from Guttermouth - 2/8/97
Those nasty Calfornians Guttermouth hit the Manning Bar on August 2nd, and wow, what a show that was. Preluded by Gilgamesh and Mindsnare, Guttermouth proved to be everything that & GT expected. Taking photos (or trying to) was an adventure in itself. There were as many people on stage as there were in the pit. Anyway, we scored an interview with Scott & Mark so here it is. Enjoy.
: What did you think of the show?
Scott: It was really... good.
Mark: It was a dandy.
: It was pretty wild, I had a hard time taking photos...
Mark: Anarchy is the word.
Scott: No, I thought grease was the word... nevermind...
: Did you hear Gilgamesh play?
Mark: Uhh... no... I was out getting loaded... I heard they were really good, though.
: So, how's your tour so far?
Mark: Yeah... really good.
: So what bands have you played with on this tour?
Mark: Mindsnare, Mindsnare (Mark goes off into his own little world saying Mindsnare over and over again...)
: So... have you listened to much Oz punk?
Mark: Not really. I don't listen to much music at all.
: Why not?
Scott: Too busy.
Mark: Because... I'm sick of everything. Yeah. All the punk today is so watered down and it all sounds the same... We're all so happy, we're all so gay (starts singing)
* a short pause while we wait for Mark to calm down *
: So, besides Guttermouth, what else do you get up to, like work, or what?
Mark: I work at Hungry Jacks.
Mark: Yes. I have just been promoted to drive thru... which I haven't seen here yet.
: No, there are no drive thru HJ's here yet.
Mark: I'm working my way up to a manager's position in the HJ's corporation... I know it's corporate, but (laughs) who cares.
: What are your hobbies?
Scott: I like hang-gliding and skydiving.
Mark: I build scale model ships(!), the USS Constitution, which has just been refurbished and commissioned again and is the oldest warship in the US Navy right now and I just built a scale model of it, it took me a fucking long time...
: Jamie's Petting Zoo... Are you really mean to animals?
Mark: Yes. Animals are at the bottom of the food chain thankyou and they should be slaughtered and devoured... but did you know that cows are real smart?
Mark: Oh yeah. We should try and protect them because they would do the world so much good if they were all protected, don't you think? (at this point everyone listening pissed themselves laughing.)
: Okay... where was the best show you've played?
Mark: This one... oh, you mean in Australia or anywhere?
: Anywhere. Ever.
Scott: I think it was Hawaii. It was really cool coz there were about a billion people there and it was super hot and dust was flying everywhere, they had this big water cannon... I told them to shoot the cannon over into the moshpit as you call it... everyone was messing around in the rain and sliding in the mud...
Mark: and they had donkey rides! You could ride up to the top of the mountain and watch the shows... it was a little pricy to get up the mountain, but it was still cool, we got to do it for free coz we were in the band.
: What would you say is your worst show?
Mark: The very worst one, probably that one we're going to do next week.
: Where abouts?
Mark: We have to play at like eight in the morning on some tv show, what's it called?
Mark: Yeah. (laughs) So everybody tune in and watch it. (we heard it was bad, like the audience didn't even face the stage - Ed)
The Guttermouth Crowd
: How did you form Guttermouth originally?
Mark: Want Ads. Just like, I wrote a total bullshit thing, accredited, accomplished singer seeks band for anarchist, vegan music, all these guys answered and we started our own vegan reich. (Scott tries to regain his composure after a laughing fit)
: Okay, do you like all ages or 18+ crowds better?
Mark: I like the pissed drunk 18+ crowd better.
: They go off more than the kids?
Mark: Yeah, even moreso.
: Yeah, I saw Blink 182 do a 18+ show at Coyotes in Caringbah...
Mark: Who? Are they popular?
: Blink? Not at all.
Scott: Are they from Australia?
Mark: Next question...
: Okay, last one. Do you have a funny story for us from the adventures of Guttermouth?
Mark: Not really, (laughs) Not yet...
Anyway, they had stuff to do and were due to play again a couple of hours after this interview so we thanked Mark and Scott for their time and got out of there faces.