for Pankerknacker zine
1. You seem to be pissed off all the time.
Why haven`t you become happy, peace-loving hippies, instead?
Halt die Klappe du Ashloch. Never liked the aestetic of those hippy
pigs. Some friends of mine say they are respectful about the woodstock
heritage. Grhhhrrrr. In fact I don’t care.
2. Is there
anything the Hatepinks love – except punkrock, of course?
We love: bratwurts, Jägermeister, war, all those German things.
I love to read fanzines, doing drugs. I would love to have more hair.
We love to walk in the woods. We would love people to be less superficial.
3. Does punkrock
mean more to you than making music and getting rid of your hatred on
Sure! But not much more. It means trying to do things by yourself. No
good band? Make one! No good shows? Book somes! No good clothes! Make
them! It’s really important, even if punk can get really stupid
when it comes around drunk assholes, or, for exemple those nice fashion
punkrock shops you got in Berlin...
4. Do you
have squats and an anarchic scene in Marseille?
Is there anything like the „Chaostage“ here in Germany?
We get some anarchic scene here in Marseille but it’s really really
small. It’s really hard in France to talk about a squat scene,
as the autorities send the police as soon as a squat emerges. We had
some good squats, but they only last few months...
5. Do punks
take part in the riots of the suburbs in Paris?
Do you take part in demonstrations or riots yourself?
No. These riots were just done by very youg peoples living in the poor
suburds. It was more Rap/hip-hop teenagers burning cars. If I riot or
6. What are
punk shows like in a fucked-up town like Marseille?
Does the crowd in Southern Europe go more crazy than in Germany?
Punk shows can be really hot here. With people throwing things at bands,
dancing on stage. But on the other hand, people don’t come to
shows when they don’t know the band. Germany got better clubs,
more fanzines, bookers... etc, a better organisation.
7. In what
way does the French punk scene differ from the German one?
Is there a good network? Are there any cool punk stores, bands or fanzines?
Are there any other cool bands besides the Hatepinks and the No Talents?
The scene is smaller, not so much good record stores, Lollipop in Marseille,
Born Bad in Paris, Armadillo in Toulouse. Zines: Dig it!, Abus dangereux.
You should try to get the out out of print record from Périphérique
Est, great! The Aggravation is the best French band right now. And you
got the usual snobbish parisain Wave: Volt, Operation S, Anteenagers
they sometimes think they shit gold, but hey, great records.
8. Why did
Carla Bruni fall in love with the right-wing-populist Nikolai Sarkozy
(and not with you)?
Because she is a nazi bitch. She loves men with power. I hate her.
9. What about
going on stage sober? Does that ever happen? What kind of drugs would
be too dangerous if you want to perform? Which drugs do you prefer?
Yes, while on tour a few drinks is enough to go on stage. Even totally
sober, its funny sometimes. Things become strange. You can go out your
body and louk the band from outside. LSD and extasy and ashish/grass
are realy to avoid for me. I have a problem with rythm in general, and
with those drugs it’s even worse! Best drug? Speed. But we got
to take care, we are getting old, and one day on speed equals three
days to recover a normal health. While on tour in England or Spain,
we almost split up because of members becoming nuts on too much speed.
10. We all know that French people like very special
Do you prefer to eat a frog or do you lick its back in order to get
a flash on LSD?
You should learn to make the difference between a grenouille (frog)
and a toad (crapaud). You can lick as much frogs as you want, you won’t
get no trip.
liberation for animals: Would you fuck a cow from behind if she asked
No. Dumb question. Halt die Klappe du Ashloch!
12. How do
you finance your drugs? Do you have real jobs?
Yes except for Rémi, we all have real jobs.
sucks but still you seem to be facinated by our country.
How come you cover German songs like „Ich möchte ein Eisbär
sein“? And why do you choose German titles like „Deine Mutter
die Pute“ and „Sehr gut Rock’n’Roll“?
My mother is German and I was born in Saarland. I used to play a lot
this Eisbär single from my mommy when I was a kid.
14. Do people
compare you to the Briefs or do they even mistake you for the Briefs?
Have you ever played together with the Briefs?
Why do you think is the 77-retro-style so popular at the moment?
We get compared with the Briefs aproximatly 3 times per day. I don’t
even care anymore. It’s just stupid laziness. I don’t mind
about the Briefs. I love the Damned! Starshooter, Ramones, Sex Pistols,
Pere Ubu, Wire, Richard Hell, The Monks, The Kinks, Buzzcocks, Swell
Maps and tons more. Yes we played wity them several times, mostly in
England. Cool guys, and I like their first record a lot.
I thinks this 77-retro wave is coming to an end. And we absolutly don’t
care. I played this kind of music when it was hype to have a skateboard
with baggies, and I will always do.
say that some of you are studying to become a doctor and that you are
sons of millionaires.
Would you call yourselves upper-class-rich-kids?
The band is like Marseille. It’s separated in two sides. One side
is the poor side, the north side, with dead suburds, poor foreign peoples,
big grey buildings. Colonel Nasser and me come from that side, and on
other side you got the rich side, with beach , big white houses with
garden, seafront, parks, joggers... That’s Rémi and Huggie.
Their parents are quite rich. I hate them. Assholes.
bands are important to you? Who would you like to play with?
No band is really important. It’s just punkrock, it’s the
best part of life, but nobody should take this too seriously. Take drugs
and kill yourself.