OF THE MAGNUM MAIDS
by Ginger Coyote
I got a chance
to interview Johnny Love of the Norwegian band
Magnum Maids. Johnny has a wicked sense of humor and his band
rawks.. I hope you enjoy the following Interview and please check
out THE MAGNUM MAIDS.......
Hi Johnny! It is great to get to interview you. Can
you give us some background on your band Magnum Maids and where in
Norway are you located?
The band started out spring 2004, after years of drinking
and planning. I joined as rhythm guitarist later the same year.
We're located in Trondheim, in the middle of Norway. Hometown of
the more famous Casino Steel.
How did you come up with Magnum Maids for the bands
taken from the Rose Tattoo-song "Magnum Maid"
Can you give us the names of all the other band
members and what they do?
Pretty Odd Pop - Throat
Øystein D. - Lead Guitar
Sonny Favourite - Bass player and evil mastermind
Chris Restless - Drums
Globe: Johnny- Are you related to my pal Courtney?
all a bit complicated. She'll explain it all if you ask.
I read that you were recently in the studio recording.
How long did the recording take and did you have any special
guests on the recordings?
spent a week in studio, recording 6 tracks. Our good friend Billy
McBarbie, vocalist in "Slömber", did some backing vocals. The
piano/organ is played by Mr. Board, who earlier has worked with
the Boys at the "to hell with the boys"-album and the duo Gary
Holton/Casino Steel and a hole bunch of other artists..
Do you have a title for your recordings and when can
we expect it to be out?
Johnny: the EP
"Bizarre Gardening Rituals" will be out as soon as we can afford
Will it be on a label or will it be self released?
be self-released on Sonny's label "Cheap Toothpaste Records".
Who are your influences musically?
Ramones, Dead Boys, Dictators, Stray Cats,Chuck Berry, Rolling
Stones, The boys, Radio Birdman, Buzzcocks, Hanoi Rocks,
Hellacopters,The Who, Eddie Cochran.. I could go on forever.. Just
let me hear some of that rock'n roll music!
I have heard some tracks and am quite impressed. Have
you ever heard of a band from America called Angry Johnny and The
Killbillies? They did the theme song for a Movie 11:14 called "All
American Girl." Anyway your singer sounds alot like Angry Johnny
on some of your tunes...
heard of them, but I'll definitely check them out!
Has the band toured much?
Tell us about your worst show you have done so far?
first was the worst. We played for free beer at a small festival
outside a pub called "Rock City", and we were too drunk to fuck.
The playing wasn't that good either..
Some bastard with a camera caught parts of the show on tape. Maybe
it'll appear on a future DVD-release..
I was speaking with my good friend Michael Butler who
does the ROCK n' ROLL GEEK SHOW and he is
quite impressed by your band.. He mentioned he had highlighted you
on his show.. How did that happen?
found us at My Space, liked the tunes and decided to play us.
That's about it, I suppose. Thank you, Michael!
Any plans to play in America?
soon as we get the chance, honey!
Globe: I read a quote somewhere from your band
claiming that the Magnum Maids are Norway's slowest working
band... That is quite an honor! Tell us more.
where did you read that?
Well, it took 2 years from the day we started the band 'til we
actually started playing together. Another 2 to get our asses in a
studio and record some tunes. I guess we'll have an album out in
about 8 years from now, if we continue in this pace..
What's in the future for Magnum Maids?
booze & Boogie! And hopefully some gigs, a record
release/release-tour and a huge record-deal so we never have to do
an honest day of work again..
Any last words for our readers???
Check out our My Space-site for
some rock'n roll-tunes!
Thank you Johnny,
for the fun Interview.. Please check all the links above......