Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Bowling for Soup

An Interview with Jaret Reddick of Bowling for Soup!

Bowling for Soup have been making badass records for years now, and not a single one of them fails to be spectacular. Between the always catchy melodies and of course witty and hysterical lyrics, Bowling for Soup are a band I will never stop listening to. When the band’s vocalist Jaret Reddick said he was down for this interview, I knew there were some fun answers ahead!

AMBY: So I hear you guys have been busy lately, what has the band been up to?

JR: We have all been super busy….Not only with BFS but with life…Growing up is weird… Our album ONE BIG HAPPY featuring the Dollyrots and Patent Pending just came out… So we are super excited about that!

AMBY: Your song writing incorporates a combo of lyrical wit and infectious melodies! Where does the inspiration come from?
JR: Life, TV…Other peoples lives…Other peoples TVs….Really everywhere….I write about real life more than I used to these days…I guess I am just more comfortable with it all..
AMBY: Out of all your fantastic, humourous videos, which would you say is your favourite? Why?

JR: Lyric from Friends of Mine:

“The hangover’s are worse, but we get through em fine…Sleeping late but we’re not lazy…Gettin older but we’re still crazy…So glad that I have these friends of mine.”

My favorite video is still ALMOST…I freakin LOVE that one!

AMBY: That video’s a classic! Now… Oprah, Lady Gaga or Rosie O’Donnell?

JR: Lady Gaga.
AMBY: I need to ask… Which events REALLY occurred in BFFF?
JR: All of those events are absolutely true…
AMBY: Now THAT’S a true friendship! What cover song does the band secretly enjoy playing?

JR: We love the Britanny song we do…Hit Me Baby One More Time….We never get sick of that one!

AMBY: Some of us were wondering… You state High School Never Ends. Has it for you yet?
JR: Nope…I promise you….It NEVER does!
AMBY: Who would you like to punch in the face?
JR: I can’t say….But I will tell you off the record some time!
AMBY: Great! And what’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened at a show?
JR: WAY too many to pick one….jeez….I guess Chris taking the blow up penis to our giant inflatable sheep at DOWNLOAD festival a year ago….It deflated right as he did it….I think he killed it….The timing could NOT have been better…
AMBY: I figured there were many, but that’s priceless! If Bowling for Soup were a superhero, who would you be?
JR: Fart Man.
AMBY: I should have guessed that one! Where would you go in a time machine?
JR: I would be interning at Abbey Road studios while the Beatles wrote songs…
AMBY: I love that answer. And lastly, tell us something about each member of the band that nobody knows… Yet!
JR: Erik – Says he doesn’t like rice, but eats it ALL The time. Chris – Has recently switched back to “tighty whiteys”. Gary – Once sat on a bidet backwards and let me film it….It was the greatest thing that has ever happened!

Not only is their music the best, but each member of BFS are absolutely hilarious! Their latest album One Big Happy was recently released, and it’s going to be followed by a massive tour throughout the UK and Ireland which begins in October- so be sure to catch the band while they’re on the road! And last but not least, thank you so much Jaret, for giving me not only a laugh, but for giving me your answers too!


Alicia Atout

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