Interview with The Epoxies done by: Gen X.
Before we can go any further, there needs to be a mutual appreciation of, and understanding that “The Road Warrior” is hands-down the best movie ever made. We’re talking about a post-apocalyptic punk rock cowboy-flick demo-derby that redefined action cinema and did it in half the time (96 minutes!) it takes movies nowadays. That’s The Epoxies for ya, a band that lives on the road and rules the bleak wasteland of the current punk scene with their refreshing brand of “punk wave”. After a wildly successful debut LP on Dirtnap in 2002, The Epoxies are back, this time on Fat Wreck Chords, with a new full length dubbed Stop The Future. The band is gearing up for some massive touring this year where they’ll take back the highways and bring their show to your town. Crossbows are optional. We got to spend some time with Fritz M. Static of The Epoxies and he had this to say…
the hell did you guys find the Scorpion's song "Robot Man"
that you covered on Stop The Future? Most people are only familiar
with the songs "Rock You Like A Hurricane" and "Winds
Of Change". Did you guys find this song in the parallel universe
that you come from?
in a band with such a strong image, do you ever sometimes feel
trapped by that image?
can see it now…I did hear that your band might be purchasing
a laser tunnel. What other gadgets do you have in mind for the
you know that keyboard guitar that you play? What is the actual,
official name of one of those things?
Science or the Breakfast Club? Which is better?
do you think of the current dance-punkish explosion with bands
such as Hot Hot Heat, The Bravery, The Futureheads, etc.? Do you
feel you fit with those bands?
did you get hooked up with the Undertones and are you fans of
us about some other great bands in the Portland scene.
having such a strong image, do people dismiss your band as a gimmick
or having a shtick and if so, does this hurt your feelings?
do you guys do in your off time that is completely un-music related?
all that familiar with the X Prize, or the good Archduke…
would you let your music be used to sell cars, Gap clothes, or
are the core bands or forefathers of New Wave, and are you hoping
to expose your fans to these older bands through your music?
punk bands have a hard enough time just showing up with guitars
and amps. You guys do that, plus have great stage clothing, smoke
machines and other fun stuff. Does that get to be a pain in the
ass? Do you ever wish you were just in a regular band and could
just show up and play, without all the extra shit?
I bet it is! Speaking of all that gear, what is your favorite
electronic component? Diodes? Conductors? Servos?