[media stories: english: 2000]

Psyched Up Paris

Article about MP playing Paris / France for the first time
taken from the
Norwegian newspaper
DAGBLADET, 2000-04-15.
English translation done by Rolf Klausen.

Motorpsycho had their début at Cafe de la Danse in Paris yesterday night - with storm! The audience had waited for them for 10 years and was totally in from the first song.

  Motorpsycho - 2000
FRANSK ÅPNING: Hans Magnus Ryan, Håkon Gebhardt og Bent Sæther inntok Paris i går kveld.

The band Juniper with the norwegian singer Anne Lisbet Thollånes warmed up the crowd pretty good, but it was Motorpsycho it was all about.

I've waited for them for 10 years, Bruno Giner (28 yrs) from Paris said. He bought the earliest records and was breathtaken (err...)

The Norwegian sound is different. It keeps the mysterious. It lets the macabre come through without getting insane. Motorpsycho has a fantastic music culture. They are more musical now, says Giner. He has brought with him a vinyl edition of Demon Box. Maybe he'll get it signed.

Paris was a new stop on the band's biggest tour ever: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria & Italy has been taken, now awaits England, Netherlands, Belgium and finally Rockefeller in Oslo 30. april.

We've sold out 1000 seats every night in Germany and 700-800 in Italy. Netherlands is sold out. We have lots of friends and recognize the faces of people who show up at ten gigs, Bent Sæther says.

Baard H. Slagsvold (keyboard) of Tre Små Kinesere has joined what once was a (Tronheims-)trio. He has been a fan for many years and thinks Motorpsycho is a (school-example?) of how things should be done.

On The Cut (what's På Hogget in english??)

Success is arts' worst enemy. Then you are not on the cut [it means just about being creative and like what you're doing, at least in this context]. It kills creativity. It is important to keep a distance to an established battleground (Err...), Bent Sæther says, who thinks of himself as a musical anarchist.

Life is too short to get comfortable in one genre, Håkon Gebhardt says.

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