13 questions to Jay Ravine (The Flatfield)

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What was the very first record you bought?

I’m not quite sure but it might have been Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks

What is the most expensive record have you bought?

I really can’t say…

What are your 5 very favorite bands ever?

Sisters of Mercy, Fields of the Nephilim, The Cure, Celtic Frost and Depeche Mode

Name 5 bands that have changed your life?

On top of the previously mentioned bands I could add for instance Venom, Bauhaus, Portishead, Ramones and Jane’s Addiction

Name your 3 favorite Gothic Fests?

I don’t go to festivals often, but I certainly like to get to WGT

Name your 3 favorite gigs as a musician and as fan?

Well, Sisters of Mercy in Prague (if I can recall correctly they were supported by the Psí Vojáci), Sonic Youth in at Tavastia, Helsinki and The Cure (supported by Cranes) also in Helsinki.

Name the most 3 influential albums for you as an artist

Fields of the Nephilim – Elizium, The Cure – Disintegration and Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo habitual

Describe yourself with 3 adjectives

intelligent, charming and modest

What is the most overrated gothic band? –

What is the most underrated gothic band?

Could be Love Like blood or maybe The Wake

In which band would you have liked to play live?

It could have been great to be part of early ‘80s goth scene in the UK, and play with all of them.

Name 3 new gothic bands that have caught your attention lately?

This one is really easy: I’ve ran into many new bands like The Hearse, Horror Vacui, My great blue Cadillac or Voyvoda lately, just to mention a few.

Gothic Rock or Post Punk and why?

I’m not quite certain if it’s sensible or even possible to make a clear distinction between the two, so I shall remain neutral.


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