1968 Interview

1968 Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD. What type of artist are you?

1968. We are a band. A band that plays music.

PD. Tell us the brief history of yourself.

1968. We began in 2013, carried on, didn’t fall out and here we are.

PD. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

1968. Skeletal Damage, Wes Montgomery, The Sonics, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

PD. What are your dreams and goals?

1968. To shoot pure heroin when/if we get to 80 years old.

PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?

1968. Jimi writes the songs, usually, they’re about dead cats, sexual intercourse and carving holes in the sides of planets.

PD. How do you promote your band and shows?

1968. The internet and beautiful posters that are often better than the actual show.

PD. What do you think about downloading music online?

1968. It’s a necessary evil in a disposable society.

PD. What’s your outlook on the record industry today?

1968. It’s heavy, in the wrong sense of the word, top heavy with regurgitated dog shit accompanied by a faux south-american beat. Other sides of the industry are interesting, where independent labels are thriving and putting out life changing music that the masses may sadly never hear.

PD. What song do you wish you’d written and why?

1938. Black Betty, Ram Jam. For sure.

PD. What are some of your pet peeves?

1968. Leaving our merchandise behind at a gig on more than one occasion.

PD. What is your proudest moment in music?

1968. Remembering to take our merchandise after a gig once.

PD.  Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.

1968. Our next shows are in Spain, you should be there as it’ll be a hoot, plus they have tapas.


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