Catching Up with Three Maximum Ames Artists at 80/35

July 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Last weekend at 80/35, Ames Progressive photographer Tony Galloro tracked down some artists from the Maximum Ames Records label to pick their brains on the Des Moines music festival.

Patrick Tape Fleming, Poison Control Center

What’s been your favorite 80/35 performance?
Three-way tie between the Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo, and Christopher the Conquered 2012.

Your favorite record of 2011/2012 (so far)?
Christopher the Conquered and His Black Gold Brass Band Decide… The Fate of a Good Man.

The biggest musical/artistic influence on your music?
The Beatles and my wife, Ashley Tape Fleming.

Describe your band/music in one word.
Loud.

Elliot Imes, Derek Lambert and the Prairie Fires

What’s been your favorite 80/35 performance?
Public Enemy (even though Flavor Flav was absent).

Your favorite vendor?
Gusto Pizza.

Your favorite record of 2011/2012 (so far)?
Tom Waits’ Bad As Me.

The biggest musical/artistic influence on your music?
The Ramones.

Describe your band/music in one word.
Grim.

Chris Ford, Christopher the Conquered/Derek Lambert and the Prairie Fires

What’s been your favorite 80/35 performance?
The first 80/35 Poison Control Center set and their set from 2011.

Your favorite vendor?
The Ecuadorian food.

Your favorite record of 2011/2012 (so far)?
The Randy Newman Songbook Volume 2.

The biggest musical/artistic influence on your music?
Randy Newman and Leon Russell.

Describe your band/music in one word.
Humanist.

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