Interview By: Gerry Jenn Wilson
Punk Globe: How and when did ATOMIC SUPLEX form and who all is in the band ?
I don't think names are of too much concern to Rock & Roll, that is unless your name is Johnny Explosion or Janet Rocket-flash, which incidentally are names none of us own.
Punk Globe: What bands if any influence the ATOMIC SUPLEX sound?
S: It’s the sound you get when everything is up too loud and played too fast. We consider jet aeroplanes our peers and contemporaries. I cite Nikoli Tesla as our major influence.
Punk Globe: How did you come about the band name?
S: The Atomic Suplex is a wrestling move. You grab someone from behind around the waist then flip into a crab bringing your opponent down on his or her head behind you. I’m not into wrestling, but it is how I play my guitar.
Punk Globe: What would the top 5 items be on an ATOMIC SUPLEX's tour rider?
S: An Arc light, a bagger 288, a faraday cage and two more bagger 288s.
DAN: and some matches to make fire.
Punk Globe: What is one of the CRAZIEST things to happen to the band while performing?
Punk Globe: What does ATOMIC SUPLEX have up its sleeve for the near future? Recording? Touring? World Domination?
D: If anyone could give us £1000 we could put out a full album. Maybe we could name the album after them or something, we could come to some arrangement. Punk Globe: Who are J.D. Kickdrum's a.k.a. ( Drummer for the A.S.'s) fav-O-rite "Mighty Pounder Of Heads?"
Punk Globe: If each member of ATOMIC SUPLEX could be a "POP CULTURE ICON" of choice..who would they be?!?
DAN: I don’t know that I would be anything human, I think something more mechanical, like a vintage car or motorbike. I don’t know enough about cars to be able to say an exact model though.
Punk Globe: You have a brilliant band LOGO!...Does ATOMIC SUPLEX have a FLYING "V" Guitar fetish? ..Any others?!?...Do tell!!!
I do think flying Vs could be a little more robust though considering they the purport to be the ultimate rock instrument; something new falls off mine after every gig. It’s held together with tape and a teddy bears eye socket at the moment. I’m going to get a two headed one made out of diamond and steel when Gibson call begging me to indorse them.
Punk Globe: As AC/DC would say... "Its a LONG WAY TO THE TOP" if you want to "ROCK N' ROLL"!!! Any parting advice for upstarts in the business of making noise?
S: Stay in school it that’s what you want to do and don’t do drugs unless they make you feel good.
Punk Globe would like to thank Atomic Suplex and Ms. Gerry Jenn Wilson of JP5 for the Fab Interview!