What Does Rock Music Taste Like?: Asking rock stars the delicious question.

Posted: October 23, 2014 in Blog, Features
Tags: , , , , , , ,

What do Steel Panther, Frank Turner, Funeral For a Friend, Trivium, Sonic Boom Six and Blitz Kids taste like? I decided to find out.

During my time at university music site Electric Banana, I interviewed Corey Beaulieu of Trivium. Due to the tasty name of the website, and Matt Heafy’s obsession with food, he got a very unusual question.

“If your music were a food, what would it taste like?”

As a result, this became a mainstay of most of my interviews while I was a university student, and every so often since. Here is a compilation of some of the answers that I have received from musicians over the last couple of years. Some sensible. Some creative. Some bloody revolting.

Bon appetit.

STEEL PANTHER: Pizza, strawberries and watermelon

steel-panther

Michael Starr: I’d taste like pizza.

Stix Zadinia : He would definitely taste like pizza.

MS: I definitely would. A little garlicky. Not too much. But a lot of cheese.

SZ: I like to think that I would taste like strawberry. With a hint of watermelon.

MS: You’re so fuckin’ Californian, dude.

SZ: Dude! That’s how I roll, bro! It’s where I was born, man!

 

SONIC BOOM SIX: Curry

 sonicboomsix

Laila K: (very quickly) Curry!

Barney Boom: Hot curry.

LK: Yeah, curry. Madras or above! Our band’s daily life revolves around food. What are we going to eat when we get to the venue? What are we going to eat when we get to the hotel? We had a roast today. It was the most disappointing roast. We were depressed for like… two hours afterwards, because it was so rubbish. We had been looking forward to that since last Sunday! So, yeah. It all revolves around food. And if you don’t like curry, you can’t be in our club!

 

FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND: Fake bacon

Funeral For a Friend

Funeral For a Friend

Matt Davies-Kreye: Oh Christ… very weird, because you’ve got one vegan, two vegetarians and two carnivores, so it would be a very odd food.

Pat Lundy: It would be ‘fake-on’ I guess. Fake-on strips.

MD-K: Yeah, fake bacon.

Me: That’s what I have to put up with at home. My mum is a vegetarian.

PL: It’s a girl thing.

[Matt sticks middle finger up at Pat]

 

TRIVIUM: A buffet

trivium_comp3Edit

Corey Beaulieu: That’s hard! That would be a good Matt (Heafy) question ‘cos he’s a real food guru guy. It would probably be something really… weird. Matt likes to try a lot of weird foods and stuff. A lot of stuff I’m not really familiar with. It would have to be a meal with a lot of variety to it, cos we do a lot of stuff with our music that’s all over the place as far as our style stuff goes. A buffet.

 

BLACK VEIL BRIDES: Dog food

640px-Black_Veil_Brides_Video_shoot

Jake Pitts: Probably dog food.

Me: That is revolting. Why?

Jake: We all like so many things so I don’t know.

 

BLITZ KIDS: Faeces and beer (really)

Blitz Kids

Blitz Kids

Nic Montgomery: (laughs) Pffff… probably shit.

Me: Ugh, that’s the nastiest one yet. I thought Black Veil Brides were bad. They said dog food.

No, that’s pretty good. I think we might be a burrito. Or beer. We taste like beer. We taste like poo in a beer. Beer poo. Or poo beer.

 

HACKTIVIST: Weird junk food

Photograph taken at the event by Connor Ockwell

Photograph taken at the event by Connor Ockwell

Timfy James: Deep-fried chicken. No! J likes it!

J Hurley: Yeah, definitely chicken! Juicy chicken. Really juicy.

Josh Gurner: No, we’re like those people who take their McDonalds chips and dip it in a McFlurry. They’re two things that are pretty good on their own, and then if you mix the two together, some people think it’s the shit, and other people go ‘what the fuck is that?’.

TJ: Yeah! There you go. That’s brilliant. I would have said chips and McDonalds milkshake. Basically, any two foods that shouldn’t go together and taste amazing. Bacon on syrup and pancakes.

 

SUCH GOLD: Communion wafers

suchgold

Nate Derby: Salty.

Skylar Sarkis: Gluten free.

ND: It wouldn’t be very thick. It would be like a flax cracker.

SS: Or a communion wafer. It would come with a nice glass of red wine.

ND: And some humus.

SS: And it would be administered by a priest.

 

FRANK TURNER: Steak and ale pie

Frank Turner

 

Frank Turner: Probably a steak and ale pie. Wholesome. I don’t make particularly radical and adventurous music. It’s just country rock music. It’s also damn fine and tasty!

(NOTE: If this was a joke about him abandoning being straight-edge and vegetarian, I missed it. Oops. Sorry Frank. If not, I’m quite proud of now noticing the coincidence…)

 

VERSES: Banoffee Pie

verses 

Jason Danzelman: I would go with a nice banoffee pie, I’d say. It’s got like a slightly crunchy base (bass?), it’s soft in places and sweet and tasty at the same time.

Me: That is the deepest, most poetic answer I’ve been given for such a stupid question. I’d promised Critical Wave I would stop asking that too.

True story. For that reason, I refuse to put this question away.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s