Volume 94, Issue 81
Thursday, February 15, 2001
|ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Psychotic rock with Treble Charger
Gazette File Photo
On the surface, the song was written because Nori had read the book American Psycho and he liked the term. Dig a little deeper, and he says it was written about the US media circuit. Nori was in the States during the Columbine shootings and witnessed the way the American media scrambled to make everything as sensational as possible.
"They made it into this circus," he complains. "All you saw were the names of those two boys who did it, and nothing about the victims it was all backwards."
As far as Treble Charger's image goes, it's all about fun and not taking things too seriously. Take for example last year's appearance at Summersault music festival when the band appeared as KISS and played cover songs. "It was Duncan from Our Lady Peace's idea. The Foo Fighters were supposed to do it, but they wussed out, so we agreed and were learning all the songs on the bus the night before."
In regards to the group's long road to fame, Nori says his goal all along was to be in a band. "My only regret is going to school. Post-secondary is a colossal waste of time. I should have just started a band."
Nori went to university to study English and political science, but couldn't get a job, so he then went to college for graphic design and within a week, he got a high paying position.
"University is good for being a doctor or lawyer, but for the arts, you might as well just go to college."
When asked if anything fun or exciting has happened this tour, Nori says, "We're trying to get people to throw up on stage." Sounds like good old fashioned rock star fun.
Treble Charger are bringing their hits to town for a show tonight at The Drink.
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