Badass Mother Fuzzers es un grupo de garaje rock de Toulouse Francia formada por Mick (voz y guitarra), Paz (bajo) y Cyrial (batería). Sus miembros tienen en común su amor por Rock'n roll, el Garage, el Punk, Los Ramones, Los Sonics, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, The Jim Jones Revue, Lords of Altamont ...
El grupo está formado por por 3 miembros de Los Jamones (Un tribute a Los Ramones que actuó en EE.UU. en 2013 y 2015) y The B-Sides (con un disco "Too Right", 2009).
La banda gala, acaba de editar “Heartbraker”, su primer disco con el sello Pitshark (The Curse, Radio Birdman, Cosmic Psychos...), trabajo que ha estado presentando con cuatro conciertos por Estados Unidos (Boston, New York, New Haven) junto a The Real Kids, Muck and the Mires, The Ratz, etc. Han aprovechado su estancia por aquellos lares para grabar un nuevo single con el product de Nada Surf, Tom Beaujur .
Badass Mother Fuzzers también ha tocado con Dr. Feelgood, Capsula , Lords of Altamont, Plastic Invaders, La Flingue,…
Nuestro compañero Josechu Egido ha querido saber más de este primer trabajo, y planes de esta banda francesa y ha hablado con su vocalista y guitarrista, Mick.
Your songs sound like intensive Garage withs a punch of Punk and Rock. A great mix of styles that results on the sound of your music now. So, what really are your musical influences?
The first bands that influenced us were the Ramones, The Fleshtones, The Sonics, The Plimsouls The Cramps… you always remember the first albums you bought and the first concerts you saw. I saw the Fleshtones , Johnny Thunders, The Ramones, The Lords of the New Church, The Cramps when I was starting to listen to Rock’n’roll and you can’t forget it, it’s in your blood forever. Most recently we enjoyed very much The Jim Jones Revue, Lords of Altamont, The Bellrays, Capsula…we played with Capsula a few months ago, great people, and are playing with Lords of Altamont in October. Also check out our friends The Plastic Invaders (Closer records), great band and a lot of fun!!!
You edited your last LP titled “Heartbreaker Pitshark Records " in December 2016. What do you expect from this album? Why you have titled the album with this name?
We really enjoyed recording the album with Lo Spider (Destination Lonely, Jerry Spider Gang…) at his swampland recording studios. He has a great ear for little bits of guitars and sounds that make the songs sound better and all sorts of special effects for vocals and amazing homemade fuzz pedals and all sorts of vintage guitare amps. And he’s also a good laugh 😊 a great guy to work with. The title of the album is a tribute to Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers and their great LAMF album , the name of the band Bad Ass Mother Fuzzers is also inspired by them 😉 with this album we would like to be able to make our music known and hopefully play gigs abroad especially in Spain, a country where people love Garage rock.
How is one of your live concerts? What do we will see and enjoy in them?
I don’t know you need to ask people who come and see us 😉 we try to bring a lot of energy and fun, we don’t take ourselves seriously, we are there to have a good time just like the audience. We played in The USA in February and we love the way American bands enjoy playing live and how they give everything all the time. We played with The Real Kids in Boston and with Muck and The Mires , a great bunch of people who set up the gig for us and lent us their equipment, very nice people who are putting on a great show all the time. We also enjoyed playing with The Other Men and Party Lights in New York , great bands and great people as well as The Ratz in New Haven (CT). all these bands give everything they’ve got , they enjoy playing live and entertain people and that’s what we want to do.
What are your plans for this year 2017 and next 2018? We assume that you will touring around clubs and festivals. Can you advance anything to us? Any important event?
Yes as I said the big thing for us was our little US tour in February and we would love to go back there at some point. While we were there we recorded our next single in Hoboken with Tom Beaujour who worked with Nada Surf and Juliana Hatfield among others and we would love to record our next album there. We would love to tour in Spain, Sweden…we really like the Swedish band The Curse who are on the same label as us, Pitshark Records, and hopefully play with them; we are really looking forward to play with Lords of Altamont in October. We are open to any offers to play gigs and Festivals anywhere 😉
Do you think the digital world will end with music as we know it today? What do you think is the future of music?
No I think it’s a great way to make your music accessible as it’s easy for people to discover your music. Albums are a way to get your music known and to play more concerts. But we love Vinyl and Pitshark records has put our album out in vinyl in May. It’s much more enjoyable to have a great objet, with a great nice cover in your hands than listening to digital music on your computer, and the sound is 100 times better!
What is your best memory about music?
The first gigs I saw, The Fleshtones, Johnny Thunders, the Barracudas…discovering great bands like The Doors when I was 15/16 in High School. We used to exchange tapes with friends and it was a great way to discover lots of bands. Seeing the Fleshtones in New York when I was 20 , being invited backstage at the Lone Star Café and to Keith Streng’s Birthday party , drinking their famous Blue whale cocktail that was something! Seeing the Gun Club, Lords of the New Church live, discovering The Clash, The Ramones, The Undertones…all those great bands it was amazing!!!
How is a normal day in the life of a member of Badass Mother Fuzzers?
We all have families and we have all got jobs it’s a pretty normal life 😉 But it’s great to go to rehearsals on Friday , have a laugh, play some music, make up new songs, and we love playing live!!!
What do you think about the current economic and social situation in Spain, France, Europe and World in general?
Making a living and supporting your family isn’t easy for everyone at the moment, it’s also not nice to see what’s happening in the World, I don’t like my kids to see that on TV and it’s hard to feel safe anymore. That’s why music is a great way to forget about it and to have a good time, to meet nice people and to share your passions with them.
Could you tell us about...
... A book?:
I really love Charles Bukowski, John Fante and all the great American writers
... A movie?:
The Rocky Horror Picture show, rebel without a cause, The Great Rock’nroll Swindle, Blade Runner, Wings of desire….
... A song?:
Born to Lose (Johnny Thunders😉)
... An album?:
... A group or soloist?:
The Heartbreakers, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, The Cramps….
... A hobby?:
Playing and listening to music!!!