Legs Le Brock and Nicole Morier. Photo by Napoleon Habeica.
LUCY HELL interviews:
NICOLE MORIER and LEGS LE BROCK of ELECTROCUTE
LUCY: Introduce yourselves. Who’s in the current lineup of Electrocute? You have a new member, Legs Le Brock?
NICOLE: Hi. I’m Nicole Morier, please welcome Legs. I’m from Albuquerque, NM and she’s from Sydney, Australia. Now we live in East L.A. We also have a live band that plays with us featuring Bram Inscore (mini moog samples and guitar) Barbara Gruska (drums) and John Kirby (organ, synth and crazy sounds).
LUCY: Describe the Electrocute sound:
NICOLE/LEGS: Heavy metal bubblegum meets spaghetti western disco.
LUCY: What is the Gummi Zelle?
LEGS: It's Nicole’s publishing co. It means the Rubber room in German.
LUCY: The song “Tales of Ordinary Sadness” from Troublesome Bubblegum shows a familiarity with Charles Bukowski. Do you read his work? What do you think of Bukowski?
NICOLE: Yes, it was a reference to him. I’m not his hugest fan but I did like Post Office. And I think he is one of the few people to manage to romanticize Los Angeles. I had the line "ordinary sadness" in the song and then I realized the similarity to Tales of Ordinary Madness so I chose the song title.
LUCY: “Bikini Bottom” is a super fun song. How did you get involved with Spongebob?
NICOLE/LEGS: Our producer Mickey Petralia got us the gig. They were looking for some girly fun on the soundtrack because it was full of indie-rock boys.
LUCY: Your favorite punk band is:
NICOLE/LEGS: Jean Jacques-Perry and The Damned.
LUCY: I love your song “Sugar Buzz” from A Tribute to Your Taste. Do you take your sugar straight or do you prefer candy or cakes?
NICOLE/LEGS: We like dancing in cake.
LUCY: A Tribute to Your Taste seems to be out of print in America. Are you going to make those songs available again?
NICOLE: Talk to Warner Bros. They own the masters now, but Troublesome Bubblegum is available on Amazon and I Tunes.
LUCY: Are you working on a new album?
NICOLE/LEGS: We are currently working on two new albums, one with the band and one that is more of an electronic dance album that will include remixes.
LUCY: Tell us a funny story about one of your live performances:
NICOLE: Well, the owner of Gran Centenario Tequila made us stop mid show, when we played their annual party because she thought it was too obscene! Also Legs kicked a high heel off in Stockholm and it hit a bald guy square in the forehead.
LUCY: What is the greatest beer in the world?
NICOLE/LEGS: We don’t drink beer, but if necessary, Duvel.
LUCY: Ah, blonde ale. Yes, it's very tasty!
All right, thank you very much for stopping by the Island. For more information on Electrocute you can visit their official myspace page at: www.myspace.com/electrocute
"Electrocute Interview" by Lucy Hell © 2007 Mystery Island Publications.
Edited and formatted by Bradley Mason Hamlin. Published 08.30.07 by Mystery Island. All rights reserved.
All photos of Electrocute by NAPOLEON HABEICA. Used with permission.
Photo rights remain with Habeica.
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