[review snips: other bands about
...to be continued...
From diverse editions of the German magazine INTRO.
From INTRO March 1996 regarding Blissard:
Rainbirds: «I like it a lot. Nice cover. But I'd like to strangle their
From INTRO March 1997 regarding AADAP:
U.D.O./Accept: «Interesting sound elients & rock passages, although not my
cup of tea.»
From some Norwegian magazine? Anyway...
22 Pistepirko: «Utlendinger vil høre annerledes musikk enn de er vant med fra før og legger bare merke til de sære bandene fra Finland. Men akkurat nå kan jeg ikke komme på noen kule finske band. Fra Norge syns jeg Motorpsycho er ganske kule, men på Roskilde spilte de så høyt at jeg måtte gå.»
22 Pistepirko: «Foreigners want to hear different music than they're used to from the past and they only notice the weird bands from Finland. But right now i can't think of any cool Finnish bands. From Norway, I think Motorpsycho are really cool, but at Roskilde they played so loud I had to leave.»
Taken from an interview with Monster Blomster from the Norwegian student
magazine UDUSKEN DUSKER #13, 1996.
[...]Med sin fokus på melodier i musikken, skiller Monster Blomster seg fra de
fleste andre rockeband med kredibilitet fra Trondheim.
«Motorpsycho har vært helt enestående, så all ære til di. De har hjulpet oss både med praktiske og musikalske ting. De som studerer innertekstene på platene våre vil finne ut at det bare er Snah som ikke har spilt på platene våre.[...]»
[...]Focusing on the melodies in their music, Monster Blomster are
different from most other rock bands with credibility from Trondheim.
«Motorpsycho have been really special, so all credit to them. They've
helped us out with both practical and musical things. If you study
the linernotes of our albums you'll find out it's only Snah who
hasn't played on our records.[...]»
Taken from an interview with / article about Turbonegro
in the German magazine INTRO, 1998.
Turbonegro: «Wir kennen die Jungs natürlich lange. Die sind schon sehr gut in ihrem Bereich, es gibt auch keine Rivalität, aber ich halte die für etwas angeberisch. Sie behaupten immer, von CAN und SUN-RA beeinflußt zu sein, aber alles, was ich von ihrer Musik dann höre, ist eine Art heftigeres DINOSAUR JR. Als wir kürzlich in deren Stadt [Trondheim] ein Interview gaben, haben wir deswegen verkündet, Krautrock und MILES DAVIS seien unsere größten Einflüsse, und Glamrock natürlich.»
Turbonegro: «We know the guys for quite a while of course. Sure enough they're very good in their field and there isn't any rivalry [between us] also, but I think that they're a little bit pretentious. They always claim to be influenced by CAN and SUN-RA, but all I'm able to recognize when I hear their music is some sort of more heavy DINOSAUR JR. When we gave some interview in their hometown (Trondheim) recently, we for this reason announced that 'Krautrock' and MILES DAVIS are our biggest influences, and glamrock of course.»
Taken from an interview with Autopulver from the e-zine THE KINDA MUZIK YOU LIKE! #5, 1998.
Frode Famøy / Autopulver: «[...] Overall, I think Norwegian musicians are getting more confident every day now and really believe in what they're doing. You know, Motorpsycho did break the ice and everybody (in the rock'n roll business at least) are really proud of them. [...]»
Taken from an interview with Kay Runar Rasmussen, drummer of Velvet Belly
from the Norwegian musicians' magazine MUSIKKPRAKSIS 1998-09-16 in a paragraph where he
talks about drumming influences...
Kay Runar Rasmussen / Velvet Belly: «[...]Mange er forøvrig på god vei allerede. Etter at vi kom inn på 90-tallet ser det ut til at musikerne generelt har blitt mer bevisste på lydstyring og dermed er i bedre stand til å finne fri uten at produsentene kommer i veien. Det gjelder også her i Norge; hør på Håkon Gebhardt i Motorpsycho. Åpningstrommene på Nothing to Say (Dion Box) har en helt glimrende lyd. Flott trommis forresten; han gjør mye bra innenfor meget store og krevende rammer. [...]»
Kay Runar Rasmussen / Velvet Belly: «[...]And many are on the right track already. After we've arrived in the 90's it looks like musicians generally have become more aware of directing their sound and thus are more capable of managing it without producers getting in their way. The same goes for Norway; listen to Geb from Motorpsycho. The intro drums on Nothing to Say (Dion Box) have a really beautiful sound. Great drummer by the way; he does a lot of good things within a really large and dianding context. [...]»
Taken from VG Tett på nett: Kåre & the Cavemen / Euroboys, 1998.
[...]Hvordan innflytelse har norske band på dere? Foeler dere at dere er i skyggen av et
band som Motorpsycho (de er jo forresten ikke så hippe og urbane som dere)?
[...]What kind of influence do Norwegian bands have on you? Do you feel
that you're in the shadow of bands like MP (they're not as hip and urban as you, by
From a private conversation between Paul M. Caspers and Tup Wanders,
member of the Dutch band Dandruff (which once was a support act for MP)
Tup Wanders / Dandruff: «[...]What do I think of Motorpsycho? Norwegian Pre-Goth-Hippies. That's what I think. But you shouldn't ask me, I don't know a thing about music [...]»
Taken from an interview in PULS, April 1998: Beyond Dawn.
[...]De tre blir raskt enige om at de ikke vil tilhøre noen spesiell scene.
Taken from the website of the Norwegian band: Respatexans,
[...] Few are aware the Lars Håvard also received training on guitar at the Trøndertun Folkehøyskole.
Taken from from: Music Minded #22, July / August 2000
[...] Some people pointed out beforehand that we might get infected by the Motorpsycho virus by working with [Pieter Kloos]. All five of us were already pretty much fans of the band, so we wouldn't have minded all that much. But in the end there weren't many outside influences on the album. [...]»