In our first installment of The Takeover UK Talks to itself, vocalist/guitarist Mark Solomich sat down with bassist/vocalist Adam "Cheddar Bang Bang" Shash on a rainy spring night in their favorite gentlemens club, The Cricket, to ask him some deep, penetrating questions.
MARK CHATS WITH BANG BANG
How many slampieces have you had?
only quality Lovers. (editors note: this does not answer the question)
Why do you like REM so much?
The band has existed longer than I've been alive.
Each one of their 14 albums has the ability to move me.
I feel as though I have grown up with them.
They sound cool.
How long have you had a beard?
5 years. since spring break '03.
Ever think of shaving it off?
Daily, i'm just very concerned that the skin below is very pale.
What different nicknames do you have?
ched chee. cheddar butt tits. bang bang. shitty titty. butt tooth.
What are your favorite and least favorite of those?
favorite - bang bang.
least - ched chee.
Favorite female singer?
Favorite Bassist?Paul McCartney and Mike Mills.
Election '08; who's Cheddar backing?
Rock around Barack.
Favorite TTUK song to play live?
Kill Me Dead
Was your family's name always Shash or is it one of those Ellis Island things where they shortened it and Americanized it when your family came to the States?
Your dream day off from work and the band?
no alarm clock.
romp w/ Kels.
over easy, sausage, home fries.
Sun, grass, trees, soccer balls, frisbees.
dip in the ocean.
man utd vs. liverpool at anfield.
dinner and drinks in vegas, or london, or nyc.
many more drinks on my estate with all who are near and dear.
(Ed.'s note: He has an estate? Why is this the first time I'm hearing of this?)
Finally, Have you ever seen a grown man naked?
too many times to count.