Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dog Eat Dog interview with: Vocalist, John Connor. June/1995.

Vista: First, how was the winter tour with Maball and Downset.? Where was the best shows on the tour?

John: The tour was dope. I think all the shows were fun but my favorite show was Studio One {N.J}.

Vista: For those who may not know, guitarist Dan Nastasi is no longer in the band. What happened?

John: Dan has a full-time business and a family -- band responsibilities became too much for him.

Vista: Any chance he may return to the band in the future?

John: Anything is possible -- we love and respect Dan.

Vista: I know that you guys do a couple of cover songs while playing shows. What covers songs are you guys currently doing? Who did these originally?

John: "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee" was originally done by Frank Zappa. "More Beer" was originally done by Fear.

Vista: Both of those songs are available on CD, as an import from England. Is there any chance they will turn up on an American release?

John: Not a very good chance. The label gave up on this record, so there's no more releases until a new record.

Vista: What are your favorite songs to perform live?

John: It really differs from time to time.

Vista: Who write the music and lyrics?

John: The entire band.

Vista: Is the music the most important thing or are the lyrics more important - - or is it a 50/50 thing?

John: I feel they are equal and can inspire each other.

Vista: How do the kids in Europe perceive Dog Eat Dog? Also, where do you enjoy touring while in Europe?

John: We enjoy playing all over Europe. I feel that kids in Europe, sometimes are more open minded than others in the United States. I don't know how we are preceived in Europe.

Vista: Dog Eat Dog seem to always tour with many diverse bands...What are some stand outs that you guys have toured with?

John: Some of the best have been...Biohazard, Goats, Downset, Madball, Beat Nutz, Big Drill Car, and local bands.

Vista: In the Tri-State area, Dog Eat Dog always help out local bands by putting them on your shows. Anything you'd like to say about that?

John: We were very fortunate to have great local support as a young band. We try to give something back to the scene.

Vista: Thanks for the interview. Anything else you's like to say to fans of Dog Eat Dog?

John: Thank you very much for the support -- without it we don't exist. Peace and Guidance.

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