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Nine Questions

Seth Belvitch

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Seth Belvitch is a Dearborn, Mich., native who's lived the last 15 years in Tucson. He's played bass in a number of local bands, including the Stalkers, Three Dog Nightmare and Inoculara, and is currently in Vanish Twin. He flips burgers at Lindy's on Fourth when he's not planning trips to Southeast Asia.

What was the first concert you attended?

Iggy Pop. I was 14 or 15, and I went with my friend and his parents to the State Theatre in downtown Detroit, and it changed my perspective on what music should be.

What are you listening to these days?

A lot of Amigo the Devil and Red Fang, and I'm still stuck on Blue Record by Baroness. I've also been going through my old records and listening to a lot of Tucson punk bands like the Blacks, Los Federales and the Weird Lovemakers.

What was the first album you owned?

I got (Guns N' Roses') Appetite for Destruction and Black Sabbath's We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll on tape when I was 6.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?

What I really don't get are the Juggalos and Insane Clown Posse culture. It just baffles me. You can tell how far someone went through school when you see a Juggalo T-shirt.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Faith No More.

Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Ska. I love the early, early stuff, the English ska from the '70s, but I even like the third-wave stuff, like Let's Go Bowling.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

"The Wooden Song," by Butthole Surfers. It wouldn't make much sense, but it's a beautiful song.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Neurosis. They showed that without losing any sort of intensity, there could be an intelligence behind playing heavy rock.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Enemy of the Sun, by Neurosis.

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