Much thanks to Greg Benedetto, the man behind Alexis' 2007 Tour Journals, for suggesting the incredibly fruitful topic of 80s action movies. When I asked Greg if there was anything he could think of, off the top of his head, to quiz the band about, his immediate response was an all-caps "EIGHTIES ACTION FILMS!" He was stoked. The band was stoked. I was stoked. There was a lot of healthy stoke-age going on.
Let the record show that these boys know their action movies. To a somewhat terrifying degree. It wasn't even a quiz for them, so much as a good-natured chat in which I was asking a lot of questions about things they were more than happy to teach me about. In fact, at the end of the whole thing, Dallas Green told me that if I was ever in a bind regarding some piece of 80s cinematic trivia, I should just give him a call. And I just might.
Check out a full interview with the band here next Wednesday.
Alexisonfire "Boiled Frogs"