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Servo - Servo Newsletter Interview 2

31 Jul 2006 // An interview by Shade
Yo, I'm Servo, my claim to fame is actually being on Hit Your Head Music...Sick!, I put out an album a little while back called 'Ron Giorgi Park', named after a park in Flaxmere down the road from where I grew up (that's the one with the massive skate bowl) where we used to do big as jumps as on our BMX's, now I just drink piss and write songs which no one gets (that's muso talk for 'No one likes') here is some Q&A with the good cunts at muzic.net to make you general NZ music listening public think I'm shit-hot and go looking for my music n that. Well... don't, instead spend your money on 85-92 era thrash & later on..funk metal.

1) Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists?

Oh yea, these bands and specifically these records..
OMC - How Bizarre
Pumpkinhead - Sloth
Head Like A Hole - 13
SHIHAD - Devolve
Ultimate - Broken On the Wheel/Eden's Gate Demo
Warners - Satelite Surfing (Single)
Jan Hellreigel - It's My Sin
Push Push - Song 27 & What My Baby Likes (Singles)

RULZ!, If you played in any of these bands..fuck! drop me a line. thecup@clear.net.nz Fuck it, drop me a line anyway.

2) What is your favourite NZ venue?

ODINS/State Of It in Napier was pretty good when Dave was there, but now it's The Rack N Ruin and it's shit. I don't do a lot of gigs tho, I'd rather drink piss and watch someone else make a cunt of themselves, Besides.. O'Flaherty's is now a Tango bar, and a local joke, so there's really no where to play in Hawkes Bay and goin on the road with a beat-box is kind of lonely.

3) What is the best live gig you have ever been to?

Head Like A Hole at the Cabana, Napier in 1994, Suicidal Tendencies at The Powerstation in 1999, 'Yeeeeaaaa, let's get CYCO!!!' - Yea I know but nothing new really cuts it.

4) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Fuck knows!, probably still in Hawkes Bay on the dole listening to Cryptic Slaughter. hanging out with schoolgirls - probably have a new disc to play 'em by then tho, choice.

5) How do you keep in contact with your fans?

Well going on record sales I don't have any, if they want to come say hello, then they know where I am. I got me one of those myspace pages, got a few mates n that, but most of the cunts on there don't know fuck all about the real shit.

6) What rumour would you like to start about yourself?

SERVO and his album 'Ron Giorgi Park' got turned away by Dawn Raid, 'They said I wasn't fat enough' says the lean MC SERVO.

7) What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

A, Do not write you own opening spiel
B, You are not 'Hardcore', in fact you are not any kind of 'core'
C, There's good reason why you are 'undiscovered'
D, Jump on any wagon you can
E, Where's da beerz?

Thanks for your time
 

About Servo

Servo is the solo project of Alec Withers (Big Blue Blanket, Tempo 38) which is basically your modern day MC act minus the DJ and the sponsored "Bling”.

MC service deals in 80's style drum beats, pop synth-bass with rap delivered punk rock style vocals. Along with these wandering labels Servo has also been dubbed "The Hardcore of Hip Hop" or "Scum Hop" which is actually bullshit.

Bio courtesy of Hit Your Head Music

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Servo

Releases

Ron Giorgi Park
Year: 2005
Type: Album
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Year: 2005
Type: EP

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