Swervedriver: Hello! Its Jimmy from Swervedriver.
I am here for your questions.
junior: You guys rocked in Canada. How did
you like it?
Swervedriver: We loved it- last time I was in
Canada we didn’t enjoy it. But this time we really enjoyed
it. Really nice people.
robbm: So Jimmy, what's on the set list for
Swervedriver: We haven’t written it yet.
Kuiack: Jimmy, what was your favorite show on
this tour so far?
Swervedriver: The one last night in Montreal.
We played the best.
Hellblazer: Jimmy, do you have a favorite Swervedriver
But I haven’t had a chance to look back on the new one yet.
BucketRider: What's the name of the band that
Graham joined up in San Francisco?
Swervedriver: It was called the Brian Jones
Juk: It's been a long wait for 99th
Dream. I imagine you have a lot more material by now.
Are you guys gonna be working on a new album soon?
Swervedriver: Yeah when we finish this tour,
we will go back to the UK and work in the studio then go back out
on the road.
junior: Hey Jimmy, are you still wearing your
ATOMIC RECORDS T-shirt?
Swervedriver: I wore it the other day. Its a
bit smelly now. We all have one. Next time we go to Milwaukee I
will get another one.
Kuiack: A roadie was wearing it last night.
You guys share clothes?
Swervedriver: No he has the same shirt.
sciflyer: Is the Chicago show going to be a
Swervedriver: Yeah, we love Chicago. Its
great. The Metro is the best venue in the USA.
junior: Are you guys going to make any videos
for the new album?
Swervedriver: We are a bit behind, we are
though and we have started filming stuff, we have a camera with
junior: So the video is going to mainly made
up of live clips? What song will it be for?
Swervedriver: Its hard to say, maybe road
clips. We don’t know if we are going to film it in America.
Juk: I have not seen you guys live yet, I
heard from Zero Hour that you may be playing Seattle, WA on the
28th of March and the in Portland, OR the next day. I want to
make both shows. Are these dates correct?
Swervedriver: We are doing the Rock Candy in
Seattle. We are doing Portland on the 31. We play EJ's in
Bean: What about San Francisco?
Swervedriver: That is April 1 at Slims.
swervie: Do you think this trend towards a
more pop-oriented format is going to continue for Swervedriver?
Swervedriver: Well I don’t think it was
pop oriented, but probably not. Much harder on the next album.
BucketRider: The other day, I saw list of
Jez's top ten albums on Zero Hour's web site. Could you possibly
make a list of your top ten or just your current favorites,
contemporary or all time?
Swervedriver: Revolver by
the Beatles is my favorite. Funhouse- The
Stooges, Clear Spot by Captain Beefheart, Heaven
or Las Vegas by the Coctaue Twins.
Kuiack: How are you getting along with Hum?
Swervedriver: We like them, they are very
accommodating. Its going to be a good tour.
sciflyer: Is the "Wall Of Sound"
deal gonna resurface on the new record? Something like what was
done on Mezcal? Like in "Never Learn?"
Swervedriver: Yeah it will. We didn’t
quite finishing developing that.
harry: Alan Moulder has worked with you guys
on most of your albums. Has he had any influence on your sound?
His production style is usually kind of noise-oriented.
Swervedriver: No not really we know what we
are going to do, he just helps us get the right sound.
robbm: Jimmy, what time are you all due to go
jhornak: Jez said in Hamilton that Hum wanted
to switch the bill but you guys wanted to stay first has this
Swervedriver: I think that's a complete lie.
I know nothing about that.
swervie: Is "Electric 77" going to
make it to the Irving Plaza show tomorrow? Great song.
Swervedriver: Don’t know I would say
probably not. We haven’t rehearsed it enough really.
junior: So Jimmy, what is the coolest venue
you have played?
Swervedriver: CBGB's is really classically
cool. My favorite place is the Chicago Metro.
Mills: Are you still coming to Australia
again in April.
Swervedriver: Yeah we are in May.
Bean: Do you guys wear ear protection? My
ears were ringing for days after your last Cattle Club show.
Protect the goods, guys!
Swervedriver: No but we should.
randyj: From what I've seen of your
itinerary, it looks like a light week between Dallas and
Minneapolis. I'm going to see you in Lawrence, but any chance of
another regional show, like Columbia or Kansas City?
Swervedriver: If there is a day off its cause
we are traveling.
jhornak: Is Gaz your full time roadie cause
he's the man. He's the fastest roadie I’ve ever seen.
Swervedriver: Really? I will tell him that.
Gaz is full time and he is a good boy.
BucketRider: Jimmy, why the change with
"These Times" for the Zero Hour release.
Swervedriver: We just didn’t like the
harry: Noticed on "Space Travel Rock N
Roll" the Zeppelinish sound of hate your kind, not to
mention the obvious spelling, is that intentional?
Swervedriver: No, its kind of American
country style. More like Neil Young.
jhornak: Steve told me you recorded it in
your new studio is this true?
Swervedriver: Yeah we have our own studio in
London, we mixed it someplace else though. Its a great studio.
Kuiack: How frustrated are you with the scene
in England where good bands like the Neds are breaking up and the
Megas couldn't even swing a record deal?
Swervedriver: I think its good in England at
the moment. Its better than in America at the moment.
Juk: Have any singles planned from 99th
Swervedriver: We aren’t really sure of
what the single is going to be.
jhornak: By they way congrats on the best
album of 1997.
Swervedriver: You must have gotten it early.
swervie: Is Swervedriver on
zero hour to stay now? Hopefully there wont be any more of that
Swervedriver: I certainly hope so . We don't
really want move around or anything
milke: When can we expect first single from 99th...?
Swervedriver: I have no idea.
BucketRider: How bout the addition of lyrics
to Duress. Was that planned addition or something Adam just does
Swervedriver: Just something we did live.
junior: Do you guys have a lot of unreleased
tracks sitting in storage?
Swervedriver: Loads. But I don’t know if
were going to release it.
Juk: Where are the other band members right
Swervedriver: They’ve gone to a bar
around the corner. I'm just about to join them actually.
jhornak: Jez said that you guys have some 8
track live recordings that you don't know what do with. Is that
Swervedriver: I don’t think that’s
right. Most of what we have are actually digital.
BucketRider: Actually before you join them,
when are the birthdays of Swervedriver members.
Not years, just months. Sorry to ask this but I’m really
Swervedriver: I can give you mine, but I
don’t really know all the others. Mine is November 27, 1965.
milke: Any show in South Europe?
Swervedriver: I hope so. But I’m not
really sure though.
junior: Have you guys been itching to get on
the road in N. America?
Swervedriver: Ya pretty much. We’ve been
hanging around doing nothing pretty much. Its nice to finally get
it all together.
Kuiack: What did you think of the first band
in Transistor and Montreal?
Swervedriver: I thought they were good. We
junior: Do you guys get to see much of the
cities you go to or are you forced to sleep whenever you are not
Swervedriver: Ya we kind of check out the
city. It depends on when we arrive actually.
Kuiack: Can we expect some new songs if you
come back this summer?
Swervedriver: We'll be getting down to some
new writing after this tour ya know.
junior: How did you like Toronto?
Swervedriver: We had a great time stuff is
pretty cheap there isn't it?
Swervedriver: We’ve got some record
people here at the moment. I’ve got go in a minute. Any last
Donovan: Good Luck and keep up the great work
I really appreciate your music!
Swervedriver: I don’t think we need it
(the luck that is).
Swervedriver: See you all at the gigs.