Let us take a closer look at this very interesting band. Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends was formed by, who would have thought, Conan Neutron. He formed this band in 2015 with Dale Crover ( Melvins drummer and his solo project) and Tony Ash.
Conan Neutron himself is not really a person that sits still, he has a weekly podcast on Radio Nope called Protonic Reversal that invites guests from the world of noiserock, punk rock, post-punk and experimental genres.
Next to the radio show Conan played such bands like Replicator, Victory and Associates, Mount Vicious, Household Gods (with David Pajo of Slint and Vern Rumsey of Unwound) and ofcourse he plays in Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends wich I will share music from.
Now The band Conan Neutron & Friends has been making music since 2015 and have released some albums together and recently the Protons and Electrons Compilation. A gatefold double vinyl compilation of all of the Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends singles, and Electrons: A compilation of the various artists that were on the other side of the 7″s.
To start of you can listen to the latest single (not from the new record) called ‘We Were Wolves’ (it is on the Quarantimes Vol 1 NIVA Benefit on Learning Curve Records too,), this is quite a lot of music to work through so in the meantime you can read some questions I asked Mister Conan.
Question 1: Are Dale and Tony really your friends or do you like add them to the band because they are good with musics? and which one is your bestbest friend.
I love Dale dearly, but Tony is my ride or die.
Question 2: All these people you have met, interviewed, wich conversation or anecdote stayed with you the most?
Question 3: You need choose one product to live on + water, you get nothing else, what do you choose?
Is this space? An Island?
Question 4: If you were in a fight to the death against Dale and Tony, who would win.
Question 5: What are your favourite books? if you think books suck, what is your favourite movie.
Question 6: Can you say 5 of your favourite bands.
Of course! Will omit Melvins (because, Duh!)
Question 7: Best live show ever?
Three way tie: 3rd to last Unwound show at Justice League in San Francisco (3/2002), fugazi/the Ex/Shellac at the Congress Theater in Chicago (6/2001)… 2nd night, Tom Waits, paramount theater in Oakland, California. (02/1996)