Gotta love the matter-of-fact nature of the Mansfields
. The Colorado Springs outfit, which continues to enjoy frequent spins
on Rodney on the Roq
's specialty show, Sunday nights on KROQ, took the time to fashion a list of frequently asked questions for anyone who might be interested in doing an interview. In response to a question about the band's influences, the response is to the point: "The Ramones, New York Dolls, Dead Boys, The Cramps...Really, it's a bit more complicated than us just ripping off bands we luv. We are a cocktail of 1950s Rockabilly, 60's Pop, 70's Punk, Glam and Glitter." Indeed. No matter how you slice it, it's classic-sounding punk. So it's more than fitting to hear that these Gearhead recording artists
are preparing to embark on a summer tour with the Queers
, punk stalwarts in their own right. Details of the tour are forthcoming; we'll have full dates as they become available.