Q&A: Bugdust vs The Stiffys
Adam (Bugdust [pictured]) questions Jason (The Stiffys)…
How hard was it to come up with your band name?
We came up with the band name because we wanted to create the best band name ever and I think we did a really good job because it’s a really good band name. Maybe it’s not the best band name ever, but it’s a really good band name. Most people are really impressed that we have such a good band name. Great job everybody.
Do you guys have any 'Stiffy Stalkers'? And how hard is it when you meet them?
The ladies come up to us all the time after our shows and they’ll be all like “Hi The Stiffys, we really like your music and we think you’re really cool guys”. Usually it’s fine and we’re all like “Hi ladies, let’s hold hands and have a couple of drinks togethe,r” but sometimes if we’re busy packing up our boogie boards or trying to buy ice cream it’s hard because they keep coming up to us and we keep having to be like “Come on ladies, just give us one minute. We’re busy right now.” Overall we’re really good at talking to the ladies and treating them with respect.
When's your next release? And are you guys thinking of putting out a CD soon?
We have an album which goes for 13 minutes. We recorded every song in one take. There are five songs on there and they’re all the best song ever.
What do you guys want to be when you grow up?
We mainly want to make all of the benjamins. We just want to sell our songs and get rich and buy heaps of boogie boards and trampolines and gold chains and bendy straws and guns. That’s the music business, you guys.
Jason (The Stiffys) questions Adam (Bugdust)…
How and when did you form the Bugdust?
It was that long ago… Shaun Dangerfield and myself were slaving over a hot bong and smashing some Melbourne tins... It could have been around '94?
What’s your favourite and least favourite thing about the band?
The favourite thing about my band has to be the artwork.....the least favourite thing is getting old and I can't be fucked carrying all those guitar cabs into the gig anymore.
What is the best venue in Melbourne?
We have our favourite little places to play around town. We always have an awesome time at the Espy Front Bar, Cherry is a hoot too, The Tote and we have had some rippers at Yah Yah's.
How have you not killed each other being in a band for over a decade?
I really don't know.... the question should be, ‘”Why have the other guys not tried to kill you Adam?”
Which band member would win in a fight?
It would have to be Shan... he is the angriest mofo in the band! That cunt doesn't leave home without a Rambo knife down the front of his trousers.
BUGDUST and THE STIFFYS play ROCK N LOAD festival this Saturday May 26 at The Espy along with Electric Mary, King Of The North, The Charge, I Am Duckeye and heaps more. Check out rocknloadfestival.com for the full lineup and ticket details.