Thursday, July 17, 2014

Boddicker Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
Nothing out of the norm other than expanding our drug dealing and gun running operations from the Midwest to the Starbucks capital of the nation, Seattle.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is present on the new recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the  past?
The newest offering, 'Crime Upheaval', is the most violent music we can create with the grind/crust/powerviolence umbrella we've used since our inception. However, making violent music doesn't mean forsaking songwriting capabilities. At the end of the day, we're a good time rock 'n' roll band. This isn't too different from our past material other than being more confident and comfortable in the songwriting process.

3.Some of the band members have a history playing in some well known black metal acts in Indiana, what was the decision behind going  for a more crust/grind direction with this band?
Because Boddicker is for hardened criminals. The black metal dudes OCP knows of wouldn't even steal a pencil from Wal-Mart, let alone risk hijacking tanks from the US Army.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Copout answer, but it's in the eye of the beholder. The lyrics are readily available on the bandcamp, and up to the reader/listener to get what they want through their own interpretations. The general theme is crime, anarchy, and contempt for the status quo.
5.I know that the band name came from Clarence Boddicker of the Robocop film, what was the decision behind using it as a band name?
Boddicker works for me, Dick Jones. OCP runs Boddicker.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Recently we played with Eyehategod, and that was a huge honor. EHG is a big influence on Boddicker. Besides that, Milwaukee and Minneapolis both rule and have taken good care of us. Houston, TX was a great show, and Buffalo, NY was a very pleasant surprise. Our performance is a sordid crime spree taking place in front of you.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We just wrapped up a month long tour of the eastern hemisphere of the US. A west coast tour is in the works for the fall, and a full European tour is being planned for spring/summer 2015.

8.Over the years the band has participated on many splits, out off all the bands that you have worked on with on all of these albums which one where you the most honored to work with?
It was an honor to work with all the bands, we can't possibly narrow it down to one.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of crust and grindcore?
Well, we have yet to hear anything negative, so that's good! I'm sure if we get more recognition, the basement dwellers will be more vocal about their disdain for us. So be it. We get plenty of downloads, but hardly anyone pays for it, so I guess that's good too?

10.What is going on with some of the other musical projects these days that some of the band members are involved with?
They're too busy selling crack to kids to worry about anything else other than Boddicker.

11.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Hard to say. Possibly start writing and recording next year. 

12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We're influenced by 80's UK crust/grind, old school death metal, Slap-a-Ham era powerviolence, NY, Japanese, and Scandinavian hardcore/punk. OCP will also take the time to say that philistines can compare us to Nails, Enabler, All Pigs Must Die, all they want because we use the same cool guitar pedal, but it's really fucking lazy. No offense to those bands, but we don't really listen to them.
Here's what spinning at OCP's office:
Black Flag
Corrosion of Conformity
GG Allin
13.What are some of your non musical interests?
Guns, robbing old people, guns, shooting heroin with Chris Holmes, guns, drunk driving with Vince Neil, guns, chillin' at the club with Aaron Hernandez, and guns.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Crime pays!

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