In the final edition of our three part Q&A series with some of our favorite ROIR artists, we spoke to Nick Marden of 70s NYC underground band Stimulators. The Stimulators, which featured a 13 year old Harley Flanagan (Cro-Mags) on drums, wrote the punk anthem “Loud Fast Rules!”.
The slogan “Loud Fast Rules!” has been used widely by punks throughout the decades and has lent its name to everything from radio shows to magazines. Our Stimulators live album goes by the very same name, and we’re proud to emblazon “Loud Fast Rules!” on one of our new t-shirt designs.
What was the first album or single you purchased?
With my own hard earned money, can’t remember whether it was The Tubes, The Ramones or the Where Eagles Dare Soundtrack. Or maybe it was Zappa’s “Apostrophe”.
What was the first concert you attended?
I was brought along too a lot of music as a child. The 1st time I was really aware that I was “at a concert”. I think was Monterey Pop #1 in Big Sur.
What is the best slice of pizza in NYC?
Sal’s on Rivington.
What is your musical “guilty pleasure”?
Not guilty about my pleasures.
All time favorite band? Current favorite band?
Bad Brains and Bad Brains.
If you had to pick one song to sing at karaoke, what would it be?
Not terribly thrilled with Karaoke.
If you could play any other instrument, what would it be?