Hey Fartheads! Dig this. Every month this year I will randomly choose a Farthead of the Month. I have some truly awesome, dedicated, and awesome readers and I consider you all friends. Anyways, every month I am going to randomly choose a Farthead of the Month and if chosen, you will do a 12 question Q&A that will be featured as a post on the blog! This is your way to get semi-famous or at least give you the ability to brag that you’re on a shitty metal blog!
Making the honor roll this month is Scott. Scott is an awesome guy and has been a very vocal and hilarious supporter of The Great Southern Brainfart. Even though this guy likes Ghost, I still think he’s rad as fuck. He’s out there protecting and serving his community and he does so with an unbridled passion and love for all metal music. Scott goes to a lot of shows, is a HUGE Iron Maiden buff, and has a really awesome collection of rad as fuck memorabilia from concerts. Scott has totally earned his 15 minutes (or maybe 5?) of glory so kick back and get to know Scott! You are an awesome guy, Scott and I’m more than proud to have you as a reader/fan/friend!
What’s your name and what the hell do you do with your life?
My name is Scott Pruett and I live perpetually in 1988 when I’m not serving and protecting.
How did you discover the Great Southern Brainfart?
Met a dude at a beer festival that said he had a good friend that ran that site. So I checked it out and saw that we shared some of the same passion for music.
What’s your favorite thing about the Great Southern Brainfart?
The brutal honesty of the revues. The disdain for Coheed and Cambria. I test drove a car once that had this horrible sound coming from it. Turns out there was a C&C CD jammed in the player. No way I’m buying that piece of shit!
How did you first get into heavy metal?
As a kid (7 or 8), like many kids, simply saw the cover of KISS’ Destroyer and just had to have it. Parents bought it not knowing who they were. Pop took me to see them in 1979. I was 8 and enjoying the perks of being a kid of divorcing parents trying to win the affection of their kid. Still have the ticket stub. $10 at the Asheville Civic Center. That was my first experience at hard rock. I fell in love with metal though when I first heard the song “Invaders” circa 1982.
What are your Top 5 metal bands?
- Iron Maiden
- In Flames
- Queensryche (up to but not including Promised Land)
- King Diamond
What is currently your favorite metal album?
Man, that’s a tough one. If I could only take one single metal record with me onto a deserted album (that had power of course) it would have to be “Powerslave”. It was just a pivotal album in my life. I distinctly remember seeing adverts of its release in the likes of Hit Parade and Circus mags back in the day. Then I stood in line at my local record store all morning instead of going to school to buy a ticket to the World Slavery Tour, which was my first real concert. That’s how we did shit then. Back then “Ticketbastard” was that asshole John that worked at Carousel Records that only liked southern rock.
What is the least metal thing about you?
I love Blue Grass music and Mumford and Sons
If you could have dinner with any metal musician alive or dead, who would it be, what would you talk about, and what would you have?
Steve Harris. I would simply thank him. His music and imagery that he created grabbed this adolescent boy. That boy learned as much as he could about the band and discovered what work ethic is all about. To follow your dreams. To have vision and achieve it. Because of Maiden I became a better student. It intrigued me and encouraged me to learn history. I would have the biggest steak ever and make him buy it. Fuck, if he can afford a damn 747 he can buy me a ribeye for god sakes!
What is one metal album that everybody should own?
King Diamond, Abigail
What is your favorite metal t-shirt and why?
An Exodus shirt I got from their latest tour. It’s a mock of NWA’s World Most Dangerous Band design. The back has a police blotter that has badges with pentagrams in them and the police report number is “666”. Fitting for me.
In your opinion, who is the worst metal band out there?
Man, don’t make me say this. There are so many. I mean you can throw a stick and hit three dozen “my mommy and daddy were mean to me” and “my prom date dumped me” whiney/screamo metal bands. But, personally, I can’t stand what Metallica has become. Yes, they were once great but at this point they have done way more horrible crap than good. Lars can’t drum. Kirk has the lamest solos. James vocals have gotten worse since he started trying to “sing” and Rob puts more effort into looking like Little Debbie got plowed by a gorilla and he was the offspring (his pig tails and walking around squatting) rather than playing bass. Clearly, Cliff Burton was the soul of that band. When he died his writing influence went away and so did their persona. I would also argue that Dave Mustaine’s influence on the early material lent a lot to their early success. But that’s a whole different topic.
Finally, what does being selected as Farthead of the Month mean to you?
It means that I finally get my own parking space and my picture posted by the shitter in the men’s room at FHHQ! Nah, I think it’s awesome and I’m honored. I don’t always agree with some of the critiques and reviews. For instance, I love Ghost. Don hates them. I get it. I used to as well. But for me, one day their music just clicked with me. By having different opinions it creates healthy dialogue in my opinion. I know that he is at least being honest and you can’t ask for anything more than that. It is an honor to be a part of that! Now, where’s my damn t-shirt! Cheers!