 1992. The line up was Danny, Mark, Rob & Brian. We did a couple of crappy demos and little else. In 1993 the line up changed to Danny, Mark & Tony. We did a couple of singles and started getting our act together with proper gigs. By 1994 Tony left to go to university and was replaced by Carl. In 1996 we started S.I.D. Records, and would go on to release two W.O.R.M. albums, one EP, compilation albums and start putting stuff out by other bands. After the release of our first album we went on full attack with tours and gigs which averaged three per week (And still do today). Year 2000, and we've just been joined by an extra guitarist who will be gigging with us soon and we're currently working on our new album. The line up is now - Danny-Bass/vocals, Carl-Guitar/vocals, Andy-Guitar & Mark-Drums.

Discography.

Danny -
You've Got To Tow The Line E.P. (On VDP)
Pray T.V./ F.U.C.K. AA side single (On Peer Pressure)
The Swearing E.P. Also with Wat Tyler & Oi Polloi (On Rugger Bugger)
Jugglin' With Poo E.P. (On S.I.D.)
Split E.P. with Raggity Anne (On Irritation)
Billynomates, album (On S.I.D.)
Mullet In The Head, album (On S.I.D.)
Plus countless demos and stuff on compilation CDs.

Does the initials W.O.R.M. stand for anything, if not Why did you choose the name?

Danny - No, it doesn't really mean anything. It was our original lead guitarist who wanted to do it like that back in '92. Not sure why. It has been said that it stands for Wank Orientated Rock Music, or Wank Over Richard Madely. Anybody got any better ones? The reason we got our name is that we used to do a song called Worm and we were looking for a name at the time. Unfortunately, that was the best we could come up with. I wish we'd chosen a comedy punk name.

Has any band member played in other bands, if so what?

Danny - Not ones known for doing anything. I used to play drums for a band from Sheffield called Dog Soldier who's claim to fame was supporting Conflict & Napalm Death. I was also in a band with Jon who later went on to form Pitch Shifter but we didn't really do much.

  Mark - I used to be in a band called Resurgence many moons ago, We drank, we played, we were crap,

What is the favourite song (and what band is it by) of each member of the band?

Danny - Anything off Screeching Weasel's My Brain Hurts album.

  Mark -  I have so many favourite songs, because I have been listening to this punk rock shit for far to long, So it could be a choice of these White man in Hammersmith palais (The Clash) No room for you (Demob) and Suffer (Bad Religion) This is a great album, and opened up to me a whole new style of punk in the way it was played.

  Danny - Carl tells me that his fave song is "Don't Call Me White" by NOFX, and another by Desmond Decker. The title of which I can't think of.  

What was the last band you saw and were they any good?

Danny - I can't remember the last gig I payed to get in. It might have been Bouncing Souls. They were great. Oh yeah, I've seen Ex Cathedra recently. They're such a great band.

  Mark - I take it by this you mean the last time I went to see a band rather than actually playing with a band. The last band I saw was Joe Ninety in Sheffield, and they were great

Describe punk at the beginning of the 21st century.

Danny - The punk scene is looking great at the moment. I just wish people wouldn't dismiss certain genres such as pop punk, skate punk, ska punk, hardcore etc. It's all punk to me.

  Mark - The scene as a whole does seem to be good at the moment, I would like it to  pull together a bit more though, and for people to take an interest in all the styles rather than one particular style. I think as an example, the Hardcore scene has become very much a closed shop, and in a way does seem to be creating it's own scene. there does need to be more mixed gigs. ie ska punk/ hard core/ pop punk playing together. because at the end of the day, whatever style we play it is all punk. Right kids !!!!

Do all the band members do other jobs as well as being in the band? If so, what?

Danny - I work at a factory in the daytime, making shit for British Steel. In the evenings, I work for S.I.D. Records.

  Mark - I am a house husband, and have 2 kids to look after, and could someone pass me the prozac please. I along with danny also spen all my spare time, and not spare time running S.I.D. Records.

Plans, gigs and releases planned for 2000.

Danny - Loads of gigs coming up. They're always advertised on this fantastic site. As for releases, I mentioned earlier that we're working on our third album titled "Vertically Unchalleged Baby" which should be in the shops for Christmas.

Any final comments?

Mark - Yeah cheers for the interview, and once again thanks to everyone for the support they have given to W.O.R.M. and S.I.D. Records. It is mucho appreciated

    Danny - Just thank's for doing the interview. I think this is the first one we've done for a website. For more info on W.O.R.M. contact sidworm@supanet.com or visit our website www.sidrecords.co.uk


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