the tour going?
Well we're not gigging, we just flew over for one show. Tomorrow we
go back to Scotland. Last week we did a festival in Belgium and two
weeks ago we did a festival in Estonia, they were really good. Before
that we did Portugal and Russia.
it the first time you played in Estonia?
Yeah. It was really good.
how are your relations with the other bands of this festival?
Well some of the bands I know and they're ok, like Harley from the Cro-mags
is a good guy. Also one of the guys from Napalm Death. Some of the other
bands are total shit. Last night Megadeth closed the backstage area
and none of the other bands could go backstage, they're total wankers,
they're Megashit, merde! But the other bands are ok, Murphy's Law are
a good band. I'm glad to be here, I'm having a good time. Some of the
big bands think they are better than other bands
it's their egos,
been seven years between 'Beat the Bastards' and 'Fuck the system'.
Why the wait?
Because I don't do records for money, I do it for the music. So for
'Fuck the system' we wrote over 60 songs. I won't do anything unless
it is 100% the best it can be for the band and that's why it took so
long. Our record company totally fucked us up over our last record,
'Fuck the system', they're total assholes. To me the music is most important,
we have a lot of young kids and metal kids come to our shows, with older
punk bands, you only get punks in the audience cause they don't do any
music that's good, their old stuff is good but the new stuff is shit.
But our new stuff is as good as our old stuff. To me that is important.
you planning to release a new album?
Well for 'Fuck the system' we had 70 songs, then we chose 11 or 12 songs
which were good tunes and good ideas and we needed more time to work
on them, the others though were shit haha! Next year we'll start practicing
writing songs for a new album, but at the moment we'll just do gigs.
We'll go to America in September for 5 weeks, that will be fun.
after 20 years of music, what is the meaning for you of playing punk
We've been going on a long time and some of the times in the past I
felt like quitting. The Exploited are now quite popular but in the past
it wasn't like that at all, you had to believe in the music and in the
Exploited, we were too extreme and extreme in our views. Now its quite
strange to see young kids at our shows, what we believe in is real life
and I see young kids and think they are too young to understand what
punk really means. To me punk is a way of life, how I am here is how
I am back home, when I play on stage I am not different, to me punk
is being individual, being your own person and do what you want to do.
I hate politics and politicians are total shitheads.
is a big part of your life
It is the only part of my life
what about other important parts?
Watching porn! Hahahaaa. Well another part of my life is watching my
son play football for his school team, he's only 10. So that's it
my son play football and watching porn.
do you think about the European scene?
Well to me punk is about concerts and people who have the same beliefs
and same attitudes. To me it is all the same.
you like at European Scene?
Best bands I've seen and really like is a band called SPK from Russia,
and also another called Terror from America, these are the two best
bands I have seen for a long time. I've seen lot of other bands but
these are the ones I really liked.
What would you say to the younger generations?
To stand up for themselves in life and be their own person. No matter
what they wanna do in life, if they want to do it and someone thinks
its shit, just do it anyway. Everyone has the right to be their own
Any last words?
Last words? I'll have that drink! Hahaha. I've had a good time with
We would like to thanks Watty for this interview.
Interview Manu & OS