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Adicts
10/07/2002



Please give a brief history of the band, including current line up.

We began in 1976. The Line up is the same as now. with an addition of Mel's brother Scruff on rythm guitar.

Discography.

hey you check that out thers alot


What is the highlight and what is the lowest point in the bands history?

The biggest high was and still is playing a great gig and the lowest point was signing to sire records.

Would the Adicts allow one of their songs appear in a commercial? If yes, which song and what would you like it to be advertising?

Good question, we just recorded a track which is perfect for a car commercial. but out of our old ones....Straight Jacket to promote the Police Force. Or Viva la Revolution for a Shampoo.

Tell the readers five facts about the band / band members they will not know

Monkey is an Archaeologist
Pete is a minister of a church
Kid has had the snip
Mel is a Grandfather hahaha
Scruff is single

If you could see any band play live, either of the past or present who would it be?

Ramones

Do all the band members do other jobs as well as being in the band? If so, what?

Monkey digs holes
Pete teaches fish how to swim
Kid is technically insane
Mel Drives a Van
Scruff sells records


If the Adicts were a type of alcohol, what drink would they be and why?

Guinness and Champagne mixed together. Bubbly and Creamy Orgasmic.

Plans, gigs and releases planned for 2002.

We plan on playing Hits Uk , Usa, Japan. some German gigs. then US gigs. we just had a new album out Rise and Shine last month. We have just recorded 14 more songs which may come out this year? we dont know. our future plans are to keep going. After 27 years together we might as
well.

Any final comments?

The Adicts arent your everyday punk rock band we change every day, its like a on going thing. We are always asked why dont we write songs like on our first album? Well after all this time that would be boring. We dont follow trends or fashions, we have always stood apart from the rest. Just watch out we might even suprise someone one day and write a decent song, WHO CARES is our slogan...we still have all our punk rock values even if they have grown stronger in most cases.And we still sell records so some one is happy out there and thats class!

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