Karl Kippenberger (May 2008)

The latest Slow Boat Inquisition comes from bass monster, scrabble whiz and all round swell guy Karl Kippenberger of NZ rock behemoths Shihad, whose brand spankin' new album "Beautiful Machine" is out now: 1: Your full name Karl Brenton Jamie Kippenberger 2: Where do you call home? Melbourne for last 9 years (its where my cat lives) 3: What is your earliest musical memory? Um... i remember being scared when dad would play The Cure - 17 Seconds album. probably not the earliest tho. maybe it was hearing Black Sabbath in my high chair. 4: What is your favourite piece of musical equipment? My 1973 Gibson Les Paul Signature Semi-Acoustic bass. it spends most of its time in it case these days. It is the Killjoy Bass. 5: Who would you most like to collaborate musically with? Eno, Kevin Shields, Dave Lombardo 6: Your favourite holiday destination, and why? At the moment its Rarotonga, my spritual homeland, i love being on "Island Time", the complete opposite of my working life. 7: What is the first song/ album of yours that anyone who is unfamiliar with your music should listen to? Album - Killjoy Song - Rule The World (off new record) 8: What's the last great film you saw? Letters From Iwo Jima 9: And the last great record you heard? The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! 11: Will the All Blacks win 2011 World Cup, or choke (again)? My heart say no, my brain says yes