The problem with
interviewing Fonda 500 is that you are deluged with so many blatant
(if entertaining) outright lies, that it's hard to know when they're
telling the truth.
is Fonda's third Truck Fest and as such, they know what makes it special:
Simon - Vocals/Keys/Guitar
Bod - Bass/Keys
Paul - Guitar
Nicholas - Guitar/Keyboards
Ian - Drums/Vocals
And they proved it with the most enjoyable set of the festival, a set of mutant pop creations about computers, aliens, insects, and people who's hair bounces up and down on speakers, honed from casio keyboards and too much time spent watching cartoons, all interspersed with the bands dry wit, a song dedicated to Ian the drummer (called 'Ian is a Drummer') and a matching set of black sombreros, which are then cast into the crowd. However, they are quick to state that they are NOT a comedy band; "We'll say when we're a comedy band."
Theirs was perhaps the most diverse of the audiences at Truck Fest all weekend, the front row consisted of one knackered webzine editor, several members of the other bands (including Black Nielson's guitarist performing a synchronised dance routine with a friend), a bunch of old blokes (including one in a large green sombrero), and a couple of kids ("They're mine", claims Simon, "I got them from Indonesia.")
After a while, I just stopped trying to get the truth out of them, what they were coming out with was far more interesting anyway, bit like their music I suppose (well you try to make sense of the lyrics of 'Computer Freaks of the Galaxy').