PRP: How was Linea 77 formed and what changes have come about up to this point?
Dade: I think that we have come to the right
lineup. At one time we had another guy but I think now this lineup will not
change. Musically with "Ketchup Suicide" we have tried to make
some new stuff in our sound and maybe make more melodies than "Too Much
Happiness.....". "Too much happiness" I think is more of an impact album.
The new album was more studied and thought out and I think it is more complete.
Emo: Our style with Ketchup Suicide is more
difficult as you have to listen to the album many times. With "Too Much
Happiness" it was a lot more simple.
PRP: Ketchup Suicide is quite a bizarre title.
Is there any meaning behind it?
Emo: Its an ironic title. Its about the struggle
between two people and stupid things happen. Its like "I don't want to play
at this game, I will die in a ketchup suicide" - but its not a real death,
its only a joke as we will not die with our blood but with ketchup.
How did Earache Records come to discover and then sign you?
Dade: They listened to our "Too Much
Happiness...." CD as first it was released on a small Italian label, Collapse
Records. Our manager sends them a package and they love it and propose
us a contract.
Other than Italy, what other places do you enjoy playing?
Dade: Our dream is to play the United States
but now I think the best place is Italy, not just because we are Italian,
but also there are a lot of people at our gigs. The best show was Beach Bum
Festival in Italy, where we played with Helmet and Dog Eat
Dog. We just love to play whether it be China or Russia. We
want to do what we do in Italy and convert that everywhere else.
PRP: Do you think you will tour America in the
Dade: Yeah I think so. We have received some good
reviews from American webzines and also Earache has a base in America and
we will arrange something for the summer. I think only the west coast. Its very
expensive but we have a lot of contacts with great local bands so I think we can
get the crowds.
How would you describe your sound to a man wearing nothing but a cloak and a sly
Dade: Hahaha. Can we have an hour to think about
that. I think we are more hardcore than nu-metal. We don't like to label our own music
but if we had to we would say hardcore and nothing more. We listen to a lot of
different music. We don't normally listen to the music we actually play. We grew
up with stuff like Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, the Cure,
the Clash, those kind of bands. Now I listen to some bands but they don't
influence me, I just like it. Deftones, At The Drive-In, Glassjaw.
I don't think they influence me, the only name I could say is Rage Against
What can fans expect of the live show?
Dade: I think more aggression, more energy. We grew
up playing live since 1993, we love it and enjoy having a good
relationship with the crowd.
How do you feel about bands like Papa Roach and Linkin Park making
such a huge impact on the scene?
Dade: I think now, nu-metal is pop and nothing more.
Nu-metal is really fashionable now, its good for them. They are American
and they can do it. If you are Italian you can't do it. Also bands from England
face the same problem.
Other than Pavarotti, what Italian bands should we be checking out?
Dade: If they are still around, Hanging On A
Thread and nothing more.
Emo: We are friends with a lot of people but so far
as music we would just say Hanging On A Thread.
You sing in both Italian and English on the new album. Which do
Emo: Its really different because our knowledge of
the English language is very different from Italian. When me and the other
singer write lyrics in Italian we study the words because we want not only good
words but the word must sound a certain way. To do this in the English language
it is a little more difficult because sometimes I would like to know more words.
PRP: What kind of topics do you sing about?
Emo: The meanings are personal, we are not a
political band. We sing about us and not our generation. It's impossible for me
to write stuff about that. I write about what I feel. Music is inspiration, its
That's about all we have time for, any last words or shoutouts?
Dade: Just listen to music, support us if you are
Italian and without piercing or tattoo.
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