of a race of men that run around in logger shirts drinking cappuccino –
all these things are quite apparent in Tony Clark´s songs, but the German based
Seattle native does have more to offer.
Years travelling the globe, sitting in the Himalayas meditating over a
sitar, playing the streets of Europe with South American Indians, or
bearing the icy cold waterfall of a Japanese zen monastery – all these
have left a trace in Tony’s musical oeuvre.
Tony: “At some point, I decided the rock song was the right cup, the
flask, the vehicle for conveying my ideas. I tried other things, but
it was all too much of a compromise. I´m happy if I can write a good
rock song, with some spices thrown in for good measure.”
Tony Clark and Killing Time have been together only for a few months
now, but the combination of Emil Abrigada on bass, Sascha Baransky on
drums, and Tony´s singing and guitar is the future. “Although we come
from really different backgrounds, we spent 3 or 4 hot days together
this last summer, and we all loved it…and it was clear that this is
the way we want to play.”
“Emil has played bass in so many hard´n´heavy bands, he’s just gotten
harder and heavier than anyone on the planet!,” says Tony. “I’ve
seen few men who are such a perfect manifestation of the instrument:
BIG, HEAVY, BASS … a superstar in his own right. I dare anybody to
even try to get his fingers around that 6-string neck. Emil is
amazing, the essence of low-down, bass, and right on time. His credits
include These China Bombs, Bonneville, X-amination and many
“Sascha is cool…until he gets out of hand. A few days before our
debut show, he broke his hand because he just needed to smack
somebody. I was nervous, but I knew, if I gave him a bottle of vodka,
he’d play. It all went well. “We’re all a little “Fight Club” inside, aren’t we ?
Sascha plays drums. As matter of fact, his Dad, also a drummer, says he’s
never done anything else. He’s done Europe’s major hard rock festival,
Wacken, as well as a bunch of other local gigs.
So here’s our little offering: When I’m In My Car:
“She’s At the Center of Her World” is about girls that simply need to
go shopping … ya know? And it’s the same the world over, Victoria …”
“When I’m In My Car” – It’s all just about a very subjective view of
the world. I can’t seem to concentrate unless I’m on my way to a show. Until I know where I’m driving to, where I’ve got to get to until night falls. If I don’t have that focus, I
fall to pieces.
“Stupid (Tonto)” – This is a song originally directed at Dick Cheney. Maybe he’ll hear
it one day.
“I Am the Dirt” deals with the lack of civil courage. I simply cannot understand why people stand by and watch when others are being harmed….it’s a sad reality of our cities these days. A guy gets beat up by a bunch of idiots … I’d rather stand up and risk getting
involved in a fight than spend my life wishing I did.