Morten: This is the short version; four guys from
Calle: Why did you choose the name L.A. Prostitutes for the band?
Morten: Guns *N* Roses, Foo Figthers, Bon Jovi, Velvet Revolver, D:A:D, Mötley Crüe – just to mention a few but very essential for us.
Calle: How would you describe your music to people who haven’t heard L.A. Prostitutes yet?
Morten: Uncompromising, melodic, high-energy rock played as loud as fucking possible.
Morten: Whenever the right record company offers us a record deal we can’t say no to!
Calle: Who are you working with/who do you wish to work with on the CD?
Morten: For the promo EP “Get Drunk or Try Dying” we teamed up the Danish producer Søren Andersen (Oliver Weers, Mike Tramp, Baal etc.). As a band we instantly connected with how Søren works and his approach to recording rock tracks. He brought the best up in us, and he made a few constructive musical adjustments which brought new life to the tracks. Based on that experience we sincerely hope to work with Søren if a full length CD is a reality in the future. Definitely!!
Calle: You recently visited the States. How was that experience?
Morten: Pretty cool – unforgettable actually. Playing in another country is one thing, but to have played Whisky A Go-Go, Viper Room on Sunset Blvd. (The Strip)
The legendary Viper Room and Whisky A Go Go
Morten: Sure, ever since we picked up our respective instruments and heard our idols on the stereo we have dreamed about playing on “The Strip” in
Calle: How did the American people welcome you (I mean the band and your music)?
Morten: They were more or less very impressed about our sound, our tightness and our composing capabilities. In addition they were amazed that a Danish Rock *N* Roll without a record deal, without airplay etc. could be playing the venues we did. To that we can only say thank you to our management!
L.A. Prostitutes in L.A.
Calle: Do you have any plans on a tour in
Morten: At the moment there are no actual plans for a dedicated tour. But make it one of your daily”to-do’s” to check out www.myspace.com/laprostitutes !!! Any upcoming shows will be posted on that official site prior to any other website.
Calle: How would you describe each member of the band in only three words?
Fussy: front man, performer & composer
Morten: The Guitar GOD
Jack Andy: drummer from HELL!
Kim “Finn”: Mr. Love PUMP!
Fussy (guitar & vocals) - Morten (guitar) - Jack (drums) - Kim (bass)
Photos by: CallesRockCorner
Morten: Hahaha…yeah, we’re pretty new to the Danish rock scene as a band, but we’re still very experienced as musicians! There is a lot of interesting stuff going on in the underground. Unfortunately many of the good bands never get the chance of getting a record deal and thereby release an album with great singles for the masses in
Calle: Where do you see L.A. Prostitutes in 10 years?
Morten: Only God knows!
Calle: What’s the best advice you can give to other up-coming bands?
Morten: Define your musical goal and how you will achieve it. Next, be consistent. Never loose faith in what you are working hard with in the rehearsal room. And never follow trends – because it changes faster than you can write new material to suit a particular trend. Stick to what you set out to do initially.
Calle: What was the first CD/LP you ever purchased?
Morten: Gasolin “Derudad..Live”
Calle: What is the latest CD you bought?
Morten: Oliver Weers “Get ready”.
Calle: What’s your top 5 CD’s of all time?
1) Guns *N* Roses: Appetite for Destruction
2) Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet
3) Whitesnake: Good to be Bad
4) Velvet Revolver: Contraband
5) D:A:D: Riskin’ it All
Calle: What was the first concert you ever attended?
Morten: Can’t remember
Calle: Who’s the last band you’ve seen in concert?
Morten: Steel Panther, House of Blues on Sunset Blvd.
Morten and Mike Starr from Steel Panther
Calle: What do you do when you’re not playing music?
Calle: Name one song you wish you had written and why?
Morten: Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Calle: Can you name one thing that you think only Danish people do?
Morten: We have this phenomenon called “hygge sig”. You do not have that expression outside
Calle: Do you have any last words for the fans?