Tuesday, January 20, 2009

John Wilkes Booth



I can’t stand it!!! What a fucking groove.

There is more than enough reviews out there for John Wilkes Booths latest album SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS, so I’m going to keep mine short:

THIS CD IS INCREDIBLE, YOU NEED TO BUY IT!!!!

Their singer, Kerry, was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions for me.

1) How long have you guys been together?

Harry, Christian, and Jay started playing together in 2003. I joined the band in 2005

2) How has your music evolved since you started?

We seem to be focusing more on our songwriting. We used to just jam and songs would come. Now we seem to build off a riff and actually talk out the arrangement of our songs.

3)What is the most memorable show that you've played so far?

That would have to be West Virginia. We went down to West Virginia to play a "music festival" it turned out to be a party on some dudes property in the middle of the woods. The sound guy passed out drunk by the time we went on at 1am to a bunch of drunk rednecks

4)Who would you like most to play a show with?

Probably Clutch or The Melvins

5)What's in the CD player right now?

31 Knots, Menomena, Bill Frisell, Warren Zevon

Other influences?

I've been listening to a lot of Jazz lately. But I think Early Soundgarden and a lot of old Sub Pop, SST, & Touch & Go stuff are big influences for me.

6)Ok, I'm assuming you guys are Yankee fans. How does it make you feel to know that they will still come in second to the Red Sox this year?

Actually our bass player Harry is a huge Red Sox fan. So I'm sure he's happy about that.


7)Tell me what the world needs to know about J.W.B..

That our rock is powerful and has certain properties that could change the world. That and our guitar player loves to watch video clips of people mutilating there penis.

Nice.

Just get the CD!!

And if your in the area check them out At Mr.Beery’s in Bethpage , NY Feb. 15th.

4 comments:

  1. Kerry Merkle is a twink boy.. sings like a man dressed in pink with wings. He plays tummy sticks with the boys in his neighborhood in his basement.

    Kerry has a vagina.

    -JWB Guitar player.

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  2. honk honk honkhonkhonk

    sincerely 1983 fan

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  3. Jason really does enjoy videos of mutilated penis. I believe he enjoys going to glory holes after watching them....on the receiving end.

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  4. Hi I am a member of the band John Wilkes Booth. We recently released a new recording. I was wondering if you would be interested in hearing our tunes. Here is our band camp if you are interested
    http://johnwilkesbooth.bandcamp.com/releases
    Thanks,
    Kerry JWB

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