Von Schirach:[Laughing] Oh, man, that's a great question, but cEvin had to walk out just as you were asking that. Maybe I can answer that: No, I will never. His hair in the '80s was priceless. It inspires me now to give it all I got. If they make a plug-in after cEvin's hair, it would have to be the fucking Mad Max of the plug-ins, granulating hairstyles and decimating emo cuts.
So how has your time with Skinny Puppy proved most valuable?
Above: Skinny Puppy. Courtesy SPV Records, Below: Otto Von Schirach. Courtesy Otto Von Schirach
Von Schirach: I think my stage show has been upped by 20,000 points. cEvin and Ogre always put on the theatrics, so being around that element has helped my magic show. I think every night that's what Puppy does: a magic show for people to dream about.
[cEvin darts back into the room.]
Von Schirach: Hey, cEvin, you have to hear this question.
Yeah, so I asked, "Can Otto ever hope to achieve anything as impressive as your hair in the '80s?"
Key:[Laughing] Otto is worthy of bringing back the '80s hair. It'll look good on him. That's another way we're bridging the worlds. Gotta go to soundcheck. Bye.
Von Schirach: Yeah, we're speaker-fisting America until everyone's hair sticks up.
SKINNY PUPPY AND OTTO VON SCHIRACH PERFORM WITH SILVER DAGGERS AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES, 1530 S. DISNEYLAND DR., ANAHEIM, (714) 778-BLUE; WWW.HOB.COM. SUN., 8 P.M. $25-$30.