Creative differences in the band was the subtext of the latest No Talent Ass Clowns interview. Yet for most of the interview, The No Talent Ass Clowns front man Lars Gunblade and guitarist Vas Defrens talked about how they met as six year olds in Kings Nose, NJ. It’s interesting stuff, although they gave a slightly different account of how they met in a previous interview.
“If you get Lars and Vas talking about Kings Nose, they’ll never f*cking stop,” said Ass Clowns Manager Jerry Gold when we caught up with him at The Velvet Trench, a famous Kings Nose strip club. “They are obsessed with this town. Let’s face it, it’s not a nice place to bring your kids up. In fact, it’s not a place to park your car if you want it to still be there when you return. We’re basically talking shit hole here. But it does have more strip clubs than any city on the East Coast so that pretty much makes up for everything else.”
“This interview was the tipping point for me and Lars,” said guitarist Vas Defrens. “There were creative differences in the band obviously. The more we thought about Joey and Carnage, the more we realized that we didn’t really need them. So, in the parlance of our times, they were let go. And it’s good because sometimes you just gotta fire someone, you know what I mean? I think you do!”
How Joey’s and Carnage’s departure effects the band is unknown. “Well, we’re not repainting the tour blimp,” said front man Lars Gunblade. “And we’re not redoing the t-shirts and shit. If the fans don’t like it, too bad. From now on, we’re using replaceable session musicians to record and tour. That way, Vas and I can keep the spotlight on us, which is all we really care about. With those two knuckleheads gone, there won’t be any more creative differences in the band. That I can assure you.”