Things said by members
of Fuel and about Fuel
- Fan to Carl: "
Hey, cool necklace!"
- Carl: "Thanks!
Someone just said to me, 'Hey!, Nice spoon!' and I thought, 'Spoon? .....What
planet are you from?'"
- Voice from Crowd (in Michigan): "Play
- Brett: "I thought
that only happened South of the Mason-Dixon Line."
- Carl: "What's
up? What's up? You love me? She loves me man... Cool. Kinda hurts
- that we don't really know each other but that's
- Brett: "The
last time we were on a stage about this size Carl and I collided and
- 8 stiches in my face. So you never can tell what
the fuck is goint to happen. We might have some more blood though."
- Brett: "David
Levin says 'Hi' to the world. He's our business manager... putting money
- Carl: "Counting
the nickels... one nickel for Brett.... one nickel for Carl..."
MTVs Appraisal of Fuel's Set at WHFS Fest in
melodic trash brought a much-needed burst of energy to the outer stage...."
The Band Talking About the Bus
a 1998 bus and it's left us on the side of the road twice -- nothing more
glamorous than crawling under your bus at 6:30 in the morning on Sunset
Strip working on the transmission. ".... "We opened the luggage
bays in the bottom and I thought we were living a scene from Titanic. All
our luggage was just floating. It looked like wreckage in the water."
Jeff: "The dashboard
nearly caught on fire."
couldn't sabotage a bus and make it do this."
met these guys through the same agency; our band would play with their
band and vice versa, like one night they'd support us and the next night
we'd support them. We just developed a good friendship and I pretty much
told Carl that if I didn't get the job I was going to kill him. It worked.
- ARW: "Describe
your live show from your perspective."
- Carl: "There's
a lot of polka and we wear dresses (we laugh). The music is pretty agressive
and the live show is pretty intense and aggressive as well."
Kevin -- "Me
and my friends would be poppin' in B-52s, Devo, the Dickies. If I was listening
to Bad Company, I'd get my ass kicked."
- Bruce Britt - Hits Magazine -- "How
would you describe 'Sunburn'?"
- Brett -- "It's
a punk-reggae-polka kind of thing, with a little Puff Daddy comin' in the
- Crowd -- "King
for a Day!"
- Brett -- "Trust
us. You don't want us to play that right now. Trust me. You'll have a whole
about us if you hear us play that."
- Carl -- "I
don't know. The might have a better opinion."
"I'm not going to let the rest of the guys
come out right now because ... I don't need them. Just kidding guys. Just
kidding.... it was a joke." -- Brett
before the encore
"What the hell was that? ... Hell with you
man. You're not getting it back now." -- Brett
after a hat came flying onto stage.
"Anybody seen the video yet? I haven't even
seen it. I hope it looks good.... Carl doubled for me. He wore a wig and
everything.... it was pretty cool." -- Brett
"Ladies and Gentleman, Randy Lane..... Trouble
shooting freak. FREAK! .... God knows we need it in this band." --
"This is the first week our record's been
out on the shelves. We can't wait to go in next week to Sony and see exactly
how many copies we sold this week..... Hopefully we hit 100." -- Brett
- Carl -- "If
you guys wanna keep up with us on your little computer, look for us at
where we are."
- Brett -- "I've
never seen it before because I'm not computer literate."
- Carl -- "He's
not even reading literate."
- Brett -- "I'm
still in the open-Apple-computer phase.... Hit all three at the same time.
What are .....they?
Open-Apple-computer? Open-Apple-reset... something like that... See I don't
to do that. ....
Give me a typewriter...screw it."
- Carl -- "What's
a computer? I can run a calculator... how about that?"
- Brett -- "Is
that one of those things they used in Star Trek?"
"We've already driven you crazy with that
song? We've driven you nuts with it already. You guys are like, 'No more
please!'" -- Brett after Shimmer
"Since we're playing other peoples' shit,
we might as well fuck somebody's shit up..." -- Brett
Going to California and Revolution
- Brett -- "We're
they just yelling 'Ozone'?"
- Carl -- "Ozone?"
- Brett -- "We
just got on stage... You want us to blow it all already?"
"You seem a bit aggressive this evening.
I want everyone here in this house to say hello to.... the camera."
-- Brett during Chameleon show where PRISM was
- Brett -- "We're
from Pennsylvania" (cheers) ... "What brings you here?"
(voice from crowd, ....."military")
... "Military? Oh yeah... no shit. What kind of military?" ("Army")
... "Army? Give me .....20"
(pointing at the ground) ... "Welcome out you military types."
- Conversation between Brett and some
fans at a show in Pasadena, MD
- "Oh my God, when I was a little kid...I
was probably like 4 or 5, and I probably don't want to tell you this, but...It's
like my parents would put Elvis records on and I would get up on the hearth
and sing and dance like Elvis and so...I guess Elvis was the one who gave
me my first sizzling Euro moves."-- Brett
from Out of Order
"If you guys wanna check out some future
shows and stuff, we're on the web.. check out fuelweb.com. And uh, then
I've got my own web page... it's uh.... no I don't." -- Carl
- Carl -- Hey Brett!
Come here and wipe this snot out of my moustache.
- Brett -- Wipe the
snot out of your moustache.... It's cold as dirt up here... What the hell?
- Brett and Carl at Edgefest, which was outside
in March in PA
- "Don't leave without a t-shirt or a CD or
something. We could use the cash. We couldn't afford to buy each other
Christmas presents this year so... it'd be nice at least to eat."
- "I haven't seen any crowd surfing yet. What's
up with that? Are you guys waiting for me to be the guinea pig or something?"
- "Here's a song I'm sure everybody here's
sick of..." -- Brett before "Shimmer"
- "Can you guys hear at all? Can you hear
me?" -- Carl at the acoustic Media Play
- "He's got the star shirt on like Billy Corgan....
That's not our band, but it's a cool shirt." -- Carl
- "Ask this guy where we're gonnna be....
He knows more than we do." -- Carl talking
about a fan
- "We're just passing them around for 5 bucks
and stuff. So if you don't have a copy of it yet, get one before you leave
tonight. It's going to a really good cause.... so we can eat." --
Brett talking about Hazleton........."At
McDonald's" -- shouted from the crowd
- Carl -- "We
got a new EP out man. If you guys....speaking of merchandise and stuff,
we got a new .....EP
out; we just finished up with and we got....I think Brett has some scratch
and sniff socks if .....you
wanna sit by those."
- Brett -- "Scratch
and sniff underwear."
- Carl -- "That's
what it was..."
- Brett -- "Get
- "So if you'd like a copy, just find one
of us after we're done playing tonight and stuff. And we'll be more than
happy to give...uh, sell you a copy.... for real cheap. We're just cheap
kind of guys." -- Brett talking about
- "We're all gonna drink a lot of beer."
- "This is the funnest tour I've ever been
on.... Fuel is on the tour for a while now, too, so everybody give them
your support now, before they become huge and we're opening for them. You're
guaranteed a rockin' good time. Honest!!!!" -- Mark
Reznicek, drummer for the Toadies
- Brett -- "Here's
a couple of t-shirts.... Why don't you give them your underwear Carl?....
We've got .....some
- Carl -- "Only
the best for you, Double Stuff... only the best. We got a Nabisco endorsement."
- Brett -- "I
think we're supposed to get those wheat crackers next week."
- Carl -- "For
those weight watching folks..."
- Brett -- "What
do you want?"
- Girl up front --
- Brett -- "Hey
man...pass those Oreos up."
- Carl -- "We
got a starving girl in the front row.... I don't know... if she had Oreos,
she might goof .....'em
back up as squished as she is... which would be really cool and we'd like
to see that, but not .....at