Fred Fagbag's interview with Jimmy Snotball of Alantic Denture Clinic.
Jimmy Snotball has been ADC's lead guitarist for three years now.
FG: Jimmy, the first thing everone seems to ask is how you got the
name of the band.
JS: Well, we really started out with the name Cracker Frost, which
was a parody of the band Celtic Forst. They were so horrible
that we did a couple of songs as spoofs and they caught on.
We changed to Atlantic Denture Clinic because we felt we had
established an identity of our own. The actual name came from
the place that our lead singer got his teeth at after they
got knocked out during a show in a little club in Tampa.
FG: Many people in the local area have objected strongly to your
music saying that it is full of hate and that your shows are
always very destructive and lead to violence afterwards.
How do you respond to this?
JS: I think that we're really getting a bum rap of this one. It's
true that many of our songs could be considered as full of hate
if you were to take them as literal statements, but anyone who
has been a fan of ours for long knows we're really making a
joke in everything we sing. I mean, how serious can you be when
you're writing songs about little midgets raping dogs, huh?
FG: Where do you get the ideas for your songs; do you have any
JS: Our crotches, more often than anything. If we think with our
crotches we have quite a large potential audience. No, just
kidding. Really we just look at what seems most pompous or
insane around us in the world and carry it to the extreme limits
in our lyrics.
FG: Before you started your first set tonight I thought I heard some
talent while you were tuning up. Why doesn't this show in your
JS: Because if we started producing decent music to go with the
awful lyrics it would ruin the whole effect. Trust me, we'd
lose quite a few of our fans.
FG: From what I've heard, you wouldn't mind losing some of your fans.
Care to tell us what happened to your lead singer at Einstein's?
JS: Okay... Einstein's is a club we played in St. Augustine not too
long ago, I think it was about two weeks. Anyway, someone bit
Mr. Rottencrotch in the middle of a set and he pulled down his
zipper and pissed all over the guy. A big fight got started and
before it was all over there were about 23 arrests made and we
had to go bail our misguided and easily angered lead singer out
of the St. Johns County Jail. He was real pissed because the
cops beat the shit out of him so he ahhh... (Mr. Snotball's
face colored a bit at this point) defecated in the patrol car.
FG: I take it this wasn't very well received.
JS: No, they really pounded him good for that. He ended up getting
six stiches across his eyebrow and his nose got broken.
FG: Is it true you sent a copy of your last album, "Yum!" to the
PMRC for review and to see what they would rate it.
JS: Yes, in fact we dedicated it to the PMRC for their fine efforts
in attempting to restrict artistic freedom.
FG: What was their response?
JS: They are threatening court action for putting the name of their
organazation on the liner. Also, they're trying to get their
local federal attorney to press obscenity charges on us for sending
it through the mail. Their most fervent objection was to our song
FG: The crowd tonight seemed to like that most out of the songs you
did tonight. Why do you think that is?
JS: Well, it probably has to do with the fact that it is one of the
songs we have put the most work into. That and it's unique lyrics.
FG: Some people believe that you are actually promoting the type of
activities that you sing about, such as anal intercourse with a
dog in "Analsoreus Rex".
JS: Well, you said it I didn't. Ha! Don't you hate that kind of
answer? It really tells you nothing. But I will say this, to
my knowledge, and my fervent hopes, none of us has every had
sex with any species aside from Homo Sapien.
FG: I assume the same can be said for songs of yours such as "Fuck
Something Dead", "Cut You Into Little Pieces" and "Old Black
Catholic Magic", right?
JS: Most assuredly.
FG: One last question, what does the future hold for ADC and what
can we expect from you in the future?
JS: Now you're asking me to tell fortunes also! Well, our new album
is due out in about 2 months, providing we can get the funds. It's
really up in the air as to the title and final contents but it looks
like it's going to have about eleven cuts and right now we're
calling it "Road Kill Rednecks". Not very original, but it's just a
working title. As to what the future holds for us? Well, we plan
on publishing our own stuff, just like always. We don't want to
sell out to someone else's idea of what our music SHOULD be, you know?
Oh, and we're probably going to be doing a small tour in Florida
and Georgia in the alternative clubs, what few there are, about
three months from now to play some of the stuff from "Roadkill".
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