Paco avrundar 2015 med att låta scenkaraktärer från Sverige och utlandet enligt ett standardiserat formulär och ur ett subkulturellt perspektiv utvärdera 2015. De "intervjuer" som är gjorda med icke svenskspråkiga har jag låtit bli att översätta, såväl för att spara tid som för att inte omedvetet färga svaren.
Pat är en av männen bakom Italienska rakade Sverige-bekantingarna Automatica Aggregazione. Nu för tiden sysslar han med riktigt bra Gli Ultimi, samt en skägg/gitarr-karriär.
Music Release of the Year: Best Itaian act of the year goes to “Come Stai” by Dalton, an hell of a rock’n’roll/pub rock album, strong and straight to the heart, with the most beautiful lyrics I’ve heard in the last years. Said that, the release of MY year is absolutely “Lima Sorda”, my first solo LP, so many years of songs captured in one Vinyl support … is a milestone in my life.
Best gig of the year: ahha am I supposed to act as Dalton publicist?!?? The most shocking gig was absolutely Dalton at 360° Club in Rome, their first show … and I’m not the only one in this mood .
then absolutely Plakkaggio at La Strada, also in Rome, and in first person Gli Ultimi at Next Emerson, Florence .
Biggest disappointment of the year/worst release: the biggest disappointment of the year (sorry mates) was the “Sangue tra I denti “ CD by Barbera & Champagne, fot the cover art . I had the cd before its release and it sounded great, the songs were a blast, and they still are … but when it came the release with that cover art it was an horrible shame … and I told ‘em. For the rest … there’s a couple o bands in Rome preparing a couple of terrible releases … don’t know if they will take it out before the year fall !
Some other thoughts on the scene 2015? Did something special, bad, sad or spectacular happen? yeah it was a good year , Hellnation Records striked one hit after another , and it was a salvation for the city and Italy in general .
I don’t go to many gigs, but I saw people enthusiastic about the Cock Sparrer in Bologna for example … some guys will never give up what they are doin’… and we are always proud of them .
What's your plans for 2016? yeah in 2016 I will leave on tour from 5th to 19th of January promoting my solo split with songwriter Filippo Andreani and comic drawer Zerocalcare . I’m busy in gigs until march and I’m planning others. that’s our life, ain’t so? I will run my label/distro Folk Beat Vendetta, and sometimes work for Hellnation as organizer/shopkeeper/roadie or everything has to be done!
Thanks to my friend Robban (who the fuck? / Paco) and Paco for the little interview , hope to see you soon !