The first time I heard of SOME GIRLS, people talked about the former bands of the different members like GIVE UP THE GHOST or THE LOCUST. Several years later, today, publicity is still made with the names of those bands. Does this somehow bother you?
Only when it keeps coming up in interviews.
What does SOME GIRLS stand for musically and in general?
For not sitting down.
SOME GIRLS seems to dislike compromises and like to provoke people. Starting with your artwork with a pregnant nun to the music you play. Why did you choose it the way it is?
It is just a means of expression, the same as the chords we play ,the progressions we choose, the tones we use. Its just a way to get the point across. If we hear something that is missing or a tone that sounds good we use it. Whos to say what has to be in a record for it to be punk or what cant be in a record for it to be punk. Thats all bullshit. If a Christian band wants to put out a record with two neon green elephants fucking each other on it and a big banner that says elephant dicks dont care about rock a billy they should be able to, whats important is their message right?. Its all just rock and roll anyway.
What can we expect from "Heaven´s Pregnant Teens"? Whats new?
A big population boom. Jesus will have a lot of diapers to change.
You often talk bad about todays punk/hc scene. What exactly do you dislike?
Honestly I could give two flying fucks about the punk/hardcore scene. Dont get me wrong I dig the kids and the bands and the shows but the scene is just that a scene. Its not sincere, it
just for show, maybe the kids who are there do care, but the ones who claim allegiance to any kind of scene are usually the ones who will be gone by the next year.
I also read that you dont care about other peoples opinions. Do you read reviews of your music or fanzines in general?
I do because one day Im hoping to run across one that makes sense. I can never tell if those are good or bad, if the reviewer likes us or doesnt. Most of the time I cant even tell if hes actually listened to the record.
What drives you to make the music you do?
What do you want to achieve by making music?
To make records that I enjoy listening to.
There have been some line-up changes again for SOME GIRLS. What happened?
To make a long story short, Robert got an opportunity to study under Hans Von Bragsturendskin world renown loin tamer. Although he is a great friend and I miss playing with him, I would never ask him to turn down an opportunity like this. But everything is
working out great, now we got a cute top( Nathan) on guitar.
What are you guys doing besides music?
Justin is busy with Locust stuff and hes also been taking a few courses at the school of the streets, Wes is been entering amateur surfing contests and will hopefully turn pro next summer, Chuck has Plot stuff, Nathan has been in design school (thats how he got his nick name) for a couple years and is about to graduate. And I have been getting involved in the Monster Truck circuit.
What do you think about file sharing and the entire problem of illegal downloading?
I think if you want to download it for your ipod and then go buy the record its cool, but if you just want to take that record for free, then it sucks. I know a lot of amazing bands who
should be making mind blowing music right now but because labels are loosing sales and bands arent getting paid what they should people have to work shit jobs instead of create.
Whats on the SOME GIRLS schedule for 2006? Any particular plans?
Tour the US in Jan-Feb, tour Europe March-April, tour Japan/Aus/New Zealand in June, and tour the US again in July.
Thank you very much for your time, the final comment is yours.