Interviews with GANG OF FOUR, MEAT PUPPETS, AU PAIRS, DOA

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May 31, 2022, 11:29:06 PM5/31/22
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Greetings,

In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever <https://www.furious.com/perfect/index0622.html>, you'll find (among other things):

AU PAIRS
Interview- post-punk feminism, interview by Jason Gross
"'I prefer to talk about the future,' singer/guitarist Lesley Woods told me even before I began interviewing her via Skype last spring but she did relent to speak about the storied post-punk band she formed. When Au Pairs began in Birmingham in 1978 (with guitarist Paul Foad, bassist Jane Munro and drummer Peter Hammond), they carved out a striking sound for themselves, combing the anger/fury of punk with feminist ideology and funk. "It's Obvious" became a 1980 dance floor hit, followed by their impressive indie label debut the following year, Playing With A Different Sex. But after one more album, 1982's Sense and Sensuality, they were gone."

D.O.A.
Interview- Canada hardcore lives by Peter Crigler
"What more needs to be said about Joey Shithead and D.O.A.? Hardcore legends; Canadian icons and still going strong with an altered line-up all these years later. In 2022, Joey and the band hit the road to celebrate the belated 40th anniversary of their landmark Hardcore '81 album. Joey also managed to squeeze in his political aspirations into his already busy schedule. We at PSF were very lucky to be able to Zoom with him and talk about the band, the album, the state of hardcore and Canadian politics, even his dearly departed bandmates, including original members bassist Randy Rampage and drummer Chuck Biscuits."

GANG OF FOUR
Interview- still funky, still influential by Robin Cook
"21st-century Texas might appear to be removed from 1970's Leeds where Gang of Four began. Still, their biting, socially charged, funk-inspired post-punk is scarily relevant in a world confronting fascism and a pandemic. The band hit the road in 2022, with original members Jon King (vocals) and Hugo Burnham (drums), bassist Sara Lee (who joined in the early 1980s), and guitarist David Pajo replacing Andy Gill, who died in 2020. PSF joined King and Burnham for an interview on the band’s tour bus before an Austin show."


MEAT PUPPETS
Interview- Derrick Bostrom details indie legends by Peter Crigler
"One of the most notable bands to come out of the amazing scene built around the now legendary SST Records, Arizona's Meat Puppets made their name known with dynamic songwriting in the '80's and a musical drive that was unparalleled, even amongst SST bands like Black Flag. Leaving SST amid acrimony, the band entered the major label world and got an immediate boost from Kurt Cobain.Leader Curt Kirkwood picked up the mantle and carried on until, eventually, the original line-up, including his brother Cris on bass and drummer Derrick Bostrom, came back together for good in order to reclaim their title and legacy as one of the defining SST era bands as well as one of the fiercest and strangest bands of the '90's and beyond."


We also have a Spotify playlist with most of the artists above here:
<https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CkWiVZKXr78Q5ahK27hi6?si=5fda94e313a64d9f>

We're always looking for good writers and/or ideas so let us know if you have anything to share.

See you online,
Jason
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