is not your average girl/boy-duo. Singing-yelling drum machine Akikio Matsuura and guitar slaying Simon Petrovitch won’t please anyone abashed of either high-pitched screaming or explicit sexual content, but, for those of a punky disposition, they are like manna from heaven.
Which song do you listen to when...
you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
The Make Up - I Want Some
I tried it and it worked before.
you take a bubble bath?
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent
you relax on a beach?
Pavement - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
you ride a bicycle?
Jitterin' Jinn - Annie
you go to a club?
Madame Wig - Wig Wig Island
’Cos this song is stupidly ridiculous and I love it.
you run from the cops?
Beastie Boys - Aglio E Olio
I’ve never been chased by the cops, but «Aglio E Olio» would be quite good for it.
you run naked through a cornfield?
Chicks On Speed - Will Save Us All
you prepare for an important date?
Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
you are in a depressive mood?
The Blue Hearts - Young & Pretty
you destroy a hotel room?
Trencher - When Dracula Thinks (Look At Me)
you want to disturb your neighbours?
Les Georges Leningrad - Deux Hot Dogs Mootarde Chou
I Love Les Georges Leningrad but I don’t think my neighbors appreciate their music.
you drive a car late at night?
Slayer - Live Album
you fall asleep?
Cat Power - Moon Pix
you make love?
Big Black - Songs About Fucking
you paint your apartment?
Le Tigre - Le Tigre
you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Dat Politics - Plugs Plus
you play a game of chess?
Pink & Brown - Shame Fantasy ll
I don’t play chess, so I don’t know what I'm going to listen to. So I just picked my favorite tune.
you have to answer an elusive questionnaire?
The Coachwhips - Bangers vs. Fuckers
you sell crack cocaine to teenagers?
Peaches - The Teaches of Peaches
you wash the windows of a skyscraper?
Daniel Johnston - Hi, How Are You?
you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Owada - Nothing
Imagine listening to Martin Creed singing doesn’t make me scared.
you are stoned?
Sonic Youth - My Friend Goo
you wake up?
Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped
you need to get work done?
Lightning Bolt - Ride The Skies
Questions answered by: Akiko Matsuura (drums / vocals) Interview Date: 10.01.2007