Chemical Brothers

The Prodigy are the boys. They are doing all right. Their first record went to number 1, so they didn't sell out by being successful.

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Hello funky Buddha.

Shock Hi guys, it's Jay from Shock in Montreal. I heard the new single and a bit of the new album... sounds great. I didn't know you were back in America. Hope you're all keeping sane.

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Yeah, thanks a lot.

X0Xar Are you switching over from akai to emu in the samplers?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS We use both akai and emu.

MeanWeen Are there any plans for working with Meat Beat Manifesto, Future Sound of London, Tricky, or Underworld? Possibly a "Setting Sun" remix project?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS ...None of those people.

Telex What keyboards/synths do you guys like the best and use?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Octave Cat and Octave Kitten are our favorite keyboards.

Plexus What do you think about MTV proclaiming techno music as the Next Big Thing?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Not a lot.

X0Xar I hope MTV doesn't suck all the air out of the scene.

CHEMICAL BROTHERS I fret that happening.

Shock WHY ARE YOU GUYS HERE?

DaWookie Hey, Tom or Ed, what d'ya think about the future of the Prodigy? Have they sold out or what?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS The Prodigy are the boys. They are doing all right. Their first record went to number 1, so they didn't sell out by being successful.

X0Xar Prodigy hasn't sold out. Just because people like their music... I get so fuckin' sick of the "sold out" bullshit. If the music is good and people like it, who fuckin' cares?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Xoxar is the king. The total Don.

Corey What do you think of the Roland 303?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS It's a great machine but not for us. I would like to hear Woody McBride's 303 orchestra.

bastro Do you guys ever use Moogs or vintage analog synthesizers to record your music?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS We do use a lot of analog.

smoke Have you ever rented a bicycle?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS No I haven't. I always carry my own. It's a Barrington.

Plexus What do you guys think of the latest Meat Beat Manifesto album?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Not a lot.

bastro Do you think My Bloody Valentine will ever record any more albums?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS We hope so.

Plexus Did you guys listen to a lot of hip-hop growing up?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS No.

Telex In the "Setting Sun" single is the drum part sample from a Beatles song?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS No telex. Have you got ears on your head or are you still in bed?

E-nid Do you guys ever spin @ parties anymore? Or are you beyond that?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS That is what we do every weekend.

andrew24- Are you guys fans of THE CURE?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS No for Tom. Yes for Ed.

smoke Do you guys pop and lock?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Ed prefers to snake.

X0Xar I heard Caroline is dropping all their acoustic stuff and going completely electronic. Is that true?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS No. Don't listen to rumors.

bastro Do you foresee making music that relies less on technology and repetitive beats and more on instrumentation and live improvisation?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS We have always mixed the two.

MeanWeen Do you listen to Joy Division?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Yes.

DaWookie Do your mums and dads like what you're doing?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Yeah, they think it's cool.

Telex Would you like to go on Letterman if they asked for you?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Probably not.

DaWookie Have you ever been to Disney world?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Yes, it was pretty boring.

E-nid Do you guys like Juan Atkins?

bastro Do you guys like the Beach Boys?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Yes we like the Beach Boys and Juan Atkins.

DaWookie ChemBros... Are you still there?

CHEMICAL BROTHERS Thanks. Good-bye.