-Interview- Elbodo (5/29/13)

From: Houston, TX
Sounds like: Rock/HipHop/Funk


1. How did the band come together and form? Who thought of the name “Elbodo” and is there any meaning behind it?

We have all known each other since high school (Except one of us). Started out as punk metal. Guitar player became a key board player bass player became keyboard player. Drummer became front man and guitar player. Added a person with no musical background to play bass. Added a new drummer and an amazing lead guitarist with contemporary music training and as for the name we found a box full of shirts that said Elbodo so you know, you roll with it.

2. What do you want listeners to take away from your music?

Eargasms, boners, DWIs, a new outlook on what music should be, a specific brand of humiliation, the destruction of genres, intrigue and wonderment.

3. How would you describe your upcoming release “Follow Us”?

It’s like a night on the town with Matthew McConaughey you might not expect much but when you see it naked it really gets you off.

4. What can people expect from your live show? Any crazy show stories?

We occasionally give out bags of goodies to people showing up to shows. Let people feel like kids when they are attending our events. Like a party favor bag for adults. FREE condoms for all. We played a show as batman robin and 6 of the most notorious villains. (Front man went from scare crow to the Joker, drummer was cat woman, keyboard players were two face and penguin, guitar player the riddler.)

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Cap’n Geech and the Crab Shack Shooters, Mouse Rat, George Michael, 5 Skin, and Just the Tip.

6. What’s your favorite track to play live? Favorite crowd track?

Donna is what everyone is always waiting for. We managed to make an 8 minute song into a pop song that everyone begs us to play it’s what the people want.

7. What’s your take on the current state of rock?

It blows. That is why we are here to save it. It’s like cheddar and we are the muenster coming to stink up the room.

8. What’s the current music scene like there in Texas both locally and state wide?

Cover bands and alternative rock. We tend to turn some heads when we don’t play at least one Nickelback cover or a simple copy of that.

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

As long as people get to hear our music we don’t really give a shit. We bring out a big live show. Download our songs FREE and let us blow you away live.

10. What’s next for Elbodo?

We have about 15 more songs that we have not recorded so 3 more EPs, and of course to quote our favorite mouse. "Try and take over the world.” One lavia at a time.

11. Any shoutouts?

Rich and Rare, Al Pacino, all the IPAs, Shooter McGavin. B Arthur, you my bitch, Gumby, but no Pokey, you know what you did, all the Rugrats, the apple dumpling gang, and of course optimus prime we wouldn’t be here wit.