|Category:||Interview - Magazine||Publish date:||12/1/1981|
|Source:||Touch And Go #16 (December 1981) (United States)||With:||Brett Gurewitz, Greg Graffin, Jay Bentley|
|Synopsis:||Short interview with Brett Gurewitz, Greg Graffin and Jay Bentley by Tesco Vee (founder of Touch And Go and vocalist of The Meatmen). This interview can also be found in the Touch And Go book (a collection of all T&G issues) published by Brazillion Points (www.touchandgobook.com).|
BAD RELIGION were interviewed by TV sometime in Oct.
TV: How many grovelling little nubiles do you get to suck your wangs after every gig?
Greg: At least one every gig.
JayB: Not too many, i'm usually way too drunk!!
TV: What's been your best show so far?
Group: We played with the Dead Kennedys in San Diego. That was a good one. There's a show coming up called SLAM 81 with FEAR, TSOL, us (BAD RELIGION, CHINA WHITE and about 10 other bands, that one will be way hot!!
TV: What are you when you aren't BAD RELIGION?
JayB: A piece of air
Greg: A sex maniac who likes new wave chicks with big tits and who MASTURBATE!!!
TV: What did your folks say when they first heard your record?
Brett: "Turn it down"!
JayB: Oh your in a band?? How nice."
TV: What LA bands are your favorites...
Greg: I don't have any favorite LA bands...UK SUBS!!!
Brett: THE ADOLESCENTS, but they broke up, the RAMONES...
Jay B: WASTED YOUTH TSOL, you know the typical LA band scene...
TV: If you saw Jerry Falwell walking down the street what would you do?
Brett: I would tear off his eyelids so he would have to see the real world around him, then I would cut his tongue out so he couldn't tell any more lies.
Greg: I'd box him for the belt!!
Jay B: i'd go right up to his face, call him a liar and a sinner, then I'd blow his fuckin' brains out. I hate that guy, all he wants is money, money, i really don't think he has a true interest in people, if he does he wouldn't always ask people for money. The guys a millionaire and he denys it.
TV: How's the response been from the religious community?
Jay B: One time brett spray painted bad religion on a wall and next day it was crossed out and somebody wrote victory in christ so we crossed it out and put victory in ignorance.
TV: Who's the biggest asshole in LA?
Group: all the fucking posuer little faggots that think their the meanest thing since Sid. They're the assholes in LA
TV: Any plans to tour outside of ca?
Group: wer'e going to try to tour if we get enough money after we release our album (next summer)
TV: What type of kids do you attract?
Brett: mostly hairlips and lutherans.
Greg: Not enough new wave chicks with big tits.
Jay B: roaches, fleas and tricks. the average in the clubs around here. oh ya crabs and lice too.
TV: Opinion of San Francisco?
Greg: i don't really like all the people but the city is cool, if it didn't always smell like cum.
Brett: It's a cool town and it's cold with lots of hills and trollys you can ride on for a quarter.
Jay B: I'ts weird up there. i mean people are freaked out on drugs or something. I love the city structural wise it's bitchen and the nude ladies you can see for a quarter that's OK.
TV: What do you want to be doing in a year?
Brett: I don't know.
Greg: living and breathing.
Jay B: nothing but a little of everything..maybe a sail around the world in an 8 foot rowboat or something
TV: Is all the violence blown out of proportion?
Brett: It's not a real problem but it;s true
Greg: Yea it's real violence but the media hypes it alot.
JayB: the fights that happen are usually punks vs. punks like somebody says something to guy so they fight, once in awhile there's a real good one though like 6 guys vs. 10 or even better, full gang warfare that's fun, the people that get stabbed usually deserved it, then the media blows it all out of proportion. That's usually when the shit hits the fan in L.A. the cops go nuts and beat up everybody on the scene, it gets pretty hairy with the cops
Greg: Yea the sheriffs in L.A. are really bad, they mace kids and beat them up just cuz their hangin' around.
TV: Does Bretts mom still get mad cuz you guys drink all the milk?
Group: That's gregs mom and we have to drink the kool-aid now cuz she found out about it from the Flipside article
TV: Where do you guys stand on drugs, booze etc.
Brett: anywhere I can
Greg: I don't touch the stuff
Jay B: anything that's bad for you is good for you, if you take enough to make you pass out!!
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