PRICK Turns 20!
The debut PRICK album was released on CD & Cassette 20 years ago today (or possibly in January... we've got two conflicting dates, and the February date gave us more time)! Where does the time go? To mark the occasion, we decided to group together a bunch of things from that time, some definitely seen before and some possibly not seen before.
We'd like to redirect you to our interviews with Andy Kubiszewski, Chris Schleyer, and John Malm Jr., where they each talk about their involvement with the album. I hadn't read them in a while myself, and it was nice to take the trip down memory lane again.
We tried to secure a new interview for this occasion (which I've been referring to as “P20”), but unfortunately were not able to. However, we did get part of an incomplete interview back from Warne Livesey. While posting all of what we have (not much) wouldn't really feel right, we did think that pulling at least a quote or two out of it would be great, so... here's the main bit about his involvement with PRICK from Warne:
We know Warne's a very busy guy, and we truly appreciate that he was able to get to some of our questions before having to jump back into his latest project. If we ever get a more flushed out interview, you know we'll post it.
Andy Kubiszewski shared with us a few photographs he had from the PRICK recording sessions with Warne. Here we have Andy, Chris & Kevin's arrival at Paddington Station, and a few shots of the recording process at The Manor with Warne.
Someone (not us) has uploaded some live video of PRICK from 1995 to YouTube. It's clearly a VHS transfer of questionable generation, and it's rather dark, but it's absolutely wonderful for what it is. It's the only show out there right now, as well. For those of you who saw PRICK in 1995, this will jog some memories. But, for those of us who didn't get the chance to see PRICK in 1995 (like myself), this is a great opportunity to see a live show that would otherwise be lost to time. We recommend watching it in the highest possible quality setting
How about a few more videos? This collection consists of all interviews. First up, it's an interview with Kevin on MuchMusic, conducted by Sook Yin Lee. I really miss this version of MuchMusic.
Second, we've got an interview with Kevin conducted by MTVs Kennedy. Very “ting-y” sounding, but watchable/listenable.
Lastly, we've got a few blurbs/mentions for PRICK on MTVs “Superock”. It looks like this may have been part of a bigger segment on Nothing Records.
...and on that note, let's watch the “Animal” video.
I've recently transcribed a radio interview conducted in 1995 with Kevin, Chris & Sebastien (so, I guess I did get a “new” interview after all). It cuts in, so I'm missing the beginning of the interview. I'm also not sure who conducted the interview. If I ever figure it out, I'll certainly list proper credits. I believe this is the first and only time we get to see/hear what Sebastien had to say. Full disclosure: I had a hard time in a few spots transcribing Sebastien.
PRICK WBER 90.5 FM Radio Interview with Kevin McMahon, Chris Schleyer & Sebastien Monney
The folks over at “I Die: You Die” recently took a look back at the 1995 PRICK album, being that it's turning 20 and all. The article is a conversation between two people, discussing the pros and cons of the record, and what made it, and continues to make it, a great album. Check it out here.
Well... that just about wraps up everything we've got. After you're through reading and watching everything above, why not put the album on to place the proverbial cherry on top?
And last, but certainly not least, a wholehearted thank you to Kevin for making this amazing album in the first place.
The luckyPRICK team.
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