Thirty-One Interview November 17, 1994
if you don't know, Super 31 is a shoegazer/moody-pop band. their first ep "Acceleration" is still something I listen to today. "Dragonfly" on it is one of my favorite love songs. This interview was conducted by e-mail when email was a new technology.
QRD – if you were a pretzel what kind would you be?
Kelly – jumbo soft pretzels with too much salt.
QRD – what's the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
Kelly & Brian – put on our glasses.
Frank – bathroom.
Robert – check to see if his feet are still on.
Quinn – checks to see if his hair has fallen out
QRD – do you have any funny tour stories?
Kelly – playing at the Purple Onion in San Francisco where the owner looked like Crispin Glover. Frank's amp blew up & Brian's bass pedal broke & hit him in the face. Brian threw his drum sticks in the air & hit me in the head & I thought it was someone from the audience. Sonic Boom offered to share day-old calimari with Robert, "eh Robert, would ya like some squid, mate?"
QRD – when are you going to have another release?
Kelly – another ep is due out in a couple months, a seven inch. hopefully a full length by the end of the summer.
QRD – why do you have so many guitars?
Kelly – we have so many guitars (only three now + bass) because we want to be very loud.
QRD – what's the best t-shirt you own?
Kelly – Brian's Darth Vader shirt.
QRD – are you going to stay in school or tour?
Kelly – everyone is finished except me, & I will graduate in May, so after that we'll hit the road.
QRD – what president do you most identify with?
Kelly – politics & music don't mix.
QRD – chemical influence of choice?
Kelly – tween 20.
QRD – what kinds of watches do you wear?
Kelly – I am a proud owner of the limited edition fossil "grunge rocker" watch. Frank & Quinn don't wear watches. Brian wears a watch that doesn't work. Robert wears a watch that is worth more than all the money he has in the bank.
QRD – what songs do you cover?
Kelly – we've done "Heroin" by the Velvet Underground, "Revolution" by Spacemen 3, & we do great Motorhead impersonations.
QRD – where will you be in 24 years?
Kelly – all the guys will be bald except
Frank. I'll be an english professor & Frank will be a psychologist.
Brian will be having a liver transplant. Quinn will be working at
Sizzler. & Robert will be married to a 20 year old.