Every Night Is Friday Night: An Interview With Turbo Fruit’s Kingsley Brock

Turbo Fruits

Say it with me now: “Turbo Mutha Fuckin Fruits.” Emblazoned in large, butter-colored text across the top of their website, this declaration says everything you need to know about Nashville’s deviant rock ‘n’ rollers. The sweaty love child of singer/guitarist Jonas Stein, the band began while Stein was still kickin’ around with garage rockers Be Your Own Pet back in 2006. Yet the call of the Turbo Fruit seemed to be too much for the artist, it’s citrusy cry like rocket fuel for the brain. When BYOP folded in 2008, Stein bit into that tempting fruit for good.

Six years later, Turbo Fruits has recorded three blistering, in-your-face rock albums and gone through God knows how many lineup changes. Yet Turbo Fruit’s latest roster seems to be made for the life of excess that comes with the band’s M.O. First joining Stein for touring, drummer Matt Hearn and bassist Dave McCowen were followed by Stein’s longtime high school friend Kingsley Brock on guitar, making the band a four-piece unit for the first time.

Taking their full roster into the studio, the result is their latest effort Butter, which could be described as a sonic guide to bad behavior. Produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno in just over a week, the album captures the raw experience of the band on the road–it’s bottomless bong hits, countless nights sleeping on stranger’s floors and the occasional barroom brawl.

Before performing at the High Noon Saloon on November 25 (tickets here), guitarist Kingsley Brock gave me the juice about joining the band, rock ‘n’ roll mixtapes, the “Lords of Party” (Deer Tick) and a detailed account of a night he (and the reader) won’t soon forget.

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