Last Updated on March 5, 2023
Originally published in Beat Motel issue 7
Well with the Beat Motel deadline fast approaching and realising I hadn’t interviewed enough bands I frantically scrabbled around until I found Pickled Dick to fill some space. Only joking! I don’t have deadlines!
So first up, as is law in zineland, who the fuck are you?
Im coby dick from papa roach
Pleased to meet you, who else is in Pickled Dick and who plays what?
Ok well obviuosly in the first question, i told a little fib! Im jhon and i play guitar and sing a bit. Domb Thumb is the leader of the singers and plays the bass. Nick reynolds plays the drums and sings also. When you put us together you get the band called Pickled dick, take even one member away and we turn into a duo.
So with just two of you you’d just be ‘dick’?
I think we would be two big swinging balls, the dick would of left
So is the whole getting naked thing tied up with this dick facination, or is that obsession just a result of many cold lonely nights in the van?
When you have a body this good, it would be cruel not to share it with the world. Unfortunately the cold nights have to lead to a decrease in penis size, which means i have to hand out magnifying glasses with every naked performance.
Well we all have to suffer for our art, or arse. So are you lot all full time punk rockers now or do you all hold down very respectible jobs that give the illusion that you are all useful members of society?
We are full time proper punks now! When we arent playing gigs, we are sewing exploited patches on to our denim jackets.
and gobbing at coppers?
gobbing at coppers, nobbing nuns, defecating on dustbin men,.. you get the general how punk we are thing!
Speaking of which, will the footage of you losing your breakfast outside the steamboat in Ipswich ever be gloriously broadcast?
It will be!! I have the tape, but no working video camera to load it on my compooter. i was very sick all that day.
But well earned, at least when you drink it’s for the comon good and entertainment of all, maybe you could work it into your on stage routine?
We have done that in the past!. Domb drank most a bottle of Jagermeister at a gig in Brum a couple of years ago.. he then proceeded to tell everyone that our songs were shit, and then he ended up passing out cold on the stage and being carried out to the van by two young ladies. What a cunt!
Sounds like top enteratinment! So how long the new cd took so fucking long to come out? Is it selling okay?
It did take a while to come out, nearly as long as the new Guns N Roses cd. I think we have hit the million mark now. Which is nice. i sent my self a gold record!
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever eaten on tour?
I saw domb eat a very pink sausage roll, and i mean very pink.. it looked raw…
It wasn’t attached to anyone was it?
Do sausage rolls grow on people?
Depends what part of the country you are in.
So you’re on the lineup again for holidays in the sun, or whatever it’s called this year, got any other festivals lined up?
We are playing at a little known fest calling Reading. then another one called leeds the next day. We are on something called the mainstage, inbetween Nirvana and Tupac.
Well if you’re going to be spitroasted then there’s no harm in being spit-roasted by the best! How shite are these questions?
At least you havent asked where we got our name from, or what a pickled dick is! You were gonna ask about our name, werent you? haha
a name change,,, not really
Nah I wasn’t gonna ask! But you’re not really changing your name are you?
Dom thumb is doing a solo album in the summer, we are going to europe in may to play some gigs, lots more touring, then we shall our next album at the end of the year, nope, no name change, we wanna see how far we can get with the worst band name ever, but then someone told us on our last tour, that there was a band called “ arse full of chips” cool huh?
Cheers Jhon, you know I love ya really! Well not all of you, and I know that becuase I’ve seen ALL of you! You can (and should) check out Pickled Dick at www.pickleddick.co.uk and if they play yer local punk rock hangout then offer Jhon a tenner to do your bidding, you’ll be suprised what he’s prepared to do!