q and also a :: Hygiene
Nathaniel Weiner of London’s own Hygiene sent us these answers to our questions in this next installment of q and also a.
q: What is the last song you (really) heard?
a: The last few things I heard clearly didn’t make an impression on me as I can’t remember them but ‘Going Loco Down in Alcalpoco’ by the Four Tops is currently stuck in my head as I listen to a lot of Gold Radio.
q: What is the first album you remember hearing?
a: Well I distinctly remember hearing my dad play ‘O Superman’ by Laurie Anderson as a kid so I’m going to assume it was her United States Live album as he didn’t buy singles.
q: Is there an album you wished you knew about when you were younger?
a: I wish I heard Got a Record by The Rip-Offs as a teenager so I could have graduated from pop-punk to DIY garage-punk instead of DIY hardcore. I heard all the right old records around that time but none of the right contemporary ones.
q: What is one of your favorite memories of experiencing music in a live setting?
a: Seeing note-perfect Japanese powerpop band Firestarter in Tokyo, the closest I’ll ever come to seeing a 70s gig by a major label AM-radio-friendly US powerpop band such as the Shoes.
q: What is the last album that you purchased?
a: I just ordered Made in China by the UV Race from my favourite distro, Florida’s Dying. But the last album I picked up in a shop was Too-Rye-Aye by Dexy’s Midnight Runners from Reckless Record on Berwick Street in London’s Soho, an album I avoided for years because of ‘Come on Eillen’ but it turns out its almost as brilliant as Searching for the Young Soul Rebels.
q: What is the best and worst thing about being in a band in 2019?
a: Best thing: having a new album out after a seven-year hiatus. Worst thing; people filming you on their phones for instagram.
q: What should we know about the private sector and Private Sector the album?
a: You should know that the private sector cannot be trusted to deliver public goods such as energy, healthcare and transportation. Private companies that deliver public services are parasites and their directors should be sent to re-education camps in the Outer Hebrides. You should also know that the album Private Sector by the rock group Hygiene can be trusted deliver a range of private goods such as bemusement, disorientation, entrainment, excitement, life-affirmation, satisfaction and titillation.
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