30 Seconds With IAmDynamite
Chris Martin and Chris Phillips as IAmDynamite is one of the great modern duo-bands that manages to make two guys sound like an army, easily putting them up there with acts like Chromeo and our own Morgue City.
Photos by Zayra Alvarez
Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Supermegafantastic f or the infectious rock and rhythm machine that it is. "Carolina" alone is worth a thousand lesser songs. We got all up in the Chrises' collective grill to find out what we could learn from them in 30 seconds.
Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world?
Chris Martin: "Home" by Phillip Phillips. What's selling this year, Mumford and Sons? Cool, then we'll do that.
Chris Phillips: "Friday" by Rebecca Black. And it's the worst because that random dude rapped on it. Awful!
RO: What is the best lyric in the world?
CM: "I blew up your body, but you blew my mind," from "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" by Roxy Music.
CP: "She's a wild one uhooooooo" from "Maneater" by Hall and Oates.
CM: Jump into the crowd, throwing caution to the wind, and engage in a Fight Club-style free-for-all.
CP: Drink it if it's full. Throw it back if it's empty.
RO: Without worrying about space, time, or the laws of physics, what would be the ultimate gig to play?
CM: BEING James Brown, live at the Apollo in 1962.
CP: Well, first choice... Houston! Close second... International Space Station. Because it's international... Everyone is welcome.
RO: What would you buy with a million dollars?
CM: One million bananas.
CP: Hovercraft, helicopter, Shelby Cobra, and nice house.