CONSOLIDATED: Hey everyone Adam from Consolidated
here how you guys and girls doing?
SoniKKMod: Adam, Tell us a little bit about
the new record!
CONSOLIDATED: Its called Dropped
and its basically inspired by the work of NY activist and author
John Stoltenberg. It's a loose soundtrack for his screenplay Cocklash
which describes many of the pathological consequences of manhood.
Including domestic and sexual violence, homophobia, porn and
prostitution, incest, and violent male rites of passage.
SoniKKMod: I was in London recently and Consolidated
was everywhere, are you guys going on a major tour of the UK
CONSOLIDATED: We played one London date in
early November as part of a European tour we just finished.
MdrnPrmitv: You guy's going on tour anytime
soon? Coming to TEXAS if you do?
CONSOLIDATED: We're coming to Texas around
the 20th of January. We're playing El Paso, San Antonio, Dallas,
Austin, and Houston. Come check us out.
SoniKKMod: If you could be any animal who
would it be?
CONSOLIDATED: A human being. Assuming I could
cramer: When will you be in NY ?
CONSOLIDATED: Planning a tour of the East
Coast some time in March and April.
SoniKKMod: What got you so involved in all
CONSOLIDATED: If there had to be one original
motivating factor it's probably raising two daughters in a really
fucked up violent male society.
MdrnPrmitv: You are involved in a lot of
different organizations. I think that is so cool.
CONSOLIDATED: Right on.
MdrnPrmitv: How did you get involved with
CONSOLIDATED: I’m a big fan of Paris and
contacted him to guest on our record Play More Music.
He's also from the Bay Area and I share a lot of his political
commitments and beliefs and he accepted our proposal to do a song
SoniKKMod: Are you guys vegan?
CONSOLIDATED: Yes. There's probably beer and
gasoline I consume in my gas tank that’s not vegan though.
Just trying to get past nazi vegan stage into more of a tolerant
MdrnPrmitv: What other things are you
involved in? Besides music? What are some hobbies you have?
CONSOLIDATED: I'm involved in the feminist
community of Portland Oregon doing volunteer work for the Women’s
Crisis Line and doing Animal Rights activism in
conjunction with that. My hobbies include alcoholism , and
cramer: How do you stay sane on the road ?
CONSOLIDATED: Good question. Alcoholism and
SoniKKMod: I bet there is a lot of midnight
skating in Portland, Do you bowl too?
CONSOLIDATED: Alcoholic Midnight Bowling.
MdrnPrmitv: Favorite brew?
CONSOLIDATED: Schlitz Malt Liquor 40 Oz. wide
top and I also like real Guinness.
cramer: Wow a friend of mine works in
Portland for the WCL.
CONSOLIDATED: That’s PWCL
. Right on. Its a brilliant organization and I encourage people
who have concern for women and children to support it.
MdrnPrmitv: How can I get involved in that?
CONSOLIDATED: Call them up they're in the
SoniKKMod: If there was one major corporation
that you could protest against, who would it be and why?
CONSOLIDATED: Most corporations function
similarly in respect to their interest in global market monopoly
and are therefore all related in the way that they de-stabilize
regional and community market autonomy. I can't site just one but
the harm done to millions in the name of profit is a shared
consequence of corporate imperialism.
cramer: What are you listening to these days?
CONSOLIDATED: These days I'm listening to my
middle school aged daughter playing Usher , Puff Daddy, and Busta
Rhymes and I'm listening to Jimi Hendrix if I can ever use the
cramer: I grew up copying licks from his
CONSOLIDATED: Mitch Mitchell's a great
drummer to cop from.
MdrnPrmitv: Does she ever listen to your
stuff (your daughter)? Do you not want her to? Or she just
CONSOLIDATED: No. She doesn't.
SoniKKMod: Do you have an email that fans
could write to?
CONSOLIDATED: Yes, email@example.com.
MdrnPrmitv: Dropped is already out, right?
CONSOLIDATED: Yes and Yes. Dropped is out in
mom and pops.
cramer: How has raising children influenced
your song writing ?
CONSOLIDATED: Raising children is my song
MdrnPrmitv: What was the best show you ever
put on? If you could name one?
CONSOLIDATED: Explaining to my father how I
wrecked his car when I was 18 and not being imprisoned for life.
MdrnPrmitv: Did he buy it?
CONSOLIDATED: Hook, line and I never got the
sinker. I had to replant my next door neighbors garden.
MdrnPrmitv: Favorite bands to play with?
CONSOLIDATED: Semisweet and The Spinsters,
cramer: Do you have any Gig From Hell stories
to share with us ?
CONSOLIDATED: Wait for my book for gig from
hell stories. Hopefully it'll have a movie deal. The working
title(book) is "Spinal Tap 5: Still Can't Get A Life."
cramer: Spinal Tap? Have any of your drummers
spontaneously combusted ?
CONSOLIDATED: All drummers have I've kept a
collection of little green globules. See my book the chapter on
bizarre gardening accidents.
MdrnPrmitv: What's up with the Yeastie Girls?
How did you hook up with them?
CONSOLIDATED: Hooked up with the Yeasties
pretty much the same way we hooked up with Paris. Big fan. I
understand they're not together anymore. Either their 15 minutes
of Andy Warhol left them with sour aftertaste or they managed to
get a life.
Ryan_Taylor: Are you guys still hypocrites
for the left?
CONSOLIDATED: Categorically yes.
MdrnPrmitv: How can I get CONSOLIDATED
CONSOLIDATED: Come see us on tour or esquire
at my record label: Sol3records.com.
ExoticBirds: If you weren’t in a band,
what would you be doing right now?
CONSOLIDATED: Paying a lower therapy bill.
Ryan_Taylor: Any reason you picked Sol3 over
all the others?
CONSOLIDATED: They were the only label that
liked me in the entire world.
ExoticBirds: Have you ever been abducted by
CONSOLIDATED: Yes I have but I agreed to pay
my taxes and they let me go home.
Ryan_Taylor: Have you ever hooked up w/ POWER
considering they were on Nettwerk, and from Portland as well?
CONSOLIDATED: I do know them and
unfortunately we've never had the opportunity to work together.
ExoticBirds: If you could go on tour with
anyone, who would it be?
CONSOLIDATED: Curtis Mayfield.
Ryan_Taylor: What will be played on tour? Can
we expect stuff from older records.
CONSOLIDATED: Old songs, songs from the
current album and material from the next album.
MdrnPrmitv: What does everyone think of Chris
Farley's death today?
CONSOLIDATED: Did not know. That's horrible.
ExoticBirds: I think it's terrible.
MdrnPrmitv: How do you think he died?
Ryan_Taylor: Heart Attack?
cramer: Native Americans believe it is not
polite to speak of the dead.
CONSOLIDATED: Right on.
Ryan_Taylor: Already plans for another album?
CONSOLIDATED: The other half of dropped to be
released in September 98.
ExoticBirds: Where do you see yourselves
going musically with your next album?
CONSOLIDATED: More uplift, more beats and
more feeling and healing and less wheeling and dealing.
Ryan_Taylor: How can there be a good part.
Most of it is all about pimping yourself to get your product out
CONSOLIDATED: I couldn't agree more.
Ryan_Taylor: True. But it's just sad when the
good bands get passed over for bands that don't contribute
ExoticBirds: You get to meet all sorts of new
CONSOLIDATED: Good parts-communicating simple
feelings to other people and cranking up your Marshall and
beating off onstage.
CONSOLIDATED: Thanks for having me on the
chat show. Just a word to all the men; if you love and care about
women children, stop consuming them sexually and if you love and
care about animals stop consuming them literally. Bye now.