BIG COCK (Eng.)

Hi Dave! First of all, thanks for the interest in answering our questions and congratulations for the Big Cock album, for the members and the music, a CD that can’t leave anyone indifferent… like a big party!

 

– Dave – It’s a pleasure to me(a)t you.

 

Let me start with your beginning. You started in the music world with a band called The Schoolboys, where there were some members of Icon.

 

– Dave – John Covington (the drummer for Big Cock) and I were both in the Schoolboys way back in the early 80s. After we left, the remainder of the band went on to become Icon.

 

Of the Schoolboys epoch, if i’m not wrong, you included one song in the Big Cock album. Why include it after all this long time?

 

– Dave – I love the song «Mean Street Machine». It was one of the first songs I ever wrote back in high school. It’s been covered by the Schoolboys, Icon, King Kobra and now Big Cock.

 

You’ve also been in one of the most important 80’s band, King Kobra.

 

– Dave – If it’s so important, how come I’m not rich?

 

With King Kobra you did two gigs in Europe in Spain. What do you remember about those 2 concerts? How whas it like the reception by the Spanish public?

 

– Dave – We played at the Cancillier Club in Madrid. Our singer and bass player at the time were Marq Torien and Lonnie Vincent, who later went on to form the BulletBoys. It was a great gig and I have lots of pictures to prove it.

 

Any fun anecdote?

 

– Dave – The poster for that gig is still hanging on my wall at home.

 

After visiting Spain, do you want to come back or are you planning to come sometime with Big Cock?

 

– Dave – Hell yeah, I want to come back. The fans should demand to have Big Cock in Europe.

 

Respect King Kobra, it seems the most successful CD’s were the first 3 ones, nonetheless, we can find some differences between them for example, I consider “Ready To Strike” like an album representative of the band.

 

– Dave – So true. That album is what got the band noticed because it was hard and heavy, yet a little pop at the same time. I think you’ll hear some of the same influences on the Big Cock records.

 

Undoubtedly one of the most showy things of Big Cock is the name, how arises the idea? What is it meaning?

 

– Dave – Well, the Rolling Stones was taken, so we took the second choice – Big Cock. A large rooster, maybe…?

 

And how arises the idea of forming the band?

 

– Dave – There are no bands playing rock ‘n roll anymore. There are too many emo-screamo bands whining about their horrible lives and too many hippity-hop-pop-top artists. We’re here to represent the ROCK.

 

For all those people that don’t know about you, can you present the band?

 

– Dave – Big Cock – Real Music Performed by Real Men.

 

In the Big Cock CD you’ve rescued 2 tracks of the King Kobra’s 3rd album, why rescue songs from this album? Is it your favourite?

 

– Dave – King Kobra III was never widely released, so many people have never heard those songs. I wanted to give them another chance.

 

Listening to the album it seems to go back in time and we return listening genuine 80’s American hard rock.

 

– Dave – Why don’t we bring back that time to right now?

 

I suppose some people is thinking in this question, is it Big Cock a project to have fun or a band with future?

 

– Dave – Both, depending on how you want to look at it. We’ll make music as long as people want to listen to it and support it.

 

“King Of Fools” (now “King Of Cool”) it was recorded for the movie “Black Roses”.

 

– Dave – Yes, I wrote the song for the soundtrack. Again, I felt it deserved another chance.

 

Which musicians or singers had influenced you during your career?

 

– Dave – Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore), Ace Frehley (Kiss), Van Halen (DLR, of course), AC/DC, Guns ‘n Roses.

 

Are your favourites?

 

– Dave – All of the above.

 

If you had the chance to put your name (or your band name) in any CD of the history, which one would you choose?

 

– Dave – Big Cock «Year of the Cock» & Big Cock «Big C**k»

 

During you career, like i’d tell before, you have been playing in different important bands. If you had to mix the best things of every band that you’ve been in, what would you choose?

 

– Dave – Big Cock is the culmination of everything I’ve always wanted to do. It is an unrestrained, no-holds-barred expression of rock ‘n roll. The band was made to entertain and provide musical pleasure for the starving rock fan (coincidentally, I am one as well).

 

How do you see the rock scene today?

 

– Dave – Better, now that we’re on the scene.

 

As you know in Queens Of Steel we support the figure of women in rock scene. Do you think that women are more valued for their musical quality or other factors?

 

– Dave – Hell yeah – how about Lacuna Coil, Evanescence, The Donnas, Doro, etc. Great rock women all.

 

You have lived in the 80’s and the summit of feminine rock bands. Do you think that they were correct judged? This has changed in the recent years?

 

– Dave – I think they’re better now. In the past, American bands like Scandal and Vixen made women more like barbie dolls than musicians. Now we have committed artists like Amy Lee and Juliette Lewis who can kick ass as hard as any male counterpart.

 

And finally, which bands with female components do you listen to?

 

– Dave – All the above mentioned. I admit I find Juliette Lewis pretty darn sexy, though.

 

Lots of thanks for dedicate us some minutes. If you want to add anything it’s the moment.

 

– Dave – Folks, if you want rock, you need to support it. Let’s get a movement started and bring back the rock. If you think other genres of music are popular, it’s only because those fans go out and support those artists. You’ve got to go to rock shows, buy rock t-shirts and CDs and spread the word. Otherwise, you’re favorite rock artist will end up out of work and out of business. Don’t make a rock star homeless!

 

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