Up next in our Bands Of Gonerfest Eleven series are , The Dutch Masters. This is not an ordinary Band, coming back together for Gonerfest Eleven , The Dutch Masters are going to be one of the highlights of the weekend. For those not familiar with Eric Friedl just do a Google search, there are plenty of interviews and you can even go to Wikipedia if you want or need to. Long story short..Eric Friedl is otherwise know as Eric Oblivion and if you don’t know/love The Oblivions , I’m shaking my head, not to mention the fact that Eric is one of the founders of Goner Records. But this isn’t about the life and times of Eric, this is about a band he was/is part of…The Dutch Masters. The songs you will listen to at the end of this are just great rock ‘n’ roll. You will not be able to listen or stream this album , trust me , I’ve searched for days, so that leaves one option…buy this as soon as you can in whatever format you desire, me, I’m ordering the Vinyl, today. I want to personally thank Eric for answering these questions while he helps to get everything organized and ready for Gonerfest Eleven.
Meet The Band…..
We are…. Scott Rogers guitar / Eric Friedl guitar / Talbot Adams bass / Punk Rock Pat drums. Punk Rock played and recorded with the band while we sorta existed but hates the band now and so we’ve got Bill Roe from Cococoma / Marble Vanity and Trouble In Mind records coming down to bash the skins for us. We’re stoked.
We are originally from….. Memphis, TN and Oxford, MS. And Chicago, sorta!
What was the 1st Record you ever bought? And where did you buy it?
Sonny & Cher “I Got You Babe” at Tower Records. That was my jam.
The first time we met was….. Scott and I got together after I was out of Oblivians and we jammed and wrote like 8 songs in a day. He was very persuasive and /or knew how to make a riff turn into a song. So we sorta had a set list. We knew Talbot in Oxford was a great bassist and Punk Rock Pat was a drummer down there who we convinced to do the Dutch Masters. He’s way more into Metal and is a better guitar player than all of us, too, so I think it was hard for him to put up with it. We had some good times, though.
We knew we were going to be a Band when……… we actually got onstage and played a gig. Pretty sure it was in Oxford in front of no one. Rightly so.
What are you looking forward to most at Gonerfest this year?
GIZMOS! They’ve NEVER PLAYED SHOWS! Really! I can’t wait to see ’em!
Also Ausmuteants ’cause I think they’re the best. Tons more. All of ’em!
Our craziest gig ever was….
Lafayette, Indiana. We were supposed to play Chicago the next night but we had booked Lafayette the first night of a killer 2 night Dutch Masters tour. So we show up there but we can’t find the place, finally figure out we’re in South Lafayette and not North Lafayette or something, eventually find a place and it’s a generic-looking pizza restaurant, not even a bar. I think at least half the band didn’t even want to get out of the car. But the show was on, there were surprisingly people in there, and the MANS were playing and they were great. We set up on the floor and started playing and suddently all hell broke loose. Everyone knew all the words to our songs – and we only had a 7″ out. It was nuts! Kids were going crazy dancing, mic stands were constantly getting knocked into your teeth…Lafayette was great!
What tunes are you currently jamming to…
Ausmuteants, Giorgio Murderer / Buck Biloxi, Nots, Manateees, Octa#grape, Jorge Ben, some other jams.
What are some of the 1st songs you remember listening to that made you say, that’s what I want to do
Angry Samoans then Punk & Disorderly Comp then Mummies then Supercharger then Compulsive Gamblers. After all that I figured I could at least give it a try.
When you are touring and have some time off , where could we find you..,.,
We don’t exist!
The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us
These songs were all written in a day.
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