Boris Budd & The Waterboarders

Boris Budd & The Waterboarders

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REVELATION THEN REVOLUTION!!! NEW RECORD COMING 9/11/09!!!CAPIALISM-CAPITALIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Biography

SEE Boris Budd & The Waterboarders at www.myspace.com/borisbudd

NEW RECORD, CAPITALISM-CAPITALIZE out 9/11/09!!!!!!!!!

CATCH BORIS BUDD & THE WATERBOARDERS IN THE UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY "PROTEST NATION" OUT December 2009 www.protestnation.org www.myspace.com/protestnation

THANX TO ALL WHO NOMINATED AND VOTED FOR "BORIS BUDD FOR PRESIDENT" FOR BEST SILVER PLATTER IN THE NORTHWEST'S PREMIER MUSIC MAGAZINE!!!!
www.whatsup-magazine.com

Catch our 1st Video "RADIO RIGHT REBELLION PLAYBOOK" at www.youtube.com/borisbudd
If you like The Replacements, "Bastards of the Young" Video, you'll love this take-off on that classic!!!!

Check out Boris BUdd & The Waterboarders along with other great protest music and videos at NEIL YOUNG'S LIVING WITH WAR TODAY
http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday

Boris Budd is a blind punk folk poet and activist who has dedicated his life to helping people. He is the founder of Bellingham WA Homes For Our Troops Benefit, which has raised awareness and thousands of dollars for the retrofitting of injured Vets homes. He is currently spearheading a group that will actually build a PTSD retreat for Vets in NW Washington State. His group is also mobilizing to go do repairs for Vets with local volunteers being the ones who swing the hammers. Boris is also undertaking other projects related to helping those who have been hit especially hard by the global economic crisis by trying to ensure people are fed and housed.

The Waterboarders are the combination of Budd with Phil Carter and Scott Greene, the former rhythm section of legendary Estrus Records act, "The Dt's" and the great Loyal Sinners, for whom Greene is the frontman with partner Carter setting the beats. Together the Waterboarders provide a highy explosive, provocative experience. We will definately kick ass at any venue so don't hesitate to book us!!!!!!!

PLEASE READ THE SEPTEMBER 2008 INTERVIEW IN WHAT'S UP! MAGAZINE WITH BORIS TO LEARN ALL YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GROUP INCLUDING THEIR WORK HELPING VETS!!!!!!!!!!!!

FEATURES
September 2008 Issue

Do ask, do tell
An interview with Boris Budd

by Brent Cole

Boris Budd is no longer an obscure political folk artist. Over the years, he's grown from writing songs to writing better songs, becoming a presidential candidate and coordinating an annual benefit to help U.S. troops with life-changing injuries. Whether he's playing music with his band the Waterboarders (which includes Scott Greene and Phil Carter of the Loyal Sinners), interviewing bands or hosting a radio talk show, Boris has become a man of the people. All while battling the loss of his eye sight.

This month, Boris and the Waterboarders will be releasing their new disc Boris Budd for President! The songs are filled with political protests over the current administration as well as his platform for the highest office. I had a chance to chat with him, and here's what he had to say.

What's Up!: Tell us about your start in music. What made you want to write songs?

Boris: When I was a young lad my Auntie F. bought me those red and blue vinyl Beatles compilations. In school, my friend Guy turned me on to the Dead Kennedys, Ramones, Clash, Blondie, XTC etc. The Clash had and still have a huge impact on me, they were truly geniuses. It wasn't until college that I started playing in bands. I idolized REM, The Smiths, The Cure, The Replacements, Husker Du... and scrimped for a Rickenbacker like Peter Buck and Johnny Marr. I mostly wrote meaningless pop punk songs, did dumb covers, played gigs, minor touring, and tried to meet girls (I guess it worked out because that's how I met my wife). Same old story, different players. The best part was we played awesome places like CBGB and The Black Cat in D.C., Rockafellas in Columbia S.C., some really cool venues.

That was then. A violent chain of events including the 2000 and 2004 Presidential elections, chronic illness, chemotherapy, loss of sight, job lay-offs, illegal wars, and dealings with apathetic, selfish, savage people have laid the groundwork for my rebirth as a protest singer.

Otherwise, I'm quite a pleasant fellow.

WU: So where are you from and how did you get here?

Boris: I'm from Washington D.C. and moved to Bellingham seven years ago. I worked for investment banks on K St. for over a decade. I've infiltrated the enemy; mingled at their cocktail parties, smoked pot in the bathrooms of their country clubs, etc. They are a dangerous bunch for sure, desperate to keep what they have, and resistant to change. Since they are no match for the PEOPLE, they are forced to use a portion of their huge resources to ensure that the truth is withheld.

Bellingham seemed to be one of those rare places that allowed an escape from this materialistic, cut-throat environment. The move also allowed me to treat my eye disease and the effects of immunosuppressive chemotherapy with marijuana, le

Discography

2008-Released on Sept 11, "Boris Budd for President" Boris Budd & The Waterboarders, See Boris & the band in the soon to be released documentary, "PROTEST NATION, www.protestnation.org. Music available on snocap, ww.myspace.com/borisbudd, CD Baby, Western Washington Record Stores and soon all Electronic Record Stores.

2006-"Mission Accomplished" Boris Budd & The Weapons of Mass Entertainment. Record received airplay on KUGS FM 89.3 Bellingham and Internet Station The Corner Pocket, Seattle. Tracks "Missing" and "Golf Boys" spent 100 weeks in the top 200 on Neil Youngs list of 2800 protest songs at neilyoung.com. Availaboe on Sncap, www.myspace.com/borisbudd

Set List

Our current set contains the whole new record, Boris Budd for President" and lasts about 40minutes. We also have material from our last record that could push our set to about 80 minutes of angry protest songs. If we do covers they are usually punk rock stomps like "God Damn Job" by The Replacements, "Pinhead" by The Ramones, or "Career Opportunities" by The Clash. LOUD and ELECTRIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE-I have now completed writing a new record about the global financial meltdown, which we are in the process of recording.

I also am available for solo acoustic performances. I wrote every song with an acoustic guitar and can provide a compelling performance in that realm.