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Stevo

INTERVIEW # 1

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THIS INTERVIEW WAS DONE IN 1984

AT THE OLYMPIC AUDITORIUM IN L.A.

We've ALL SEEN HIM

HEARD HIM ON KROQ [fm}

and now read the stories...

[kiki] What is your opinion of the so-called " BIG SHOWS " ruining the scene for small bands?

[stevo] No taking away from the smaller bands, not at all, I think it's making it far more acceptable. In fact, we're getting Punks out of the trashcans and into the streets. It's like an epic event, like Ben Hur when we play someplace.

[kiki] You have been holding a low profile, and haven't been playing as much anymore...

[stevo] Gary Tovar, Goldenvoice, doesn't like to have us play a lot, so we won't get burned out like some of the bands do, burned themselves out by playing too much. Remember, you can play alot, but you have to keep writing material.

[kiki] Some of your tours are set up by Gary Tovar...

[stevo] In fact, the last tour we went on was set up by Gary. We were on the road for a little more than 6 weeks, and I think, out of those 6 weeks, we slept in hotels only 2 nights. Usually, we slept in the van or with chicks. Most of the band members know how to score, and you can find a place to sleep in every city.

[kiki] How do you like playing with English bands?

[stevo] The reason the British bands like to play here is because their economy is so screwed up. They get better money here with a bigger draw because they have cool accents everyone here digs, but as far as being cool guys... I don't know. The Toy Dolls were the coolest. The rest were all Anarchy- they would not let us share their dressing rooms, they made us stay on the stairs! We didn't have a dressing room and they had a pool table and ping-pong. Finnally, they broke down and let us in, but we wouldn't let them sit on the stairs.

[kiki] Some people are afaid of going to Punk shows...

[stevo] For anyone who goes to a Punk show, it's a calculated risk that you might get hurt, but if you play your cards right, you're going to have a good time. If you jump off a 12ft. speaker stack, you might get hit on the head. It's hard to go home and tell your Mom you jumped off a 12ft. speaker stack, landing on your head. It's a lot easier to say, "THESE BIG GUYS THREW ME UP ON THE STAGE, AND THEN THEY KICKED ME IN THE HEAD". The parents choose to want to believe that story, not that their kid shaved off all his hair and jumped off a speaker stack!

 

THIS INTERVIEW WAS MADE POSSIBLE

BY A grant FROM STEVO...[rip]

just ask any "LADY KILLER"

 

 

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