(photo Unsteady Freddie 2008)
Name: The Octomen
Geographical Area: Upstate NY
Interview by email with Rattlesnake Ralph on 3/4/08
We formed in '91 as a blues band called 61 North and then again in 2005 as
We started off doing 3/4 covers and 1/4 original but lately we've been 100% original.
have you done?
Quite a bit back in the day but now The Octomen are working on a debut CD
6. What kind of gear do you use?
I use a Jazzmaster through a
re-issue reverb and into a 1965 Silvertone 1485. Darin uses a Highway 1
Precision bass through a 1973 Earth amp.
What is your bandís favorite
We like Cracker Barrel whenever we get the chance - eggs
8. How do you get gigs?
Beg, steal, kill, anyway we
can. Up until now we would just answer all inquiries we saw on the NESMA forum
but we now have some local gigs pending in our area.
Nobody has ever heard of it until we say "you know, Pulp
Fiction music" then they say "oh yeah, cool". Most clubs it seems are afraid to
take the chance on a band with no vocals.
We wear green
What do you
hope to get out of being a NESMA member?
14. Anything else?
Yeah I wanna' give a shout to my boy
Unsteady Freddie. Yo what up