Interview by Devorah Ostrov & Sara Brinker
Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction
Back cover photo - Tattooed Beat Messiah (Mercury/Phonogram Records)
Rave-Up: When did you get your first tattoo?
Sara Brinker poses with Zodiac Mindwarp
Jacket and photo by: Vicki Berndt
Zodiac: I was 14 years old. It was a skull and dagger tattoo, and it cost me about 20p. I had it covered up about four or five years ago.
Rave-Up: How did you like tonight's show?
Zodiac: The audience tonight was good. It reminded me of a London audience. London, and England, are crazy!
Rave-Up: You didn't seem too pleased with the stage divers.
Zodiac: They fucked up my microphone. Stay off my stage, fucking wild boys! I always try to give a good show, regardless of what the audience is doing. They pay their money, like everybody else. They paid to see a looney.
Rave-Up: Is that how you see yourself?
Zodiac: Yeah, I'm a dancing bear.
Rave-Up: Are you happy with the level of success that you have at the moment?
Zodiac: I actually want to follow Mötley Crüe and buy myself an island. I want to be bigger than Michael Jackson.
Rave-Up: So, who else do you listen to?
|Zodiac Mindwarp on the cover of Kerrang!|
Zodiac: I like Bruce Springsteen!
Rave-Up: How do feel about John Cougar Mellencamp?
Zodiac: He's alright. I prefer Bruce, though.
Rave-Up: Did you enjoy New York?
Zodiac: It was filthy and unpleasant, and everyone had a very hostile attitude. They all sound like, "What's your problem?" "You got a problem?" "You talkin' to me?"
Rave-Up: Did you ride on the subway?
Zodiac: No, I've seen Death Wish!
Rave-Up: Did you see much of the Midwest or the Mojave Desert on your way to California?
Zodiac: No, except out the window.
Rave-Up: You guys should have rented some Harleys and gone out into the desert!
Zodiac: With our luck, we probably would've run out of petrol and starved on some desert road.
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