We did this in December of 1996…
Ian: Our ex drummer interview Faith No More for Sassy Magazine, kid from Friendly Fire…that’s a little history on me.
BW: Oh, wow.
Ian: I came from The Cause to Friendly Fire to Baxter to Hogan’s Heroes
BW: With Jay Fisher
Ian: …and being friends with Brian Strahle and all the crew from down there and having seen Hogan’s Heroes a million times, he decided to ask me when they needed a bass player.
Skip: Johnny moved from bass to guitar
BW: Well the record is coming out in February, but we already have it as you have seen…
Skip: Yeah it’s cool you guys were singing along full on
BW: I got a copy of it and they all showed up at my door with tapes in hand…
Skip: That’s like the best to see words you wrote…
BW: I was reading the new issue of Hardware Fanzine today and Tim McMahon said he was amazed when so many people knew their songs.
Skip: Yeah it’s all unreleased except for the “bootleg” that has been circulating
Ian: Hey, they were here because of that
Skip-I’m glad because there were a lot more people singing along
BW: The flood of OS101 shirts
Skip: You guys got the original; we changed the logo
BW: So the record will be out in February
Skip: Yeah beginning of February
BW: And you did the photoshoot (turns to Ian) that no one invited me to
Ian: I told my brother to call everyone
Skip: We even specifically told Ian to make sure the boys came
Ian: I told him
BW: I woke up and no one called…oh well…
(Dave Franklin walks in and everyone chats with him for a few minutes)
BW: I am going to interview Pete at the next show
Dave Franklin: Oh, good, he is the most responsible member of the band
Skip: It’s good to play with Vision again. We played with them a long time ago as Hogan’s Heroes at Garfield Ave.
Tony: Back when they were Neurotic Impulse
BW: How did you guys hook up with AJ and Resurrection AD?
Skip: I’ve known AJ for a number of years
Ian: Manahawkin Skate Jam
BW: When are you guys going out west?
Skip: We’re doing the midwest with Murphy’s Law
BW: Johnny played bass for them last night
Skip: He played with them at The Pipeline and in Poughkeepsie
BW: Why the change from Hogan’s Heroes to OS101?
Skip: Well, we hit ten years and that’s a nice round number. We grew up as Hogan’s Heroes…we started really young at fifteen, sixteen…We got four new…well, not new people in the band, but got a new vibe. So for identity’s sake, so people wouldn’t be able to say “oh, I was in Hogan’s Heroes,” like six or so people went through Hogan’s Heroes, we’ll still bring back the old songs when we feel like it like we did tonight
Ian: Why are we letting him speak?
Skip: Because you’re sitting bullshitting and jerking each other off
Tony: It’s not Hogan’s Heroes, it’s OS101
BW: I saw a flyer from the eighties when Hogan’s Heroes played with Judge and Alone In A Crowd…
Ian: We have a video of that show…
Skip: I don’t remember…we were sleeping in the backroom at that show…
Tony: Where was it?
Skip: Anthrax in Connecticut with Judge…the one you fucked up your finger skating…I don’t remember them…
Ian: They were horrible but great
Skip: Tony played with a broken ankle once…