By now, I’m sure everyone here is quite familiar with Fat Wreck Chords and the ever-so-colorful Fat Mike. Some of us may even be familiar with how it began and the hundred plus bands that have touted the Fat Wreck seal of approval on one or all of their releases. The alumni list is pretty hefty, particularly if you include subsidiary labels Honest Don’s and Pink & Black, which unfortunately, were barely mentioned in this documentary. I have more complaints being a terminal curmudgeon, but we’ll get to those later.
So last month we had the opportunity to do some interviews when the Fat Wreck tour passed through. We got to talk to Chris from Less Than Jake, Pat from Anti Flag, the legally challenged Masked Intruder and Sam & Tim from Get Dead. It was a challenge at times, doing that many interviews in one night but all the bands were helpful and really nice. Thanks to Talia for editing the videos and our own Gaby Kaos for setting everything up.
Last week the Fat Wreck Tour made a stop in Mesa at The Nile bringing Less Than Jake, Anti Flag, Masked Intruder and Get Dead to the Valley and we were fortunate enough to have tickets to give away courtesy of Angelo from The Kollective, and we were also able to Interview some folks from the bands. A special thanks to Vanessa from Fat Wreck for that! First I have to say that interviewing people from 4 bands while attempting to take pictures and enjoy the show can be a daunting task but luckily for Gaby Kaos and myself we had the help of our friend Talia so many thanks to her!