Interview 2005 David Gooday

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Interview with David Gooday, the lost Nitzer Ebb Drummer! Many Thanks to Stefan from the swedish Zero Music Magazine in Göteborg.

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Nitzer Ebb's lost drummer!

He was one of the founders of the now cult declared band Nitzer Ebb. He left the band right before their big breakthrough and the tour with Depeche Mode. ZERO talked with the obscure legend, one of the creaters of immortal classics such as ”Let your Body Learn” and ”Warsaw Ghetto.” ZERO proudly presents this exclusive interview, the first ever with Nitzer Ebb's lost drummer David Gooday!
 
ZERO:
What are you doing these days?

DAVID:
I work in construction these days with music being my big sideline. Douglas got me back into writing again two years ago.

ZERO:
What was the reason for leaving Nitzer Ebb?

DAVID:
At that time in my life I had a lot going on and I stopped having fun with the band. There was a lot of work with the band and not a lot of money.

ZERO:
Any regrets that you left the band?

DAVID:Lots of regrets but life carried on in a different way. I got married and had four great children.

ZERO:
After you left the band, did you see the band live ?

DAVID:Many times in different places and always enjoyed every moment. You see, you don’t ever leave the Ebb.

ZERO:
Do you like how Bon & Douglas developed the Nitzer Ebb music?

DAVID:
You must understand, whenever things were recorded, I always got to hear it all before you guys and to say what I thought of it. At the time, I think sometimes I didn’t like and sometimes I did.

ZERO:
Are you involved in any kind of music today?

DAVID:
Very much so.. A very Ebb kind of sound, or so I'm told by those who hear it. [It's the] early days, time will tell.

You did the art work for the Nitzer Ebb album “Big Hit”, can you tell us about that?

DAVID:
At that time, as I am now, I was very much an impressionist artist. I had always painted and it just seemed like I could add something to that project. I talked with the guys and it went from there, and you can see the outcome on the sleeve.

ZERO:
Are you going to join the band during the up coming Nitzer Ebb tour?

DAVID:
At the moment that would be a yes but it will probably only be in London. We still haven't confirmed anything as of yet, but I think we all like the idea of, one time, the real Ebb on stage again.

ZERO:
Can you tell us the story about the band, why was it started and what was your biggest influences.

DAVID:
It started because we had too many influences and just wanted to do it our way.

ZERO:
What was your roll in the band?

DAVID:
In the band I was the sort of drummer that rock bands hate.. not that good [laughing].

ZERO:
How important was the image for the band, who came up with the ideas?

DAVID:
The image was not meant to be political. It was just there to make people think and listen to what we wrote songs about. The image came from everybody. It just made sense to stir people up at the time. I still believe people need stirring up.

ZERO:
How many shows did you play during your time in the band?

DAVID:
Coudn't give you a number, but I was with the Ebb for a long time in the beginning.

ZERO:
What is your best memory from your time in the band?

DAVID:
Too many to name, but Spain was always mad.

ZERO:
The band was very aggressive during your years, where did all that aggression come from?

DAVID:
We were just angry young men. Now I'm an angry older man. It is just a code of life, to try and be 100 percent about everything.

ZERO:
Can you tell us something about Nitzer Ebb that has never been said before?

DAVID:
It never reached its full potential due to to much outside influence .

ZERO:
What is your favorite Nitzer Ebb song and album all time?

DAVID:
"Alarm" and "That Total Age".

ZERO:
Do you think that the band would have to take a different direction if you had stayed in the band?

DAVID:
I like to think so, but who knows.

ZERO:
Why do you think Nitzer Ebb split up back in '95?

DAVID:
Like all good things, the go between left years too early.



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