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MIKE TRASH OF THE EROTICS
TALKS TO MARK ABOUT THE NEW EP AND NUNS.... AND WHEELCHAIRS...
AND EASY LISTENING RADIO
The Erotics play dirty Rock and Roll and embody all of those things that people warned you about ‘the Devil’s music’. Dirty, Sleazy anthems to shout out loud, drink beer to, and get laid after. There’s danger in every groove, evil intent in every song. Everyone needs to listen to The Erotics if they think Rock and Roll isn’t dangerous anymore. If you are already familiar with the band, or loved their last album loved the last album ‘Today The Devil Tomorrow the World’ then the good news is that there is a new EP due out this month with the tantalising title: 'Boulevard of Choking Screams'.
Mark: Hi Mike thanks for taking the time to talk to The Rockpit. For those of our readers not familiar with the band can you sum up the sound of the band and its history in a few words?
Mike: Well, we've been around since 1996...and we manage to crank out a new album almost every year or so.
Mike: There were some great songs on there. Limited edition is the best way to go nowadays....especially with the decline in CD sales with all digital downloading out there.
Mike: Songs came together very quickly, and at the last minute as they always seen to do.
Mark: The lead single from the EP ‘Your Bloody Frankenstein’ is a killer song and already available on I-Tunes you seem to be experimenting with a few different formats and releases at the moment do you think that there is a formula these days for getting your product out there or is it just finding the most effective and convenient way to get the music out, whilst still looking after the core fans?
Mike: Releasing that song via I-Tunes etc...before the actual release of the EP, was probably one of our better ideas...it brought more attention to the song around Halloween time...and it was one of the top selling Hard Rock songs via CD Baby during that time. The EP is gonna be limited edition as well.
Mike: Yes, Death With A Heartbeat, Your Bloody Frankenstein, and Wheelchair Fantasies!!!
Mike: Well, thank you...I basically write what I would expect to hear from some of my favourite bands.
Mike: Mark, have you ever wanked off to a nun in a baby-blue spaz chariot? I highly recommend it...there's nothing quite like it.
Mike: We've reached a level back in 2007 after the release of 30 Seconds Over You...it's been pretty much the same level ever since.
Mark: Is the ‘Best Of’ album that was shelved a few years back likely to see the light of day soon?
Mike: Maybe, but we keep write new material, so we're not sure when that will happen.
Mike: Well, yeah..so far..we're been one of those 'just under the radar' bands.
Mike: A little bit of both.
Mike: Yes, I grew up listening to a lot of AM radio as a child in the 70's...such as Elton John etc...stuff people would never expect from me.
Mike: If you love it, do it.
Mark: The Erotics have had a number of line up changes over the years do you think that these have set you back in any way or have they all propelled the band forwards?
Mike: Well we've had a pretty solid line-up over nearly 5 years now..Johnny's been in the band for nearly 8 years, and Billy for 5.
Mike: An AM Radio oldies station in my car.
Mike: Our hometown is hit or miss lately...people would rather go out and hear a cover band...even though they probably hear those songs like 10 times earlier that day on the radio. The UK 'gets us' and our warped sense of humour, more so, then the rest of the world does.
Mike: They creep up...I can't force it.
Mike: Well. I guess that's possible...I was once even called 'The Desmond Child of degenerate rock'.
Mike: Already have ideas for more songs...we'll see where that goes.
Mike: Probably early Alice 1970-74.
Mike: Nuns and Spaz Chariots...Carry On!!!
Mark: I think you may be the only person to give that answer.... so far.
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Mark Diggins 2012