Part three of my "random questions for random bands at Warped" interviews series. This one is with Aaron and Brad of Gainesville FL's The Ãffect. These guys put on an awesome show on the Punkrocks.net stage in Chicago, and will continue to do so for the rest of the Warped Tour, so go check them out [it's not like you need to see NOFX or New Found Glory for the 15th time, anyways]. For more info on the band, go to TheÃffect.com. Click READ MORE for their interview.
Scott: Say who you are, what you play, and what band youâre in.
Aaron: Okay, my name is Aaron Feibus, I play guitar and sing, Iâm in the Ãffect.
Brad: Brad Bulifant, ditto, except I play drums and sing.
S: First off, howâs the tour going?
A: The tourâs going amazing.
S: The RVâs holding up?
A: Hehe, no, the RV is not holding up. The RVâ¦ Geez, whatâs gone wrong with the RV so far?
B: Cruise America has gone wrong with the RV so far. [laughs]
A: Letâs see, thereâs no brakes, we got the oil changed at 3,000 miles but there was no oil in there for some reason, none of the cabinets work, the A/C doesnât work, the generator doesnât work, the locks in the back donât workâ¦ Câmon Brad, help me out.
B: We blew a tire.
A: Yeah, we blew a tire. You name it, everything has broken. If not, it will break eventually.
S: Whatâs the one band people should be watching, besides you?
A: The Start.
S: The Start?
S: I got here late, I missed them.
A: Hopefully you can make it to another show, because theyâre fuckinââ¦ really good.
S: Alright, who would win in a fight: you guys or the Faint?
A: Yeah, yeahâ¦ I think that weâre outnumbered, butâ¦
B: Weâre tougher.
A: They canât see with all that mascara running in their eyes. [laughs]
S: Woahâ¦ Alright, whatâs one song you wish you never wrote?
A: Ummâ¦ Does it have to be in this band?
S: Naw, it can be a different band, sure.
A: I think back in the day I wrote a song about Christopher Reeve.
S: Wait wait waitâ¦ Was it before or after his paralysis?
[everyone laughs again]
S: Did you talk about the paralysis in the song?
A: Ummâ¦ Maybe.
S: Ohhhâ¦ I think someoneâs an asshole.
S: So, why should someone come watch you as opposed to, say, Good Charlotte, or New Found Glory, or anybody else on the tour?
B: Iâd say itâs something a little different. I mean, itâs not an average sound that you kind of hear that often so itâs kind of interesting to hear something sort of new.
S: Itâs bootylicious, but itâs still punk rock.
S: Finally, this oneâs controversial butâ¦ Who should not be on this tour?
A: Oh, oh shit. [laughs]
S: If you had to name 1 or 2 or 10 or 20 bands that you just think donât belong here with everybody elseâ¦
B: Ah fuckâ¦ Third Strike.
S: Theyâre horrible.
A: Iâd have to go withâ¦ Trusted Company.
S: Trust Company?
A: Yeah. Not that the band is bad or anything, likeâ¦ Weâre a different style as well, but I think theyâre maybe better off doing the Ozzfest or something.
S: They donât need the Warped Tour support, theyâre on a major label and stuffâ¦
A: Right. Iâd also say Home Grown.
S: Ooh, theyâre playing right now.
A: Are they?
A: Maybe they should stop. [laughs]
S: That band was cool when I was 14.
A: Haha, yeah.
S: Alright, thanks a lot.