Interview with Jimmy Bones


by: Sam Sinister
New Castle, PA

Jimmy Bones, punk rock solo artist and "bass-purveyor" is resurrecting the spirit of punk rock, albeit with a modern (or possibly "post-modern"?) twist. I recently had a sit-down with Mr. Bones to shoot the shit and discuss his video, zombies, today's music scene, and Freddy Kruegger.


Okay, so for the record, please state your name and occupation.

Jimmy Bones, bass-purveyor and Zombificator.

So you've been generating alot of buzz with your video, "I Fell in Love with a Psychotic Zombie". Could you tell us a little about that, for those who have never heard of the song or video?

Well, asprirations build over time in a relationship, ups, downs, turnarounds, and one day I grabbed a guitar and half an hour later I realized that I really did fall in love with a psychotic zombie. Music should be made by the way you feel, not necessarily by what people want to hear. I make music for myself for the way I feel, if you don't like it, don't listen to it. But if you're into it, rock on, and let the dead raise again.

How would you describe your sound?

Sound? Back in '98, when things were just culminating, Terminator Face brought forth... the blueprints of Termination. May purple skeletons dance with skulls while Kruegger--

Like Freddy Kruegger?!

Yeah, Kruegger mixes the melting pot. I have multiple sounds of evil banishings to emotional bliss. Casual sequences to put you to sleep. Jimmy Bones is a new cobweb, forming punk rock with the raising of the dead. There's years of music and different sounds.

Who or what are your major influences as far as songwriting?

Jimmy Styles and Terminator face would Chop the Tarts. Bands though would be the Misfits, Rancid, NOFX, RATM, Manson, Reznor, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and so much more.

So there's a rumor that you might be doing these songs live, with a backing band. True?

Trying to work on the real, getting together is hard. Time and space is important. Hopefully we'll all get together and get everything rollin'.

How do you feel about the current music scene in New Castle?

There's good bands, and bad bands. I've gone to local shows with a bunch of bands and it personally pisses me off that I'm not up there gettin' people going and composing music that I think would sound better, but who am I to judge, and whom are you to judge. Let's just have fun.

Are you serious?

More serious than Bruce Willis on CID.

Describe your personal style.

Evil sound to casual experiences. Scary to feelgood. If you can't express yourself or the way you feel in your music you need to play a fuckin' skin flute.

If you were stuck on a deserted island and you could have just one thing, what would it be?

A barrel of Jim Bean, so I could drink myself to death.

Who are some of your personal heroes? Why?

I don't have a need for heroes. We're all heroes.

Who do you think would win in a fight: Dick Cheney or Elmer Fudd?

If Elmer Fudd was in reality, he'd kick anybody's ass. Unless Cheney shot 'em in the face first. Shoot first ask questions later.

Gimme your best insult.

Cuntlickin' bastard. Oops, I said that too loud.

Okay, let's get back on track here... Favorite albums?

Misfits - Box set.

Musically, who would you say is your worst enemy?

Conglomerate Emo and the commercialized world of music for money.

What do you like best about yourself?

As time goes on I remain the same.

What does the future hold for Jimmy Bones? What should we expect, if anything?

Expect the rising of "The New Dawn". The coming of a new era in music, through myself and everyone else. The kettle can only sit on the fire for so long until it blows. I thank everyone who has helped me in my video and career. It is time to stand. What better place than here, what better time than now.

--Jul 9, 2007

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