The PBR (Patrol Boat, Riverine) is a small rigid-hulled patrol boat used in the Vietnam war. The small versatile vessel could operate in shallow and weed-choked rivers with great speed and maneuverability. PBR Streetgang is the name given to the boat crew in the 1979 Vietnam film Apocalypse Now. “The crew were mostly kids. Rock and Rollers with one foot in their grave” tells Martin Sheen, in what could be described as a film that not only illuminated the Vietnam tale, but also the underlying insanity of the times.
And that seems to be all that needs to be said as a lead in for PBR Streetgang… better that let them speak and enlighten us some more in that way instead.
Complete the sentence: I'm proper techno because…..
Bonar: …I'm not proper techno
When did you last stick your head in a bass bin?
Bonar: Last Sunday
Tom: as Bonar said, last Sunday at We Love
What's your ultimate fantasy festival or rave venue?
Bonar: some kind of tropical island
Tom: Hugh Hefner's could be pretty good.
What's your answer to everything?
Bonar: "Yes "
Tom: "Left a bit!"
Who's more techno and why; your Mum or your Dad?
Bonar: My Dad makes technical designs for a living .. does that count?
Tom: neither, they are both more disco rather than techno
Why is the weather so shit? Oh no, hang on… it's sunny again!
Bonar: make your mind up will you ! 🙂
Tom: standard British Isles!
What's the most techno thing you've ever done?
Bonar: I spent 17 hours straight in the Berghain a while ago .. dunno if thats techno or not
Tom: myself and Kraftwerk had an orgy with the Swedish ladies hockey team back in the day!
Where is the strangest place you've woken up naked?
Bonar: In a Japanese family's rec room and they would NOT stop screaming …
Tom: with the men's Swedish hockey team!
Do you know Deadmaus, has a mouses's head, for a head? A mouse's head!
Bonar: really… i thought it was Moose's head ..
Tom: so that's the secret to money, fame, and gigs in this business!
How many DJs does it take to change a light bulb?
Bonar: how big is the light bulb ?
Tom: 2many : )
Are you a kick drum, hi hat or a snare? And why?
Bonar: I'm a hand clap
Tom: Kick drum.
If you had an Intel style audio ident at the end of your name, what would it sound like?
Bonar: not sure but i'd ask Brian Eno to make it for me
Tom: repeat this please, you know i don't speak Spanish!
What's more techno; the Olympics or the Euros?
Bonar: the Euros ?
Five ingredients for the perfect party?
Bonar: 1. Rum, 2. limes, 3. good music, 4. a lot of nice people 5. and hand full of carzy ones
Tom: a basement, a red light, camo netting, massive rig, and mates.
What item of clothing in your wardrobe are you most ashamed of?
Bonar: i'll have you know i threw out my He-Man Pyjamas last week actually
Tom: my gimp mask!
Best festival headline slot you ever saw?
Stevie Wonder @ Glastonbury 2010 ..
Tom: that and Radio Head also at Glasto 2010
If you had your own festival or club night; what would you call it?
Bonar: We do have… i'll let Tom take it from here
Tom: I have one called 'asylum'.
It's peak time at a party, you are lost in the music, you shut your eyes; what do you see?
Bonar: The Ghost of Larry Levan riding a winged Unicorn over a rainbow … no … i dont see anything, my eyes are closed ..
Most annoying person in dance music?
Bonar: can i have a top 3 ? 😉
Tom: I don't like to slate other people, but the Swedish House Mafia are pretty up there!!!
Fantasy house party – who's on the guestlist?
Bonar: Ron Hardy, Mies Van der Rohe, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer, Eileen Grey
Tom: Larry Levan, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Robert Smith, and all the cheerleaders from the Dallas Cowboys
Longest you ever stayed up for in one stretch?
Bonar: not as long as Tom ..
Tom: way too long!!! : )
Most clubs or parties you've been to in one night?
Bonar: difficult to gauge really, because if your on a crawl then by the end of it your too drunk to keep count if you've done if properly
Tom: i can't remember… is that a trick question?!
Most random person from your past you ever bumped into a a festival?
Bonar: one of my Primary school teachers
Tom: a guy dressed up as a sign from the highway code at the Secret Garden festival last year.
DJ or musician you'd most like to party with?
Tom: Robert Smith
Naughtiest free party/illegal rave you ever went to?
Bonar: Basement of a Chip Shop in Manchester was pretty weird i'm sure Tom can think of a load more
Tom: agree with Bonar, and it was ace!
Rave related iPhone app they ought to invent….
Bonar: something that stops it from falling out of your pocket
Tom: haha i need that after loosing four i phones in three months!!
Biggest festival vibe killer?
Bonar: Festival toilets
Tom: piss getting thrown over you!!
What's the best thing you've done so far this year?
Bonar: I've had an amazing year so far too many individual things to pick out. but just getting paid to go off travel, see the world, meet people and do something that you really love… thats the best thing
Tom: "eating a big red candle"!
Should festivals ban mobiles?
Bonar: they should make you swap them for walkie talkies
Tom: i don't think so
Should DJs educate or entertain? You're not allowed to say 'both'.
Bonar: Entertain – its a fact you learn more when your enjoying it.
See you on the farm…
PBR Streetgang play farmfestival this weekend alongside Appleblim , Graeme Park and a host of others…Last ticket details here.