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Psychobilly, Punk and Pizza

Frankie's Pizza in Sydney is a truly iconic venue, not just in the eyes of the average Sydney Punter, but Punters Australia wide. When you take that memorable venue and add in a serve of psychobilly and a sprinkle of Punk Rock you get something worth talking about.

With the night being lead by an ensemble of talented musicians Including Good Korpse Bad Korpse, Better Off Ted and Traumaboys. We decided to catch up with the Duo behind Good Korpse Bad Korpse to talk about the influence of Psycobilly and whether Punk is a music choice or more of a way of life.


Jordan:

What is Good Korpse Bad Korpse?


Rusty and Ginger:

Good Korpse Bad Korpse entered the psychobilly scene in May and is the result of our work over the past six years to achieve our ultimate goal of performing psychobilly music around the world. When we first started we immersed ourselves into everything in the music industry, no matter how outrageous, ranging from hosting a rockabilly show on community radio, studying music business, playing weekly shows and festivals in rockabilly and psychobilly bands, and coordinating events. Every single thing we've done over the past six years has been a pivotal step in creating Good Korpse Bad Korpse.

Jordan:

So you seem to of definitely to of just agreed one day to enter a full career in Music.

Music must mean a lot to you two?


Rusty and Ginger:

That's absolutely right. We both had long careers in the military and when we decided it was time for us to move on, we made a rule that no matter what happened we would dedicate the rest of our lives to our music, and thats exactly what we have done. We have had our fair share of tough times along the way, and learned ALOT of lessons the hard way, but every second of this journey has been worth it.


Jordan:

You two must have one hell of a strong bond. How did you meet and get into music?


Rusty and Ginger:

Music is how we met. Six years ago Rusty was looking for other musicians to start a band and I answered the Gumtree ad he had placed. We had exactly the same aspirations and ambitions for a life fulfilled with music and have been inseparable from the moment we met, dragging each other through some of the most unbelievable and exciting situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Jordan:

What’s your connection to psycho-billy?


Rusty and Ginger:

We have both been into psychobilly since we were teenagers, growing up watching bands such as The Fireballs and Zombie Ghost Train. It was a major musical influence along with punk rock in both our lives. In fact, when we first met both our playlists had identical psychobilly bands we loved, one of them being Zombie Ghost Train. Now six years later to the day we will be sharing the stage in Canberra and Sydney with Zombie Ghost Train's Captain Rekless in his new band Better Off Ted. We are really honoured to be at this point of our music where we can be part of a new psychobilly resurgence happening in Australia now.


Jordan:

What came first. The punk attitude or The Psychobilly Influence ?


Rusty and Ginger:

Absolutely the punk attitude. We have always played in punk bands ever since we were teenagers, but both of us grew up surrounded by our parents playing rockabilly and 50's & 60's rock n roll music, so that had a huge impact on us merging the two big musical influences in our lives. That led us to the psychobilly scene which we naturally gravitated to and have been involved with ever since.


Jordan:

Do you think of punk as more of a way of thinking or a type of music?


Rusty and Ginger:

Punk is absolutely a way of thinking...music is just a way of expressing it others


Jordan:

What’s the current plan for Good Korpse Bad Korpse and what’s next for you two?


Rusty and Ginger:

Our number one plan is to keep live music alive in Australia, so with that will come plenty of kickass entertaining live shows around the country. We're already working on our full album to be released at the end of 2019, and organising an overseas tour for 2020. Good Korpse Bad Korpse has been an unwitting result of everything we have worked for and we are really passionate about sharing our music with others. After hearing our songs we want people to feel like they've shared a look into what our crazy life is about, then be able to relate to it, wreck to it, and sing along to it all in an entertaining way.

Thank you to Rusty and Ginger for taking the time to chat, you can of course see them at Frankie's Pizza on the 18th of this month! Details Here! Oh and Rusty and Ginger both let me know their choices for pizza, Pepperoni for Rusty and Malibu Finnochio for Ginger, whatever the hell that type of Pizza is..



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