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When and how was your band created?
1986, Leningrad Cowboys was originally an english version of Sleepy Sleepers (same players, different set and look)
Where is the name of the band coming from?
From the Soviet America.
What musicians or artists did have a major influence in your life / work?
Elvis Aaron Breshnev, Led Zeppelin, Salvador Dali.
What are the positive and negative aspects of being a musician in Finland?
Positive is our huge domestic market and the long winters. Negative is the distance to the continent and the lack of women.
How could you define your style of music?
Energig, exciting, sexy and scary.
During the years how has your musical style changed?
It has transformed from the balalaika-boogie to the metal-electro-polka.
How do explain these changes?
That is the question. I’ll leave it to the university people and Interpol.
What are topics you treat in your songs?
Platonic love and avoiding sex in you life before marriage. Also alcohol and women sometimes.
What is your favorite song in your repertoire and why?
Hit me with your rhythm stick! It has a tender and touching melody and lyrics.
Do you actually prefer performing your music live or in a studio?
Actually we don’t ever perform all together in the studio, but live, yes please!
During the process of making a song, what is the moment that you prefer?
When the big idea has landed to the studio. After that everything goes easy.
A stupid question but… what is among all the songs you’ve been listening
in your life the BEST song?
Melekkalikki makka. A hawaian christmas song, means “Merry Christmas!”
What is your opinion, as a musician, regarding internet?
Good for interviews and good for surfing if you don’t live by the ocean waves.
What are your projects ?
Conquer the album charts in all french speaking countries, including French Guyana, with our new album “Zombie’s Paradise”.
What “image” do you have of French music?
The hardrock wasn’t invented in France, was it?
Is there one French song that you prefer? If so, what song is it?