|Hazey Janes (Hell's Ditch Dozen)|
So, Andrew Mitchell (lead vocals & guitar) and Matthew Marra (Bass), imagine that youâ€™re travelling across wild country on the way home from a gig. Youâ€™re travelling alone, and when your vehicle (inevitably) breaks down you have yourself for company. Assume that you have a CD player or record player which still works, and that you expect to be rescued fairly soon, itâ€™s a questionnaire, not a horror film! With all this time to think, please answer these questions, and tell us your deepest secrets.
A track you would dance to?
Andrew: 'Glad Girls' by Guided By Voices.
Matthew: 'Time is Tight' by Booker T & the MGâ€™s
A track you would make love to?
A: 'Come To Daddy' by Aphex Twin
M: 'Metronomic Underground' by Stereolab
A place you would rather be?
A: 'Vancouver' by Canada
M: 'Dunkeld' by The Perthshires
A book you would like to read?
A: 'Show Business' by Paul Daniels
M: 'Bouncing Back' by Alan Partridge
A film you would like to watch?
A: The Goonies (again)
M: The Jerk (again)
A TV programme you would like to watch?
Food you would really like to eat?
A: Birthday cake
M: Those pancakes we had in Texas
What would you have to drink?
A: Dos Equis
M: Pint of milk
Who, in history, would you most like to talk to?
A: Emmett Grogan?
M: John Lennon
Who would you most like to write a song with?
A: Maybe John Linnell?
M: Brian Wilson
Who would you most like to sing a duet with?
A: My grandfather, Alexander Mitchell
Three other tracks, or albums, to get you through the night?
A & M: 'Jesus etc.' by Wilco,
'Every Night' by Saturday Looks Good To Me, and,
'Bryter Layter' by Nick Drake.
With a successful UK tour and showcase at this yearâ€™s SXSW festival behind them, on 15th May The Hazey Janes will be releasing â€˜Always Thereâ€™ as the second single from their acclaimed debut album â€˜Hotel Radioâ€™. The song was recorded with legendary Spanish producer Paco Loco (Josh Rouse/Golden Smog) at his studios in Cadiz. Go to "www.myspace.com/thehazeyjanes" to hear for yourselves the sound of summer.
Copyright Barry Jones 2006