I probably have over a hundred instuments including acoustic basses, bouzouki, didgeridoo, soprano sax, xylophone, nose flute, shakuhachi, and a spate of percussion, keyboards and guitar. All of which I've used on Femmes recordings.
Our main influences are Velvet Underground, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, Ramones, Sun Ra, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, Television, Hank Williams Sr., John Coltrane and about two million other people.
Nickelodeon wanted us to do a commercial for them because they are moving "Spongebob Squarepants" to prime time and they needed a fun campaign. So basically we did a couple of 30 second spots for them which you can see on Nick. It was very easy.
"We were signed to a record label that wouldn't release anything we were recording,"
"It is possible that this is the first record that doesn't have a song on it written in the '70s."
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