Check out this article in USA Today “The Power of Positive Punks” by Nathan Matisse here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/popcandy/2012/12/14/the-power-of-positive-punks/1770461/ and read a review of one of the Black Lips’ intimate shows (50-100 people in attendance) in Erbil, Iraq by J. Levkowitz: http://inparenthesesmag.com/2012/10/02/the-black-lips-bring-rock-and-roll-to-mesopotamia/
“Punk kind of got big in the 70s, but we kind of play like a prototype of punk that was around in the 60s.”- Cole Alexander
“You can get influence from old songs or new songs that you hear, but you can also draw influence from like a really delicious sandwich. You know, you think about how that sandwich makes you feel and you translate that into music.”- Joe Bradley
Photo from CairoScene.com
Our boys the Black Lips are rocking and rolling in the Middle East and on top of that they took the time out of their busy schedule to hit up CairoScene.com.
You can listen to the full podcast here: http://cairoscene.com/scenario/?p=4651