GBH Interview

This interview was made in Clisson (France) 25th of June 2005.
We have met Colin the singer.


What can you tell us about this new european tour? how it is?

Well it is not really a tour, it is just some Festivals thet we play.
We did four or five shows in France in February and they were all great.

Could you tell us about the Captain Oi Records’reissues cds “Midnight Madness and Beyond” this year, “City Baby Attacked By Rats” and “City Baby’s Revenge” in 2002?
Not so much to say, they re-issue a lot of stuff mainly for people who wants the CD version opposed to the old vinyl ones.

Are you satisfied of the result?

Can you tell us about the The DVD 'City Baby Attacked By Rats' ?
Well it was a show we did in London with our old friends, Peter and the Test-Tube Babies, some guy wanted to film it, so we let him, it is not the best performance we ahve done, the venue was strange, it was an old cinema and the roof was very high, making the sound on the night not very good, also there was no atmosphere in the club and we were very drunk!!!
The interview and extras are O.K.

About « Punk Junkies » your last released, Captain Oi Records made some new arrival of cds, with new sound treatment, what do you feel on that?
I was not aware they had changed the sound on it.

When a real new album will be out ?
Good question !
Hopefully we will records it later this year, we have all the songs for it written, it's just a matter of finfing time (and money) to record it.

After more than twenty  years of music what does significate for you “GBH”?
An income, a joyce, a social revendication….?

It is my life........

What’s your feeling when you saw that a lot of bigs’ bands made cover your songs, like the legendary ‘Sick boys’?
It is quite flattering for someone to play our songs.

We know that a big parts of your life is punk music, can you tell us about the other parts?
Well i suppose the rest is pretty normal. I am married, i have two daughters (15 and 12 years old). I like football, motorcycles, gardening watching tv...etc...

If you could change one thing in your whole career, what would it be?
Nothing ! ............ Just like Edith Piaf ! No regrets.

What do you think about the international Bush’s politics, inside and outside the USA?
Bush is an idiot, i think many, many people know this, and he is a dangerous idiot. He has so much power and he abuses it with his own people as well as others around the world, for example the Kyoto agreement on global warning and climate change, and of course Iraq.

Do you know the new european punk scene? What do you think about it?

I'm not sure what you mean by "New punk Scene", i think it is basically the same as the old one, punk has always been about making friends and having a good time.

Can you tell us some bands we will be able to listend to?
Yeay , "Goldblade" are probably my favourite, at the moment "The Godawfuls", "The Bronx", "Mad Sin", they are new bands coming out all the time.

What are your project for the the next months, after the tour?

More live shows, and we have written a new album that, when we have the time we will record.

Do you have something to say at the young generation who’s discovering the punk scene ?
Just enjoy it, learn some history, don't fuck things up for other people.

 Questionnaire of Pivot :
What is your favourite word? Antidisestablishmentarianism (it's the longest word i know.
What is your least favourite word?
What turns you on creatively? Living
What turns you on spiritually? Humans
What turns you on emotionally? Love
What turns you off? Negativity
What is your favourite curse word? FUuck
What sound or noise do you love?  Loud music
What sound or noise do you hate? Loud Music, when i have a hangover
What is your favourite place on earth? Birmingham
Which persons influenced you the most during your life? My Wife and Elvis.
Which persons you hate ? I don't hate anyone, apart from our old manager.
Who were your heroes when you were a kid?
Tig Perry a motorcycle grass track rider.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
A motorcycle grass track rider.
What profession would you not like to do? A policeman.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I do not belived in god

Interview O.S.
Translation JP

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