Goldfinger

You are easily amused.

Moderator

Hi. Welcome to the SonicNet chat hour with Goldfinger. They are on the road now in Georgia.

Goldfinger's hit single and video is "Here in Your Bedroom." Their self-titled debut is out now on Mojo Records.

Goldfinger is John Feldman on Vocals and Guitar. Charlie Paulson on

Guitar. Simon Williams on Bass and "Dangerous" Darrin Pfeiffer on

Drums. John Feldman described the recording sessions like this:

"Being in the studio is so weird for us. We're definitely a live

band. We're all about playing and getting that immediate response,

whether it's f*ck You! or You Guys Rule!"

Addicted to Noise said:

"Goldfinger's lyrics are sinisterly hilarious; they can turn obvious

subjects like relationships and life in general into twisted and

amusing works of art." Feldman says he usually sticks close to

home for his inspiration: "I'm not a fiction writer. I shouldn't say

I never write fiction, but everything so far has been about getting

dumped by chicks."

DOWNERBAND

Hey, what do you listen to and (for Feldman), what kind of guitar is

that in the CD??

GOLDFINGER

I listen to a lot of Elvis Costello, and The Police. We are into the Buzzcocks. We are going to tour with the SEX PISTOLS who were a big influence. Also KISS. We are playing some dates with them in LA. The

guitar is called a "Bernie" its made by Fernandez. I have a black and purple one, both with Bad Religion stickers!

Moderator

Playing with Kiss? That's rad!!!

Daised

How did you get your name?

GOLDFINGER

From a James Bond Movie. We wanted to name it after a movie, and we were

going to call ourselves Pretty In Pink, but decided on Goldfinger. We

thought Goldfinger was a SHAFT movie.

japenese 0

What kind of drums and cymbals do you use?

GOLDFINGER

He uses Pearl drums and Zjigin symbols.

Moderator

Dangerous Darrin Pfeiffer that is...

DOWNERBAND

Do you guys use e-mail, and if so can you send mail to

eric.eisenberg@father.com??

GOLDFINGER

Anyone can e-mail us. While we are on the road our e-mail address is gftourmail@aol.com It takes awhile but we answer all e-mails.

Daised

How did you make it so big without ever being "underground?"

GOLDFINGER

John says, we have been together for two years and we definitely haven't

made it big. What does make it big mean?

Moderator

Hmmm... let's all ponder that over a hoagie.

DOWNERBAND

What's your favorite song to do on the album?

GOLDFINGER

Good Question. "City With Two Faces." (Simon) John says "Only A Day".

DomntdLuvSlv

Hey guys, I think you are great! I just wanted to ask you one of those questions asked all the time. How did you get famous? What advice would you give to anyone starting out? Well, keep up the great work.

GOLDFINGER

Uhhhhh!!! Listen to the Beatles and The Buzzcocks. Quit smoking pot, take

lots of showers and pet lots of dogs and never give up man!!

nattyice

So, heading up to the Northeast anytime soon?

GOLDFINGER

Northeast in June and July with No Doubt. And then The Buzzcocks and August

with Bad Religion.

Moderator

No Doubt was on SonicNet a couple months ago. Check out the transcript on

our web site... www.sonicnet.com

Daised

How do you feel about the fact that you will be playing with Less Than Jake

in Michigan?

GOLDFINGER

Less Than Jake rules. We are not a Ska band, but we think they are a great

band. And my dog's name is Jake.

DomntdLuvSlv

What is up with those girls who dance like Uma Thurman in Pulp

Fiction? Why are they in there?

GOLDFINGER

I never notice those grrls anymore in that video! They are skanking. Can't

you tell? I like their outfits!

Daised

How long have you guys been playing together?

GOLDFINGER

Two years.

Some Guy17

Are your songs based on true life experiences?

GOLDFINGER

Definitely. A lot of writers can write fiction, but not me (John).

Daised

Why did you choose to come to SonicNet?

GOLDFINGER

Because SonicNet is cool and anything having to do with computers is cool.

Daised

Do you consider yourselves ska, punk, or both?

GOLDFINGER

Both, but mainly pop.

Moderator

Pop is cool.

Some Guy17

What's the deal with the phone conversation on the CD?

GOLDFINGER

That's Darrin, when he used to live in Buffalo. He made that call 4 years ago and he saved it. He f*cks with everyone. He is REALLY annoying to be with on the road sometimes.

Moderator

Does it have anything to do with not showering?

Daised

Who were your favorite bands as kids?

GOLDFINGER

Winger, Dokken, Exodus, Van Hagar, LA Guns... Ha ha ha ha.

Moderator

Winger rocks. Weren't they the band that used to throw bibles out into the

audience?

Daised

I haven't seen the video, what is it like?

GOLDFINGER

It's really lo-fi, done by two of my best friends. It's really manic

looking and has a ska look.

Some Guy17

What does the cover of your album have to do with the actual album?

GOLDFINGER

All the songs on the album are about chicks being freaks, so we have a space

alien chick on the cover.

Some Guy17

Is that sheriff's report on the lyric sheet real? If so, was it all of you

that did it?

GOLDFINGER

I was asleep, but it was real. (Simon)

Daised

Why did you choose Georgia, is ska well known there?

GOLDFINGER

Georgia chose us. There is a huge ska following in Augusta, GA.

Some Guy17

Is L.A. really as bad as it seems?

GOLDFINGER

No, that song is just about the record industry.

Stone Willy

So what's the address for Mojo Records? And will they even listen to us, if I send them a CD?

GOLDFINGER

Of course they will listen to you! Just send it to Patrick. Go buy our CD.

The address is on the back.

Daised

How do you feel about all the censorship stuff the government wants to have?

GOLDFINGER

It f*cking sucks! Anarchy Rules since I am such a Punk f*cking Rocker!!!!

PUNK LAU

What does the song "Here In Your Bedroom" mean?

GOLDFINGER

It's about John jerking off.

Moderator

John jerking off what? Himself? His dog? His hamster?

Stone Willy

Need a opening act? You big recording stars!

GOLDFINGER

Send a tape to MOJO!!

Some Guy17

Are you going thru the Chicago area again any time soon without an 18 and

older thing happening?

GOLDFINGER

We are playing the Q101 festival in Chicago in about a week.

PUNK LAU

How can I get a free sticker?

GOLDFINGER

You can write to the address on the back of the record and they will send

you one.

Stone Willy

Why do you call him dangerous? Is he clumsy?

GOLDFINGER

He is clumsy and incredibly stupid.

Moderator

Head over to The Pit in SonicNet's chat area after we're through here

tonight.

PUNK LAU

I heard you were playing at the Warped tour. Is that true?

GOLDFINGER

It is true, on the west coast.

Some Guy17

Boxers or briefs?

GOLDFINGER

Boxers, although I have some long Calvin Klein boxer briefs.

PUNK LAU

What kind of band would you call yourselves?

GOLDFINGER

Glam Death Metal.

Stone Willy

Does John write all the stuff?

GOLDFINGER

About 90%. I wrote Mabel which is our next single. (Simon)

PUNK LAU

Goldfinger rocks!

GOLDFINGER

YOU ROCK!

xwhitegirl

Is Jake, the dog, on tour with you?

GOLDFINGER

No he isn't.

PrincssPunk

Do you guys know IAN MACKAYE? Do you think he might marry me?

GOLDFINGER

Only if you're a guy. Isn't he gay?

Some Guy17

Does this moderator suck?

GOLDFINGER

Uhh, he is a good looking guy and he is hung like a horse.

Moderator

Actually, like a moose.

STOMPER 300

Goldfinger, what are the ages of the whole band?

GOLDFINGER

12, 16, 18, 87.

PrincssPunk

I just heard you guys were playing the Big Adventure in Denver, CO? Is this

true?

GOLDFINGER

Yes... It's all completely true.

PrincssPunk

What do you think of the Pistols' Mountain Dew commercial?

GOLDFINGER

It makes me thirsty.

STOMPER 300

When you were little, what band did you like? (All of you)

GOLDFINGER

KISS.

CULTURETV

To the lead singer of Goldfinger: what is your bands relationship within

the skateboarding community and what is your views on youth culture in

general?

GOLDFINGER

We just did an article in Thrasher and KIDS rule! I want to have one, one day!!!

CULTURETV

I think I missed it, but where are you guys from?

GOLDFINGER

Boise, Idaho.

DomntdLuvSlv

Do you take dance lessons?

GOLDFINGER

No, do you want to teach us?

CULTURETV

When did you guys sign, and what was your first thought when you did?

GOLDFINGER

We signed a year ago. And my first thought was, I hope that we don't get too

f*cked.

DOWNERBAND

Are you guys on the net a lot?

GOLDFINGER

Simon is. Darrin tries.

CULTURETV

What is your definition of a "sell-out?"

GOLDFINGER

Some one who does something for money that they don't want to do.

Goud 1

Give us free stuff please.

STOMPER 300

What is your favorite movie?

GOLDFINGER

Star Wars.

CULTURETV

What do you guys think of New York City?

GOLDFINGER

NYC RULES. The people are cool, the food is cool and it's 24 hours.

FASTBALL10

Is "Here In Your Bedroom" your favorite song?

GOLDFINGER

In the world? My favorite song is "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix Alot.

LT 009

What do you guys like to do in your spare time?

GOLDFINGER

Play with our wieners.

FASTBALL10

Any new albums coming out soon at the cd stores?

GOLDFINGER

Yeah, there is a new Neil Diamond album coming out tomorrow.

aks skolars

I'm going to see you in Detroit this Sunday, is Less Than Jake still

opening?

GOLDFINGER

Pretty sure they are, yeah.

LT 009

How did you get started?

GOLDFINGER

I woke up and I had a coffee.

DomntdLuvSlv

What do you think of other "hot" bands out there, such as No Doubt? And what exactly is a 'sellout'?

GOLDFINGER

Sellout is when you sell out a club.

PrincssPunk

So, what was the best gig you guys ever did, according to you guys?

GOLDFINGER

The Whiskey just before we did LA.

DOWNERBAND

Is there a name for track #16 on the LP??

GOLDFINGER

Its called Ass Eater.

kikbutGIRL

Hey... what made you decide to sell to MTV?

GOLDFINGER

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

ikkkky

Your lyrics are so funny, they always make me giggle. I don't know if this

is intentional or if I have a twisted sense of humor... but I figured I'd

let you know anyway.

GOLDFINGER

You are easily amused.

THC69

I can't wait to see you at Buzzard Fest this Saturday.

GOLDFINGER

Thanks!

xwhitegirl

I know you do your own versions of Duran Duran's "Rio," Operation's Ivy "When You're Smilin'" and Joan Osborne's "One of Us." Are you doing any other covers these days?

GOLDFINGER

Umm... we are doing Woo Ha by Busta Rhymes.

xwhitegirl

How was jetskiing in Florida?

GOLDFINGER

It was the most fun thing I have ever done in my life.

kikbutGIRL

Are you playing in NY? If so, where?

GOLDFINGER

Roseland with No Doubt.

xwhitegirl

I heard you might be playing August 30 in New Orleans with No Doubt and Mr.

Mirainga. Do you know if that show is happening? It would be a great show

to catch!

GOLDFINGER

Yes, it's July 2.

kikbutGIRL

Sometimes you guys sound like a mix of east and west coast punk. What is

your main influence?

GOLDFINGER

Gospel music.

FASTBALL10

You suck Goldfinger!!!! You aren't answering my questions!!!

Moderator

That's because you're a jack ass.

FASTBALL10

Goldfinger: are any of you gay?

GOLDFINGER

Darrin is.

xwhitegirl

What song are you guys going to do for the "Kingpin" soundtrack?

GOLDFINGER

Superman. It's my favorite Goldfinger song.

skankinpick

I heard that you guys are on the bill for Lollapalooza.

GOLDFINGER

Nope.

aks skolars

If you could be a car, what kind of car would you be?

GOLDFINGER

A Volvo.

Moderator

Goldfinger's got time to answer one more question, then they've got to hit

the stage at the 40 Watt Club in Athens.

DomntdLuvSlv

What do you think about relationships and stuff? Do they suck or not? (I'm

not a prude, I'm just too young to know this stuff).

GOLDFINGER

They rule.

GOLDFINGER

As Ozzy would say, I love you all. (Simon)

Moderator

We love you too Simon. That's it for Goldfinger. Later...