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Semi Final Solution

by The Performance Enhancing Suppositories

A Frankenstein mash up of all things cool and Rock 'n' Roll with a dark humour injection! The first release of Scotland's most despicable band! Whatever you've got we're against it!
Genre: Rock: 50's Rock
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1. Alienation
2:14 $0.99
2. Choon Gum
0:38 $0.99
3. Arsehole
3:06 $0.99
4. Ego Crusher
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5. Hipster Plague
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Scotland's most despicable band the Performance Enhancing Suppositories embody all things cool and Rock 'n' Roll with a black humour injection that can only come from a bleak life in the heart of cold, dead Scotland! We're out to get you all and nobody is safe! Behind the music is a clownishness which includes blood, sanitary products, foolish costumes, blood-spewing puppets and smashed up guitars!

Interview from 2017;

What does punk mean to you?

“Punk” to me represents a once beautiful ideology which saw the youth of the 60’s and 70’s utilise a mixture of music, art, individuality and controversy to express themselves and challenge the mundanity and normality of society!

Do you identify yourself and/or your music as punk?

No! For all that I believe in the authenticity of the original Punk movements in New York and in London; I feel that the term “Punk” has been diluted and misunderstood to the point where it no longer represents individuality or a desire to be different! I identify as a Rock ‘n’ Roll band because Punk was derivative of 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and therefore was essentially Rock ‘n’ Roll! Punk can be diluted and die but Rock ‘n’ Roll will always be the varied and wonderful monster that it is! I feel that what I do is relevant to the original meaning of Punk but “Punk” as people see it nowadays is not what it was originally meant to be!

Would you consider yourself to dress like a punk?

It depends on the day of the week! A lot of the clothes I wear would be considered traditional Punk gear but at the same time I also wear some 50’s clothes, burqas, frilly aprons, lab coats, mosquito nets and high-vis work vests! Then again; I look like a prize idiot most days so I guess you could say YES; I dress like a Punk (albeit a good looking one)!

Why do you believe you/your music/your dress sense is/isn’t punk?

I’m saying it is because it stands out! I don’t necessarily dress to get a reaction (when we’re not talking about the aprons and burqas) but I seem to enjoy wearing odd clothes that turn heads which is pretty close to the ideology of (what I would call) Punk!

Generally what the major themes of your music? Is this so your audience can identify with you/ a shock tactic/a statement about yourself, your band and your music?

Our music consists of two general themes: Humour, controversy and shock…. THREE general themes: Humour, controversy, shock and childishness….. FOUR general themes (okay I’ll can it with the Monty Python jokes)! My music has never been to identify with my audience or with anyone else; it’s completely and utterly feeding my own disgusting sense of humour and was supposed to put everyone off us for life BUT as it turns out; on our rapid descent into Hell as a species people are now starting to enjoy the utter filth that I spew out gig after gig and we’ve accidentally got ourselves a fan base (who we resent entirely)!
I feel if anything the content of the band is a statement about myself! I’m a bit of a twisted sod and I like to upset people who are triggered easily! It’s no fun to just come out and be offensive for the sake of it though (like the Anti Nowhere League); you have to hit triggers that won’t upset a rational mind if they give the subject a bit of thought! For example; our advert for a gig in Bolton where my drummer and I were talking in Northern English accents pretending to be a couple of Daily Mail-reading, English workers advertising this gig in the Alma! The last line in the advert was
“If you don’t go down Alma, Bolton; you’re a fookin’ fairy”
Now this is clearly the fictional character in the advert making this statement but we had a public backlash against us with people claiming that we’re a homophobic band when there is a homosexual man standing next to me, singing our songs every night! I really feel that people nowadays need the brain food that a bit of controversy brings to stop their heads getting so full of clouds that they float off to Saturn! It’s a public service!

Do you believe they subscribe to original punk ideologies?
If so, what?

Punk was always about shock, chaos, the Filth and the Fury… That part of it that is very much alive in what we do!

How do you think your music is similar or different to original punk music (late 70s/80s)?

I have so many influences musically and Punk was one of the biggest! The majority of our songs have a sound like heavy 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll (which ’76 London Punk basically was) but we also have strong Glam influences (yes, even Gary) and more recently have been doing Metal and weird circus nonsense (we love the Cardiacs)! Most people say we’re a Punk band and we probably are in the traditional sense of just being weird and outrageous but I like to think of us as a Frankenstein’s monster of all cool music (which we shit all over with our childish lyrics)!

Do you believe your music is politically fueled? Is it intentional?

I usually avoid politics in music like the plague but recently I wrote an anti-Nazi song which I released on soundcloud because there are a lot of Blood and Honour members appearing in the Glasgow Punk scene at the moment which a lot of the bands couldn’t care less about when it means an extra fiver on the door and an extra Facebook “like”! I felt I had to respond to this as these people are not welcome at our gigs due to the fact we have a mixed audience who want to have fun and deserve to be safe! The sad thing is that this anti-Nazi song has been met with more backlash than anything we’ve done previously! Bands have fallen out with me, long term friends have fallen out with me and one of the Nazis was even threatening to take legal action against me until I tore them a new arsehole and they removed themselves from Facebook! I’ll always stand against these people as Rock ‘n’ Roll is for every person from every race!

Do you believe you are an authentic representation of punk music and fashion?

Again; I would say “yes” in the traditional sense but I am the antithesis of the modern day “Punk”, the uniform, the lack of motivation and the lack of imagination!

Do you see the way you/band members dress and act as part of branding your music and themselves?

We all dress entirely differently to each other; I wear my various Rock ‘n’ Roll gear, Don (drummer) usually dresses very smartly in suits, shoes and shirts and Nico (singer) wears gym wear! The only unity/ branding is that we all paint our faces before gigs but that was more of a joke that stuck coz; you know, Kiss do it!

Do you believe a punk scene still exists? To what extent? If so, do you believe you are part of that scene and therefore subculture?

The scene which calls itself “Punk” is definitely not Punk! I used to be very much part of the Punk scene in Glasgow and Northwest England but became disillusioned with it a long time ago because very few people in it are trying to do anything different, everyone is trying to fuck things up for each other and when the Blood and Honour goons started to become accepted that was me out! I see Punk in it’s true form far more in the Garage scene where bands turn up, have fun, dress up and play some amazing Rock ‘n’ Roll to the best of their abilities! Bands like the Buckie Rage, the Bikini Bottoms and the Fruit Tones are where it’s at for me right now! There are some amazing Punk bands still around too like Dischord, the Zips, the Red Lite District and Reaction but they deserve so much better than to be lumped into the modern “Punk” genre! The crème de la crème of Punk Rock for me right now is Round Eye from Shanghai who travel the world constantly playing small venues, are the first band to have ever filmed a video in North Korea and have recently teamed up with the Troma team (the Punk Rockers of B-movies… The ones who did the Toxic Avenger films) and will be included in the soundtrack to a movie and a series!
I could have summed this up much quicker by saying
“Yes, Punk does still exist but it’s not Punk anymore”

Do you think capitalising on your band and music (selling merchandise eg tshirts) goes against punk ideologies?

Sex Pistols, the Ramones, Blondie, Misfits… Punk’s always been about making money! It was in the 80’s the idea of Punk being associated with life-long poverty became accepted!

What is your opinion on women and LGBTQ+ individuals in the punk scene? Do you think they are accurately represented? Do you know of any? Why do you think there are less women/LGBTQ+ people in the scene? Is it welcoming for women and LGBTQ+ individuals?

My opinion on them in the scene?

I don’t care

I really don’t! When I look at an audience I don’t categorise them into sexes and sexual preferences! I think that the majority of people in the scene are the same; we’re all there to enjoy music! I know we have a lot of gay fans but they don’t stand out to me! I know we have at least one fan who thinks he’s a female kitten in the body of a male toaster! Hey; he may be a bit mad but you can call yourself whatever you want as far as I’m concerned! Rock ‘n’ Roll is meant to bring people together and at our gigs the atmosphere is generally inclusive and fun which is exactly how we like it!

Thanks for being the first person with the balls to interview me! I think I played nice! If you want it rougher next time you just need to ask



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