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:::::: Troy - Daredevil ::::::

Daredevil have a new split 7" available with Pod People.
They're playing around a couple of launches.

29th April - ANU Bar, Canberra
w/ Pod People, Nunchukka Superfly, 4 Dead, Epic Flagon
7th May - Lansdowne, Sydney
w/ Pod People, Hell Crab City, Midrift

Name : Troy Scerri
Band : Daredevil (hairdevil, fucking wankers etc etc)
Job In Band : Electric Twanger, Volume merchant
Website : www.riffrock.com/daredevil
Hometown : sydney


What's the story behind the name?
We couldn't think of anything original

How did the band come together?
Dave, Charlie and I played in Malibu Stacy with Keish from the Hard On's and decided we wanted to get heavier and write our own songs. I'd played in a band with Mark B4 and Jason just appeared from thin air

How long has the band been around?
Rock as Fuck since 1998

Briefly describe your sound…
Brutally stupid rock n roll

A few influences…
Lots of 70's and stoner rock, but most of us played in punk bands at some point so maybe some of that seeps in as well.

What's your current release?
It's a split 7" with old mates Pod People. We bashed out 3 songs in 10 hours. We always record pretty fast. Usually first or second takes. Minimal overdubs. We don't have the attention span. It's the first recording we've done in years as the band split in 2002 then reformed last year.


When did you decide you had to be a musician, and how did you go about it?
I was about 8 years old. Hassled the hell out of my parents for a drum kit. When I realized that wasn't gonna work I went for a guitar. Beatles cartoons were my inspiration. Not long after I started playing I got If You Want Blood by AC/DC ….then it was really all over

What was your first band name and what style did you play?
Night Raiders I was 11 years old and played rhythm guitar. We played a few parties. I was obsessed with Malcom Young we just did covers AC/DC, Angels and various 60's stuff. First pub band was Fallen Saint we were gigging around Sydney in 1987/8 I was 15/16 we were crap but I loved it. It wasn't meant to last the other guys liked Van Halen and I just wanted to play Slayer.

Tell us three albums you couldn't live without in your collection…
This is a High Fidelity moment how do narrow down a couple thousand records to three……
Beatles - Revolver …….for some pop
Black Sabbath - Paranoid ……for some rock
Maybe the Nuggets box set cause there are 4 CD's

Best piece of musical advice you've been given…
I've learnt my lessons the hard way!

Two groups/artists you'd love to take out on the road…
Pod People cause they're a great band and easy to get along with. Metallica cause they are popular and the fans are probably dumb enough to even like us!!!

Favourite song of your group?
I still like All Fucked Up even though it was one of the first songs we ever wrote

The thing you most look forward to just before a tour is…

Free beer, lots of pot, Mark's obscure CD collection

The thing you least look forward to before a tour is…
Shitty or arrogant bands.

When your not doing band related stuff, what are you usually found doing?
Working, looking through crates of records


What gear do you use?

Marshall head and 2 quads(sound guys hate me). Gibson guitars.(Les Paul and a 345) No need to fuck with what works……oh yeah I jump on a wah occasionally

Favourite place (city/town/country) you've played… and why?
Melbourne…..heaps of dingy rock pubs and a lack of poseurs (well compared to Sydney)

Favourite venue to perform at… and why?
Having said that the Metro in Sydney…..great rider, big stage, loud PA.

Who hogs the stereo in the van the most?
Me and Mark…..the other guys are lucky to get a look in.

Who in your group has the worst "bad habit" on tour, and what is it?
All the other guys would probably say me…. my snoring, stereo hogging, drug taking

Most embarrassing moment on tour?
With an old band falling off the stage drunk at the Tivoli in Adelaide. It was a long drop. I also played in Mortal Sin so……

Give us a good quick 'on the road' story, funny, embarrassing, memorable, whatever…
A drunken drummer shit himself on the tour bus once. Also a band member pissing out the window. We had a 20 seater bus and a member from one of the other bands asked if it had started raining….. His window was open. He wasn't impressed when he looked forward. We're older and slightly wiser these days


What's getting the most spins in your stereo right now?
The new Queens of the Stoneage album trying to work out why people think its good. Other than that old Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters Fugazi, Sabbath, tons of more obscure 70's rock, Black Flag, Corrosion Of Conformity…..same old stuff I've been into for years

Tell us a band or artist everyone should check out and why…
Us cause we need the money. Don't take us too seriously we sure don't

A word of advice to those slugging it out in empty pubs on Tuesday nights…
Sometimes the most memorable shows are the ones with 10 people. Get drunk and take Wednesday off