Thursday, July 13, 2006

Powerman 5000 Frontman Was A Creative Juvenile Delinquent

LUBBOCK, Tex. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – With a name like Spider, it’s easy to see why the frontman for alternative hard rock band Powerman 5000 has a rebellious reputation.

And while the 30-something singer admits that growing up he was anything but a saint, his small-town troublemaking never amounted to more than what he calls “creative vandalism.”

In Spider’s words, “In a small town, I had to find the only two friends who like Black Flag and Dead Kennedys and who’re bored as hell, and run with them.”

Spider says he used to conspire as the triumvirate of teen pals wreaked such innovative high school hijinks and havoc, that the campus installed “barbed wire atop the buildings.”

His favorite prank involved the school’s statue of Rodin’s “The Thinker” – a sculpture he “would kidnap and remold over it into crazy shapes with clay from art class. We’d have it back in place by morning.”

He adds: “It drove the [administration] nuts.”

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