for Distorted Magazine
What is your take on the whole internet marketing with sites
like myspace today? Do you think it is helping push punk rock to a broader
audience? Pretty much every band on the planet has profile.
Internet is a tool, nothing more, nothing less. A pretty good tool when
it’s about sending promo shit, cover design, flyers, spreading
news on a website… I discovered tons of great band with Internet.
But. Myspace is really shit, it’s some kind of distorted window
for ill egos. Look how many friends I have, look at the good tastes
I have, shit. I always wanted to cancel and erase our Myspace page,
but the others in the band continues to have fun with that crap, they
say it’s cool to insult people with that. Plus, it’s really
a bad tool. The navigation is difficult, you have to be member, it’s
difficult to update… I don’t really see the point: why don’t
they built up a website?
serious stuff aside, I mean lets face it the Hate Pinks seem like a
funny band, both off and onstage. Do you take having fun seriously?
Is that the intention of the band, to always have a good time?
Having fun seriously? No. What we do is having no fun unseriously.
is the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever seen or done with the
band whether it be on stage or on tour?
Traditional things. Puking on stage. Playing with extinguisher in hotel
rooms. Pissing on bars. Wearing stupid pink woman costumes… Stealing
stupid things like a matelat in Italy… The most stupid things
is fighting each other on stage.
there a more serious idea behind the fun aspect of the Hate Pinks? You
seem to flirt with ‘issues’ in your song “Sexual Liberation
Yes, sure. There is always a social theme in our songs, we just want
to turn things in an aggressive humour concept. Could we have a song
with “I hate my life, I hate this town, and the world around”
or “We are the fucks, we play on five meters stages, half the
tickets are for the press now” just for the funny words?
about tracks like “Your ass is a stereotype” and “Should
I kill myself or go jogging?”, there seems to be some form of
social consciousness thinking behind these song. Intentional or accident?
Intentional. “Your ass is a stereotype” is about the Myspace
and false Internet friendship. The other song is not about diet or being
fat, it’s about the consciousness of the Other view. It’s
about accepting yourself and dealing correctly with the world outside.
this ‘fun’ outlook on life? Do you think too many punk bands
have become too serious?
We don’t care about that. Some of the best band in the world have
a good sense of humour, The Pistols, the Ramones, The Dickies or Crime
or The Stranglers, for example… and some others don’t have
one inch of fun in them and are still great bands. Wire, or Buzzcocks
or The Fall… oh it’s ridiculous to make a list.
about other punk bands, who do you think is a complete waste of time
and the world would be a better place without?
All punk bands with a song about beating bitches and being a rock’n
roll motherfucker. All bands with songs about cars. All bands with two
guitarists. All bands with retro-keyboards. All bands with a fat guy
or girl in them.
this doesn’t get stale, here are some quick fire questions for
you, give me the first thing that comes to mind for each of the following
• Black - Humour
• Punk – ‘s not dead oh no!
• Hate - Pink
• Love – I don’t know.
• Pink - Flag
• France - Shit
• USA - Shit
• UK – biggest shit
• Tree – Out of it
• Snare - drum
• Glam - Ridiculous, but ok with T-Rex or New
see, we like to have fun here at Distorted too. I take it the Hate Pinks
like to have a good time. If you guys could have the ultimate party,
who, where and what would it involve?
My grandmother, on a Sunday afternoon, with her succulent homemade Paella.
do you prefer Hustler or Penthouse? Why?
We don’t care about that machist shit.
do you think it is that makes French punk rock different from other
countries? Which bands have been hailed as the pioneers of the French
punk scene? Where do you draw most of your influence from?
It’s simply different because it’s French, don’t you
think? If you want names of good French bands from the old times: Les
Olivensteins, Metal Urbain, Guilty Razors, Les Dogs, Les Coronados,
Starshooter… Some of them are really great, but let’s face
it, compared to the scene in England or USA, or even Belgium at the
same times it’s not so much…
discuss bands that have fun. Aside from yourselves, which bands out
there do you think have the most fun. It seems like NOFX are always
making fun at everything. Could you out party NOFX? Which bands have
you out partied? And don’t be shy, who has out partied the Hate
I am sorry my English must be too poor, but I don’t understand
this question. I will try to answer nevertheless. I already answered
: I hate fat guys in punk bands. And NOFX are not sexy enough to party
with. One point: we, the Hatepinks think it’s really hard to party
without drugs. So, unless you have a cunt, don’t even think to
talk with us and have a party.
you guys fans of pizza? If you are, what is your favourite?
I think everybody loves pizza. I think this question is a big piece
of shit. I would love to have questions about the abortion theme. Or
about the American Politics. With anchovies.
very much guys, it has been fun chatting with you – got a closing
joke for us? Anybody you wish to thank?
Piss-off! You, and you dirty virtual fanzine.