After yesterday’s Q & A, Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon had some questions of his own for Jaded Punk Hulk. Let’s see how Hulk fared.
Brian Fallon: Would you say that the current state of the punk scene is what has made you Jaded Punk Hulk instead of just Punk Hulk? If that’s not it, what has made you so jaded?
HULK GET THIS QUESTION A LOT AND SIMPLE ANSWER THAT HULK NOT BRIGHT EYED KID HULK ONCE WAS. OLDER HULK GET, MORE HULK REALIZE THAT MUSIC JUST ANOTHER CAREER. IT HARDER AND HARDER TO FIND PEOPLE INTO MAKING MUSIC FOR RIGHT REASONS. HULK AFRAID PUNK BECOME ANOTHER THING MAN USE AGAINST KIDS. THAT SEEM SCARY TO HULK.
BF: You said in an interview that you liked the Clash better than the Sex Pistols because the Sex Pistols were essentially a punk boy band. However, I’ll point out that though I agree the Clash is better than the Pistols, the Clash were notoriously shameless about wanting to play big arenas, sign to a major label, have merchandising, ETC…BUT most of all, in the beginning, they got their whole look and dress code and even song ideas from their manager. He even told them what to write about. How is that more punk than the Pistols?
THOSE ALL GOOD POINTS BUT WHEN HULK DO THAT INTERVIEW, HE JUST COMPARING MUSIC CLASH AND SEX PISTOLS BOTH CREATE. THERE NO CONTEST THERE. CLASH DESTROY IN QUANTITY AND QUALITY. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT WHILE CLASH EAGER TO SIGN MAJOR LABEL AND PLAY BIG ARENAS LIKE BRIAN SAY, THEY AT LEAST USE THEIR PLATFORM TO MAKE DIFFERENCE IN WORLD. THEY USE SYSTEM TO REACH BIGGEST AUDIENCE. THAT PUNK RIGHT THERE. SEX PISTOLS JUST SQUANDER OPPORTUNITY. WHAT PEOPLE REMEMBER ABOUT SEX PISTOLS? SPIKE HAIR AND RIP CLOTHES? THEIR WHOLE CAREER JUST ONE BLOWN CHANCE THAT END WITH SID DEAD AND JOHNNY DOING BUTTER COMMERCIALS.
BF: You just went to see the newly reunited Refused… how do you feel about bands reuniting after saying they would never play again live? Why do you think they’re doing it? Fan demand? Missing playing the Songs? Money? Or what?
THERE ANOTHER ELEMENT AT PLAY HERE THAT BRIAN NOT MENTION: MAYBE THEY JUST DO IT BECAUSE THEY TRYING TO RECAPTURE WHAT THEY ONCE TOOK FOR GRANTED. LOTS OF BANDS CAUGHT FIRE QUICKLY AND PROBABLY THOUGHT THEY GO ON TO WORK ON OTHER PROJECTS THAT BE JUST AS SUCCESSFUL AND THEY SET FOR LIFE. BUT THEY NEVER CAPTURE THAT LIGHTNING IN BOTTLE AGAIN. MAYBE IT JUST ABOUT RELIVING GLORY DAYS. LOT OF REUNITED BANDS COME OFF LIKE MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY CHARACTER IN DAZED AND CONFUSED.
BF: Why do you pick on Ian Mackaye so much?
BECAUSE, LIKE HANK OR GLENN, MORE SERIOUS SOMEONE TAKE HIMSELF, FUNNIER HE MAKE SELF OUT TO BE TO HULK. IAN PROBABLY A NICE GUY AND HULK RESPECT THE HELL OUT OF IAN DEDICATION TO PRINCIPLES. AND HULK AGREE WITH IAN MOST OF TIME. BUT THEN HULK SEE IAN YELL AT CROWD FOR STAGEDIVING OR VIDEOTAPING SHOW. RELAX, IAN. NO KEEP YOUR PUNY LITTLE HATS ON SO TIGHT. MUSIC SUPPOSE TO BE FUN.
BF: Will the Hulk ever find a lady Hulk?
HULK MOTHER PUT YOU UP TO THIS??? HULK NOT KNOW, BRIAN. MAYBE HULK LOOK FOR LOVE IN ALL WRONG PLACES. LIKE GRINDCORE SHOW. HULK PROBABLY NEED TO GO SEE BON IVER OR SOMETHING TO FIND CUTE GIRLS. HULK IMAGINE BRIAN PROBABLY HAVE SMOKING HOT WIFE. SHE HAVE ANY FRIENDS SHE COULD SET HULK UP WITH?
BF: Do you listen to music that isn’t punk?
SURE, HULK LISTEN TO GASLIGHT ANTHEM.