TC2: Intruder Green – Masked Intruder

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The Curator Podcast: Episode 2

In stark contrast to the last podcast, I thought I’d throw myself in at the deep end and not only interview a member of an American band who may or may not be able to understand my Scottish accent (something which is always made worse after a few beers, I should add), but also someone who is in character for the entire interview. It made for an interesting podcast.

It’s difficult to coax conversation out of someone who is constantly in character, meaning you can never be too sure if what you’re getting is the person themselves or the character they’re portraying.

I tried to strike an easy balance – I asked some ridiculous questions which played up to the character’s persona, and some others which aimed to get to the bottom of Intruder Green’s love for music.

So I hopped in the back of a (baking hot) tour van and had a brief chat with Intruder Green whilst the band’s tour manager looked on, bored as hell.

I think our chat is fairly entertaining, and I have a feeling you will too. We covered a fair amount of ground in the short time we were chatting, such:

  • What’s the hardest thing he’s stolen on tour?
  • How do they get away with stealing stuff if the cops can always find out where they are?
  • How Green Day is one of his favourite bands
  • What it’s like to tour with The Queers, the Dwarves and Teenage Bottlerocket and be able to call them friends
  • How new album ‘M.I.’ is more geared towards getting girls to dance with them
  • And Mike Ness from Social D.

Ultimately I think it went well. I got chatting to Intruder Red and Intruder Blue later on and they were also nice, funny guys.

The gig took place in the 13th Note in Glasgow which, if you haven’t been, is akin to a sweaty shoebox. It was a pretty good example of a sold out punk rock show. The guys seemed to have a blast and Officer Bradford was in full on dancing mode. Has anyone ever had a sweaty topless police officer dance with them before? It’s not pretty. Thank god this is a podcast and not a more visual medium.

Big thanks to Boab at Punk Rock Rammy/No One Knows Records for being a patient guy and hooking me up. He’s also the best promoter in this sorry city, so if you like punk he’s the guy to go to for good shows.

Featured Music

Intro: Voodoo Puppets – Electric Chair Blues (used under CC licence, you can check it out here).

Masked Intruder – The Most Beautiful Girl
Masked Intruder – Crime Spree

Image taken from Aux.com.

Links

You can check out Masked Intruder’s new album on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play music and any digital retailer. Or if you want the physical version then check out the Fat Wreck Chords webstore to buy a copy. It’s also available at all good record shops if you like to be old school about your record buying. Like me.

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