When and how was your band created?
Bad Machine has been together since 1999.
Where is the name of the band coming from?
Don’t know exactly. What I know is when we started there was no other band named Bad Machine, so we decided to keep this name…
What musicians or artists did have a major influence in your life / work?
All the good ones… Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, Stooges, Radio Birdman, Ruts, Bob Dylan, ZEKE, Motörhead. There’s no genre rule in my life. Good music is good music.
What are the positive and negative aspects of being a musician in Finland?
Nowadays I feel we have get over of all negative aspects, so everything’s cool down here…
During the years how has your musical style evolved?
Nowadays we play faster.
How do explain these changes?
We get lot inspiration from Zeke and Motörhead. That’s why.
What are stories/topics you tell/treat in your songs?
How to survive through the hard life and have fun at the same time.
Have you ever considered the possibility to change totally your style of music? If so, what style of music would you choose?
We won’t change this “style”, even if it’s not popular. It’s a matter of fact.
What is your favorite song in your repertoire and why?
All the songs! If we don’t like some song 100%, we drop it off from list…
Do you tour regularly? Do you prefer performing your music live or in a studio?
Yes! We tour nowadays as much as possible. Like this year 2004, we have already played about 40 shows at U.S/ West-coast, Germany, Belgium and of course Finland….We book more shows all the time. There’s no point to do releases if you don’t play live!!!
During the process of making an album, what is the moment that you prefer?
Best moment is when I have done my vocals and stuff. Then I can start serious drinking, you know!
What kind of music / What artists do you currently listen?
Mostly punk rock, but also world music or any good stuff. Last release from Joe Strummer and Johnny Cash (R.I.P). It touches me deep.
A stupid question but… what is, among all the songs you’ve been listening in your life, the BEST song?
Hawkwind/ Spirit of the age. Listen to it. Doesn’t need more explanation.
What is your opinion, as a musician, regarding internet?
I need internet in my work, but it’s full of shit.
What are your actual and future projects?
Tomorrow we will be at studio till 18.00 a clock and then we head to Lahti/Finland to play one show and then back to studio to record some songs for upcoming 7´ers and compilation albums etc…
Next full length album will be out at beginning of 2005. We will do lot of touring at U.S and Europe. But of course there will be lot of shows and small releases before that!!! Stay tuned.