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Getting to Know: Jacuzzi Boys

By Jacuzzi Boys; photo by Christiaan Lopez-Miro, self-portrait by Jacuzzi Boys on September 6, 2013

 

Getting to Know: Jacuzzi Boys

IDEAL SITUATION FOR SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC

Applying make-up before a night out on the town.


DREAM COLLABORATION

Todd Rundgren.


BEST SHOW EVER

Probably our record release show for [2011's] Glazin' AT Churchill's in Miami. So many people came out… There was magic in the air, you could feel it. The show was the rowdiest, sweatiest fun experience. Kids were bouncing off the walls. It was one of those nights when you felt nostalgic about it in the moment.


WORST SHOW EVER

We played a shitty show somewhere in the Midwest to a crowd of about 10 people that did not give a fuck. We ended up staying over at this shady punk band's house and they wanted to do "punk" stuff all night long. They ended up smashing a TV and pissing in each other's mouths, but they weren't even funny about it. Such a dumb, sack night.


LEAST FAVORITE THING IN THE UNIVERSE

Shitty food and not having a good time.


OUR BAND'S SPIRIT ANIMAL

An iguana. They'd always come up to the window in our old practice place while we'd be playing—best audience ever!


WE'LL KNOW WE'VE MADE IT WHEN

We can buy a convertible Ferrari just like Iggy's!

 


 

3 albums that made Jacuzzi Boys want to make music


A mail-order early rock-and-roll multi-CD collection

As a kid, I was obsessed with the oldies station, it's all I'd listen to. So, as a surprise gift, my mom bought me some sorta mail-order, multi-CD early rock-and-roll collection! I'd play the songs over and over and over again. Needless to say, they had a huge effect on me. DANNY GONZALEZ

 

Love

Forever Changes


Almost everyone I've spoken to says it took them a little while before they got into this record. Not for me; I immediately fell in love with it. The album is so twisted and beautiful. Damn, and the lyrics: "Oh, the snot has caked against my pants/It has turned into crystal/There's a bluebird sitting on a branch/I guess I'll take my pistol." GABRIEL ALCALA


New York Dolls

New York Dolls


So trashy and so fun. I could picture the band walking around in their outfits, looking for kicks. They were so cartoon-like to me. The record sounds like a high-heel putting out a cigarette on cement. DIEGO MONASTERIO

This article is from FILTER Issue 53