Moderator: Are you guys ready to chat with
the Humble Gods?
HumblGods: Hey, this is Doug from the Humble
Gods - I am ready for your questions.
zack: Hey, I'm not really familiar with the
new band, but I was a big Dag Nasty fan and also
a fan of Doggy Style.
HumblGods: Drop the 9.50 and buy the record-
better yet steal the record and if you don't like it, sell it
back to the store so that you can profit money wise!
HumblGods: I am in Los Angeles, standing in
shorts watching my dog sleep.
Moderator: How's the smog out there treating
jesusdontsurf: Now you live in Los Angeles.
Is it cool there?
HumblGods: Well let's see, I don't think that
the smog really effects my lungs 'cause I smoke 2 packs of
cigarettes a day, well - the up thing is in LA you always get
good weather and there is never a shortage of any type of
entertainment. The downsize is that there is no transportation
system so you need a car- LA is a fine place to live.
zack: When I first saw Dag Nasty
I was 13 and asked Brain Baker if Minor Threat was going to get
back together. He told me to get lost.
HumblGods: Well Brian always had a way with
Moderator: LA is so PLASTIC. Plastic people,
plastic personalities. Humble ever worry that the plastic people
in the record business will make ya' plastic?
HumblGods: Not really mod. I don't think that
I am influenced by that stuff- we are so much on the fringe- I
don't think that the entertainment industry knows who the Humble
Gods are-we just kind of push on- we are very internally
Gore: Humble Gods...have you
ever heard of the band The Melvins?
jesusdontsurf: I would like to move to Santa
Cruz. Ever been there?
HumblGods: Yes, I have seen and heard the
Melvins. Yes, I have been to Santa Cruz- I think that Santa Cruz
is a great surfing place. Didn't they shoot the Lost Boys
in Santa Cruz?
zack: Doug, is this your first experience
with a major label? Wasn't Dag Nasty on a major
towards the end?
HumblGods: Zack- No not at all- it's not my
first with a major-- it's my second- Dag Nasty put
out records on Dutch East India and Dischord- The Indian name was
purchased by a major label called Giant.
Moderator: You guys have a SHAMAN aura to
your lyrics etc.. Any belief in the unknown? What's your
compositional influences guys?
Adolescents, Surfing, Face to Face, Gang Of Four, Bad Brains
Moderator: Any PROZAC in
that mix guys?
HumblGods: Nope- I invented Prozac.
Moderator: Then I'll order a case full...
zack: Have you gotten a copy of the Bad
Brains Black Dot sessions yet? It's wild. The Bad Brains are
inventing hardcore and they don't even realize it. They sound
like this crazy mod rock punk mess.
HumblGods: I agree with you Zack- when did
you see the Bad Brains? Which era?
zack: I didn't get a chance to see the Bad
Brains in proper form until the Quickness tour in '88.
HumblGods: That was a good record.
Moderator: Will you guys be playing in NYC
HumblGods: We were just in NYC, at Coney
Island High. Where were you?
zack: Do you find that there is something
lacking in shows and scenes today? I don't know if it is because
I am older but it seems that the real network has gotten weaker
in the past few years.
HumblGods: Well I think it depends on the
person you are. The changes have been that it's not as violent,
its more of a high school dance, when before it was for freaks of
nature and these really different bills. It has really crossed
over, as far as unity, it's up to who ever wants to participate
and who doesn't want to participate.
Moderator: I was playing your CD recently,
and a co-worker thought you guys were Presidents Of The United
States Of America.....Offended?
HumblGods: Mod- No not at all. As far as that
band goes, I dont buy their records, but I like how he does
those high kicks in the video. I appreciate aerobic rock.
zack: What happened to the Punk Rock Trivia?
HumblGods: I dont know what happened? I was
waiting for takers- You know "hi this is Stiffy I want to
participate in the Punk rock trivia."
Moderator: Where will Humble Gods
be 10 years from now? Rolling like the Stones, 50-80 something?
HumblGods: Mod- Hardly- I will be running an
amusement park in the West Indies called "Punk Rock Trivia
for 200" Or maybe do big band punk tunes in Vegas or run for
Mayor- depends on my time. Maybe I will quit smoking so I can do
all the things I need to do.
Moderator: Smoking is as addictive as Heroin!
zack: Smoking is a bitch aint it? Real love
Moderator: I heard that you guys have a TV
pilot lined up? Please don't tell me......HUMBLE GODS
is the MONKEES for the 90's?
HumblGods: Mod- I guess I am the right size
as Davey Jones, but it's not gonna happen!
Gore: So when are the Humble Gods
gonna tour with the Melvins?
HumblGods: Gore- whenever they call. We just
played shows with The Supersuckers, nice group of fellows.
zack: Do you like the Supersuckers new
HumblGods: I only heard one or two songs but
I thought that it was cool.
zack: They are a fun band. Did you do the
whole tour with them?
HumblGods: No- just a few shows- we played a
party for Rage Magazine and they played also- so
we partied- Rage is a Playboy
type magazine. Very racy.
Moderator: Humble, is your dog awake yet?
HumblGods: Moderator- no, he's still out
asleep in front of the fan. It's time for me to walk the dog- put
the surfboard in the car and head to the beach before the sun
sets - to give me enough time to get home and take a shower and
hit the bars.