1. How did you get into 29? (Karp
The first person that ever played me Karp
was my friend Jarred. I remember thinking they sounded like what a band equally influenced by Melvins
and nursery rhymes would sound like.
I loved them instantly, and actually taped them off of him as soon as I could buy some more cassettes. (hahah! Cassettes...), I never did see them live, even though I had the chance to at Gilman, but they remain a favorite of mine.
I actually become friends with Jared from KARP years later and, indeed even played a few shows with The Whip. Jared is now in Big Business
, which is fantastic.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Van Halen
, my dad had the record 1984
, and I thought it was pretty cool, I would jump around to it a lot. Then I didn't really think about VH again until about 20 years later, when I had a few friends extol the praises of their first records, I checked them out for myself after getting a really cool compilation cd made by another friend, and it turns out. …