Guitars & Panties Interview 訪問

14 -9- 2014.

訪問及攝影:Sidick Lam
翻譯:Becky Wong
三位Guitars & Panties為:Yan Yan, Chris B和 Shirley


Q
:是怎樣開始接觸音樂的?
Yan Yan :我是在大概中一的時候,那時受了家姐的影響,然後再加上聽到now的combination CD,便開始接觸並愛上音樂了,而且特別喜愛Rock的音樂。

Chris B:我是小時候媽媽很愛貓王和Beatles等的音樂,聽多了便愛上音樂了。然後我從12歲開始玩人生第一隊band,記得當時樂隊中其他成員都比我大,斷斷續續的玩到17歲我才開始出去表演。

Shirley:我從小,大概三四歲便開始學習鋼琴,直到中學才開始接觸並學習其他樂器,然後才真正的去學Bass,我是一個什麼類型音樂都會聽的人。

 

Q:為什麼會選擇組一隊全女band?
C:因為當時沒有出現過一隊全女的band啊,我們就想要做第一隊,嘗試一下這個概念可不可行。而且全女band感覺可以拍一些性感的posters,感覺站出來在台上也是會很漂亮很酷的樣子。

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Q:那麼為什麼會改Guitars and Panties這個團名?
C:因為這個名字聽上去就知道是個全女band的名字吧,Guitars and Panties聽上去沒有人會想到是男生啊。

 

Q:最難忘的一場演出?
C:應該是在venue的第一場演出吧!那一次有很多人來看,場子很滿!(大部分都是男生來看的哈哈哈!)大概是因為我們當年弄了一張很吸引和拍得很美的海報吧,而且當晚大家都很high,男生們都瘋了,因此我們的印象十分深刻!It was FUN!

 

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Q:如果有機會暖想跟那一隊本地樂隊合作?
S:AudioTraffic,我很欣賞他們的編曲!

C:Wondergarl(神奇膠)吧,他們的音樂十分有趣搞笑!啊那麼Senseless也是不錯的選擇!

Y:我會想要跟任何有四個男生的樂隊合作,那麼我們便可以一人一個了(笑),不過大前提還是要四個帥的男生喔!

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Q:之後樂隊為什麼會解散的?
S:各有不同的原因吧,我是因為要去外國讀書。

C:我那時候有了小孩啊,總不能大著肚子彈結他和表演吧。


Q:解散後大家各自在忙什麼嗎?
Y:我們之後其實都有在夾其他樂隊的,我之前也曾玩過幾隊,例如Hard Candy, Chochukmo觸執毛等等⋯⋯

C:我們之前雖不再常一起玩音樂,但還是很好的朋友,也常常聯絡,當然,我也有夾過其他的樂隊,如Thinking Out Loud。

S:我便是出國讀書了,我去了外國修讀音樂製作,在那邊我也有和別人夾過一些樂隊的。

 

Q:最初組成的時候有什麼目標嗎?
C:沒有耶,只為興趣,It’s just for fun!

 

Q:覺得以前和現今夾band的分別是?
Y:現在要玩band的不再是只玩音樂,還要顧及更多的事情,例如圖像啊、視覺效果等等,而且都要靠這些吸引更多人注意和宣傳。

S:現在的科技發達了,一首歌的音軌也會多了,更多underlying tracks也令歌曲和現場表演更豐富,因為只需把電腦帶去也能把那些underlying tracks在現場做到。

C:我覺得啊⋯⋯現在夾band好像會更累一點(笑)。

 

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Q:對年輕一代的樂隊/有意組樂隊的年輕人的一句寄語?
Y:不要說沒時間,只要是你喜歡做的事,你便一定會找到時間。

C:真的要多練習。

S:記得除了夾band還是要學習另一種技能,裝備好自己。

 

Q:說一隊你最想看到他們Reunion的樂隊?
Y:Smashing Pumpkins!但要原班人馬!

C:我想不到,有太多了⋯⋯

S:Red Hot Chili Peppers,要是原來的結他手的,不是現在那個⋯⋯

Guitars & Panties 將於九月二十日在Underground Reunion演出。

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Interview & photos by Sidick Lam. Translated by Becky Wong.


Three members of Guitars & Panties were present:  Yan Yan, Chris B & Shirley

QHow did you start your musical journey?
Yan Yan: My sister influenced me when I was studying in Form 1. I had a chance to listen to combination CD of now. Since that time, music became a part of my life, especially rock music.

Chris B: My mum loves Elvis and The Beatles. She played those tracks at home all the time which made me fall in love with music.  I first joined a band when I was 12, at that time my bandmates were all older than me.  I started to perform when I was 17.

Shirley: When I was young, around 3 or 4, I started to play piano. I began to pay attention to other musical instruments during secondary school. Bass was the second instrument I learnt apart from the piano at that time. I am open to different genres of music.
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Q: Why you decide to form a girl band?
C: There wasn’t any other girl band at that time, so we wanted to be the very first to see if this concept worked for us. A girl band is capable of shooting some sexier posters too. It also looks great when it’s just girls playing on the stage.

Q: Why ‘Guitars and Panties’?
C: The reason is simple. It sounds like an all girl band. I guess no one will think there’s any guys in a band called ‘Guitars and Panties’.

Q: Which show is the most unforgettable one?
C: Should be the first show at Venue. It was packed (most of them were boys haha!). I think it’s probably because we made a very attractive and cool poster for the show. Everyone were excited, boys were crazy. That show was great! It was FUN!
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Q: Which local bands would you like to collaborate with?
S: AudioTraffic, I like their arrangements!

C: Wondergarl! Their music is very funny and interesting! Senseless is also a good choice!

Y: I would like to collaborate with any bands with 4 guys, and then we can pair up with them! But all four of them must be cool and handsome!

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Q: Why did the band separate?
S: There were various factors. For me I had to study abroad.

C: I was pregnant. I couldn’t hold my guitar and perform with my big belly.

Q: What did you do after the separation?
Y: I played in other bands like Hard Candy, Chochukmo etc…

C: We were still good friends and kept in touch even though we were not making music together anymore. Of course I’ve been playing with other bands like Thinking Out Loud after the separation.

S: I studied abroad for music production. I formed bands with others whilst overseas.
 

Q: Did the band start with any goals?
C: None.   It was just for fun!
 

Q: What are the differences in forming a band in the old days and now?
Y: Bands nowadays are no longer all about making music. They have to multi-task like handling images and visual effects etc. These elements are important to catch people’s eyeballs.

S: The development of technology is so fast.  It is very common to produce one song with various tracks. More underlying tracks are possible to be played with the aid of computer during live performance to enrich the sound.

C: I think…forming a band now has much more work to do than in the old days (laughs).

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Q: Any advice for the bands from young generations & youngsters who want to start a new band?
Y: Don’t say ‘I don’t have time’. You can always squeeze some time to do things you really enjoy.

C: Really need to practice more.

S: Remember to equip yourself with other skills besides forming a band.
 

Q: Tell me about bands you would like to see play a Reunion.
Y: Smashing Pumpkins! With the original line up!

C: There are too many bands…I can’t think of a particular one…

S: Red Hot Chili Peppers with the original guitarist, not the one now…

Guitars & Panties will be performing at Underground Reunion on 20th September 2014.

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