STUART FAULKNER from PINK GREASE
1. Who are you?
We are six guys who know what’s wrong with the world but in sorting it out
we are futilely causing more problems.
2. No, really, who are you?
Really we are just Rory Lewarne, Steven Santa Cruz, John Joseph Lynch, Nick Collier, Stuart Faulkner and Marc Hoad, and that’s fucking who’s who.
3. What are you up to at the moment?
Writing a letter, then making my bed (literally, I’ve just got it through
the post and it’s arrived with no screws) in order for a good night’s sleep to set you up for making the most of the next new day.
4. What three rules would make up your manifesto?
Be Rude, and a Dude, Treat others like you would yourself. Unless you’re
5. If you were the dictator of a modern industrial country, what would
you abolish? What laws would you implement?
Abolish: superiority ridden Professionalism. Empty sincerity. Beetroot.
Implement: recycling, cleanliness, shamelessness, every job should be a
6. What are your lyrics about?
what are my bass lines about did you say? well i was trying to create the sound of a “sympathetic mother starved of her daughter’s love seeking
solace in her child’s toys whilst her spouse shoots smack with the bin man
on a Thursday” for our song High Strung Chironi… lyrics, the more i hear
them the more i wonder, or is it wander..
7. What is your opinion on the contemporary music scene? What do you
I really like Anastasia’s Left Outside Alone. if i dislike something, then
it at least has provoked me into a feeling – so what i dislike is everything that is bland, but not so bland it’s flavoured. Actually i
don’t like Brian from Westlife’s new song – he’s a quitter, like for gods
sake, why the fuck would you quit Westlife?
8. What distinguishes you from your peers?
Let’s see, who are our peers would you say? we’re different from the Beatles because there’s more of us, we’re different from Abba because we
don’t have a white grand piano, we’re different from the Bay City Rollers
because – oh fuck we’re not are we?
9. Where do you see yourself in five years time?
i don’t know, i really don’t know, i don’t know where we as a group see
ourselves now, far less i see myself – just doing things, keeping busy,
dying a little every day.
10. Any regrets?
No remorse – no regrets.