Joe: That is he's with us is not because of some
accident. This was the result of a very long-term work,
starting with the "Guild of heavy metal" as
we tried to join several groups. We tried to arrange
the concerts by ourselves, thus to make Guild's member
Zack: It was an idea to make a mini "KapKan"
label (by the way at that time we began to do it,
there was no KapKan yet!). And we wanted to make some
kind of coalition that would take care only of its
member bands. Alas, history has shown that such union
can not last long.
Drive: Tell about the situation with copyrights
on the song "Plastic Crow"?
Zack: First, we thought about to contact with
the author, and then decided that it would be very
nice if Uspenskiy bring an action against us in a
court, and we could get in the newspapers: the "Fontanka"
or "Official" or all at once - and thus
people will know about us (everyone laughs).
And because we are not a legal entity, whom should
be brought to an action - me or Vladimir? We have
all the discs actually released illegally. But this
summer we had contacts with Gladkov, who wrote the
music for this cartoon. He found our song in the Internet
and invited to take part in a compendium of 25 years
of "Plastic crow" cartoon. We passed him
a disc. He liked everything, but then he phoned and
asked to do everything the same, but only with his
music. And we also should make it only with his lyrics.
But we buried this idea, because the song would have
lost its point.
Vladimir: When I saw the video "Whiskey
in the Jar", I notices for some reason that there
was an association with "Plastic Crow".
And the idea to do a cover came when, after drinking
many beers in Hanoi I heard Metallica.
Drive: And why don't you make a cover, for
example, on some song from the "Treasure Island"
cartoon? I think that your general theme is much closer
Zack: But we did! However, it was not recorded.
We played a song about "Bobby" with Sakmarov
on flute. And Sergei played the bayan, and was beating
the bass drum by foot. It was a huge fun. In the end
people began to scatter the money out of the hall
onto the stage. And even in the cartoon there are
very cool songs performed by the band "Grotesque."
I learned that they had been written by a man who
worked with Pugachyova. Apparently, this is a famous
and professional composer. Songs are just well done.
Interesting rock. Almost every song is a hit. We could
make some covers and even we had such an idea, but
that is a hard work. If someone would pay us money,
may be we could ponder about it.