Monday, February 20, 2012

Music Manumit Podcast - Louis Lingg and the Bombs - 120219

Louis Lingg and the Bombs
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In this episode:
We talk with Josh from the band Louis Lingg and the Bombs.

Here are Doug's show notes from the interview--
New Demo:

“It is different to our earlier records in that it has an almost professional history. It was recorded by Hadrien Grange (The Shades and Shit Browne) and Manu Guiot (Mick Jagger, Eurythmics, Sid Vicious, Celine Dion, Patrick Bruel etc.) on a Neve desk that was used to mix the 2nd Oasis album. It was mixed by Steve Kravac in Hollywood. Steve Kravac is one of the producers that has defined the american punk sound. He has mixed Blink 182, MXPX, Less than Jake, 7 Seconds, Total Chaos, Tsunami Bombs, Youth Brigade and much more. Allthese cool people for a budget of almost zero. We had a lot of lucky breaks making this record!” -

Two milestones: France and punk rock!
with apologies to Raster, Isaac Graham and Copyleft Records.
Fitting that we have them on after Madonna’s Super Bowl performance.
Also, the anniversary of the first play on MMP!

Josh is from Wales.

Tell us about the band
started in 2006.
Before “dummycrusher” -- digital hardcore

the reason for the band name.
Recorded by Steve Albini -- a band in France

The Beatles are punk rock!

2001-2006: “Unreleased”
Picasso Quote

Steve Kravac?
Tweeted on MySpace?? Steve is a Francophile!
Josh says “loving France is a weird thing to do”
New album out...
Maximum Rock’n’Roll gave them a good review.

What is the Creative Commons culture like in France?
The French ASCAP (not called that) -- politically affiliated with free culture and Creative Commons
CC 3 is different in France because they have “misinterpreted it” to mean if someone gets caught sampling, the downloader is the infringer.

The French government sees as a pirate site. Crazy!

Speaking of France, some of the tracks, such as “no one’s illegal” seem to speak to US problems. Is immigration a perceived problem in France as well?

“without paper”
buses open and you have to have your papers.

What drew you to Creative Commons?
gotta roll with the “anarchist way of doing things”

Why do you use the the license you use?
Josh likes PD, but BY-NC-SA is to fight the capitalists.
moral rights might actually make -NC “useless” in Europe.

What are your ambitions for the project?
Every single day there is a lot going on. Even concerts in California!
Doesn’t think the band could ever be full time. Too old! Too many families!
It’s a mouthpiece.

What are your other projects, if any?
writing lyrics for commercial pop bands.

What are some of your favorite bands/artists/genres, CC or otherwise?
StoneAge Records!!
Indonesian punk rock Footloose??
Minutemen and Firehose.
Jammed at a squat in Paris.

Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?
If my ass was tofu.

Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
No ETA on new album or new EP. -- German -- english

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