|Downtime With 808 State|
WAHEY! A COMPLETELY new feature this month. Is a musician's life really all about equipment? Do they spend their time just twiddling knobs and making strange noises? Whatever happened to the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll? We investigate with some searching (and not-so-searching) Future Music questions...
How are you all?
What was your greatest high?
Andrew: Mandy (I was forced to put this)
Who is your favourite TV cop?
Andrew: Hong Kong Fooey
Who would you like to work with?
Andrew: 808 State!
Who would you share a frankfurter or Big Mac with?
Andrew: Pamela Anderson
What is your favourite cartoon?
What is the most oppulent thing you've ever done?
Andrew: Paying for a round!
What do you think of Future Music?
Andrew: I love it... Good for buying old kit
for loads of dosh
What is your dream in life?
Andrew: To die before I go senile
Has being popular music artists improved your sex lives?
If you were a car, what would you be?
Are you sick of the Internet yet?
Andrew: Yes... for trying to get on Anna
Nicole Smith's WWW page ;-)
Give us a gratuitous plug for whatever project you are working on...
Andrew: Spotting UFOs on the snake pass...
What is the future of music?
Andrew: Long, yet short
808 State were interviewed over that much-hyped medium, the Internet. They are running a fan base and members get a quarterly magazine, update on 808 releases and collaborations and loads of freebies including the latest CD album, State To State, exclusive to members with 11 unreleased tracks (artwork and packaging by The Designers' Republic). Membership is £13 in the UK, £15 overseas, payable to State To State, as below. The CD contains live performances of Cubik and Repa Repo and three tracks taken from current studio sessions for the next album (namely Yacuza, Diana and Jackson Fraction).
Contact the band at:
STATE TO STATE, PO Box 808, Hook,