Black Camaro are from Las Vegas, and their most recent release is an EP called Miniature Panthers. They'll be sharing their strange form of pop with Tucson on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Vaudeville Cabaret.
What was the first concert you ever saw?
Brian Garth: Vanilla Ice, Heavy D and the Boys, C&C Music Factory. Tom Miller: Billy Joel. Jason Wilda: Queensryche with Warrior Soul. Fuzz: Boz Scaggs. Alan Norris: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in concert.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
Brian and Alan both have Flaming Lips' At War With the Mystics, and Black Camaro's Miniature Panthers; Tom's got Richard Pryor's That Nigger's Crazy in rotation; Jason has Weezer's blue album B-sides reissue, and Fuzz has Wolfmother, Death From Above 1979 and The Black Keys.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
Collectively, Black Camaro owns more than 6,000 records.
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
While Brian and Fuzz both download music legally, Tom and Jason both give an emphatic "NO." Says Alan, "I'm into vinyl."
What was the first album you owned?
Brian: Young Guns II soundtrack, and N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton. Tom: Fat Boys, The Fat Boys Are Back. Jason: Run DMC, Tougher Than Leather. Fuzz: KC and the Sunshine Band on 8-track. Norris: Snoop Dogg, Doggystyle.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
Brian would like Black Camaro's "God You Ain't Real," but Tom would rather have "Chim Chim Cheree" from Mary Poppins.
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
Alan: "I like to hold my guitar up to the phone and answer when I don't feel like talking to anyone."
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Brian: Fugazi. I discovered them at a time when I was heavily into punk, and they proved you could have the attitude while playing great music. Tom: The Beatles made me realize that I probably wasn't cut out to be a gangster.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Brian: Fugazi, In on the Kill Taker. Tom: Beatles, Rubber Soul. Jason: The Motards, Rock Kids. Fuzz: Jimi Hendrix, Band of Gypsys. Alan: Beatles' "White Album."