26 Feb 2017
Last Day Deaf interviews Julie's Haircut
Let’s start with a brief excursus of early days of the band, how did you meet? Your first influences and inspirations?
Nicola: The band was formed in the town of Sassuolo in 1994 as a trio (Luca Giovanardi, bassist Laura Storchi and me). Among our first influences: american and british alternative rock of the 80s and 90s, but also classic rock from the 60s and the 70s.
What were the most meaningful moments and records of the Julie’s Haircut history, the ones you’re most fond of? Are there also any tracks you’ve grown particularly close?
Nicola: It’s a bit like asking a father which is his favourite son, isn’t it? We’re proud of everything we’ve done, even the less successful things: it’s all part of who we are now.
The title of the new album is inspired by a Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Inventions song ‘Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin’, from their second album ‘Absolutely Free’ and by the short film ‘‘Invocation Of My Demon Brother’’ by the British film-maker Kenneth Anger, is it just a play of words or is there a hidden meaning? One way or the other visionary artists like Zappa, Sun Ra or Captain Beefheart often recurring when I talk to a lot of musicians, but enough is never said about them....
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