Photographed By Evan Sung
The Toilet Boys
were formed one night in the mid 90's to be an
opening band for Debby Harry. It was suppossed
to be a one night gig. Now some 8 years later,
band is still rocking having toured with Cher and
Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their song 'Another Day
In The Life' found it's way to the American Pie
2 soundtrack and their new album, 'Early Years'
has just been released. I recently sat down with
the newly brunette and beautiful creature himself,
Miss Guy to discuss
the record industry and the 'Archie Bunker' of
Liberation: I saw the Toilet Boys on Page Six
today. They said you performed at the after party
for the new John Waters film.
Miss Guy: That’s what they said, I don’t
know why, that didn’t happen. I DJ’d
but that’s it. No one else was there from
the band though I love that we were called a ‘duo’.
Liberation: It’s a gentle reminder that
Page Six really is just gossip and even though
they commit something in print it doesn’t
mean it’s the truth. What did you think of
the film, did you like it?
Miss Guy: It’s hilarious! Johnny Knoxville
is great. They’re all really good and really
funny. It’s sick, it’s really sick.
Liberation: It’s rated NC-17 which is considered
box office poison for any movie.
Miss Guy: Kids can get into those movies though,
The difference between an R rating and an NC-17
Rating is that some theatres won’t
show NC-17 films. Is this film any different
from any other John Waters film? Is there any
scene in particular that gives away its NC-17
rating or is it just some sort of Bush politics?
Miss Guy: Hmmm. It’s a bit more than ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Cry
Baby’. The movie is all about sex of course
but it’s so ridiculous. It has some male
Liberation: Is Johnny Knoxville naked?
Miss Guy: No.
Liberation: That’s a first! How odd is it
that they have someone like him to exploit and
they don’t go for it?
Miss Guy: I got to go to Baltimore to do the premier
and I got to hang around with him, Kate Moss, and
Patty Hearst. This movie is definitely not going
to be main stream.
Liberation: Well none of his films really are,
that’s their beauty.
Miss Guy: I thought ‘Serial Mom’ could
Liberation: That’s one of my favorites.
I fucking love the L7, ‘Camel Lips’ scene!
Have there been any talks about The Toilet Boys
being in a John Waters film. It seems so obvious
Miss Guy: We talked about it. ‘Serial Mom’ would
have been perfect but I didn’t get to know
him until after that movie. But I don’t have
any interest in doing movies.
Liberation: Not even a John Waters film?
Miss Guy: Well, yeah, I would do that. I would
want to play a character though because I think
that when people try to play themselves it doesn’t
come off so good.
Liberation: But you’d get your own trailer
Miss Guy: (laughs) I’d rather be an inbred
pervert or something, maybe a killer or some sort
Liberation: I’d love to be in a John Waters
Miss Guy: Maybe one day you will!
The Toilet Boys broken up or are you guys just
involved in a lot of side projects?
Miss Guy: It’s never really been said. We
were at a crossroads and I was really frustrated
because we were not getting to the next level.
We did this tour, it was an opening slot, and it
was great. We were like, let’s do it and
it will either lead to the next stepping stone
or it will be a nice way to kind of end it on a
My manager at the time was trying his hardest
to make things happen after that tour and we got
one shitty offer and we came home and we had just
had it. It had been six years straight without
any kind of a break.
We had a US tour but we ended up canceling that
because we thought, let’s leave it on a good
note. Then we were going to go to Japan that summer
so I called Sean. Whenever there is a chance to
go to Japan, for me it’s always ‘yes’.
He was like, ’duuude, there’s no band
and I don’t want to do this anymore’ and
I was like alright, I’m going to get someone
else to do it. That freaked him out. I was like ‘I’m
not going to let you stop me’ so I started
talking to other guitarists and then he and I had
a big falling out. I think it just had to happen
because we were so close for so long.
I saw a psychic,
before we stopped speaking, and she told me that
we were going to be taking a much
needed break. We didn’t speak for six or
I started talking
to some other musicians and it just wasn’t
feeling right and I thought, well, I can’t
do The Toilet Boys without Sean because he is
too important to the band. It’s all fine
now, I love Sean. So I don’t know if the
band is broken up.
Liberation: You’ll have to read it on Page
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