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Vinny: Anything that’s not by the Disco Lepers really…not a big fan of the Disco Lepers live.
Rae Rae: You only turn up to half the shows! If that!
Vinny: Yeah, got better places to be or just forget or whatever
Rae Rae: What about when we cover the Injections?
Vinny: Yeah, that I like…that’s my favourite. That or the Bobby Soxx stuff…we kill that shit.
Tx Punk: How did you pick the name "The Disco Lepers"?
Vinny: It’s just how we see all these phoney people around…you know, all those Facebook cunts – everybody’s so desperate to be noticed. Noticed for what? The band name represents the same thing as the title and art of our first record ‘The Girls Of Cholera’ did – having these hideously disfigured girls all tarted up for a night out with their low-cut tops and miniskirts…like they’re gross and ruined but they’re still trying to attract and that’s just like the whole Facebook thing and just people in general…it’s all about desperation merged with the pointless – which is pretty much the majority of society. Hardly anyone is of any worth at all.
Rae Rae: The general public are stupid. It’s funny because people think it’s the other way round – like we’re the stupid ones because of how we look and sound and shit.
Vinny: Yeah man, we’re scums but we’re intelligent scums.
Rae Rae: We’ll fuck you over before you even notice what’s going on because you’re so desperate that you’re blind.
Vinny: We’re all country music fans, like real country music. None of this bullshit modern outlaw embarrassment we’re about Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Kinky Friedman, Woody Guthrie and all that type of shit – stuff that most of these so-called outlaw country bands or whatever the fuck they call their brand of shit haven’t even heard, let alone own any records by them. The point is that country is the original raw folk sound that would later develop into rock ‘n’ roll and punk rock, ain’t no punk without country and the funny thing is that a lot of punks would be embarrassed to say they listened to country…fucking retards, they’re missing the point entirely.
Rae Rae: Quick, go and buy some country records before someone notices you’re a fake…people just don’t know shit…there’s no research, no commitment…just instant bullshit fascade.
Vinny: To be honest, we were a bit apprehensive about writing and playing the country stuff because there’s a tendency to be regarded as a novelty band or something and the reason it actually happened the way it did was when we were asked to do the split with GG and we figured it wouldn’t make any sense for his country stuff to be paired up with our rabid punk noise so we just made some rabid country shit instead.
Rae Rae: We had to get Danny Blitz from the Botox Rats in though
Vinny: Yeah, Danny can actually play – not like these retards, so we basically kidnapped him and wrote some diseased country stuff. He can pull that killer shit out of his balls on the fly…
Tx Punk: What do you think of Bands like Social Distortion or The Vandals that have been given the "Cow Punk" label at one time or another?
Vinny: I don’t know about shit like that, I don’t really get it. I’ve heard that Vandals country record and it’s definitely a comedy novelty album and we’re the flipside of that. Sure we sing about stupid shit but it’s in the vein of stuff like ‘Fuck Me Dead’ or ‘I Hate Tourists’ or the Rotters or whatever. It’s not comedy.
Rae Rae: Social Distortion are more like a rock band or something, there are country touches but it’s not what I would call country punk…more like bar rock.
Vinny: Mike Ness at least covers some decent shit on his solo records, I’m sure he’s got a killer country record collection.
Rae Rae: Oh yeah, I bet the Vandals got none.
Tx Punk: So, I guess you're banned in London right? It sounds like you've caused a lot of ruckus. Do you have a favorite(or at least a personally memorable) memory of your time with the band?
Vinny: I don’t really enjoy any of it, it all just happens and I just roll with it…there have been some good times, like when we stole the entire PA system from a shitty bar in Dusseldorf, that was a great night, we sold the lot and blew it all on gin, mescal, ketamin and tacos.
Rae Rae: That was good night, man.
Vinny: I can still taste the tacos.
Vinny: The Germs and the Gags
Rae Rae: Chronic Sick and the Kids
Vinny: And the Hypnotics…man I love the Hypnotics. And Reagan Youth.
Rae Rae: And the Hugh Beamont Experience.
Vinny: Fuck yeah.
Tx Punk: Have you ever thought about trying to set the World Record for Most curse words in a "MySpace About Me"?
Rae Rae: Maybe the most fucking insults
Vinny: Threats would be pretty great…maybe we could threaten and insult a many individuals as possible. It would be grand to turn everyone against us.
Tx Punk: Any random facts about the band or yourself you want to share?
Rae Rae: Jimmy’s a triplet…
Vinny: Yeah…an identical fucking triplet and he’s the ugliest one. And Rae Rae’s never met his Dad.
Rae Rae: Yeah, the cunt went out to buy milk, came back three days later with three missing teeth and a cut across his cheek and chin, then went out to buy smokes and then I was born.
Vinny: Good story.
Tx Punk: So, Vinny was refused into Houston airport. I guess that means there probably won't be a Texas Show in The Disco Lepers near future right?
Rae Rae: Vinny’s been refused from pretty much every airport…he was caught trying to steal luggage at Luton airport last Summer…
Vinny: I don’t see any American shows in the Disco Lepers near future because collectively the band have a criminal records as long as my dick and Chrissy the drummer has been in and out of methadone clinics for the past 5 years so can’t or won’t leave the country. And for the record, I did actually get a couple suitcases from Luton, one was full of perfume bottles and another refrigerated one full of truffles…they were fucking sick but I made a nice little earner on that.