|Only available as a download.|
|Attack of the 50ft babe !|
Amazingly productive, Oleg has released 15 albums with Messer Chups, some 14 albums or so with Messer Fur Frau Muller plus albums with The Gitaraculas & Bonecollectors, not forgetting credits to film scores. And just check out the dozens of groovy videos they've produced, most of which can be found on youtube and various sites, all well worth seeing !
Zombierella is no slouch either when it comes to filling her time, when not touring or recording she's a pretty mean DJ and can be found filling the dancefloors in clubs around Europe spinning sounds from her own vinyl collection.
We asked Oleg a few questions about the influences and plans for the band and here's what he had to say !
|Go Go Gorilla !|
I listened to a lot of teen music by Elvis Presley, Ministry, Front 242, Marlene Dietrich, the Cramps, Sisters of Mercy, Coil and so on.
Back in the mid 90's, Bomp released a compilation of Surf & Instrumentals called 'Surfbeat behind the Iron Curtain' were you aware that underground groups played these styles in Russia and the Eastern European states during the 60's and later ? and did they influence you in anyway ?
I'm not particularly interested in the youth that played in the 60's Russian groups or what was on the plates of something in the 60's because any music sounded good then.
|Prometheus anyone ?|
Russia didn't film any horror in the 60's but shot a lot of comedy and science fiction, which even Stanley Kubrick gets excited about, like the movie --- Planet of Storms !
You are a very busy guy, between making music with your bands, touring, working as a commercial composer, producing the videos for your music and running your label Gitaracula Records, how do you find the time for all of this, we assume you must sleep sometimes..............unless !
I sing a lot but I have enough time to do it all. I just do not do too much of anything, but just the fact that I like to play concerts and record music is fun and it doesn't take up a lot of time, I spend weeks not knowing what to do !
|Ahhh, Mr Gitarkin......we've been expecting you !|
|Get it on vinyl folks !|
You've been around recording now for over 20 years and there has been a slow evolution towards a much more surf orientated sound (even though there are heavy rockabilly influences) especially in the last few albums......why the slow move away from using the theremin, the exotica/loungey sound and less of all the sampling and mixing ?
|Just like a 1940's movie poster.|
This is a subject very dear to my heart, we love all the albums that you have put out over the years even though they can be very hard to get hold of but why are only 4 LPs on vinyl ? (including one Frau Messer LP)
|Easy Tiger !|
|Grab the album 'Bone To Bone'|
Can you tell us about any news for upcoming releases ?
- Miss Libido (2000) MC, CD
- Bride Of The Atom (2000) MC, CD
- Vamp Babes (2000) MC, CD
- Black Black Magic (2002) CD
- The Best Of Messer Chups: Cocktail Draculina (2002) CD
- Crazy Price (2003) CD
- Vamp Babes Upgrade Version 2004 (2004) CD
- Crazy Price (new version) (2005) CD
- Hyena Safari (2005) CD
- Hyena Safari (2nd version)(2006) CD
- Zombie Shopping (2007) CD
- Best of The Best (2008) CD/LP
- Heretic Channel (2009) CD/LP
- Bermuda 66 (2010) CD
- Surf Riders from The Swamp Lagoon (2011) CD
- Сhurch of Reverb (2012) CD/LP
- Jokermobile (2014) 7"
- Rockin' Zombie (2015) 7"
Big Thanks to Oleg Gitarkin and Can't wait for the album.