Slick disc to showcase grunge fun
A zany Hong Kong grunge band is about to capitalise on its live success by
P.N.S., the band which has built up a cult following over the past six months with zany live shows, grunge guitar sound and hilarious lyrics, is to release a CD.
Rhythm guitarist and principal songwriter DJ Jurassic Judge Mikie Mike D (aka Michael Peart) said putting out a CD would enable the band to reach a wider audience.
''It's aimed primarily at the local market, but we hope to gain enough interest to get a record deal and go international,'' he said.
''But to be honest, what we really want is a vast selection of groupies and lots of free beer!'' The band is booked into the studio early next month with top producer Raymond Mak.
''We'll just lay down the basic rhythm tracks live as a band and then go back later and put on guitar solos, sound effects and vocals and things,'' said D.
''We won't have much time, but our songs are only two minutes long anyway. The studio has a capacity of 48 tracks . . . but we'll probably only use about four of them!'' The album is expected to be released at Christmas. Five hundred copies will be produced initially, and the band expects them to sell like hot cakes.
''My mother has already placed an order for 200 copies,'' said D, ''so when we sell the others, we're hoping to bring in a record deal or sponsorship to make more.
''We also want to make a live album later in the year as we feel our strength is in our live shows.'' In keeping with the zany stage antics, a saucy album cover has already been decided on.
D explained: ''Because our music is political pop with grungy overtones, we've decided the cover will have a shot of us naked in front of the Legco chambers. Well . . . naked but for a few strategically placed Carlsberg bottles. We are a family band, after all!'' There is also talk of making videos.
''We really want to do some videos, but funds will be a problem without any sponsorship. We're thinking about asking [Governor] Chris Patten to participate - hopefully naked also!'' P.N.S. will be playing with special guests Splash It About on Wednesday night at The Godown, Admiralty.