Many of the Alien Sex Fiend lyrics deals with kinds of alternate states of mind - Nik: Everybody has down times The lyrics are emotions like the music and they just come out that way! I don't set out to make these kinds of statements, I am not trying to be some sort of expert on the subject, nor to bring everybody down, or be gloomy about things Sometimes I am not aware of what I am saying!
It could be some time later that it makes sense to me! I've always found comfort in reading or hearing of someone else's problems, it makes you sometimes aware of how IT could be worse So you pick yourself up and get on with IT My lyrics are open to each person's personal interpretation anyway It's quite a bizarre thing because like with my painting, I can paint a very heavy picture when I seem to be in a happy mood!
Sometimes the lyrics seems to have a more psychedelic meaning, in other songs the different levels are flowing one into the other Just like real life It seems that you have a look on the "other" side As I was saying You can't be happy, positive, creative all the time! Anyone that says they are, is either full of shit, or has never faced up to things in their life So sooner or later I mean Schizophrenic - but I want it with the "nik" on the end!
On the first look "E. I think the countdown came from when I was a little boy in hospital having an operation Also I had a similar experience at the dentist under gas, it could also be a countdown to take off Take your personal pick!
I really don't know where it came from, sometimes words just come out of my mouth, as I've said before I don't always understand my own lyrics until quite some time later after Also they can mean different things to me at different times, as I've gone through life the meanings to certain songs have changed or become more apparent Mrs Fiend often says I have a song lyric for every occasion or situation!
What's the meaning behind this song, by using the term EST? Because this song was done soooooo many years ago back in I think I now have some distance from IT I think it would be light and dark I want to make something happen or I need to escape trip to the moon either physically as in literally going off to the moon or to "Another Planet" -see that album! It is quite a complex statement because it can mean any number of things I think that's why it's a popular tune and why it's lasted It can mean so many different things to so many different people - including me!
Which is why it's still relevant when I sing it live Yes you are right, I have on a number of gigs sung " I think I need some L. I can't remember particularly. It's a spur of the moment thing, playing with my own lyrics, playing with the meanings Did your relation to Psychedelics changed over the years? Whats's your point of view today? Looking back to be honest, if I had never done magic mushrooms, i'm not sure that Alien Sex Fiend would have or could have existed!
They opened up a whole new world for me They broke down barriers for me I decided to take mushrooms after some pretty bad things had happened in my life, and I wasn't frightened anymore Every day is a bonus sort of thing. Then I had a bad trip round the IT album I tried E's a couple of times and had brilliant experiences again, in fact I don't think I have enough years to complete all the ideas my mind has stored, so I haven't bothered trippin' for some time.
To be honest I have been given much stronger and worse drugs legally by the doctor, twice in my life I was put on major tranquillisers - legal prescribed drugs I was like a zombie They completely fucked me up That's why I ended up doing the band full time, I suppose it was my own personal form of therapy, my escape route is doing my art and music It's the answer for me Did the topics of your lyrics have changed in the last years - what's the new stuff about?
Again my lyrics are open to interpretation so IT is hard for me to say exactly specific meanings Most songs are created in completely different ways The words are created from inspiration of the beats and noises that Mrs. Fiend comes up with The new album "Information Overload" seems to be dealing with pretty much what is going on in the world I want IT yesterday!!
The fact that "half the worlds dying'" from hunger or lack of fresh water is not as important in the media as Posh and Becks The public seem to be being force fed a diet of rubbish and no-one or few people seem to be questioning this, they are all caught up with themselves and their relatively minor problems Like whether they can afford a new fridge or 36 inch cinema television The album's also about that we need alternatives to outmoded thinking There's things like this in the lyrics but also in the artwork 12 page booklet with the CD The music, lyrics and artwork go together as a whole On the front cover are the words "No independent thought" "conform", "submit" "follow" "fear" "lies" People are more sheep-like, robots.
Of course there are people out there trying to do something but they are not being heard, I hope by adding my voice in it might help I'm not a political person Strangely, "Ignore The Machine" first single was about being an outcast then with lyrics like "everybody wants what everybody's got" - I am saying the same thing I suppose!
If they haven't got they steal it I'm suppose to be living in a democracy yet I'm not asked my opinion of anything! You always used electronic beats and sounds but the latest asf-music I know has much more Techno-influences.
Most of them are into ASF and have been for years. All of them are well into ASF!! So what came first the chicken or the egg? Then some of what they've done has fed back into what we're doing, so there was a cross pollination going on from around '88 to ' What is your relation to theTechno-scene today? IT is that ASF was adopted by the scene! But it was the underground part of the scene really.
We have always been into the underground of whatever scene it is whether that was punk, rockabilly, early hip hop and rap In the early 80s there were some wicked mega mixes going on which never hot the charts, we've always played the underground clubs, gay clubs etc. We were big in the New York gay scene in the 80s Have you been to parties? Yes we have, many times It woz my cousin Barry who first took Mrs.
Fiend and me to an all-nighter in Brixton, London After that we went to a number of brilliant, well happening parties There was no posing, no trouble, people were off their heads and having a good time At the parties we used to bump into a number of people we knew from The Batcave era, or had worked with over the years, who had become more involved with the dance scene explosion Way outside of the mainstream None of that mega club shit!
Did you say "Goodbye" to the Batcave-days? It's just a lot of time has passed and we have morphed into whatever IT is we are today We're still very fond of those days I found online in a list of "Drug Slang and Terminology Vault" at www.
We named Alien Sex Fiend because of it's limitless possibilities and the infinite number of meanings