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INTERVIEW: Superbutt

May 18, 2010 by  

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INTERVIEW: Superbutt

RHV: Tell us who you are and where you're from?.
We're Superbutt, a rock band from Budapest, Hungary, Eastern Europe and the person answering these questions is Andras, the vocalist.

RHV: Describe your music.
I think you gave the most perfect description of it in your review on this website, I couldn't really add anything to that. But for those of the readers, who haven't seen the review yet, here you are: most people say it's some sort of metal but we just call it rocknroll with a fat sound.

RHV: Tell us how the band formed in three sentences.
Plain and simple story: all the founding members left their previous bands in 2000 and since we all wanted to keep on playing, we formed a new band. I could tell you the story of how we got stuck with our stupid name as well, but that wouldn't fit into three sentences, so let's save it for later.

RHV: What did you do before you were in a band?
Not much, I was in high school and then went to university (lawschool), but by the time I graduated, I was already busy enough with music and I never started practising as a lawyer. But I have a doctor of law title in my ID and passport and that's kinda cool...

RHV: List the first CDs/records each of you bought.
Tamas (gtr) - Pantera / Vulgar Display of Power
Attila (gtr) - Modern Talking / In The Middle Of Nowhere
Zoli (bass) - Nirvana / Nevermind
Makk (drums) - Guns N Roses / Appetite For Destruction
Andras (voc) - AC/DC / Highway To Hell

RHV: What's the band up to over the next few months?
Right now we're on tour (answering your questions in Strasbourg, France on a day off) in the entire month of May and then keep playing festivals in Hungary and the neighbouring countries until the end of summer, when another tour leg comes (Austria, Germany, Benelux, maybe some UK dates too) and then another tour in October-November in Hungary with two locally well known bands. That means we don't have to unpack our bags until Christmas because we won't really spend more than 5 days in a row at home. At the same time, we are already writing songs for a forthcoming album, but studio recordings won't begin before next year I guess.

RHV: Best item of fan mail you've ever received?
Back in the day, after the first album that was released not only on CD but on casette tape as well, somebody sent back a casette with the tape pulled out and cut into little pieces. I guess he wasn't very happy with what he got, was he? On the other hand, once we got a 12 page letter from a guy who started off by telling us how much he liked our music and by the end of the letter he got to the point asking for not only a free t-shirt and cds but a guitar and an amp too, because he wanted to practise to become a better musician than we are (which is probably not that hard anyway). Other than that, we don't get too many letters, maybe some comments on Myspace and Facebook, but that's completely fine by me - we're not rock stars, just a band of rockers, so why would anyone write us long letters, really?

RHV: What music do you have on repeat in the tourbus?
Nothing because we could never agree on what we should listen to. Well okay, sometimes we can and then we put on Brujerizmo from Brujeria...

RHV: What gear do you use?
Pearl drums, Marshall and Peavey guitar amps with Marshall and Mesa Boogie cabinets and Hartke bass amp with an Ashdown 8x10 cabinet. The guitars are 2 Gibsons, 2 Jacksons, 1 LTD and 1 Ibanez and the main bass is a Spector.

RHV: What's your best on tour story?
Huhh, please don't ask me that! I don't know. We have millions of stories and they are all memorable to us but I'm not sure if they mean anything to anyone else. What counts as funny? Playing in a squat in The Netherlands in front of 3 squatters because the place is promised to be raided by skinheads that particular night and the doors are sealed and nobody is being let in from the outside? Or forgetting that your tourmanager is still sleeping in his bunk on a nighliner when you have to change buses on a tour and whatch him being taken away by the bus and then making his way back to the new bus in the city of Paris by public transport wearing only a t-shirt and boxers on a rainy November morning? Watching the American headliner band (let's not tell which) beat up their merch guy and kick him out of the tourbus somewhere in the middle of Switzerland having taken away all his money and his passport because he spent 1000 euros of the merch income on cocaine? Or spending a night at the police station in Romania and having your driver's licence taken away because you were speeding and overtaking through a solid line or getting ripped off by a man in Serbia who got himself a police jacket and hat and pretended to be a policeman? Oh well, life is full of adventures, isn't it?

RHV: What do you demand on your rider?
I'm not sure if we are in the position to demand anything so we rather just ask and there's nothing special in our rider, other than food (local specialities are always welcome but not too much onion or garlic please), a bottle of whisky, beers and sugary soft drinks but no light drinks of any sort whatsoever, because we think that's pure undrinkable poison.

RHV: What's your website?




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