FROM PUNK GLOBE
GOES ONE TO ONE WITH
JOSH FROM THE REKONING
by Jonesy Rosenberg
Punk Globe: Hi Josh Hows
Josh: Hey, Jones. Things
are good, I just watched the San Diego Padres (baseball team) lose their
first playoff game, and being a big Dodger fan I couldn't be happier.
Globe: Whats new with The Rekoning?
Josh: Well we just got back
from our west coast tour and we have been writing some new material for
the upcoming full-length album sometime in July 2007 on Standfast
Records. We are also planning a national tour around the U.S. in June.
Punk Globe: How did you come up with your band name?
Josh: I was watching the
movie Tombstone one day and in the movie Doc Holiday says, "It's not
revenge he's after, it's the reckoning." Then I found a scripture in the
Bible in Isaiah 10:3 about a day of reckoning which hits kind of hard to
the heart, which is fitting for us. We then decided to change the
spelling of the name to The Rekoning since their were about 30 Gothic
Metal bands with the regular spelling. ! e
Punk Globe: What is your
line up? Name, instrument and one intriguing fact about each band
Josh: We have Shawn Montoya on drums/back vox... and he is the cleanist
punk rocker you will ever meet,
he has every kind of good smelling man product there is, but when we are
on tour we love him for it (laughs).
Tommy Gun plays bass/back vox... he plays a custom standup bass through
about half our set which is really a sight to see with street punk. He
also has five kids which makes him one of the hardest working guys I
And I, Josh Northcott play guitar/vox... I dont know about anything
intriguing but people find my ability to headwalk while playing guitar,
Punk Globe: What gives you guys inspiration to write songs?
Josh: Our families and
friends definitly. Our expierences in life which some were good and some
were hard lessons to learn. The punk scene and the kids that are apart
of it and also our faith in God which is definitly the biggest! .
Punk Globe: Where are you from? How is the punk scene around ! there?
Is it easy to get gigs?
Josh: We are from Riverside California. The punk scene
is alive and well down here in Southern California, kids show up from
all over the place, we definitly have a great group down here. It is
fairly hard for touring bands starting out to get shows down here, but
living here definitly helps. And people have been really good to us down
here and letting us play. We have been extremely lucky in that.
Punk Globe: How would you describe your sound in five words?
"Flying Swan-Kick To The Face."
Punk Globe: What would you describe The Rekoning on stage? Do you
include in covers in your live sets?
Josh: We have high level energy shows. We dont like to
waste anytime and we like to make it as rowdy and as fun as possible. We
have included "Running Riot" by Cocksparrer, and we also like to cover
"Ready When You Are" by The Deal, who are good friends of ours.
Punk Globe: Which punk rock song do you wish you wrote?
Josh: That's a great question, a lot come! to mind but I think it
would have to be, "White Riot," by The Clash. You just cant beat that
Punk Globe: Anything else you would like to add?
Josh: Sure, if you like some really good Celtic Punk Rock n Roll
check out Flatfoot 56 from Chicago. They are an awesome band and great
guys as well.
Thanks alot Jones, we appreciate it.