INTERVIEW BANZAI ZINE
Bonjour, would you please introduce our readers the Hatepinks, when
did the band start and who is involved on what instrument, and maybe
some special thing about every bandmember.
Ja! The band started something like 10 months ago. As everyone in
the band was already playing in other bands before, we decided to
form the Hatepinks when our other band splited. It was planed from
the start to join forces as soon as our respective bands were dead
and cold. I’m Olivier Gasoil, I was playing in the Gasolheads,
Huggie Von Rosenberg and Rémi der Pinkbeat were playing in
a power-pop combo, the Dollybirds and Colonel Nass Le Pink was playing
bass for the Plastic Congelators. Something special? I don’t
like surf music. Huggie doesn’t like me, Colonel Nass hates
the whole world and Der Pinkbeat? Well he is a drummer… Nobody
knows what a drummer is thinking.
name Hatepinks? When you are on stage, your nearly complete dressed
in pink and most of your instruments are pink? Do you really hate
The Hatepinks, it’s just a name we dropped on a list of stupid
names. We should have keep it in French: “Les Haines Roses”,
but it’s too late now… We don’t really hate pink,
we just hate people with a pink coloured vision of life, people with
a positive attitude about the shit they get for a living. Like: I
got a car, I got a wife/man, I got a house, I got food, so let's be
happy! Fuck them.
you describe your sound?
Maximum minimalist garage-punk.
you came to your lyrics? I mean for example songs like MY FRIENDS
ARE ASSHOLES and BORED ON PILLS.
I don’t know how I come to my lyrics. I just write what I think
is funny, but most of all, I write what is true! Don’t you ever
feel like killing your stupid friends? Can’t you remember the
one who depressed cause his girlfriend kicked him out, or the one
who don’t give you back the money you borrowed to him? Bored
on pills is about how you get depressed when you got too much pills.
Amphetamines leave you with a hole in the stomach, ectasy is a little
funny, but don’t you feel like a shit after a night when you
told everybody you love them? Fuck empathy! Stylnox, Tranxene, Valium,
Prozac, Myolastan, Xanax, all good pills! But I’m not sure they
got the same name in Germany…
know the popstar named PINK? What do you think about her? Hate, respect
or any other opinion?
Indifference mixed with a bit of hate. She’s just a product.
She’s not that big in France…
statement to Pink Floyd?
Some early stuff with Syd Barrett is ok, but their main records are
total shit. We should have named our band The Hatepinkflyods!!
please something about the pink panther and your relation to him.
You certainly know those Blake Edwards films? We all feel like being
the inspecteur Clouseau!
about the pink stuff. How is the music scene in France? Are there
a lot of people, who come to Rock'n'Roll shows?
The scene is ok, maybe we don’t have so much zines and clubs
as in Germany… We book a lot of shows here in our hometown,
in Marseille and we always have a lot of people coming to the shows,
it’s packed with people pogoting out of their head! Yeah people
drink red wine, eat camembert and do pogo dancing.
your main influences and what are your favorite bands?
Sex Pistols, Damned, Swell Maps, Ramones, Heartbreakers, Saints, Richard
Hell, New Bomb Turks, Devil Dogs, Pagans, Dead Boys, Stitches, Cowboys
from Outerspace, Modern Lovers, Subsonics, Reatards, Lost Sounds,
Neurotic Swingers, Ripoffs, TV Killers, Guitar Wolf, the Kinks…
of films do you like, what are your favorite films?
No particular kind of films. Maybe japanese new wave films are my
favourites, Seijun Suzuki’s “Branded to kill” and
“Tokyo drifter”, go and see them! “Onibaba”
by Kaneto shindo… and the usual stuff : “Bullit”,
for something completely different: The special Banzai!-Question.
What do you think about Chili? Do you like this kind of food? Any
special french receipt?
Wow that’s a great question ! I really think I’m the «
Grand-chef » of French Chili ! I know a lot of losers think
they are the kings of chilli, but I really am! Ok I’ve got a
special receipt: “Chili aux trois fromages” : make your
normal Chili stuff and add some cheese to it : Emmental, Chedar and
Parmezan. Not too much!
Ok now could you give me your Bratwurst-Chili receipt?