For the longest time Nashville hasn't had a log to stand on, much less legs. Caught up in the razzle and the dazzle, the kids growing up in the shadow of the Ryman or coming out of Vanderbilt had no clue as to good music, or if they did, no urge to make it. Which is kinda weird- there have been great record stores in Nashville for a long time. What gives? I don't know. To perhaps enlighten me, and maybe all of us, I put some questions to the volitile SPODEE BOY. His take on Nashville, Memphis, and Gonerfest follows. As you will read, he is correct about many things. Heed his words well. Don't miss SPODEE BOY Saturday at the Murphy's Day Show!
WHAT'S GOOD IN NASHVILLE NOW? Everything! Country music is killing it! Condos going up everywhere you look! Spodee B is touring with Taylor Swift next year and opening for Kesha at the Ryman, excited for that. We have a triple LP coming out on Third Man in fall of 2018 also. Pretty much the golden land over here in Nashville! WHAT'S NOT SO GOOD IN NASHVILLE NOW? MUSIC!! Spodee Boy is the only band left in Nashville!! All the bands here suck! The worst are Date Night, Teddys Rough Rides, Essential Tremers, Savy Hotel and The Donors. Date Night are a bunch of 14-15 year olds who wish they were the Reatards, Teddys Rough Rides is a rip off Margo Price psych country project, Essential Tremers is like the most boring Chrome song for 40mins, Savy Hotel is an endless guitar solo with a shitty old drum machine and The Donors are like if Spray Paint sucked more at their instruments. The only good band, besides Spodee of course, was this band Soft Option but their bassist quit to become a cop. I think they had a record deal with Big Machine. WHAT IS SPODEE BOY'S MISSION? To promote "Slack" and teach the world about "Bob". To become a spiritual advisor for all who like overpriced garage punk records. To play Coachella with Death Grips. Also to make enough money for me to quit my shitty sandwich job at Clem's and sit on my ass drinking long islands while smoking L's with shorty. You know. The simple things in life. That and a kilo of cocaína. WHAT ARE SOME GOOD BANDS (ANY TIME, ANY PLACE)? I like Devo and the Coneheads. Uranium Club. Omg Lumpy !! Anything that is hype right now that I can rip off and sell to people with worse packaging. Also Cuntz, Orion, Terry, Nun, Uv Race, Total Control, Low Life, Power, Spotting, Drug Sweat, Chook Race, Severed Heads, Coloured Balls, Miss Destiny, Oily Boys, Ausmutants, Tyrannamen and Rose Tattoo. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO AT GONERFEST? 2 good Unnatural Axe songs. Most of feedtime probably. That 1 Vanity song from the 1st LP. Foster Care if the bassist doesn't get too drunk. X_X's song about fighting. Or drinking. Coltrane Duckworths solo bullshit. Parquet Courts "secret" set. Ex-Cult. Goggs for sure. The Oblivians reunion. 2 songs by Sharp Balloons. Bake Sale. Bluff City V. Gimp Teeth reunion at the river show. City of Aviv unofficial, unrelated after party with Cobra Mayne before it gets too annoying. Hang with lot's of washed up old dudes drinking Memphis Made beer and of course ISIS!!!!! Who else is playing again? Aquarian Blood?
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SAY? BUY ALL MY MERCH AND BUY ME DRUGS!! WE LOVE SPEED!! I'M STAYING AT THE TRAVEL LODGE WITH ROB BILOXI N' COBRA MAYNE!! FLYER BY YR BOY PARKS PERDUE!!