First of all Khan I want to thank you for fucking my video camera.
It will never be the same again…
KK: I didn’t fuck your video camera, I tea bagged your video
camera…I didn’t break your video camera did I?
FB: No, no. I interviewed Mark for our website, I thought
it was kind of weird because he mentioned Dickie Peterson and
then I read an interview where you mentioned Dickie Peterson….
KK: He’s a very good friend of mine, of both of us actually.
FB: Did you ever record with Dickie Peterson?
KK: I’ll tell you a story right now, I love Blue Cheer,
the first two albums like when I was a kid, when I first discovered
Robitussin DM, the drug and not the cough syrup, man I never understood
Blue Cheer but Mark would always try to lay that shit down on
me on tour and stuff like, “Listen to this Blue Cheer, it’s
great”. I’d be like “I don’t get it, I
don’t get it.”, and when we moved to Vancouver together
I drank a half a bottle of Robitussin and Mark was so fucked he
BBQ: I couldn’t get out of the basement.
KK: And like we left ‘em for like an hour and when we came
back he was like, (in faint voice) “Help. Help!”.
BBQ: I had trouble walking up the stairs, it seemed like I‘d
be going down if I tried to go up…
KK: He couldn’t get up the stairs like…
BBQ: Picture this, look at this here is stairs, watch this is
me (whistling and imitating with his fingers his problem with
the stairs). I’d be going down the stairs…
KK: Mark is making finger puppets for those who can’t see,
for the blind. So like I didn’t understand Blue Cheer and
that night like we were so fucked up, with the Deadly Snakes too,
they flew and came to see us for a like a little adventure of
psychedelia I was so high and like we put on the fuckin’
Blue Cheer and like everything, all the stereo psychedelia made
sense. Like left and right was right and left and like I was totally
flipping out, I lost my wallet on a see saw and I thought I lost
my ego and for like hours I was like (shouting) “I lost
my ego, I don’t know”…
FB: It will please you to know that Dickie Peterson was
on that very stage not more than four months ago.
BBQ: I saw him a couple of months back with Blue Cheer.
KK: Yeah we’re really close and like you know what’s
crazy about Dickie, me and Danny from the Spaceshits, we used
to joke about it like before we came on tour in Europe we were
like, “We’re gonna find Blue Cheer, we’re gonna
stay with them.” ‘Cause we heard a rumor that they
were in France like living in some house so we were like, “We’re
gonna find ‘em.”. And like ever since that Robitusson
trip we were like always listening to Blue Cheer a lot and then
like we were doing a lot of acid and then when we got to Germany
after a show we woke up in the morning at this fuckin’ club
and like we saw this little blonde kid walking around the street
and we were joking at this club we were like, “Man that
kid looks like Dickie Peterson” The janitor from the bar
heard us, he was a British guy living in Germany, he was like,
(in British accent) “Did you say Dickie Peterson?”
(laughter) And I was like, “Yeah, from Blue Cheer you know”,
and he was like (in British accent) “Do you know Blue Cheer?”
and we’re like, “Fuck yeah, we love Blue Cheer. We’re
lookin' for 'em.", he's like "Wait a minute", and
then he goes in the fuckin' back room and he comes back with this
phone number. And we're like, "What the fuck is this?",
he's like, "He lives in this town, give him a call",
and we're like, "Get the fuck outta here"......
BBQ: And the dude shows up, Dickie Peterson shows up and he's
like, "Wanna smoke some hash?", and we're like, "Yeah
whatever, fuck yeah!" The fuckin' joint goes around like
four times, massive joint, and he's like, "Oh by the way
I have Hepatitis J" or whatever.
KK: Yeah, but it's the kind that you can't get, but he was totally
nice. Actually I've known him for seven years, since I've moved
to Germany and like he's come to tons of our shows and he loves
us. With my other band the Shrines he's was like, (imitates Dickie's
gravel voice) "Khan, you know I got these songs I never recorded
with Blue Cheer and I wanted to bust 'em on to you because you
know the Shrines is all that. I want to come and give you that
shit.". And like it was really funny because the first two
years that I knew him he always told me about his girlfriend and
I never used to believe him, he was always like, "Yeah I
got this girl, her name's Mad Dog, you know she's 26. You know
she's crazy, she's a school teacher you know, but I love her.",
and like I'd never believe him. I used to call him all the time
and just talk to him on the phone you know, and I'd be like, "Dickie
man what's up...", and Mad Dog would answer the phone and
be like, (screaming) "Mad Dog, yo, it's Blacksnake. What's
up?", and she would be totally trippin' and she was German.
And man when I saw Mad Dog, you know it was like after like maybe
four years of knowing Dickie Peterson, and all the fuckin' images
in my head, I thought of her you know as this like this fuckin'
monstrous octopus woman, like biker fuckin' crazy girl, when I
met her man I was like man she is so beautiful. She's 26 years
old, he's like 50, he's like her Grampa or something like that.
But she's so hot and so big, like she's 6' 2", massive jugs,
so beautiful, I was like, "Oh, my God.". She looked
like, seriously if you ever had a picture of a San Francisco beauty,
you know, that's her man. Huge jugs, long blonde hair, and when
she talks to you it's like wind is blowing in your hair. It is
so cool how he hooked up with her, Blue Cheer went on tour and
he just saw her at a bar and he just grabbed her and went, "You're
mine", and she was like, (in high pitched tone) "What
are talkin' about?". And he took her home and...
BBQ: What is she Nell from fuckin' Give Me A Break all of a sudden?
KK: So Dickie Peterson is fuckin' awesome and Blue Cheer's first
two albums are like from Heaven.
KK: Untouchable pieces of music.