Posted by: on August 7, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Champions of Breakfast aren’t the first to fixate on the Power Glove as the most blessed artifact of 1980s gamer culture. But the Detroit-area duo of Val Hundreds and Moses Jackson (sure, those are their given names) get some solid zingers off in “The Power of Glove,” not the least of which is its titular Huey Lewis reference. By now, you know that live, the Breakfast perform with big cardboard instruments…they have strange mustaches…and their 80s-addled music bites not as much on synth-pop or new wave as the tinfoil keyboard twitter and anthemic plead of movie sequences. The Champions of Breakfast aren’t serious. Or are they? Just off a European tour (seriously!) and a bevy of CD release shows for their new Pleasure Mountain disc, the fucking Champs answered some not-so-serious questions with some not-so-serious answers. Go figure…– Johnny Loftus

Worst fanboy/fangirl experience…
A little while ago we had a girl come up to us at a show and insist that the track “Vanilla (always gets it raw)” was about her. When we told her that the song was written for our manager, Donny Villalobos, she became irate. She broke a bottle on our merch T-shirt bust and then tried to attack Donny. Val had to use his “long bass” to fend off the attacker.

Favorite music venue/city…
United States: The CAID, Detroit
Netherlands: De Magische Huidaap, Appeldoorn

Vegetarian, vegan or carnivore…
Dungeons and Dragons

Actor/actress you most want to hump…
Doodz

Bands you are digging right now…
Lyin Dogs, Lizz King, pre-surgery Ashlee Simpson

Last great movie you saw…
Nightbeast

TV shows you can’t stop watching…
“DeGrassi,” “Celebrity Rehab,” “Flavor of Love” (season two only)

Beverages you request on your rider…
Mexican horchata

First car…
After meeting at a Jesus Lizard concert in the early 1990s, Val and I bought a 1989 white Buick LeSabre and toured in it for a couple years. The passenger door panel had almost completely rusted off, so in order to look badass, we slapped a 4-foot RATT rub-on decal on the hood. It worked.

Guiltiest Pleasure – thing you watch, read, listen to – that no one knows about…
The taste you get in your mouth after licking a bunch of postage stamps.

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