Last time you played in France was in Paris in 2003, so how does it
feel to come back here, in france?
its good ! well have a good time I guess but were
doing only this show in Lyon, we had something like 3 shows last time
we were here.
you know why you play only one show ?
Hum, you know, I dont really know ! Its basicly a very short
tour, were in Europe for something about 3 weeks. For example
we dont have any show in Spain which is a country we always go
uselly, but dont worry for the next tour we will probably do some
more show !
And do you know why its in Lyon and not
in Paris ?
I have no idea hahaha!
maybe cos its close to Italy !
Yes problably because we were in Milan last night
two years between Blaze and Resolve, what are
for you the biggest change of the new album?
Well with this new album we did it very fast, behind Blaze
which has slower songs that we write theres a long time. We wrote
the songs of Resolve in a couple of weeks so we also changed
our way to write songs, faster !
is it more easy or more difficult ?
Hu well its very easy because our old drummer died and the inspiration
was here very fast, we did the album for him.
how come the idea to write this album for Derrick ?
It wasnt something that we planned, but I think everybody was
thinking about it and so we did it.
was the writing processus?
Normally Joey write the songs and we adapt them to what we like, we
change a bit the melody, with this one for a lot of the songs it was
more simple everyone wrote some songs, with what we all wanted to make
for this album
Are you satisfied of the result ?
Hum I think so yeah !
And is there something you would like to change
on it ?
Not yet, but maybe in the next time I will like to change a few thing
but not for the moment ! Maybe add some songs or put some others, I
dont know !!
How was your state of mind during the recording ?
Well you know its a very dark album so, it was more sober I guess
you explain the cover art concept and who did it?
Basicly its a guy, Willie who do the cover art, so we went through
Willies photographies, hes got thousands of photographies
and we search one which has a relation with the songs of the album,
and weve got a pictures for each song.
How do you see your band in the future through
your music and through the relation between each other?
You know its been a long time since we play together, weve
toured for so many years and I totally live with my band from the sleeping
to waking up and so our relationship are more and more stronger, but
you know we dont plan somethings on the future and we just gonna
see whats gonna happen !
And now Lagwagon is one of the biggest punk band, how do you feel this
Oh its kind of strange !! Specially in America, but I like this
recognation, I dont wanna get a bigger one, cos we like to play
our music and then come back home and leave a normal life, its
kind of strange yeah, wed never think we could stay so long !
Tonight is the only one show in France, and there will be a lot of people
from all around the country and its totally full, if someone told
you that could be happen in the beginning of the band, how do you think
you could react?
I would call him a dirty liar ! (laugh) and then slap him ! Youre
lying !! Its bad !!!
you feel close to punk hardcore band like A Wilhelm Scream or Strike
Well I dont know I think a lot of people who listening to hardcore
dont like our band but everyone in the band gots hardcore band
to love, I mean were listening to a lot kinds of music. We were
listening to the Scorpion last night !!
If you could turn with one hardcore band which
one could it be ?
We love to tour with AWS which is a band who mixed punk rock and hardcore,
they are great guys. We played on summer festivals with Sick Of It All,
but we never made a tour with a hardcore band.
a question about Live in A Dive, its an institution
for Fat Record to do it, do you feel it as a recognation from Fat Records
to have made it ?
Our first reaction was just fear !! how we will sound horrible!
or Everybody will hear all our mistakes !
And the artwork, is it an idea from the band ?
Yeah ! we talked to an artist to draw what we wanted to have !!
Questionnary of PIVOT
is your favorite word ?
FECKWIT its an australian cursed word that mean asshole
What is your least favorite word ? Can
I say Limp Bizkit ? Yes I guess (laugh)
What is your favorite curse word ? Feckwit
What turns you on creatively ? Alcohol
What turns you on Spiritually ? My wife
What turns you on Emotionnaly ? Hey my
What turns you off? When our guitar player
wants to play naked !
What is you favorite place on earth ?
huuuuuuuummmmm home cos Im on tour right now !
What is the one you hate? You know I cant
say here cos its not right !! but I think its maybe Alburket
in New Mexico.
What sound do you love? Once again : my
And the one you hate? Probably HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII,
i dont like that sound ! I can tell you, you dont like it
Who influenced you the most during your life ?
My friend Asrea, he introduced me to punk rock, he was the first person
I made a band with, the first I be drunk with !!
What profession other that your own would you
like to attempt ? Id like to be a writer !
If heaven exist, what would you like hear from
God when you arrive at the pearly gate? Well, I guess you could
stay here man !!
Interview Laureline & O.S.