We're doing exactly what we want to do musically, and are very happy amazed, actually that we are as "successful" as we are. If anyone had said to us when the band started that in seven years time we'd have done what we have, we would've just laughed. We certainly don't take anything for granted - I mean my only ambition when I started to play was to play in a garage with a few friends, so to have actually put out the records we have and to have played in Europe is something I still sometimes can't believe.
It'd be great to make enough money to go off the dole, and we still are damn poor, but we're doing what we love and I think people even in Australia have realized that we're committed to what we do, and it's not some bullshit act that we're going to change just because it's not popular.
Getting our stuff released in the US has always been a pain for us until now, of course! First of all, when Big Time went under we kissed goodbye what we were told was royalties from 7 or 8 thousand copies sold of Nest Of Vipers.
Then Doug tried to get Capitol to release Brute Force and they seemed a bit interested, but bailed out everntually. I think that by the time EWM came out Greasy Pop was starting to get the shakes and there was never much chance of a licensing deal for that. I really don't know why it's been such a hassle; we were told that Sympathy For The Record Industry didn't want to put out anything other than singles, then the next record I bought was the Creamers LP on Sympathy!!
We're just relieved and happy that the new lp is coming out through your good self and hopefully itll be the beginning of a mutually fruitful enterprise! Bart played in the Crazies , who had a single on Sympathy a while ago. According to Jeff he invariably finishes gigs nearly naked, soaked in beer, and "engaging in unnatural acts with the foldback wedges" monitors for us Yanks. Bart's heroes are Iggy and GG Allin ; nothing more need be said.
The band is a cross between these two and the Dead Boys. But when the album finally comes out, which it should be as you read this, the Mice will be heading off for Europe.
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A Nest Of Vipers. Similar Artists Beasts of Bourbon. Influenced By MC5. Info Connections Comments Shares. Search Myspace Start typing Please try again. Photo from. You're now in slide show mode. Forgot password? Keep me signed in.Another essential piece of Australia's garage rock revival of the s, the inaugural release by Adelaide's Exploding White Mice, A Nest of Vipers on the Greasy Pop label, a solid, short and sharp blast of MC5/Stooges/Radio Birdman type stuff in that post-punk garage style. A release into that 80s garage space alongside Screaming Tribesmen, Lime Spiders, The Stems and so on.