|I discovered MIDNIGHT by chance through one of the Nuclear War Now Productions. This bands really kicked my ass with the old school kinda Metal. The double LP collection is a fine piece of vinyl to get into MIDNIGHT's discography that is by the way the work of Jamie mainly who was only member of the 80's Heavy Metal combo Destructor. Unfortunately the interview didn't turn as I planed and troubles occurred. Finally I received the answers by mail and had to type them all. The result isn't as exciting as I excepted, many questions have been dropped and the few lines from Jamie are deadly short. Anyway I decided to publish to interview at least. (12/12/07)|
|Hail ! First of
all, let's start with the freshest news you could bring from MIDNIGHT ?
We just did a gig in Pittsburgh last week and offended everyone in attendance with our bad taste. There's also a new 6 song MLP to be released early 2008 on NWN! Prod.
Was there a band in your teens that give you the need to
listen to Metal music ? How did you discover this music and how old were
I saw that you've just
released a 7EP "Slay The Spits" whose songs have been written
by The Spits, who is this lad ? Let's speak about the cover…how
does it happens you choose such an unappealing cover ?
|Most of MIDNIGHT album have been released
on vinyl so far, does it mean you're collecting Metal through this support
and how many records do you have ? What are the jewel pieces of vinyls you
could kill to save them ? And by the way, do you buy NWN die hard edition
of his releases, if so which was the most impressing for you ?
Yeah of course I've been playing records since I was a young ! They're all very special. I get some of the die hards, my fave's are the Witchfinder General and Blasphemy.
You covered Girlschool "Watch Your Step" from Girschool,
is that your favourite tune ? I think that Girlschool have always been
underrated, I mean these chicks fucking kick ass ! What is your favourite
album from them and do you listen to their new album ?
What are the future plans for MIDNIGHT ? Is there any hope
you'll tour in Europe ?
|What does MIDNIGHT stand for ? I mean
is there a goal behind your band and why do you feel the need to play music
It's just the shit that comes out man ! Those are my only interests playing and listening to music.
Jamie, you're also part of the 80's Thrash Metal band called
Destructor that released an excellent LP in 1985 "Maximum Destruction",
how does it come you needed to play in two different combos ?
L.A. Thrash Metal scene was probably one of the most important
in the Metal world, thanks to the number of combos who popped up from
there the Metal turned much more violent and aggressive. But now, it seems
there's nothing that could stand against conventional release in America,
I feel like this country can't offer anymore killer bands as Slayer, Metallica
and Exodus do you agree ?
Let's keep on this topic, it seems the LA Thrash Metal scene
is coming back with new and young combos such as Merciless Death, Execution,
Malicious Assault…isn't it ?
Thanks a lot for your time,
close this interview giving us the merchandising that is available for