Fee Galindo: Favorite Troma? Sounds corny, but I like Toxic Avenger and/or Class of Nuke Em High-the classics. Chance rentals(VHS, nonetheless)back in the day. But, Psychos in Love is great, too!
Mormo Zine: Could you tell me about your experience in the punk rock scene?
Fee Galindo: So many stories! It’s hard to pick just one. Jump ahead to 1989. I was singing in a band called Twisted Thought in El Paso, Texas (affectionately known by myself and others as Smell Asso, Texsux). We were asked to play a show at a place called Sound Seas, owned by an older hippie-type named Myke Jennings. There was a band called the Dwarves scheduled to play. At this time, not many people had heard of this particular band, so when they sound checked with a softer, reggae-styled song, everyone there was, like,”Oh cool! A ska band!” Little did we know of the horror yet to come, that evening! They told the drummer of our band that he looked like he sucked a good dick, to which I responded, “He does!” When they finally came out to play, it was total, unbridled hardcore. Blag Jesus hit and tripped everyone trying to have fun, in the pit, whilst slinging the mic, aiming at the posers in the crowd! Hewhocannotbenamed slipped on his own guitar chord and fell flat on his face! I remember Blag telling the cops some shit, when they were called upon the scene. As I recall, the Dwarves were all against the wall, being frisked by the police, as we drove away, in our tour van, laughing! Good times, good times…
Mormo Zine: Wow that sounds incredible! I’ve seen The Dwarves and I’m a big fan! Most of my hero’s are willing to go to jail to do what they do. I firmly believe in honoring punk traditions, what traditions do you think must be kept alive to have a strong punk scene?
Fee Galindo: Originality, of course. Punk is not a fashion. The upstarts think that you have to have short hair or a mohawk, to be a punk. Others, think that you have to listen to a certain type of music to be punk. I remember being in Denton, Texas, in the mid-90s and some dude was trying to mack on my chick. I had long hair at the time, and this dude, was spouting out rhetoric about how ‘punk’ works, typically dismissing myself, without even really getting to know me. “You should listen to Billy Idol and Sex Pistols- REAL punk rock!”, he told my girlfriend. I referred him to Black Flag and the Ramones- epitomes of ‘punk’, with long hair. He shrugged it off, and continued on his way. This behavior is still rampant in today’s scene. I’ve asked people about ‘punk rock’ and the first thing the think of is Green Day. That’s fine and dandy (haha-I said ‘dandy’), but that is Top 40 radio play.
Mormo Zine: I couldn’t agree more! I have long hair right now but it’s not a fashion statement I just can’t afford a haircut LOL!!! Do you have any band you want to plug or anything you think is hot right now?
Fee Galindo: Facebook has given me the privilege of meeting right and proper people from all over the world. Something lacking from my local ‘scene’ at the moment. Stay high, Lay low!