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Interview

Bionic Liver
15/11/00 (Interview with kantankerous, korruptible, karpetknife and krack )


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

j.a. kantankerous - vocals
r.j. korruptible - guitar
d.d. karpetknife - bass
j.t. krack - drums

bellmore, new york, usa

Discography.

bionic liver(demo) - 2000

Describe your sound and the main themes in the lyrics?

whether singing 'bout underage girls or mourning a dead midget, bionic liver goes places most people don't even wanna acknowledge exist. with a sonic tension borne of self-hatred and good intentions, bionic liver is truth in a world of shit. deny it all you want, but john lennon's dead and the sex pistols got old. time for bionic liver.

What is the reason for using the mod target thingy in your logo?

keith moon used to wear a target t-shirt and early on had a target on his bass drum... he was a punk...

Do you do any covers in your live set, if so what?

we've been playing the who's version of summertime blues the way they play it on "live at the fillmore east"(bootleg)... which is a much faster and more frenetic version than the one found on "live at leeds"... which lends itself to an extended musical break in which the crowd, which has already been throwing garbage and rocks and small animals at us, can go absolutely berserk and take a hatchet and fire extinguisher to the place ensuring that no one else will ever play there ever again...

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

the who at the fillmore east, 4/6/68

What is the Punk/Oi/Hardcore scene like in your area?

lots of anger and violence and disregard for public property...

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with and why?

sid vicious - cause he was a junkie...

Plans, gigs and releases planned for 2000-2001.

we always run the risk of ending up dead or in jail... one can really never tell with bionic liver...

Any final comments?

yeah... we like them cadbury bars you english sell out of the machine on the platform while waiting for the tube... if anyone can take a picture of themselves buying one a them cadburys(preferably a chick) out of the machine and send it to us here in the states, we would be eternally grateful and definitely send you a c.d.... thanks very much..! Also, thanks to Rebecca.

www.bionicliver.com
Email: kantankerous@bionicliver.com