A kanadai KLAZO zenekar idei lemeze teljesen levett a lábamról, itt írtam róla ismertető pár hete >> KLIKK! << megígértem, hogy lesz interjú is. Íme. Ja! A csetelés a dobossal,  Jesse Allison-nal történt, aki a It’s Trash! Records ügyeit is igazgatja egyszemélyben. Ha szereted a garage trash-t, a mocskos szinti-punk-ot, vagy akár Dead Boys féle action punk-ot, itt könyékig túrkálhatsz a szemétben! >> KLIKK!! <<

És még valami, csak, hogy érthető legyen a *klazomániára vonatkozó kérdésem. A zenekar neve egy betegségre utal, a klazomániára ami egy tourette szindrómához hasonlító idegrenceri baszás, csak itt a beteg kényszeres kiabálástól szenved, ami szintén tikkelés szerűen jelentkezik. Úgy tűnhet, hogy a betegnek fizikai fájdalmai lehetnek, pedig a kiáltozása nincs összefüggésben fizikai kellemetlenséggel. Kiválthatja agyvelőgyulladás, csak úgy mint szén-monoxid-mérgezés, vagy alkoholfogyasztási zavar. A görög eredetű klazo szó jelentése kiabálás/ordítozás. Kellemetlen egy nyavalya lehet….

Csühes Pali – When, whom and why did you start Klazo?

Jesse Allison  – I formed Klazo in the spring of 2015 with Rob Brake (vocals, guitar) after I got kicked out of another two piece band for going on a trip to Peru. I formed this band because I wanted to be in a band. 

 CS.P. – Unfortunately I am a jerk. Does it make sense (to make a band)?  

J.A. -It makes sense to form a band if you are going to have fun , release records , play with bands you love , tour and not take people’s shit. You are not a jerk Pali, at least not yet.

CS.P. – As it is common known, you are a duo. You are doing it on purpose, or it is because there are no more rock and roll guys around there?

  J.A. -It’s true there is no one in London rock n roll enough to handle the punishment this band gives  except for myself and Rob. 

CS.P.– What is going around in London nowadays? I wonder what kind of people living there and what are they doing on weekdays, because the first thing I have heard about this place is your band.

J.A. -This is a very interesting question and one that could possibly land in me in jail for treason. I will answer it anyways. London Ontario is the self proclaimed Music City. We have also granted ourselves the title of  being a music  UNESCO Heritage Site due to  historical events and  local talent it has produced. We have a wide variety of music , Hip Hop, Metal, Pop Country, Rock Cover Bands and Cringe. The  downside of this is that so many of the old ruins are now parking lots  , we have very few small venues left to play shows.  Help us! 

CS.P. – To be honest I was looking around on the musical scene of London. There were two major cultural things I have found: one was Justin Beiber and the other is Nihilist Spasm Band ( i have an Lp from them, one of the most extreme parts of my collection). For me it looks really interesting, as a local how do you see this diversity? 

J.A. – First off Bieber is from Stratford Ontario (1 hour north) that’s where he grew up. The Nihilist Spasm Band are the pioneers of Experimental Noise who started in the mid 1960s and had a residency at the York Hotel (currently condemned) .The group had still performed on occasion pre pandemic with some of the original members. I saw them once and  chatted with Art Pratten but we were both hard of hearing at the time. I saw their records in Japan once too.

CS.P. – I know you run a label (It’s Trash! Records). Which band is from Killed by Meth compilations what are REALLY fucked up with the meth?

J.A.  – You’ ve heard of my label? Sorry about that . Over the course of the series we call Killed By Meth there has been about 72 bands with over  200 different musicians featured. With this comes a  diversity of people who live clean and those who do not. I personally haven’t heard of anyone that have gotten heavy into methamphetamines per say . However I do know that there was a singer who passed away suddenly from an overdose a few years ago. He was a talent.

CS.P. – Do you have any Hungarian connection? There was a huge migration to Canada during/after World War II. I wonder if there was any Hungarian cultural effect on rock and roll around your place. 

J.A. – This is my first Hungarian connection , I appreciate you reaching out. The only Hungarian culture I’ve experienced is a fantastic restaurant here in London that’s been around for over 60 years. The original founder of the restaurant was a endearingly perverted lady whos husband mysteriously vanished. Try their goulash!

CS.P. – Do you like your neighbours? 

J.A. – Yes I like them. They do not listen to punk though . 

 CS.P. – I hope there will be a sixth Killed by Meth compilation. 

J.A. – I will not be releasing any more Killed By Meth records however I heard some rumblings there may be a #6 being  released from an unknown figure. Isn’t this how the Killed By Death records ended up? 

CS.P. – We havent heard about the Meth Kid since the 3rd episode.

  J.A. – The meth kid? Ohhh do you mean the kid on the killed by meth records hahah! I believe he died / escaped the trailer meth label explosion on the cover of KBM #4 . Could this be predicting the future of more album covers ?? The dog was killed and eaten by the family during KBM #3. I heard dog is popular food in Eastern Europe? 

CS.P. – No, that’s fake. We don’t eat dog. Gypsies eat hamster, moles, gopher, crows, all kinds of shit. Hungarians eat horses (only for sausage!) and we have a strange dish called ‘pacal’ made from the stomach of cow. Not my favorite….

J.A. – I see my western ignorance has perturbed you. Don’t get me wrong I’ve put alot of questionable meats in my mouth. No pun intended.  Pass the Pascal Csuhes! 

 CS.P. – Do you like Motörhead?

J.A. – Yes. I saw Motörhead The Damned and Girls School in Glasgow , Scotland while backpacking through the UK when I was 28.  A bunch of Scotties got me drunk at the hostel I was staying at and I still chat with one of them to this day. 

Cs.P.– Have you got any trick to do Klazo’s dirty sound, or just plug your guitar on and play at 10 vol?

J.A. – Oh the inevitable, talking about gear! .ill keep this short and sweet. An old Ampeg B-25  for the low end , a Fender Deville Combo for the squeals and solos. Yelling . I play an old 4 piece  Japanese Stencil kit that’s a tangerine sparkle and just try not to suck. 

 CS.P. – At 2019 you did an American tour ‘They kalled it Amerika’. How was it? I think this was your last tour before this covid shit?

J.A. -The “They Kalled It Amerika” tour I’d say was our longest tour , farthest tour and maybe the funniest tour Klazo has done.  It was 16 days with 13 shows in 9  states. Looking back the name of the tour is ironic considering what has happened in America the last couple of years. We were supposed to meet up with our local friends band in Memphis but due to unexpected circumstances they had to drop…last minute . This always makes booking a tour that much more rewarding. The dates got filled and the bands and people in their scenes were super accommodating. We only had one show get cancelled at a VFW Hall in Knoxville, TN. so we just made our own fun. Is there ever a bad day on tour? Nope.

 CS.P. -How do you see the future of small undergound touring bands like you?

J.A. – It takes a certain kind of stupid to book a DIY tour,  especially when going to a different country. Living with your friends in a van, getting lost and partying everyday is never dull. I’ve met so many friendly strangers along the way and for that I’m lucky. 

CS.P. – Have you ever met a person who suffering from *klazomania?

J.A. -I can’t say I’ve met an individual clinically diagnosed with Klazomania. I have met alot of close talkers, loud mouths and smoke inhalers though. 

CS.P. – If i know well, you have got a radio show. Tell me more about this, from where we can get the episodes?

J.A. -I’ve been doing radio since 2010, but I’ve been doing It’s Trash since the beginning of 2013. I’ve managed to do over 180 episodes and you can listen live on the radio station or on mixcloud at your own pace, brought to you by Radio Mutation. Lots of other great shows on there as well..

CS.P. – Favorite old and new bands?

J.A. – I love old random Killed by Death punk alot. The weirder and more alienated the better. There are so many great new bands out there , I cannot list them off. You could hear them all on my radio show though!  

CS.P. -Favorite 2 piece bands?

J.A. – The only two piece band that comes to mind would be  Montreal Quebec’s  Deja Voodoo circa  1981-1990 . They are total weirdos. I first discovered them on the Og Label off the compilation ” It Came From Canada vol. 2. With the classic song “Three men one Coffin” . It’s an entirely different flavour of skronk compared to Klazo , but one that I do enjoy . It’s like mutant rockabilly music that’s been pulled out of the bottom of a river in a rusty Edsel. 

CS.P. – Favorite record labels?

J.A. – First and foremost I wanna shout out to Big Neck and No Front Teeth Records for releasing our album ‘Demik Dementia. Thanks for releasing us! I recently got a box Of Goodbye Boozy records in the mail courtesy of a label trade..hmm I got some Feel It RecordsGoner and Total Punk Records for Christmas. Slovenly is cool too!

CS.P. – Favorite poison?

J.A. – Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

CS.P. – One of my favorites too.

J.A. – Thanks for the chit chat Pali. and Remember if it’s Raw If it’s Fast It’s Trashhhhh!!!!!


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