4 Artists 20 Questions: 2007

Ben Ward: Orange GoblinSander Evers: 35007 | Scott Reeder | Stefan Koglek: Colour Haze

Ben Ward: Orange Goblin

Name: Ben Ward
Band(s): Orange Goblin
Instrument(s): Vocals
Url: http://www.orange-goblin.com

1. When were your rock doors blown wide open?
I was always into music as a kid. My dad brought me up on The Kinks, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc. and I had diverse tastes growing up. I liked The Smiths, I liked early hip-hop but then I heard Metallica and from there I got into extreme metal, death, doom, thrash and black metal mainly.

2. What posters were on your bedroom wall in High School?
I didn’t go to High School! My walls were all dedicated to my football team, Liverpool.

3. What was your last musical phase?
I don’t believe in musical phases. I’m into what I’m into and it’ll be for life, not just a phase. I’ll leave those phases to the emo shitheads!

4. What was the greatest decade for music?
There are strong arguments for both the 60’s and the 70’s because they spawned so many genre’s and great bands but I would have to say that my favourite is the 80’s. That’s where the greatest metal comes from. Metallica, Slayer, Hellhammer, Possessed, Celtic Frost, Bathory, Venom, the best Iron Maiden stuff. I think in the 70’s Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin laid the foundations for all these bands but the 80’s were the metal heyday……..until fucking grunge came along and ruined everything!

5. Favorite local band?
I’m from Leytonstone in East London and the best band from there would have to be Iron Maiden!

6. Favorite band name?
Darkthrone

7. Favorite Beatle?
Ringo!

8. Favorite 420 Train Wreck artist?
Orange Goblin

9. Do you name your gear?
No

10. You are stuck on a desert island and can have only one artist’s entire catalog. Whose would it be?
Probably Johnny Cash because there would be so much of it and it’s incredibly consistent.

11. Of all the artists in your music collection, by whom do you have the most albums?
Black Sabbath

12. Earthquake! You are allowed into your apartment long enough to save only one CD. What would it be?
Slayer – Reign In Blood

13. If you could add only one thing to touring to make it more interesting, what would it be?
I’d take my family with me. Or more money for drugs and booze!

14. What thought or sentiment about music would you like to put in 1 million fortune cookies?
You’ll never be as good as Celtic Frost.

15. What is something you once forgot that you will never forget again?
If you do get trapped in your house, try not to get trapped in your house! Sound advice.

16. Shure or Sennheiser? (singer)
Shure SM58’s rule!

17. Sabbath or solo Ozzy?
The first six Black Sabbath albums are note for note perfection and complete modern day masterpieces so you’d be very hard pushed to beat those.

18. Whiskey and Rye or Marijuana?
Despite being called a ‘Stoner’ rock band, not 1 member of OG has smoked weed for over a decade now. I much prefer to drink and like my drugs to make me go faster, if you get my meaning.

19. Who would you want to have do the soundtrack of your life?
I think Slayer should do the angry parts and either Skynyrd or ZZ Top could play the rest. Or maybe I should just get Soilent Green to do the whole damn thing.

20. What song pretty much sums you up?
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man

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Sander Evers: 35007

Name: Sander Evers
Band(s): Gomer Pyle, 35007
Instrument(s): Drums & Computers
Url: http://www.gomerpyle.nl
http://www.myspace.com/35007loose

1. When were your rock doors blown wide open?
When I heard the overwhelming intro feedback of “The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil,” by The Jefferson Airplane for the first time.

2. What posters were on your bedroom wall in High School?
Posters from Buck Rogers, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars and Madonna ;). I still have the Star Wars posters on my wall.

3. What was your last musical phase?
Phase V 😉 Musical phases are flowing in and out randomly throughout the years. I switch between rock, funk, techno and ambient.

4. What was the greatest decade for music?
The 60’s for rock, the nineties for techno.

5. Favorite local band?
Gorefest, Astrosoniq, Otis

6. Favorite band name?
The Dukes Of Stratosphear

7. Favorite Beatle?
George Harrison

8. Favorite 420 Train Wreck artist?
Kyuss, Black Sabbath, Earth

9. Do you name your gear?
No, I don’t.

10. You are stuck on a desert island and can have only one artist’s entire catalog. Whose would it be?
Pink Floyd

11. Of all the artists in your music collection, by whom do you have the most albums?
Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship

12. Earthquake! You are allowed into your apartment long enough to save only one CD. What would it be?
I’d take vinyl instead of a CD. At this moment I would grab Harvest Moon by Neil Young.

13. If you could add only one thing to touring to make it more interesting, what would it be?
Touring is interesting. So I don’t know anything to add.

14. What thought or sentiment about music would you like to put in 1 million fortune cookies?
Any music is good music.

15. What is something you once forgot that you will never forget again?
Damn I forgot.

16. Pearl or Tama? (drummer)
Pearl

17. Sabbath or solo Ozzy?
Sabbath

18. Whiskey and Rye or Marijuana?
Neither of them. I choose Don Julio Tequila.

19. Who would you want to have do the soundtrack of your life?
The Orb gets the job.

20. What song pretty much sums you up?
Interstellar Overdrive by Pink Floyd.

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Scott Reeder

Name: Scott Reeder
Band(s): Kyuss, The Obsessed, The Freeks
Instrument(s): Bass
Url: http://www.scottreeder.com/

1. When were your rock doors blown wide open?
When I was 4, I got The Beatles “Revolver” for Christmas, and that was all she wrote – I wanted to play drums and grow my hair!

2. What posters were on your bedroom wall in High School?
Tons of Pink Floyd stuff, and punk flyers – that was 1980 thru ’83, so there was some great stuff – Black Flag, Minutemen, Minor Threat, Fear, Circle Jerks, D.O.A.

3. What was your last musical phase?
I’ve been listening to a lot of classical stuff lately – especially in the shower, and while I’m driving. There’s so much amazing stuff that’s just mind bogglingly great – infinitely way beyond pop stuff. Franz Liszt is in my car right now…

4. What was the greatest decade for music?
Late 60’s/early 70’s – lots of groundbreaking stuff that really set the template for everything to come.

5. Favorite local band?
I don’t think there’s one band in my town besides a coupla cover bands that play the watering hole down the road. We’re out in the boonies! There’s a metal band called In Silence from nearby that’s playing out a lot, but I haven’t seen ’em yet…

6. Favorite band name?
Clown Mulch.

7. Favorite Beatle?
When I was 4, it was Ringo, but later, I really appreciated the songwriting of Lennon. Paul has some pretty wicked bass lines, though, and George’s twisted leads – there was a chemistry that’ll never be matched! I’ll stick with John, though!

8. Favorite 420 Train Wreck artist?
Isis. When I was in Butcher, I got to play a coupla shows with those guys, which was a huge honor!

9. Do you name your gear?
Ibanez basses and Ampeg amps. They’ve both been very kind to me over the years.

10. You are stuck on a desert island and can have only one artist’s entire catalog. Whose would it be?
It would be really tough to choose between Pink Floyd or the Beatles… I’ll go with Floyd.

11. Of all the artists in your music collection, by whom do you have the most albums?
Probably Nirvana? They were blowing up right in the middle of Kyuss’ travels, so I picked up rare stuff when I was all over the place.

12. Earthquake! You are allowed into your apartment long enough to save only one CD. What would it be?
That’s tough… probably Pink Floyd “The Wall” – it’s a double album – do I get to take both discs?

13. If you could add only one thing to touring to make it more interesting, what would it be?
Bring my Wife, my Chihuahua, her Pomeranian, and a nanny for the dogs. And our horses… and that’s all I need. And this Thermus, and…

14. What thought or sentiment about music would you like to put in 1 million fortune cookies?
Sing what is in your heart, and not what you think is in the hearts of others.

15. What is something you once forgot that you will never forget again?
Not to rely on just emails to communicate. After my Dad died, I found out that he was too sick to make it up the stairs to his computer, and there where some unopened emails from me. That’ll haunt me forever.

16. Shure or Sennheiser? (singer)
Sennheiser

Pearl or Tama? (drummer)
Tama

Gibson or Fender? (guitarist)
Fender – I’m a Hendrix freak.

17. Sabbath or solo Ozzy?
Sabbath!

18. Whiskey and Rye or Marijuana?
I’d probably hafta go with the booze… Why, are you trying to take everything away?!

19. Who would you want to have do the soundtrack of your life?
Besides myself? Danny Elfman.

20. What song pretty much sums you up?
As I’m Dreamin’ – it’s on my solo record – I started it before Renee and I got married 20 years ago, then the middle section came after Kyuss was over, and the end lullaby thing came at the last minute in the studio, reassuring her that everything’s gonna be fine… then, as it’s fading out, there’s a recording of our 1st dog, Punkin, running in the surf at Pismo Beach at 4 in the morning… I got pretty overcome when I was singing the last bits – I totally lost it for a while. Still hard for me to listen to it without getting choked up.

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Stefan Koglek: Colour Haze

Name: Stefan Koglek
Band(s): Colour Haze
Instrument(s): guitar, vocals
Url: http://www.colourhaze.de

1. When were your rock doors blown wide open?
Just imagining I would have to open and close doors made of rock all day long – I’d soon look like a governor of California or that kind I guess – I’m glad now the doors here are made of wood.

2. What posters were on your bedroom wall in High School?
None, painted it orange with green leaves and bubbles – pretty hard to get the walls white again when I moved out…

3. What was your last musical phase?
The aural (or auditive) phase.

4. What was the greatest decade for music?
I don’t know – Maybe the 1720`s or 1740`s when the modern occidental music found it’s last foundations…

5. Favorite local band?
Raw Jaw

6. Favorite band name?
I will give you one of my favorite song titles instead: “Punkrockcity Is Back In Town” (Los Banditos)

7. Favorite Beatle?
1200 – I guess that’s the model my parents had in the early 70`s, painted in pop-colours…

8. Favorite 420 Train Wreck artist?
Hypnos 69

9. Do you name your gear?
Just after what’s written on the tag.

10. You are stuck on a desert island and can have only one artist’s entire catalog. Whose would it be?
Moondog

11. Of all the artists in your music collection, by whom do you have the most albums?
Motorpsycho (Frank Zappa doesn’t count though as he released so much)

12. Earthquake! You are allowed into your apartment long enough to save only one CD. What would it be?
How many LPs am I allowed to save in that time?

13. If you could add only one thing to touring to make it more interesting, what would it be?
A teleporter.

14. What thought or sentiment about music would you like to put in 1 million fortune cookies?
“Your lucky day: Ordering no. 247 & 2 x no. 156 will turn the background music off immediately.”

15. What is something you once forgot that you will never forget again?
Exactly! What was that!?

16. Shure or Sennheiser? (singer)
Don’t mind as long as it doesn’t smell

Gibson or Fender? (guitarist)
Guild

17. Sabbath or solo Ozzy?
Just heard solo Ozzy whining in the supermarket today, made the groceries look so pale suddenly and my toenails immediately wanted to curl…

18. Whiskey and Rye or Marijuana?
Or Marijuana and what?

19. Who would you want to have do the soundtrack of your life?
Me. At least I always try…

20. What song pretty much sums you up?
I hope I’m not that one-dimensional that I could be summed up in one song! … Just imagining meeting someone who is pretty much summed up by let’s say “Schwarzbraun Ist Die Haselnuß” or “Downtown”, even “I’m The Walrus”, strange…

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