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***** Interview with Bummed *****
Q. When did Bummed start? Tell us about the history...
A. Bummed started off as friends wanting to have something to show for getting fucked up together. We've gone through a few line-up changes since then, though, and more recent recruits have more respectable reasons for joining.
Q. Who are your influences?
A. I can definitely say I’ve consciously lifted elements from Slowdive, Chapterhouse, Th’ Faith Healers, Felt, The Durutti Column, Talk Talk, NEU!, Savage Republic, Polvo, Carpenters.
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A. This obviously speaks only to my personal tastes and changes every week. In no particular order... Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
NEU! - NEU!2
Souvlaki - Slowdive
Ennio Morricone - La Resa Dei Conti
Love - Forever Changes
Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. Hard to say — I look down and then look up again and the set is over.
Q. How do you describe Bummed sounds?
A. Shoegaze-indebted pop songs with krauty elements judiciously applied here-and-there.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A. All of our recorded material was done at the Pain Cave by C.C., a consummate artist and all-around cool dude with good taste in music and who gets what we’re going for. All of the instruments were recorded separately.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A. Wildhoney, Kindling, Siamese Twins, Expert Alterations, Magic Circle, Demonbrother, Pleasure Leftists, Institute, Gun Outfit, Broken Water.
Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
A. I’d love to give the Bummed treatment to Almost by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A. Shows, an LP, and some modest touring (in that order, hopefully).
Q: Any parting words?
A. Be kind, people.