overwhelm with charm or affection
thought being in a rock band was exciting...then think again or alternatively
why not simply call up Rod Jones from Idlewild and within seconds
you will find yourself captivated by the most boring, uninspiring and
unquotable jock this year (bar Fran Healy).
When I was at school, me and friends used to pretend to be rock stars
in "mock" rock n roll interviews. Practicing making up bullshit,
spinning a yarn and at the end, headbutting whoever was the journalist.
For 5 minutes I could forget about being a nobody and having a shitty
Years later here I am interviewing rock stars, living my fantasy and
rapidly realising that my mum's next door neighbour Maud who can't move
from the neck downwards is infinitely more entertaining and cheerful
than this miserable little man.
Well 'nuff said judge for yourselves, here is my interview with Idlewild's
Editors Note. (He amazingly manages to answer every question with "errrr
dunno really" Give this man a record deal...no really.)
Atomicduster: Hi Rod, so you've recently completed a tour of
the Shetland Isles, what was that like?
Idlewild: Errrr dunno really...good quite rewarding.
Atomicduster: You've received quite alot of radio 1 airplay were
you all suprised at their attention?
Idlewild: Errrr dunno really...good, a good validation.
Atomicduster: What's been the key to your success over the last
4 or 5 years?
Idlewild: Errrr dunno really...we play alot.
Atomicduster: Has having a huge fanbase made you "untouchable"
from record company meddling?
Idlewild: Errrr dunno really...yeah, important I suppose, we've
always been able to do what we want.
Atomicduster: Can you give me an example?
Idlewild: Errrr dunno really
Atomicduster: How has such intensive touring affected your lives?
Idlewild: Errrr dunno really...
Atomicduster: What was the bands first big break?
Idlewild: Dunno really...being played on Steve Lamaq I suppose.
Atomicduster: You've done stuff with some pretty good producers
like Steven Street, can you tell me something about them and their input?
Idlewild: Errrr they're all different, Bob Western and Lenny
Hay for example are different but errr good.
Atomicduster: (sarcastic) cheers. Onto the good stuff then, all
these gigs around the world you must have some great memories and anecdotes,
tell me Rod what's the most embarrassing on stage moment you've experienced?
Idlewild: Errrr dunno really...People often ask us that but I
can't think of any at all. We like to have a drink and like playing
Atomicduster: mmm that's great. how did you all meet? at a chess
Idlewild: Errr dunno really...no at student parties.
Atomicduster: That's interesting were you all into the same bands?
Idlewild: Errr yeah like the Pixies and Sonic Youth, I like to
watch these bands, but I wouldn't like to hang out with them.
Atomicduster: Why are they a bit too rock and roll for ya?
Idlewild: Errrr...dunno really.
Atomicduster: Thank you and good bye, Idlewild the future of
UK rock is safe in your hands. Somebody kill me please.....
You can find out more interesting facts about Idlewild and the charismatic
Rod Jones by visiting web
Or check out their (un) exciting new album "the remote part"
(the safest place for this band) on Parlophone records.
You may have recently listened to Radio 1 and amongst the drivel you
may have heard Idlewild's new "ballad", hyped as a stunning
tear jerking moment on their new album. People get paid to say that.
I don't get paid to write this, so beleive me when I say... it's a bag
Interview by; Naim Cortazzi
(All comments expressed are the views of the individual and not necessarily
the views of Atomicduster).