Friday, February 26, 2016

para elite

1. Can you introduce your band members and your sound?
Sean on vocals
Jay on guitar
Robert on bass
Tony on drums
2. Can you tell us about your album that just came out? whats different compared to your other albums?
Our new album is actual our first lp. The first was a split with our friends from Denver..TOTAL ANNIHILATION.
The difference between this release and our first, is that we had a lot more time to perfect our songs. Our last was very rushed and very raw- the guy recording was not a fan of skinheads so It really showed. Cliff Warby (condemned 84) really came through being he had 2 days to learn the tunes as well as be ready for a pretty big gig, He really did great! Though the first release really lacks however The new release does not.
3. Whats some of your biggest influences on your songs and lyrics.
My biggest influences, or actually PARA ELITES.1980s uk oi! And RAC.skullhead is an obvious..but others are..4skins, the glory,combat 84, condemned 84, last resort.... Well,you get it. The lyrics are pulled from today's relevant issues...we don't sing about "being out with the boys having a pint..oi!oi!oi!!!”. The titles and topics from the "push on" release are very open and easy to peg. We don't beat around any bush.
4. When did you pick up your first instrument?
Instrument? I can't play shit!i leave that to my guys. We are always on the same page with lyrics to tune.. Very obvious on "fuck Islam"... It's so easy to work with this line up.
5 what got you into the skinhead scene?
I got into skinhead cus it just felt right. My first skinhead album was "this are 2 tone".... It was good music.... And I still love 2 tone ska.... But early I'm my skinhead years... I found skrewdriver... And such. That was very normal in the mid 1980s.
6. is there a scene in your area and how is it?
Our scene in Los Angeles is far left PC crap. We never play in our home town. We consider oc our band home. The skins down there are great... Fun and energetic gigs with no issues... We have skinheads of all races at our gigs.... Very common... Just no shit stirring leftist redskins.... They have always been toxic the the skinhead scene. 7. whats been your favorite gig?
All gigs are my favorite for many reasons...but the NYC oi! Fest really stands out! Great lineup,great venue,great promoters and amazing crowd. 8. whens your nextI concert? Our next show was in Mexico... But that was a bust.... We will be playing 2 more dates very soon... Not sure with who and when... But soon
9. where can we get your cds and vinyls?
You can find our latest release "PUSH ON" on STREETROCK is out now, with 2 bonus tracks that aren't gunna be on the vinyl... One of the bonus tracks is..... Ahhh just pick it up and find out! But this label is a great label... Exactly what we needed for this release.. Thanks Scott! 10. is there any last words? comments? and thank you for the interview.
Last words
Better dead,than fucking red!
Don't let them pull you down!
We won't say sorry to anyone!
Our pride is our loyalty!
And.......... PUSH ON!
You see what I did there???

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