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Nashville Pussy - Meaner Than Your Mama!


By Jens Hellroute

It’s Pussy time again, and that means a new kickass album (”Eat Some”) and massive touring for our southern brothers ’n’ sisters who’ve been raising hell since 1996. So I had a little talk with Blaine Cartwright (singer/guitarist) about their 4th full length record and this and that.

Enjoy.


WORMWOOD CHRONICLES: ”Get Some” has a more 70s English glamrock feel, like Slade, T.Rex, and Sensational Alex Harvey Band? There is also more backing vox compared to previous LPs.

BLAINE CARTWRIGHT: Actually in the US no one has even heard of the Alex Harvey Band. There is a lot of Slade influence. Both Daniel and I grew up listening to rock radio when it was still rock on the radio. Background vocals gave the record a fuller sound that we were always looking for.

WC:You worked with Daniel Rey (Ramones etc.) as a producer?

BC: Yes. I grew up drinking Tequila and driving through cornfields listening to the Ramones. So obviously we were thrilled to work with Daniel and he was just as excited to work with us.

WC: Guest musicians on "Get Some" included Rick Richards (Georgia Satellites) and Izzy Stradlin.

BC: Rick Richards plays slide guitar on Raising Hell Again - we have a restraining order against anyone from Guns and Roses to come and make our album lame. no Izzy, ever. (Hmm...strange, Izzy’s name is mentioned in the press release...Jens)

WC: “Hate And Whiskey” and “Lazy White Boy” are somewhat `lifestyle statements` like “Fried Chicken And Coffee”?

BC: Yes - the Lifestyle of the Gloriously Dammed.(The same lifestyle which we all share at Wormwood!--Dr. Mality)

WC: “Nutbush City Limits” is a great cover.

BC: We think so too, that 's why we did it - we just had to wait til we were good enough.

WC: Black Sabbath’s “Snowblind” is about cocaine, what’s your song about?

BC: Better Cocaine. (They actually cover Ace Frehley's version of "Snowblind" from Ace's solo album.--Mality)

WC:The album cover art. Will there ever be a Nashville Pussy pinball machine?

BC: Yes, it is being designed now by people who were fired from the NASA space program. It rewards and punishes players who don't do well with electric shocks and candy.

WC: A friend of mine in Rockford saw you play with The Last Vegas, a great hardrock lineup. Any new bands you can recommend?

BC: The Detroit Cobras, ZEKE, Artimus Pyledriver.

WC:Have you been involved in any charity concerts for the victims of Hurricane Katrina?


BC: No, not yet, but we'd be happy to.

WC: Is Nine Pound Hammer put on hold with Nashville Pussy out promoting “Get Some”? It was a blast seeing the band after all those years.

BC: Yes and No - Nine pound Hammer is actually playing more than ever in between Nashville Pussy tours. Right now it's PUSSY TIME!

WC: Have you taken sides in the nutty Sharon Osbourne vs. Maiden Ozzfest controversy...or is it just too Spinal Tap-ish?

BC: I would love a pay per view event where they rope off an area - give Sharon and Eddie a sock full of manure and let them go.

WC: Future plans, Euro tours etc.?

BC: Plenty, go to Nashville Pussy's Official Website