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Demo Suzuki... a band hated as much as loved, is one of those bands. Demo Suzuki is a controversial band whose members have refused to perform certain songs based on lyrical content. If you like stuff you might like this.
Why this name?
Chris Russell was talking to Bucky Bunny of the Band 'Chin Ho' at Nectars one night and he took two names Bucky mentioned and made comic strip characters with them. One was named Demo Suzuki and based on my personality in the 80's. Bucky may have been referring to Damo Suzuki of Can, but we had never heard of him at the time.
Do you play live?
You can usually find Demo Suzuki lurking in a dark alley or just standing around on a street corner.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
I think the full potential and impact of the internet on the industry has not been realized yet. The RIAA is freaking out, because the lawyers and excutives and other leeches only make money if a handful of big stars make big money. They don't want the market to be flooded with diversity and great music. Just turn on the radio and you will not only hear the same twenty songs, but the same sounding mediocre crap.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
No one in their right mind would ever sign Demo Suzuki to a major label record contract.
Band History:
This band is history. Demo Suzuki is no more. Some members are forming a new band called 'The Regulars'. Some of you may think that is a stupid name and you are wrong...you are just stupid...so shut up...
Your influences?
Mogwai, Lake Trout, Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, The Clash, Cubanismo, Spearhead, Manu Chao, The Kinks, Boards of Canada, Sigor Ros, Blue States, Velvet Underground, Urge Overkill, X-tra Action Marching Band, Missing Foundation, Dean Martin, Steve Martin, Beethoven, Camper Van Beethoven, Los Van Van, Van Morrison, Ozomatli, Jurrasic 5, Invisible Scratch Pickles, Beastie Boys, Bad Brains, Trusty, Bad Religion, The Strokes, The Hives, Jackpot, Tortoise, Hackensaw Boys, Black Hairy Tongue, James Kochalka Superstar, Princess Superstar, Lovechild, Pink Floyd, Sex Pistols, Stooges, The Chainsaws of Babylon, Ninja Custodian, Pinhead, Blues Explosion, The Stones, Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, Replacements, Marvin Gaye, Brazilian Girls, Robert Johnson, John Coltrane, Johnny Cash, Rasand Roland Kirk, Tom Waits, Lovechild, Gato Barberi, KC and the Sunshine Band, Vann, Can, Minutemen, Firehose, Stevie Wonder, The Fall, Wings, The Beatles, Sonic Youth, The Feelies, Built to Spill, Galactic, Alice Cooper, Radiohead, King Crimson, David Byrne, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Peter Gabriel, Lenny Bruce, Steel Pole Bathtub, War, The Silos, The Coup, The Roots, The Whips, The Crabs, Captain Beefheart, Ween, Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin, Amon Tobin, Melvins, Naked City, The Boredoms, Bim Skala Bim, Apollo Sunshine, Artic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Two If By Sea, Codeine, Morphine, Skirtchaser, Fooled Mommy, Spoon, Piano Man, Bush man, That guy who played the clarinet on church street, Do It Now Foundation, The Sesame Street Album from the 70's(especially the song "Mad" I used to listen to that over and over as a kid), Idiots On Speed, Devo, Mink Deville, The Shirts, Tabla Beat Science, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Birthday Party, Scarce, Beck, eels, The Makers, My Morning Jacket, James Cotton, B.B King, Sam and Dave, The Blues Brothers, DR. John, Hulk Hogan, Adrian Belew, Willie Nelson, Joe Walsh, Warren Zevon, The Zutons, Edsel, Fugazi, Boys Against Girls, Candy Machine, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Public Enemy, The Rutles, Jim Nabors, Mister Rogers, Rogers Hornsby, Bruce Hornsby, Brass Monkey, Dan The Automator, DJ Shadow, Shrimpboat, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Radiators, Kiss, Van Halen, Bugs Bunny, Pink Panther, Solex, G.O.D. (Generation Of Degeneration), All, Shady, Legendary Pink Dots, John Fred and His Playboy Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Dead Kennedy's, Wu-Tang Clan, Spinal Tap, Stiff Little Fingers, Aerosmith, X, V3, AC~DC, Run DMC, Steely Dan, Poster Children, Neil Young, T-Rex, Big Black, Butthole Surfers, Bauhaus, Beer, Fear, Cry Baby Cry, Pain...
Favorite spot?
Vermont
Equipment used:
This is a stupid f.u.c.k.i.n.g question...
Anything else...?
This interview is over...
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