ZAK OF ORANGE
by Jones Rosenberg

 

PUNK GLOBE: Hows things?  
I heard you guys for the first time on the Give 'Em the Boot compilation and I just loved it. How important was that for your career? I remember hearing Dropkick Murphy's 'Barroom Heroes' on vol 1 many years ago. Where are you guys going to be in 5 years? Say in 10 years?  
 
ZAK: HOPEFULLY IN 10 YEARS WE WILL BE SIGNED TO A MAJOR LABEL AND COMPLETING OUR PLANS OF WORLD DOMINATION.  
 
PUNK GLOBE: Whats new with Orange? What have you been up to lately? Made any plans for the rest of 2006?  
 
ZAK: LATELY WE ARE JUST LEARNING SONGS FOR THE NEW ALBUM. ON OCTOBER 13 WE ARE HEADING OUT ON TOUR FOR ABOUT A MONTH WITH THE MISFITS/ADICTS FIEND FEST. AT THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER WE ARE GOING INTO THE STUDIO TO RECORD THE SECOND ALBUM WHICH IS DUE OUT FOR MAY 2007. YOU COULD SAY THAT ITS GOING TO BE A HECTIC NEXT 4 MONTHS.  
 
PUNK GLOBE: Tell the readers about your line-up and one intriguing fact about each band member? Who gets the most girls? W! here are your favorite place to play? What are your influences?  
 
ZAK: WELL OUR LINE UP CONSISTS OF JOE ON BASS/LEAD VOCALS, MIC ON RHYTHM GUITAR, JACK "THE RIPPER/KING JACK" ON LEAD GUITAR AND THE SEXIEST MEMBER ZAK GLOSSERMAN ON DRUMS. HMMMM INTRIGUING FACTS...JOE LOVES HIS DOGS MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF, MIC KNOWS HOW TO THROW A PARTY, JACK WATCHES MORE TV THAN GOD, AND MY CAR HAS A BIG STICKER COVERING THE WHOLE HOOD OF MY CAR SAYING "GNAR KILL" AS FOR THE MOST GIRLS, I HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY SINCE OCTOBER 2005, SO I'M OUT. JACK DOES PRETTY WELL, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY ITS A TIE BETWEEN THE GOOD LOOKING ONES IN THE BAND, MIC AND JOE. OUR FAVORITE PLACE TO PLAY IS THE KEY CLUB ON THE SUNSET STRIP. THAT IS WHERE WE PLAYED OUR FIRST SHOW, AND WE HAVE PLAYED THERE OVER 15 TIMES SINCE. WE LOVE IT THERE AND THEY LOVE US EVEN MORE THERE.  
 
PUNK GLOBE: How did you come up with the band name?  
 
ZAK: THIS TOOK PLACE BEFORE I JOINED THE BAND, BUT ILL TELL IT ANYWAY. THEY HAD A SHOW COMING UP AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE A NAME. ONE OF THE SONGS WAS CALLED! ORANGE, SO THEY DECIDED TO CALL THE BAND ORANGE JUST FOR THAT SHOW, AND IT STUCK.  
 
PUNK GLOBE: How did you get in contact with Hellcat?  
What is it like working with them?  
Did you have your parents look over the contract?  
 
ZAK: OUR GOOD FRIEND BRYAN RABIN GAVE TIM ARMSTRONG OUR DEMO. WE HAD OUR FIRST SHOW AT THE KEY CLUB COMING UP AND TIM DECIDED TO GO. HE SAW US, LIKED WHAT HE SAW, AND OFFERED US A DEAL ON THE SPOT THAT NIGHT. AFTER THAT WE HAD TO GET A LAWYER TO LOOK OVER OUR CONTRACT. OUR PARENTS TRUSTED OUR MANAGER AND OUR LAWYER TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS (WHICH THEY DID) AND IT ALL TURNED OUT GREAT.  
 
PUNK GLOBE: Would you break a contract to work with say Universal? Have you released anything else on smaller labels? Any DIY releases?  
 
ZAK: OUR ONLY REAL DIY RELEASE WAS OUR 3 SONG DEMO THAT LANDED US A DEAL W/ HELLCAT.  
 
PUNK GLOBE: Any good advice for young bands hoping to make it?  
 
ZAK: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! BECOME A REALLY GOOD LIVE BAND. MAKE A DEMO, SEND IT OUT TO SMALL LABELS AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.  
 
PUNK GLOBE: What are your songs about? What would you never write a song about?  
 
ZAK: I COULDN'T ANSWER THIS ONE AHHAHA  
 
PUNK GLOBE: Who took the questions?  
 
ZAK: ZAK (I WAS HERE)  
 
PUNK GLOBE: Anything else you want to add?  

ZAK: ADD US ON MY SPACE!  www.myspace.com/orange

  

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