interview for QRD #3 (April 1995)
Martin – probably three & a half years, since the summer of 1991 at least.
Jennifer – we've been friends that long too, well it depends on who you're talking about.
Martin – human beings are never friends. we just met Dean last summer....
Jennifer – & we haven't decided if we're friends with him or not.
QRD – what bands or particular albums do you site as most influential?
Jennifer – well, we know Cranes are influential. Cocteau Twins for me.
Martin – Lush is good.
Jennifer – Shellyan Orphan, Siouxsie & the Banshees.
Martin – except for that new album. who does James listen to? Samhain.
Jennifer – he likes Velocity Girl, but that's not influential cause we don't play anything like that....
Martin – besides, he doesn't write.
Jennifer – so, I guess the stuff that he likes doesn't count anyway, because he doesn't write anything....
Martin – as far as albums, Cranes Wings of Joy & Loved & Forever. for Lush Split, the other two albums don't really count as an influence. for the Cure for me personally is Pornography, Faith, Disintegration.
Jennifer – yeah, for me it's Pornography & Disintegration. well, I don't know. oh & we can say Smiths some for me....
QRD – what are your day jobs?
Jennifer – well, Martin, let's hear about yours. what's that, painting a house?
Martin – no, that's watching a little telly.
Jennifer – no, Martin has to go type stuff for his dad.
Martin – let's talk about what Jennifer does. she works as a stripper.
Jennifer – no, that's how I met Martin. Martin was a stripper & he was doing a strip tease to the song "Kung Fu Fighting."
Martin – Jennifer, she was working at a veterinary office as a proctologist. she had to pull hands out of cow butts & corn out of chicken butts.
QRD – do you hope one day to just play music?
Jennifer – yeah, of course we do.
Martin – buy a lot to eat & drink, watch a little tv on the side....
QRD – do you do any covers?
Jennifer – no.
QRD – did you use to?
Jennifer – let's go through every cove we've ever done. "Suedehead," "Just Like Heaven."
Martin – that one Mission UK song & "Coast is Clear" by Curve. "Charlotte Sometimes."
Jennifer – yeah, we did "Charlotte Sometimes." we did "Goodbye." also once we did "Wild Horses" & "This Charming Man."
Martin – what's that one Morrisey song? "Lovelife."
Jennifer – oh yeah, that was fun. we did "Tomorrow's Tears" by the Cranes, but we don't really do cover songs. if we do a cover song we usually do it one time & that's it. also ""Dazzle" & "Killing Jar" by Siouxsie & the Banshees. we did the Go-Go's song "Our Lips are Sealed" one time. & the Concrete Blond song "Happy Birthday."
Martin – & the Darling Buds song "Makes no Difference."
QRD – what's your favorite burMONTER song & your favorite song ever?
Martin – my favorite burMONTER song is "Starfall."
Jennifer – really?
Martin – I don't know, I think so. I like the two new ones too, but they're not really finished yet.
Jennifer – I like the two new ones, but I don't really have a favorite. I like a bunch of them. I like "2 1/2 Years in Purgatory." I like "Starfall" a lot. I like "In Reaction To," & I like "Forever in a Day" too. well, it changes, sometimes I hate them all, but sometimes I like some of them.
Martin – what's your favorite song ever?
Jennifer – don't have one.
Martin – me neither, anything from the Cranes is good.... I think Cranes "Paris & Rome" is my favorite at least for now.
QRD – where did you get your cool name from?
Martin – well I'm pretty sure Jennifer's mom gave her hers, but I don't know....
Jennifer – Martin on the other hand got his from a pack of wild wolves....
QRD – what's your favorite stuffed animal ever?
Jennifer – I had a lot. I had Ernie & then I still have Pooh Bear. then I have a rooster that cock-a-doodle-do's that Martin gave me. then I have a gorilla that Martin gave me named Eilithyia. then I have a caveman that when you squish his stomach he goes "ugh" & his name's Margin & Martin gave me that too. I like a bunch of them. what about you?
Martin – I don't really have one.
Jennifer – what about that pink mouse you used to stick in your guitar case?
Martin – oh, that was just to hold the neck up.
Jennifer – well, we'll call that your
favorite. mine's the little pink mouse that holds the guitar because
he used to go to every show with us, but that's just because he was useful.