with D Generation & Trash Brats
I hear you're going on tour soon: -
In a month, we're going on tour. In the beginning of March, yeah. We're gonna
do the whole country. Possibly with this band FLUFFY from England, a girl band.
How do you like touring in general?
Jesse - Well, you know you
spend like 15, 20 hours trying to get there and get things ready, then you spend
an hour on stage - that's the best part. It makes it all worth it. But the other
stuff - it's like really weird. We gotta go to strange towns and hang out in
truck stops and be laughed at - but it keeps you in touch with God's country,
with the average Joe. New York is very much a safe, little fun place. You can't
get people to pat you on your back, easily. But when you go out there to Middle
America, people aren't all art fans, going to art galleries, actors and actresses.
It makes a big difference.
What local gigs are you doing in the near future?
Jesse - We're playing CBGB's. We're doing like a two night thing
on February 28th and March 1st, a friday and saturday, with this band STITCHES.
How about recording?
Jesse - We've been recording a whole bunch of new songs. But we're
still working "No Lunch" 'cause the record's only been out about five,
six months. It still hasn't reached where we want it to go. It's kinda new in
the realm of the world. It hasn't come out in England yet.
I heard that D gen is
moving toward a harder, punk sound.
Jesse - We're just doing D generation. The last two songs I showed
the band yesterday that I wrote, one was country and one was a pop song. We
do little of everything. If I was gonna hop on the bandwagon right now, I'd
do electronic music. I'd listen to Kraftwerk, Prodigy, Chemical brothers. We're
just doing what we've always done. It's hard to explain. People have to put
labels on things. Put it in a slot. But we just sing about what we feel.
with TRASH BRATS' Toni Romeo by Andreas Persson. This short interview was made
for my previous fanzine - GLAMAGAZINE - but was never published as the 'zine
crashed. This is a fine introduction to a great band, eventhough it's a bit
Could you give me the name and position of the band- members?
- Brian oblivion (vocals), Ricky rat (guitar), Toni Romeo (bass) and Craig Cashear
What do TRASH BRATS sound
Toni - Pop, rock, punk.
Which are your influences?
Toni - NEW YORK DOLLS, JOHNNY THUNDERS, KISS,
SEX PISTOLS, DEAD BOYS.
Toni - well
Trash brats "pink album" demo - sold out
"Someday's too late" 7" - sold out
selftitled 9 song cassette
"Downtown nowhere" 7" (black or pink vinyl)
"Rotten bananas" limited edition cassette - sold out
"Jokes on you" cassette + cd
"Out of the closet" cd
is there something you GLAMAGAZINE's readers should know?
- Write us for any information, we send you lots of cool
TRASH BRATS are currently putting up their site
on the web. More on that in the next issue.
interview by NY ROCK