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Wanna See Some Nipples? « Ectomag

Wanna See Some Nipples?

I’m driving through the streets of Los Angeles on the way to work
blaring The Nipples new disc Weekend Toys when suddenly I get the urge to roll to the nearest toy store and pick up a few things like a GI Joe or something Transformers. I know I’m going to make myself late for work with this little run but the urge to toy shop is just too great to ignore. Consequences be damned I rush to the nearest mall and make a mad dash to the toy store, I’m stopped dead in my tracks when I hit the action figure aisle, my heart drops to the pit of my stomach when I realize that most of the toys there fuckin suck, with the newer versions of my childhood classics being the worst of all. Still I didn’t go outta my way to be late and still not buy anything so I settle for a plastic Uzi that shoots bubbles still longing for the days when toy guys came with projectiles that could take out an eye and continue on to work. While my toy expedition didn’t quite turn out as planned I’m still looking forward to my chat with The Nipples’ Art Teat to talk about their new disc Weekend Toys, chicks that don’t wear panties and of course old skool toys.


I’m driving through the streets of Los Angeles on the way to work
blaring The Nipples new disc Weekend Toys when suddenly I get the urge to roll to the nearest toy store and pick up a few things like a GI Joe or something Transformers. I know I’m going to make myself late for work with this little run but the urge to toy shop is just too great to ignore. Consequences be damned I rush to the nearest mall and make a mad dash to the toy store, I’m stopped dead in my tracks when I hit the action figure aisle, my heart drops to the pit of my stomach when I realize that most of the toys there fuckin suck, with the newer versions of my childhood classics being the worst of all. Still I didn’t go outta my way to be late and still not buy anything so I settle for a plastic Uzi that shoots bubbles still longing for the days when toy guys came with projectiles that could take out an eye and continue on to work. While my toy expedition didn’t quite turn out as planned I’m still looking forward to my chat with The Nipples’ Art Teat to talk about their new disc Weekend Toys, chicks that don’t wear panties and of course old skool toys.

Ecto: The song “Cowboys and Indians” was released on the 7in split Worth Every Minute and on Weekend Toys why did you put that track on both releases?

Art: That song just became one of our favorite songs while we were
recording. When the chance came to put a track on the 7 inch, it was an easy pick. The 7 inch version is a demo type take compared to the CD version. For the CD, I went back and re-did the vocals because I had a different feel for them after listening to the rough version of what we had recorded. I think it was the right move to do that. It’s become one of our most powerful tracks on the CD.

Ecto: You had a few guests lay vocals on this disc. Who stopped by and how was it working with them?

Art: We had Mike Webber from the legendary Nip Drivers come by to drop vocals on two songs, “Exurbia” and “Hit the Deck.” Since becoming friends with him, I had the idea of asking him to sing on the disk, so I wrote, “Hit the Deck” specifically with him in mind. Luckily he said yes, cause I doubt I would have kept that song if he couldn’t have done it. It’s a song that screams for a vocalist like him in it. His intro to “Exurbia” is another track that is definitely complemented by his vocals. We also had our friend Rick from the Dysfunctionals drop by and his wife Stacy. Fuck, and did he drop by. After running an hour late, I get a call from Rick saying he’s down the street and if I could go pick him up. Turns out, while he was driving his motorcycle to the studio, he hit a car. What a trooper, he still came in and did his vocals on “Fuck Up and “Teenage Anthem.” His wife Stacy, meeting him at the studio was totally caught off guard by the accident and by us asking her to sing on “Numb.” We call her “one take” Stacy because her “perfect” diary entry at the end of “Numb” was done on one take. She definitely showed up her husband (laughter). We call him, “many takes” Rick, (laughter.) Her vocals really made that song; it’s got this sound of anger and pain, which is really needed when someone utters the words “God is Dead!” Pixie from Threatening Verse also came in on an off day to record her vocals. Pixie and I go way back from the early years of our punk days. We all use to have the same friends around the time we both started our bands
in La Puente. When we decided to have guest vocalist, she was on the top of my list. She ripped through “Social Elite.”

Ecto: Of the 22 trax on the new disc 8 are a bit older why did you decide to re-record those 8 for this disc?

Art: When we recorded our first CD, I think we spent too much time in the studio. In the end, it came out to produced. It took about a year or two for the band to finally realize that we hated it. It really didn’t represent how we sound live. Given the opportunity to do it right, we took it. We picked some of the best tracks and re-recorded them with more band clarity. This time, the band decided that a more live sound and less time in the studio would be better. What took us months to do with the first CD, took us days with “Weekend Toys.” What also played a big part was the fact that we recorded with a different guitarist this time around. Rudy (guitarist) actually took the time to listen to the producer, which is probably why the guitar has balls now. With these older 8 songs finally recorded right, the band can finally put the first CD behind us.

Ecto: Of all the trax on Weekend Toys one of the best is “Anti Underwear” what is it with dudes likeing chicks and no panties? Maybe it’s cause I’m a girl, but I have a real issue with some chick leaving her girl goo on my furniture.

Art: (Laughter) That statement just made girls sound like they’re snails. I’ve never thought of it like that. That’s gonna be a tough one to get out of my head now. I’m so distracted with that snail vision I don’t even know what to say. Umm, well being one of the re-recorded 8, I’m glad we brought that song back for you. You know, it’s just easy access not having underwear. It’s one less thing to take off and it makes outings more interesting. It’s like an outing of tease. Maybe it’s just a guy’s take but, wouldn’t the freshness of not having underwear keep the goo in its place? I would think the heat and moisture created by underwear would loosen it up more? Either way, maybe it is the goo that drives guys to want chicks to wear no underwear’s. It might make it easier to track them down by following the trail of goo (laughter.)

Ecto: Since you’re bringing them back, who was your favorite Garbage Pail Kid back in the day?

Art: Shit, that’s tough. I think the best I can do is narrow it down to my favorite 3. In no particular order, Mean GENE, Rappin RON, and CLIFF Hanger

Ecto: And while we are on the subject of old skool toys and shit,
Transformers -v- Go Bots who would win?

Art: Believe it or not, neither. I’m a fucken Lego Maniac to the max! I’d say Zac would kick both their ass.

Ecto: Dude how can you even compare Legos to Transformers?! Optimus Prime would totally blow Lego Max away! I mean Meagtron was a 357 Magnum for fucks sake!

Art: When you’re a destructive little fuck like me, Optimus Prime could never survive me. See, when you drop any kind of solid toy from trees and roofs, the first thing that usually goes is the head or maybe an arm. Against each other, granted they could survive a colossal fight, but against me, they always lost. But with Legos, I could never seem to destroy them that easily. Unless I brought out the matches or magnifying glass, then it was over. All Lego Max needed to do, was take the fight up high and a little push over. Shit, Lego Max could just jump over and they’d follow.

Ecto: Are there any shows or tours planned for the new disc that the kids should know about?

Art: We are definitely trying to plan some shows outside our area. We’relooking for places within California (Northern and Central), Arizona and Nevada, preferably house parties. We like to mingle with the out of control masses. It’s been the great experiences at house parties that have kept us coming back for more. So if people would like us to incite a riot in their neighborhood, feel free to contact us. We’ll do the clubs to, but only if we absolutely have to.

Ecto: Anything else you wanna say before we wrap it up?

Art: Yeah buy our fucken CD so your parents could get mad! And if you are older, buy our fucken CD so you can remember what it’s like to be young and fun! Is it just me or is everybody fucken uptight these days? Oh yeah and can’t forget to thank you Sameerah for taking the time and interest in our little band. Contact us via mail: The Nipples, P.O. Box 2353, La Puente, Ca. 91746 or on the web at: www.thenipples.com or www.myspace.com/thenipples

Yeah Art’s right people are way too up tight these days, so I’m going to relax with my plastic gun and see if I cant find away to do some damage with my soap bubbles. Doubt I’ll be able to pull it off but it will be fun to try *insert evil grin here*

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