OK Go is an alternative rock group from Chicago, born in 2001.
They started with only a few demos, but they managed to get where they are through little concerts and songs at the beginning, and in no time, the majors start getting interested in them.
‘Get Over it’ is the first single to conquer the charts from USA and Europe.
2005 was an excellent year, first of many still to come, since that’s the date when ‘Oh No’ came out.
Works of art made with little money, such as ‘A million ways’ in which the band sings and dances to the music of their tune at Damian’s house, only 10 dollars!
I’ve started following OK Go with my family back in 2006 when ‘Here it goes again’ came out and it was a hit.
But let’s start with the questions!
First of all.. what was the band that really inspired or even inspires you? And why? What in particular amazed you?
Ok go: “One group I can say for sure was the Pixies. They were a major influence for every one of us at one point or another. For me the amazing thing about the Pixies was how genuine they were. Everything about them was concrete.”
All your text are really great, where do you get the ideas, inspiration?
Ok Go: “Damian usually gets the ideas for his lyrics through his personal experiences.”
We can clearly see that you guys ‘give brith’ to awesome and original videos such as the one for ‘Here it goes again’ or as latest example, ‘This too shall pass’ brand new video. What was the most crazy idea you guys thought of?
Ok Go: “I’m not sure what our craziest idea is, or was… I think our craziest ideas are yet to come – maybe we’ll work with wild animals next time.”
Your style is particular, very 80’s. What made you choose that? Is it something that’s going to be a way of recognizing you, or there’s a chance that it may change anytime soon?
Ok Go: “That’s funny, I think of our style as very 2011 – not sure why we come off 80’s, a few years back we were trying to come off late 1800’s.”
Something that seems very important to you is the visual part, do you think that this factor is part of your success, since people feels attracted by that?
Ok Go: “I definitely think the visual aspect of our art is a factor in our success.”
What can you tell us about Paracadute? And oh, it’s impossible to ignore your business partners with those gorgeous suits, and they look really anxious and listening! Isn’t that just great? Any names?
Ok Go: “Paracadute is parachute in Italian. Dora and Bun E. are our business partners – Dora is our CEO and Bun is our founder.”
What’s coming next for OK Go? Plans for the future?
Ok Go: “A whole lot of touring is what’s up next.”
Tours? Coming to Argentina? If you ever decide to come, I want to challenge you Damien to a tennis match since I play and I know you’re a Ping Pong champion! Is that a deal?
Ok Go: “I think you may want to challenge Tim Nordwind to some table tennis, and prepare to be defeated!”
On a side note, something that can really be appreciated in the home made videos we can see on the Official Youtube Channel is that you are good friends and always getting along, it really shows and I think that’s a strong point that makes such a great band like OK Go, have the success it deserves.
“Thank you – it’s true – and we’re glad you noticed.”
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