THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Andrew McKenzie

 |   |  2 min read

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Andrew McKenzie

For the past decade New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist Andrew McKenzie has been out front of the rocking alt.country outfit Grand Prix (currently not operating) -- but at the very end of 2010 he released a solo album under his own name The End of the World.

And it is very solo -- he plays just about everything on it (a little help in a couple of places) and Elsewhere was very impressed. And we should tell you it is available as a free download from Arch Hill.

McKenzie here responds to the Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire . . . 

The first piece of music which really affected you was . . .

The theme to The Magic Ball, a kids tv. cartoon; otherwise In My Life by the Beatles

Your first (possibly embarrassing) role models in music were . . .

Led Zeppelin

Lennon or Jagger, Ramones or Nirvana, Madonna or Gaga, Jacko or Jay-Z?

Lennon, Ramones, Gaga, Jay-Z

If music was denied you, your other career choice would be . . .

Supercar designer

The three songs (yours, or by others) you would love everyone to hear are . . .

Blue gun by Jean Archer and the Skirmishers; First Born One by Dan Dowling; Idiot Wind by Bob Dylan. [The Archer and Dowling tracks are posted at McKenzie's Facebook music page]

Any interesting, valuable or just plain strange musical memorabilia at home?

The entire recordings of Grand Prix

518K350HgzL._SL500_AA300_The best book on music or musicians you have read is . . .

Chronicles – Bob Dylan

If you could get on stage with anyone it would be . . . (And you would play?)

Hitler – My Old Man’s a Dustman by Lonnie Donegan

The three films you'd insist anybody watch because they might understand you better are . . .

Bad News; Spinal Tap; A Mighty Wind

The last CD or vinyl album you bought was . . . (And your most recent downloads include . . .)

Paul Revere and the Raiders, Best of

One song, royalties for life, never have to work again. The song by anyone, yourself included, which wouldn't embarrass you in that case would be . . .

Greatest American Hero

The poster, album cover or piece of art could you live with on your bedroom forever would be . . .

The Beatles' White Album

You are allowed just one tattoo, and it is of . . .

"I spend too much time in front of the mirror" on the back of my calf.

David Bowie sang, “Five years, that's all we've got . . .” You would spend them where, doing . . .?

Sitting in a traffic jam, trying to get out of debt.

And finally, in the nature of press conferences in Japan, “Can you tell me please why this is your best album ever?”

This is my best album ever because all the others were crap.

For more responses to the Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire go here.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   The Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire articles index

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Nick Weaver of Deep Sea Arcade

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Nick Weaver of Deep Sea Arcade

The young Australian band Deep Sea Arcade barely make a wrong move on their debut album Outlands when it comes to channeling classic pop from a couple of generations before them. (see review here)... > Read more

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE JAZZ QUESTIONNAIRE: John Bell

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE JAZZ QUESTIONNAIRE: John Bell

Multi-instrumentalist John Bell (vibes, horns, noises) has been at the cutting edge of New Zealand improvised music for many years. His name is on releases by CL Bob, the Spirals album with his own... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Easy Star All-Stars: Thrillah (Easy Star)

Easy Star All-Stars: Thrillah (Easy Star)

And of all the tributes to Michael Jackson, this might be the most expected. Easy Star All-Stars make a habit of taking classic rock and giving it the reggae/dub treatment (Beatles, Radiohead,... > Read more

Dudley Benson:Live Series Volume One (Golden Retriever/Border)

Dudley Benson:Live Series Volume One (Golden Retriever/Border)

Dudley Benson's EPs and albums always have a sense of occasion about them. They arrive as specially thought out, beautifully packaged little gifts with delightful or dramatic artwork (the Peter... > Read more