If you wanna know, which bands had an impact on guitarist Benni and which songs makes him wanna dance nowadays, read on….

The first time you ever stagedived, this song / this band was playing?
I have to admit that I can’t recall my first stagedive, but I remember the first stagedive where the audience in front of the stage wasn’t only made up of a handful of friends desperately trying to catch me:

Favourite music video ever?
Let’s make this question about the most influential music video ever: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE – “Killing in the Name” If you can’t stand the whole song, watch from 04:10. Picture a 13-year-old village skatepunk kid watching tiny Zack de la Rocha and that monster of a security guy, thinking: fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.

If you live in Germany but still want to watch the video, click here:

That day, the first CAPTAIN PLANET show took place, this song was #1 of the billboard charts?
10/11/2003, Rote Flora, Hamburg. “Baby Boy” – BEYONCE featuring SEAN PAUL was #1. Well, …

That song is representative for your teenage days?
TOKEN ENTRY’s – Jaybird
All that I wanna do, is skate skate

That classic hardcore/punk band, you actually have never heard a single song from?
This list could go on forever…

Which song makes you want to dance immediately nowadays?
BLOC PARTY’s „Like Eating Glass“ always makes me want to dance, although you’ll rarely catch emopunk guys like me dancing…

Oddly enough CAPTAIN PLANET got compared to this band once?
In a review somebody once compared us to PAINTED THIN, which is actually very far-fetched. None of us knew them then, however, half a year later every one of us had turned into a huge fan of this totally underrated band. Listen to their amazing album „Clear, Plausible Stories“, then repeat.

Which song can you sing along drunk, without actually knowing the lyrics?
BAD RELIGION – “Anesthesia” Just realized that the same might be true for every LAGWAGON and NOFX song up to 1995.

To your profound embarrassment which cheesy song do you actually enjoy, every time you hear it?
I’m a badass and would never ever listen to and enjoy cheesy songs.
…..KELLY CLARKSON – “Since U Been Gone”

Last one, song with your favourite lyrics?
TOCOTRONIC – „Es ist egal, aber“ It won’t get any better than this when it comes to lyrics.


pic up there by Christian Bendel

Q&A with LIRR.

The peeps of LIRR just released a great 2-song 12″ via Through Love Records. If you wanna know about their favourite BON JOVI tunes and which song gets them out of bed each morning, read on….

Which song sums up your last weekend pretty good?

The first time you ever stage dived, this band was playing?
No clue, probably a few years ago in a messy youthcenter

Your favourite 90s tune?

Favorite artist from your hometown / area?

That song with the most ridiculous lyrics you can think of?
Oh, don’t blame me, but the first song I thought of was Friday by Rebecca Black. So ridiculous.

Who would you like to sing a duet with?
Beyoncé. That voice.

Which song was the first cover song LIRR. played at their first rehearsal?
We never played a cover, but if we had it would have been Smoke on the water by DEEP PURPLE.

This song is your alarm tune every morning?
CLOAKROOM – Bending. Just because.

To your profound embarrassment which cheesy song do you actually enjoy, every time you hear it?

Last one, song with your favourite lyrics?
I can’t help myself but it gives me goose bumps every time I hear it.

Check out LIRR.’s music-video: