And, Henry, Winnipeg , did you hate Winnipeg as well?
Rollins: Yeah, yeah, 'cause the promoter
ripped us off, and uh, we actually had to go to his house to get
paid and also some of our equipment got ripped off, and at one
point someone poured a beer into our soundboard which we really
Nardwuar: Did it have like a Madonna
tape? I heard somewhere that someone stole your personal tape
deck or pissed on it and it had like a Madonna tape in it.
Rollins: I don't remember any of that.
So it was going to the promoter's house and people like trying
to destroy the equipment. Have you been back to Winnipeg? Have
they survived the seven year ban, Henry Rollins?
Rollins: I don't know Nardwuar, I can't
remember. I'd have to look.
Edmonton was pretty cool, wasn't it? Like, the two 7-11's right
across from each other, what can you say about that?
Rollins: I'll go anywhere, where the people
are cool, but if the crowd's gonna be a drag, why should I return,
you know? And, those two Canadian cities were just a drag. I mean,
the people were idiots, and um, you're just lucky no one was hurt
worse. I mean, the promotor, he eventually got all his four front
teeth knocked out by another Canadian fellow who came to the aid
of a band he was trying to rip off. So you had a fellow, I forget
his name, a very good guy, young man, who knocked the guy's teeth
Nardwuar: It was cool though, two 7-11's
right across the street. You wrote about that in Spin, I'll never
forget that. Like in Edmonton, wasn't it?
Rollins: Yeah, it was great. How many more
questions do you have?
Nardwuar: Oh, just a few.
Nardwuar: Henry, you have a brand new record
Rollins: You have to hurry.
Nardwuar: You have a brand new record out here
Rollins: You're really boring me.
Nardwuar: You have a brand new record out
here, War. You know, you do a version of "War."
Rollins: Uh huh.
Nardwuar: Now, who else does war?
Rollins: With me on the track?
Nardwuar: D.O.A also do "War!"
Rollins: Mmm hmm.
Nardwuar: Now with the song "War,"
Chuck Biscuits, being from Vancouver, there's legends that he
played in D.O.A, Circle Jerks, AND Black Flag all in one night.
Do you ever remember that happening, him playing in all three
bands, Chuck doing that?
Rollins: Uh...not to my experience, no.
Nardwuar: What about Victoria, do you remember playing Victoria?
Nardwuar: What do you remember about Victoria?
My friend has a great picture of you playing there, putting your
finger to your head.
Rollins: Um...I remember it being really
nice, and uh, the best time was when we played with NoMeansNo,
and they were really good, and uh, I think we stayed at the bass
player's house after the show, and they fed us very nice, very
well, and I think that's maybe where I met Ron, was actually ...
Rollins: Ron Reyes.
Nardwuar: Ron Reyes. What about the Canadian
Subhumans? Do you remember them at all?
Rollins: Sure, I used to put them up at
my house, my apartment rather, before I was in Black Flag, when
I was living in D.C., they were on tour with D.O.A., they all
stayed on my floor for acouple of nights.
Nardwuar: Would you ever consider putting Chixdiggit
up? You know they have that song "Henry Rollins is no Fun."
More Canadian content here with Henry Rollins, speaking to me,
Nardwuar the Human Serviette. Because they have that song "Henry
Rollins is No Fun," and they've been know to prank-call Social
Distortian using your name!
Rollins: Well, I think that Mike Ness would
know that I would never call him without a real reason, so that
doesn't worry me.
Nardwuar: Apparently he's been fooled three
times that it's you.
Rollins: Well, maybe Mike will have to straighten
me out someday, in some parking lot somewhere in America.