From the Archives: Junior Senior at the top 50 Music Videos of the 2000s (by kristina 10. September 2009)

Junior Seniors Move Your Feet made it to the top 50 Music Videos of the 2000s.
Junior Senior got in as number 33 at pitchfork.com. All right, well done! And as
far as we can see, Junior Senior is the only Danish band on the list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pitchfork about the video:

The feel-good video of the decade. Too often animated clips go for ”disturbing” or ”dark” when what we really want from cartoons is daredevil squirrels and dancing robots.

Congrats from Crunchy.

Check it out at this link.

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From the Archives: The Crunchy Guide to Iceland Airwaves (by crunchy.dk 11. October 2007)

DEAR FRIENDS

As some of you might already know, this is the second time that we, in collaboration with Iceland Air and Airwaves, send a handful of Crunchy bands to Reykjavik to kick ass at the Airwaves Festival. We are so much looking forward to get to Reykjavik to party and hang out with YOU!

We’ve had quite a few bands at Airwaves before: PowerSolo, epo-555, Heavy Trash, Junior Senior og The Tremolo Beer Gut. And this year Snake and Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band (SAJABB) will be debuting at the Airwaves Festival.
Crunchy Frog records are already in circulation in Iceland, but we have recently started a collaboration with 12Tonar who are now distributing the crisp tones for the Icelandic people. Being present at this year’s Airwaves Festival we hope to draw attention to the good music directly from Copenhagen, Denmark. As you might already know our three bands Heavy Trash, The Tremolo Beer Gut and aforementioned SAJABB are on this year’s billboard. All three bands play at Lídó.

We have made a Crunchy Guide to Airwaves. Unfortunately it is only available in Danish. Get the Guidebook as pdf.

GOOD THINGS TO REMEMBER
Iceland is way up north in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. So prepare yourself for bad weather. Leave the hot pants at home and bring the winter coat.
A few good thing you do have to remember:
Remember swimming suit:! – The Blue Lagoon hot tub is a must.
Remember booze! Iceland is pretty expensive. so remember your hip flasks.
…. and remember the Crunchy Frog concerts!

CRUNCHY FROG CONCERTS
Thursday:
5.00 PM: Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band: Kaffibarinn

Friday:
4.30 PM: Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band: 12 Tónar
11.30 PM: The Tremolo Beer Gut: Lídó
0.15 AM: Heavy Trash: Lídó

Saturday:
3.30 PM: S&JABB: Nordic Showcase @ Nordic House
0.30 AM: Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band: Lídó

VENUES
NASA – Austurvöllur
Grand Rokk – Smiðjustígur 6 Both PowerSolo and epo-555 has played here
Gaukurinn – Tryggvagata 22
Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhúsið – Tryggvagata 17
Organ – Hafnarstræti 1
Iðnó – Vonarstræti 3
Lídó – Hallveigarstigur 1
The setting for Crunchy Frog’s three Airwaves 07 concerts!!!

RECORD STORES
12 Tónar – Skolavordustigur 15
Thor: The place to be. A cool little indie-meets-classic shop.
12 Tónar is Crunchy Frog’s distributor and the place where Snake and Jet’s has in-store concert Friday Oct 19th at 4.30 pm. Be there or B Joe!
Skífan – Laugavegur 26
Thorhallur: The citie’s biggest record shop – Now with a small stage in the basement.
Smekkleysa – Laugavegur 28
Thor: A good little indie shop with a cool Bad Taste Recordings exposition (Sugarcubes, Björk, Sigur Ros) which is well worth the

From the Archives: Huge International Press Hype Before US Release of Junior Seniors Second Album (by crunchy.dk 2. August 2007)

Huge online anticipation of the release of “Hey Hey My My Yo Yo” in the US
The release of Junior Seniors second album and a brandnew Maxi-EP is highly anticipated in the US, at least if you believe many blogs and online music services, who cannot wait to get their hands on the album as well as the new maxi-EP, with 7 smoking brand new dance explosions. The bloggers have been posting news, video links, and comments for the last weeks, so get ready – August 14, is the day when the US will be dancing yet again.

The first single “Can I Get Get Get” is playing already at radiostations all over the US and the video is viewed A LOT online, check it our HERE.

The Blogs
While we are waiting for the American reviews, check out these links for some of the most influential music blogs. The news of the US release immediately created vast mentions and great expectations among bloggers around the world.

Lost at sea.net
Scenestars.net
iweenie.wordpress.com
musicremedy.com
starpulse.com
bcgoodiebag.com
forepac.com
everythingrock.com
imageyenation.com
staticmultimedia.com
dancemusic.about.com

Say hello to the new Maxi-EP
“Say Hello Wave Goodbye”, is released together with “Hey Hey My My Yo Yo” and will be available in the US on the 14th of August.

The Maxi-EP will be sold separately in Denmark and is available from august the 13th.

“Hey Hey My My Yo Yo” will also be released in numerous countries all over Europe this summer.

Germany Already Has The Yo Yo Fever
On the European side of the pond, the German music magazines are bursting over with joy of the release of the second album. Reviews are pouring in with great news of people wanting to be JRSR-tastic with the rest of the world.

The Magazines
On July 25th Hey Hey My My Yo Yo came out in Germany and the album received fantastic reviews, feature articles and interviews in leading magazines like Spex, Visions, , Intro, Pirhania, Unclesallys and Musicexpress.

Intro
Interview in Intro

Musicexpress
Interview in Musicexpress

Vanity
Interview in Vanity

World of Music
Interview in World of Music

Visions
Interview in Vision

From the Archives: Can I Get Get Get – Yes You Can! (by crunchy.dk 31. July 2006)

G-G-GREAT GREAT 2 GET 2 GET 2 KNOW U BETTER
Thanks to you – the fans – the new Junior Senior video for “Can I Get Get Get” is truly amazing. The feel-good video of the year, if we may say so ourselves.

Through their myspace-page Junior and Senior invited friends, strangers, fans and basically anybody to record their own video for “CIGGG”. The response was overwhelming. The creativity, energy and love that everybody put into their submissions were truly inspiring.

To make sure that the result would be in accordance with the bands wishes Senior took the job of editing the whole thing (with a little help). It took a long time, but here it is. With submissions from Japan to Copenhagen – from Hollywood, New York and Australia – from Bulgaria and the UK – just about anywhere – it was an enormous task. And a LOT of great stuff couldn’t fit in the finished thing.

Among all these wonderful clips you of course also find the vocal performances of Senior and JD Samson from Le Tigre. Together they perform the first gay/lesbian duet (at least that we know of…). Junior appears in the basement of his new house in Denmark, and you’ll find cameos from Peaches rocking out in a roller skate park and producer and sexpot Thomas Troelsen barechested and dancing in his new Delta Lab studio…

Read Senior’s thank yous and blog-entries about the video at the JS-myspace-blog. In the latest entry you’ll find a link to download and dig dig dig the new Junior Senior video.

From the Archives: TAKE PART IN THE NEW JUNIOR SENIOR VIDEO (by crunchy.dk 14. February 2006)

Check it out! If you go to Junior Senior’s MySpace-page you’ll have a once in a lifetime chance to be a part of the guy and the gay’s next video. The track is called “Can I Get Get Get” and the song continues… “to know you better”. It’s about coming together – and in that spirit we decided that we should ask the bands fans and friends across the world to be a part of this.

Here is what Junior Senior writes themselves in their “invitation”:

“Hey there,

Wanna perform in the new Junior Senior video?

We have met so many great people throughout the world who have enjoyed our music, come to our shows and had a blast with us. Most of the time we never get to know you very well, even though a lot of you get to know us through our music. On our new album we have a song called “Can I Get Get Get (To Know You Better, Baby)”. It’s a kind of duet between Senior and JD from Le Tigre. We are so excited about this track that we wanna do our own video for it, and we’d love all our friends and fans to participate in it, so if you would like to be a part of a Junior Senior video, here is what you can do: …”

… and what CAN you do? Go to the JS page Junior Senior’s MySpace-page and read the entire invitation and all the instructions, download an mp3 of the music for your performance and follow the links to get the lyrics and a contract enabling us (the big bad record label) to use your performance. This has to be done for legal reasons and not just to exploit you and your amazing performance.

We hope that a lot of people want to participate and we are looking forward to getting to know YOU better through your video submission.

Crunchy Frog and Junior Senior

From the Archives: WE HAVE FOUND A LOSER! (by crunchy.dk 13. October 2005)

Ladies and gentlemen, kids and kittens!

We have received many answers to our Airwaves competition. As you remember the question was: How many musical notes are to be found in the artwork for Junior Senior’s “Hey Hey My My Yo Yo” album.

BUT – no one found the correct answer. It surely was a quite difficult task as a few of the notes were only partially visible. We really thought that somebody would hit that lucky number. But – alas! – no one did. There are 84 notes as you can see on the pictures below.

So what to do?
We decided to take a look at whom among the losers were closest to win. And we came up with 2 submissions claiming that there were 82 notes, and frankly two of the notes are really hard to spot. So we decided to throw the two names in a hat and drew the winner of 2 tickets to Iceland Airwaves….

And the winner is: JARNO VARSTED. We will get in touch with you directly through email.

Congratulations!

Junior Senior breaks the silence!
For the first time since well, a very long time ago, the fabulous Danish duo release a brand new track and convince us all that it was worth waiting for.
A new 7” vinyl single, entitled “Itch U Can’t Skratch” is released on March the 7th and it definitely sets a high standard for the band’s forthcoming album…which is not that far away!

This exlusive single release is only available in Denmark and has already made it as Ugens Uundgåelige (a.k.a. Single of the Week) on Danish Radio P3.

On March the 5th Junior Senior will do their first live performance in Denmark since well, the last time they did a live performance in Denmark (which is actually quite a while ago). D-D-Don’t miss the boyz playing “Itch U Can’t Skratch” at the Danish Music Awards 2005 – tune in on DR TV at 8 pm!

The song’s got both that unmistakable “Junior Senior-feel” (we all love so much) and a new sound to it as well, which shows the bands musical development over the past years. After touring in almost every corner of the world and the worldwide release of their debut “D-D-Don’t Don’t Stop The Beat”, Junior Senior went back in the studio and began work on new material.

This new dancefloor-filler is the first sign of what to expect of their next album, and it leaves us all with great hope for the future of Junior Senior.

Place your order now at the Vibrashop and stay tuned for more JrSr updates.

Want more? Get yer ticket for this years Roskilde Festival now, ‘cause “you-know-who” will be playing…Go Junior! Go Senior!

From the Archives: Yebo’s Junior Senior US Tour 03 Diary (by crunchy.dk 27. November 2003)

As I didn’t really take anything other than mental notes all this is taken from the deep dark dungeons of my memory of the tour we just ended with Junior Senior.
As some may know we have visited the States a few times before but this was the first time we got to go through the whole country in 40 days and 30 shows and play for ”the people” and not ”just” ”the industry”. We all had our doubts if people would know the music apart from ”Move Your Feet” which was a hit on the radio over there, and we had the feeling that we might end up playing for some semi-interested people just waiting to see The Electric 6 with whom we toured on the first leg of the tour. But in all cases I think everybody was set for a great interesting journey. One which very few bands from little ol’ Denmark get to take.
The tour party consisted of:

Junior: Guitar and vocals

Senior: Vocals, handclaps and various percusion

picture: taken at an Indian rest area in the petrified forest, Arizona. They bought these hats in order to achieve a new and more rugged image.

The Rhythm Prophets:

Filip: Bass

Yebo: The drums

The Unisex Backing Singers and Percussion Roadies:

Lars “i lommen” & Joy

and the crew was:
Perry the Driver
Steve the Tour Manager
Mads the Sound Tech

THE MIDWEST part 1
Milwaukee, Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City
We Danes landed in Chicago full of expectation and got picked up by the tour bus. Our home for the next 6-7 weeks. It was a pretty nice vehicle with a lot of tacky 80´es kinda big screen TV’s etc. Comfy and spacious enough for 9 people . We were all pretty tired when we got to our first destination: Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We got us some food and hit the sack..

Wisconsin has a lot of Danish, Scandinavian and German decendents and it actually looks very much like a Danish landscape. Everybody we met had a Danish relative, and as Milwaukee is the beer capital of the US we found ourselves right at home. We met The Electric 6 at the Cactus Club where we were to perform. A small club in a residential area. Not flash or glamorous in any way. Kinda like the clubs we know from provinsial Denmark. The E6 guys were really nice people and even though we had some difficulty getting the names right (3 Chris’es) we got along fine and throughout the tour developed a great friendship with these wacky Detroitians.

All our fears about people not wanting to see us play was put somewhat to rest on the first night and the subsequent Midwest dates. ”The people” reacted with great enthusiasm. And the fans knew almost all the songs and chanted along. Really great to experience. It was also good to see that the band could play a really convincing show with only 2 monitors and quite shabby conditions, as we have been used to pretty luxurious PA systems, and especially Junior and Senior are very sensitive regarding monitors. We did what had to be done with the tools we had and kicked everybody’s asses. It was Friday night. People were drunk. It was a beautiful start of the tour.
Next day was in Chicago and we rode there in the night. We woke up at friggin’ 6 am after only 3-4 hours of sleep to play ”Shake Your Coconuts” live on Fox News. Pretty psychedelic experience, but it went rather well. The show at the Double Door club at night was sold out, went great and we had a really good time. Unfortunately Junior had a sore throat and even had to do 1,5 hours of Australian phone interviews after the show. So the next day he was sick and unable to sing more than a couple of songs.
This was something that haunted us for the next few days playing Madison, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Oklahoma City. We had some really good shows but Junior could only play his guitar and sing very few songs. A real bummer but luckily we had Lars to cover for some of the shortcomings, and Senior also sung some of Junior’s lines. It was really annoying that we had to cut the set a little short – especially in Kansas City, but it seemed like the audience had a good understanding that we were doing the best we could, and at least Junior played his guitar and danced like a crazy person.

Joy had her 20th birthday on our off day in Kansas City and we went out to a fondue restaurant that was really really good – and expensive, too.

THE SOUTH
Dallas, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Charlotte
As the weather got better, Junior got worse. We hit Dallas and Junior was still only able to sing a song or two each night, but Lars was getting really good at doing Junior’s parts and it seemed like we were doing pretty good. It was a great treat for me personally seing the spot where JFK got shot and standing on the grassy knoll behind the picket fence where the killing shot might have been fired.
The day after we got to Austin, one of the only cities we had played before at their SXSW festival. We were there in March and had a great time at the Crunchy Frog show case with The Tremolo Beer Gut, The Mopeds and Crunchster in spe PowerSolo. We were all looking forward to going back, but at this time both Junior and I were feeling quite sick (goddamn air condition!). We had an in-store show at a very cool record shop called ”Waterloo” and we got to play the legendary super cool club EMO’s. We played the big room and close to 1000 people came out to see us. This was probably the best show on the whole tour, I think. Even though I was sick it was just such a great crowd and the band just rocked that night. A GREAT night that I will remember for a long ass time.
Houston was weird. They seemed to still be building the club when we arived, but magically they got it almost completed by nightfall and we had a fun show very close to the audience in a gallery more than a real club. The sound was shit, but it was good fun, and there were a lot of freaky girl fans that was dressed up and – frankly – messed up too.

Now, on this tour we had agreed that we would have a strickt non-alcohol policy on the tour bus. This mainly due to the hard schedule but mostly because of Junior’s body chemistry which dictates that if he gets really drunk he have to sleep for 3 days and looses his voice instantly. So it was very important that he, Senior and myself (who was working for the CF label the whole time on my cell phone and laptop) could get some rest without drunk idiots on the bus. This meant that if people wanted to go drinking they would have to stay off the bus until they wanted to sleep, basically. Well, during the tour we all decided that it would be quite OK to have a couple of drinks before the show to get in the mood, and that was actually all the alcohol most of us consumed on the tour.

Untill we hit New Orleans!!!

Let me tell you about New Orleans. It is a town in which it is practically impossible NOT to get drunk. I think Junior managed, but this is probably more due to him being sick than straight. In New Orleans you have to eat and drink and enjoy life. It was Saturday night and everybody was in a good mood even though for some reason this was one of the worst attended shows of the tour. Afterwards we went to town with E6 and some locals and got pretty drunk. As we passed a gay bar (what a coincidence) they were playing ”Move Your Feet” and I got pretty excited and started shouting ”Bøssefar, Bøssefar” (which means “gay dad” in danish – a nickname for Senior) and we got invited in by the owner and got Jaegermeisters for free. Filip got a lot of C.R.A.Z.Y footage on his video camera this evening. It will probably be included in some sort of documentary we’ll do sometime soon. I shot about 20 hours of video on this trip and Filip and Mads probalby another 10. Stay tuned for the DVD! Candid photography. Nudge, nudge!

Off-day in Atlanta with major hang overs. We watched ”Bruce, Almighty” on pay per view at the hotel room. It sucked. Jim Carey’s worst film. We are a lot of Carey-fans in this band, but we were really disappointed. Junior had to take a trip to the hospital to get a salt water and antibiotic shot as his condition just kept getting worse. Next day we played a good show in Atlanta and afterwards one of Senior’s girlfriends called Elhaam threw an after party for us, where Senior and Filip DJ’ed and Joy broadened her horizon on the dance floor.

The day after that Junior was so sick that he couldn’t perform. The Jr Sr show was cancelled and the rest of us went bowling. That sucked. Hard. But guess who won a free dinner and had the highest score. That’s right punk! The Yebinator!

THE EAST COAST
Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Hoboken, Pittsburgh
”Washington DC – It’s paradise to me” as The Magnetic Fields sing. And what a great show we had there. Everybody got to see some sights in the daytime (except me working away in the hotel room with Crunchy business – boohoo). The Black Cat Club was a cool place and we had a great crowd. By now we had the show without Junior down pretty good and was able to rock without thinking about the missing voice all the time. The same went for the next two dates in Baltimore and Phily.

We spent Halloween in Philadelhia and the club was in a poor black neighbourhood. It was interesting and nice to see that despite obvious poverty, people in the streets were able to come together and celebrate Halloween together and make it a special night for the kids. The people at the show was also dressed up, as were Joy in here brand new cheer leader outfit. A little weird show under tough circumstances, but I think the audience dug it al the same.

Now it was time for NYC; The big old crazy apple that we had visited several times before. A sort of home-coming. We were excited to get to play at The Bowery Ballroom which was sold out. It was Saturday and Junior’s voice was back on track. Everybody was psyched up for the show and I think we did a really good job. The most legendary event of the evening was when Senior danced backwards into Filip knocking him over and breaking his bass arm against the drum riser. Filip’s bass arm was simply broken off, and he had no way of continue playing. Luckily this was during our last song, ”White Trash”, but it was in the beginning. I think the audience must have seen Filip starting to just bang his bass into the floor like a maniac and think: ”This guy is a FREAK! –Why doesn’t he wait until the END of the song to break the bass?”. It was definitely weird and fun and made the show memorable. Of course this was the one thing we did not get on video tape as Mr. Footage Wizard Nikolic forgot to change the tape. Nice one, Fil!
The same morning we had to leave for Boston at 6am due to the NYC Marathon. At 6 am Senior hadn’t shown up and we waited 4 hours before we had to go. Ian Zaider the band’s US manager jumped off the bus and stayed behind to try to locate Senior (you should know that Senior have a tendency to loose everything, especially his wallet and clothes, so he just might be in a tight spot somewhere on Manhattan). By the time we got to Boston Ian had found Senior but now we noticed that Lars was also missing. Everybody thought he was sleeping in his bunk… Well, like Senior, he had found a romantic interest somewhere in NYC and decided to spend his off day in bed.

The Boston show was GREAT. We played in Cambridge, and even though it was on a Monday we had a full house and a long line outside the Middle East Café. If not Austin, then Boston was the best show of the tour. totally dedicated fans and the band was at it’s best. Total victory!

BUT…

Just now that we were in our strongest line up, what happens? Senior got sick. Same deal as Junior. No voice, feeling ill and even had a high fever. He also had to go to the hospital and get medicated, and the rest of us had to decide what to do in Hoboken. We all agreed that it so sucked cancelling in Charlotte and Senior gave us his blessing to play without him. Whoah… what a challenge. Junior and Lars went straight to the bus and started rehearsing the lines. By now Lars knew most of Junior’s lines in the patented Jr Sr call and response recipe, but now he had to reverse the whole thing. So we went on stage pretty nervous and tried to do the show without the Big Man. I sucked! From our point of view it was really not a good show. A lot of the audience said they loved it, but it was easy to spot the difference as Jeppe is the great party maker and toast master. Junior did the best he could, but we all felt we had a lousy show. Unfortunately we had to play both Pittsburgh and Columbus without Senior as well while he got better in NY, but these shows went much better. Lars once again saved Junior Senior’s ass.

THE MID WEST part 2
Columbia, Cleveland, East Lansing, St. Louis, Lawrence
Rolling back into the Midwest we played a show without Senior in Columbus, the state capital of Ohio. Went pretty good, but we couldn’t wait to get to Cleveland where Senior would join us again. We played the Grog Shop and I gotta tell y’all that it was a great reunion. Senior sang the whole show and it was just good to be 6 again. We had a good show and the owner of the venue was so nice to us, gave us great food and set us up with free drinks all night. The best treatment on the whole tour (together with the Troubadour in LA). A great experience. Hopefully we will be back.

Michigan State University in East Lansing was the last show together with The Electric 6. We had a great time with those guys, and this was their own home turf only 1 hour from Detroit. We had to play in a big booming auditorium and at sound check it sounded like Phil Spector had come to haunt us, talk about a wall of sound! Luckilly the show sold out and about 500 non-alcoholic, non-smoking students made the room much nicer sounding. We had a good show and Tyler (Dick Valentine) from E6 came up and helped the backing vocals on ”White Trash”. In return most of us entered the stage during E6’s ”Gay Bar”. They had tried to convince Senior to do it for obvious reasons several times, but this night we took the stage by storm and had a ball. We hugged our new friends good bye and got on the bus to go to St. Louis for an off day. We’ll catch up with E6 again in a few weeks to play Brixton Academy in London by the way.

After a nice day off we got to the Creepy Crawl in St. Louis. This would be the first show together with IMA Robot. The venue was a heavy metal / punk / hard core club and it probably had the shittiest sound system on the tour.
I only knew Justin from IMAR from before. He plays the bass and used to play with Beck’s band, and both Senior and I met him when Superheroes played with Beck in Stockholm a couple of years ago. I was managing Superheroes and Senior was guest starring on ”Johnny and I”. It was nice to hook up again with Justin and his crew from IMAR. Again we got along really great with the other band, and it was a pleasure embarking on this trip with them. For some reason we again had an awesome show under bad circumstances. The crowd was wild and we just let it rip. we tried to impress IMAR I guess, and we succeded. IMAR was a great experience live as well, they have a certain mad energy that you just gotta love.

Lawrence was fine, but again it seemed like Kansas isn’t the state with the most Jr Sr fans. But the ones that came out were great and we had a good time with them.

MOUNTAIN TIME
Denver, Tempe
Just after the show in Lawrence we got on the bus and headed out for Denver. A pretty long drive, and we woke up lightheaded in the mountain air of Denver. First we thought we were all hung over, but it seems that the height tends to screw with you. We got dizzy and nautious very easy. The show was at a hole-in-the-wall that didn’t even look like a club. Before the show we had a couple of drinks and – probably due to the height – we all got very silly. We decided to ”punk” Senior (like the MTV-series ”Yo Dawg! You been PUNK’D duuuuuude!”) and tell him that everybody left after IMAR had played. Senior is always a little anxious about the crowd and he was getting a little freaked out that the audience left. He was setting himself up for a bad experience, but as soon as he entered the stage he knew, oh yes he KNEW! He had been PUNK’D!! DAWG!!!! He he. You gotta have your little fun on tour. The Margaritas tasted great in the mountain air that night.
Next up was a long travel day on the way to Arizona. We made the drive to Alberquerque where we hung out at the Wyndham in order to get our driver Perry time to sleep. Senior, Filip and Mads spent 9 straight hours on the internet, I had a swim and a sauna, Junior slept and did some phoner interviews and we all just had a lazy relaxed day.

We were supposed to get to Tempe, Arizona the next day in the early afternoon. We left at 3am but only after one hour there was a big BANG and the heavy bus started to swerve on the road as the air filled up with a burnt smell. The right front tire had exploded at 60 mph. Extremely dangerous situation, but luckily our driver managed to stop the bus at the side of the freeway without anybody getting hurt… or waking up for that sake. Actually only Filip woke up during all this. He and Perry went out and looked at the damages, and they were both pretty shook up the rest of the day. Well, it delayed us about 6-7 hours and we didn’t really get a sound check in Tempe when we got there.

On top of all this on this jinxed day our hard disc recorder went bust in the change over between the bands. CRAZY day, and as a result we played our worst show EVER. It really sucked for The Rhythm Prophets, but Jr and Sr did the best they could to entertain the audience and we pulled through it. I had to stay up most of the night trying to recover the hard disc tracks while everybody else went drinking. There was an after party set up where Filip and Senior DJ’ed, and I guess that was a lot of fun. For the others. While I toiled over the hard discs. No thank yous to poor old Yebo of course. Boo hoo.
PACIFIC ROUND-UP
San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
After the hellish day in Arizona it was nice waking up in San Diego in warm weather and with time to go have some authentic Mexican food. I shaved my beard so I had a moustache and tried to blend in looking like a mexican greaseball, hadn’t got the tan for it though. We got the hard disc working again and we were all set to do the West Coast… West Coast style.
By the time we hit the Pacific coast the whole non-alcohol policy had gone down the drain – or down the hatch so to speak. This was mainly due to the fact that the end of the tour had a lot of off days compared to the start where we did 6 shows in a row, one day off and then 6 more. It simply isn’t possible for this band to do 6 dates and drink at the same time. Actually we had never done 6 straight dates before this tour.
The next day we hit LA. We got there in the morning and spent the day shopping and wandering around. Ate at Sizzlers which was a fun thing. Everything is all you can eat, and we challenged ourselves to eat way too much. We had a good time though. Walked it off. In the evening our friend Alexis stopped by and people got a little drunk. Junior and Senior did a lot of interviews and I watched ”L.A. Confidential” – read the book a couple of months ago. Great stuff. James Elroy is a favourite.
Next day was the show at the Troubadour. It was nice to come back to this venue. We played there before and we got along great with the ladies running the club. This time they had made special ”We love Jr Sr”-T-shirts for themselves and a ”I love Troub”-visor for Senior. So sweet. They also got us the largest bottle of Stoli they could find and some porn for Senior (who is a collector). Cool to be back. L.A. is the home town for IMA Robot, so we had high expectation for the show. A lot of friends on the guest list and a sweet after party set up. The actual concert went really well, but we thought the crowd wasn’t really that responsive. We had a hard time getting their asses in gear, but in the end everybody danced and cheered. Afterwards the guys from IMAR said that they had never seen an L.A. crowd go crazy like that, so I guess we had them going after all.

The IMAR guys had set a party up at Star Shoes, and we had a ball. We convinced our tour manager to let us stay for the night because we had an off day the next day, so we even got to sleep at the hotel and not on the bus.

Next day it was off to San Francisco where we arrived in the evening and had a quiet night before playing Bimbo’s. This was probably the best and most beautiful club on the tour. Nice tables, red plush interior, gold fittings – like a 30’es night club. Nice vibe. Afterwards we had (yet another) after party where Senior and Filip DJ’ed. We had free drinks all night and had a great time. San Francisco is a favourite of all of us. A lot of crazy and sweet people. Gay Dad had a whole collection of BEARS out looking at him at the show, and they also came to the party. I almost regretted having a ’stache at this point, but I avoided getting grabbed too much. A great night out once again. And once again nice we had a travel day afterwards to relax. We stopped in Portland Oregon and had a kind of farewell dinner for everybody on the bus. We went out to this steak house with the band, Mads, Steve and Perry. The best fucking steak I ever had. Nice to have this kind of family style dinner and just raise our glasses and say thanks for a great tour.

The last supper (counterclockwise from 7 O’clock):
Steve, Perry, Lars, Filip, Jr, Sr, Yebo, Joy

Last day in Seatlle. We did some live songs at KEXP radio station in the morning. Hard to get up to it when it was so relatively early, but it turned out great. You can hear the recordings HERE. I spent the most of the day videotaping a lot of interviews with the tour-members, trying to get enough good material for our big documentary project. At this point Filip was starting to feel ill, so he spent a lot of time trying to get in shape for the last show on the tour, which just HAD to be great.
As it turned out we had a sold out show. IMAR rocked the house and we got ready to do our business. Filip never got in a good shape for playing and said he had the most feverish psychedelic show. He played well, though. As an encore we did ”White Trash” with Timmy, Justin and Alex from IMAR thrashing the stage. Total mayhem, and a great end to the tour.
The day after Junior and Senior flew to tokyo to do 2 weeks of promotion and the rest of us flew back to good old Copenhagen. What a great trip. We had some hard times but even more good times. We ate great food – loads of sushi and had a bit of a dreeenk. We had sun, rain and snow, and most of all we met some really cool people. Not in the least in the bands we played with. Stay tuned for the DVD!

The Yebinator

From the Archives: Junior Senior goes to Hollywood! (by crunchy.dk 22. October 2003)

Yes – it´s true: Junior senior are about to hit the big screen big time.

Both “Move Your Feet” and “Shake Your Coconuts” are prominentely featured in the forthcoming Warner Brothers movie “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”.
Furthermore “Shake Your Coconuts” has been chosen as the main single to promote the movie world wide.

The movie features the animated characters Bugs Bunny, The Road Runer, Daffy Duck and more + “real” stars like Steve Martin, Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Timothy Dalton and Heather Locklear. It is directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins & Small Soldiers) and is going to be in the same crazy style as we all know and love from the blockbuster smash hits “Roger Rabbit” and “Space Jam”.

“Looney Tunes: Back in action” hits cinemas on November 14th in USA and December 12th in Europe. Check out this great Loony Tunes Soundboard here Loony Tunes soundboard

In the near future Junior Senior will relase a brand new video to “Shake Your Coconuts”. The director is Diane Martel, who has made exciting videos for artists like LL Cool J, Christina Aguilera, Gangstar, Justin Timberlake, N.E.R.D. and Ol´ Dirty Bastard. We know you will love it!

Right now the d-d-don´t stop-able duo are ravaging USA, where they are on a 30 date concert tour (some together with Eletric Six, some with IMA Robot) – See the entire tourplan and more news at juniorsenior.com

From the Archives: C-C-Can’t Can’t Stop the Beat! (by crunchy.dk 30. April 2003)

C-C-Can’t Stop the Beat !
First the guy and the gay conquered Europe and now it’s time to invade the US. Junior Senior and Crunchy Frog have signed a big, fat, hairy license deal with Atlantic Records (Warner), which means that our dynamic duo will be available in American stores sometime during the Summer.

After the overwhelming sucess in the UK when the band was released, and a great piece by editor David Fricke in the Rolling Stone Magazine, the band went to the US in March to play at the Crunchy showcases in New York and at South by South West in Austin, Texas. Certainly great shows where even A&R’s and members of the press couldn’t resist dancing along. The interest from labels exploded – and the result is a contract that to our knowledge is the biggest a Danish band has ever signed to an American label – even bigger than the one Raveonettes’ made Danish history with last year. Wuhu!

“We wanna wear the same as Sonny and Cher” our Boys sing on “White Trash” and now that JS are signed to Atlantic, they are on the same label that gave us Sonny and Cher, and a lot of legendary releases from names such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, MC5, Rolling Stones + and new names like The Donnas. It just ain’t gettin’ more crunchy!

Recently Junior Senior appeared on American MTV’s “You Hear It First”, after MTV selected the band as one of three bands (out of more than 1000 attending bands) they wanted to film live at South By Southwest.