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So what’s Black Time about? Are you a new band? Do you like the Monks??

We was in Lemmy Caution’s basement the week after some of our previous bands imploded, to get drunk and dance to his collection of soul + punk 45s. At some point in the confusion instruments were picked up and the resulting mess planted the seed of the band. The point is talent over ability, ideas over proficiency, energy over competence - ACTION…TIME…AND VISION!!!

Yeah of course we love THE MONKS!! Shaved patches in your hair and fuzz banjo is the future baby!

What are your other influences?

Random selection of scratched vinyl lying by the record player: ELECTRIC EELS, BO DIDDLEY, SUICIDE, MINOR THREAT, FLESHEATERS, CRIME, HUGGY BEAR, JONNY KIDD & THE PIRATES…

You put the record out yourselves on Concrete Life Records, is this your first recordings? What was Concrete Life’s first record?

Concrete Life was set up to put out a 10″ e.p. by Lemmy’s previous band THE HOTWIRES - as we were putting out the Black Time album ourselves it was easier to just keep the name going. There might be more releases but there’s no fucking money…we’re all doing boring soul-destroying dayjobs all hours trying to save up to put a 7″ out one fine day.

Future plans? Any new releases? Touring?

More staring out, more being stared out, more friction, more trouble…hands balled into fists thrust into pockets walking down the street starting at my shoes getting spat on by strangers…we are going to destroy northern europe later this year and then attack the usa if you are all good boys and girls.

What about the London scene? What bands do you like etc.. Do you play live a lot?

Occasionally we have rent parties at our dilapidated north London mansion at which we plug in and terrify our friends with improvised covers of Black Sabbath, Black Flag, “Black Is Black, I waaannnttt my ba-beee back” etc etc. In London you should go to shows by THE ULCERS, COUNTRY TEASERS, LOS RAW GOSPELS, DIRTY SWITCHES, WET DOG, THE BATTYS, SUBWAY SLIMS, KILL KILL KILL, LUNAR JET MAN, THE PRISCILLAS, PART CHIMP etc and learn some lessons about how to play rocknroll yeah yeah.

Any current records/bands you’d like to hip us to?

THE REAL LOOOOOSSSSSEEEERRRRRRRSSSSS, TYRADES, the french connection:
FATALS/CHEERAKS/MAGNETIX/VOLT etc, KELIS, THE MOTHERFUCKERS (UK), SEXAPHONE,
HOT POCKETS, SAVAGE LUCY, THIS AIN’T VEGAS, Bompiliation CD of Jersey bands, the picture desk 7″ I just found in a charity shop of “When Doves Cry”.

Associated time: Monday February 1 26 2007 11:00
Last update: Monday February 1 26 2007 11:27

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