Crackout. Crack… out. Heard that name before somewhere, eh? Last seen hustling a somewhat inebriated lead singer onto their tour bus, Crackout left the post-DiS-show drinking session in Camberwell (now home to our new offices) and disappeared on a European tour. A tour that went on to involve busses without wheels and all manner of other bizarre happenings which may be read about in the infamous “Nick From Crackout's Tour Diaries” on Crackout.com.
Since, they’ve dropped off the face of the earth and into some recording studio in Crackoutland/Buckinghamshire [a product of which can be sampled on our e-content page], I managed to collar aforementioned Nick From Crackout to answer our evil 7 Questions!
1. What is your favourite cheese and why?
Camembert. Although it is very easy to be faced with a rubbish piece of Camembert (there’s so much of it about), when you get a fine example, and it has ripened to perfection, no other cheese comes close. Morbier is beautiful too.
2. What would be the first thing you'd do if you had a really convincing sex change?
Become a prostitute, get on a docu-soup and off the back of that get a record deal recording piano music.
3. Where do you buy tour underwear and how much of it do you buy?
Where ever is cheapest. Last time I got some from Gap because their boxer shorts were only £1.49 in the sale, but the time before that I got some from Marks & Spencer because they had 3 pairs of boxers for just £1!!!
4. Who or what do you really hate at the moment and why?
In recent months I’ve become quite adverse to the music industry and the money obsessed cunts that populate 97% of it. The world’s Media and the scare-mongering I’d like to have shot at dawn too, especially the British tabloid press. American foreign policy isn’t high on my “list of things I’d like to marry if only they were a human girl”.
5. Which member of your band do you hate the most and why?
I hate myself the most because I am the best member of Crackout and it is because of this I hate the way it makes poor Steven and Jack feel having to accept the enormous weight of shame my greatness brings upon them and to a lesser extent, their families.
6. What band would you really like people to know about?
Ask me that next year and I’ll say “Crackout” because we’ll have a new album then and I’d like people to buy it, otherwise I’d have to say The Cure or Alkaline Trio or the Pattern. And that’s if we’re talking about Popular music, which I assume we are.
7. Who’d win the fight: The Grateful Dead OR The Undead with burning spears?
Are the Undead a band or are they people like Vampires and Zombies? If they’re a band, I wouldn’t know because they could be all big and butch and Jesus-loving like P.O.D., and could kick the arses of some hippy band like Grateful Dead – they’d have the power of God on their side you see. If they’re Vampires and Zombies, I don’t think such things exist and therefore the Grateful Dead would win, although it is questionable whether we could call it a “fight” when one of the fighting parties doesn’t actually exist.