So, since not everybody could listen to Martin and Simon on BANDIT Rock this evening I wrote everything down for those who are interested! They were on air for two hours… haha… I’m pretty tired now But it was fun! They played their favorite rock songs and discussed some of them. I missed some things that they said, especially in the end. But the podcast will be up on the web site later for Swedes to hear it so maybe you guys can clear up some question marks for me…
HERE YA GO!
Being played: Crashdiet – Riot in Everyone
Host - Welcome to the show Martin and Simon from Crashdiet! So how come you chose Black Veil Brides new single as your next song to be played?
Martin - They are a cool band and I have listened some to their new album and think it’s pretty good!
Being played: Black Veil Brides – In the end
Being played: Accept – Fast as a shark
Host - Any reason why you chose this song?
Simon - I wanted to play this song because it reminds me of a time when I was helping a friend out with renovating and setting up stuff in his apartment. We listened to Accept then and I happened to get the nickname "Fast as a shark" because I guess I was so quick and good at doing this.
Being played: Ghost – Ritual
Being played: Crashdiet – Cocaine Cowboys
The guys discuss the song afterwards and describes it as… heavy, makes you want to dance and makes you think of the wild west.
Host – Was it inspired by the documentary?
Simon – Yes it was partly inspired by that.
Host – So the next song is from Gemini Five? Do you think they are on their way back?
Martin – Yeah I think they are on their way back. They took a break for a while, some of them had kids and so on, but I think they are hungry to get out there and play again. I was a stand-in guitarist for them for a while. Great guys.
Being played: Gemini Five – Scream 4 me
Being played: Dropkick Murphys - Your Sprit's Alive
Being played: Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World
Being played: Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
Being played: Crashdiet - Falling Rain
Host - How come you chose to play “Falling rain”?
Simon – Because it is the best song on that album.
Martin – He wants to record it again but with his vocals on it instead, is what he is saying… haha!
Simon - Hahaha!
Host – So what do you guys think about KISS?
Martin – KISS is the best!
Simon – Yeah they are very good.
Martin – I have listened to them since I was like 7 years old.
Simon – One of my first memories is actually from when I was about 6 years old and lived in Skåne (south in Sweden). I saw them playing on TV and I saw Gene Simmons sticking out his long tongue. Let’s just say that the TV was shut off damn quickly… haha! I couldn’t watch it.
Host – Haha, yeah those guys usually look more dangerous than what they really are. Is there any reason for why you chose to play this particular song?
Martin – Nah, it’s just one of their latest songs from the new album. I just like it.
Being played: KISS – Wall of sound
Being played: Crashdiet – It’s a miracle
Host - Good song.
Simon -Yeah that one is darn good.
Host -You’re going out on a Scandinavian tour soon?
Simon -Yes, we’re playing six dates in Sweden and then we head out in the world. The plan is to go back to Sweden and play there again this fall.
Host -The next song is from the “Chinese Democracy” album. Who chose it?
Martin - I guess that would be me, haha!
Host -What expectations did you have on that album when it finally was released?
Martin - I actually started listen to Guns N Roses pretty late in life, when I went to school they were considered too main-stream and not very cool. But I got into their music around -99 or year 2000. It was just when Axl got the band together again so I started following them frantically. I knew pretty much all of the songs on “Chinese Democracy” when it was released. I’ve grown up with it… or well, at least for the last 10 years, haha!
Being played: Def Leppard - Photograph
Being played: Crashdiet – California
Host - You’ve recorded a video for the song “California” right?
Martin - Yeah it’s the second single so we recorded a video for it recently.
Host - Will it be like soft porn?
Simon - Haha yeah, us going wild and being rebels in a hotel and so on…
Martin - Yep just that and then us performing in front of a white background.
Simon - I actually hung out one day with the director and went around singing among (kinda hard to translate this, but I think he says something about there were clothes hanging up on lines that he was walking around in)… so I went around that shit and sang my ass off. It ended up with the director telling someone to take over because ‘Simon is acting like a fucking monkey’… haha!!
Host - Is this song simply about California?
Simon - Yeah it’s simply about our trip there.
Host - We’re gonna play some Hardcore Superstar now. Buddies of yours?
Simon and Martin - Yes for sure. We had a lot of fun touring with them and The 69 eyes. We would love to go on tour with them again real soon!
Being played: Hardcore Superstar – One more minute
Being played: Crashdiet – Beautiful pain
Host - Simon and Martin from Crashdiet is here with us in the studio. And that was a song from your last album.
Simon – Yeah it was actually the last song on the album “Generation wild”.
Host – A pretty emotional song…
Simon – Yeah it really is. It’s about me actually, when I was younger… not really something that I feel like going into any details about though…
Host – I understand and you absolutely don’t have to do that if you don’t want to. But it’s pretty personal I gather.
Simon – Yeah.
Host – And here comes a bit darker song… I’m guessing this one was picked out by you Martin?
Martin – Haha yeah I guess it was. I had times when I was younger when I listened to a lot of that kind of stuff. Maybe not so much this band, but I started listening to them a while ago and they are so freaking good!
Host – A bit of a retro sound which I bet you like?
Martin – Haha, yeah I guess that’s what I fell for!
Being played: Opeth - The Devil's Orchard
Being played: Crashdiet – Alone
Martin -This song was from the second album “The unattractive revolution” and we actually wrote it together with Mick Mars from Motley Crue, which makes it pretty special.
Host - What was that like?
Martin – Surrealistic. It feels pretty unreal now a couple of years later…
Host – So when Mick Mars plays a riff for you, can you even say ‘nah that wasn’t very good…’?
Simon – Haha… ‘can you come up with something else?’.
Martin - Haha! He's actually a very humble guy. I was terrified of him before he walked into the room but he was alright.
Host – But when he gave ya’ll the thumbs up and said that the song was good enough, did you just agree and said’fine’?
Martin –… and then we ended up not using the song, it got kicked out…. haha!
Host – But things are going very good for you guys now isn’t it?
Simon and Martin– Oh yeah absolutely
Host – About the next song… there is something special about death metal isn’t it?
Martin – Yeah
Host – But you’ve never felt like starting a band like that?
Martin – Been there done that!
Host – But you don’t want to do it again?
Martin – I actually played in a band called (I couldn’t keep up with the writing here so I missed the band’s name… but something in the lines of Dimnen, someone else probably knows which band he was talking about)… maybe a reunion is in order! If you guys are listening, what would you say about that? Haha!
Host - But let’s play this song now
Martin – Yeah this song is very, very good!
Being played: Dismember - Casket Garden
Being played: Rancid - Time Bomb
Being played: In Flames - Cloud Connected
Being played: Crashdiet – Save her
Host – Is this song about some girl you know?
Martin – Yeah it kind of is… but this has probably happened to a lot of other girls too… I don’t know, how should we interpret it?
Simon – Swedish winter depression…
Martin – Haha!
Host – The next band is a big one, Europe…
Martin – Yeah I chose one of their new songs. I have always been a big fan of them, they were actually the first band I really liked. I love their new album, it’s a good production. And I like good productions…
Host – Haha, we’ve noticed! Is he difficult to work with?
Simon – Haha, yeah he can be tough to work with but it’s also important that the songs turn out great. Also, if you get to hear the songs recorded very early on then you most often know immediately if they are any good or not.
Being played: Europe – Firebox
Being played: Crashdiet – Breakin´ the chainz
Host – It’s been great to have you guys here! New album out, tour coming up…any dates in America?
Simon – First Bueno Aires, Sao Paulo and those places… then ?? (was too busy writing to hear what he said).
Martin – Then we’ll play in America too. (at least that’s what I think he said)
Host – Is there any room for me on the plane to South America, then save it for me will ya!
Martin – Of course
Host – Last song is from the Rolling Stones.
Martin – Yeah I’m very excited about this song. I haven’t found this band very interesting lately but then I saw this music video and loved it.
Host – They are the sort of band that you love from time to time.
Martin – Yes I prefer their stuff from the 70’s.
Host – Good luck with the album and the tour!
Martin and Simon – Thanks a lot! Bye!
Being played: Rolling Stones - Doom & Gloom
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