The Superfools are in fact one person, New Mexico's James Melendrez. He's a screen printer, artist and DJ, influenced by "everything he comes in contact with, from cds found at the public library, to the bizarre conversations overheard on the bus, or television commercials". There are at least a dozen different albums to download at his website. Check it out HERE.
Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with The Superfools...
*Name: The Superfools
*Are there any additional names used to describe this project: James Melendrez aka The Superfools
*Do you use a pseudonym? (Yes)
*Members: James Melendrez
*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: It's sample music.
*Is there a story behind your name? The Superfools got its name from the 80's song “We built this city on rock and roll”. I used it as a sample track on the first album. That first album spoke to me with its words that came from other artists.
*Location: I'm from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
*Original Location: Grew up in Dallas, Texas and was born in El Paso, Texas in 1977.
*What is your creative/artistic background: I work as a successful screen printer in Albuquerque, working on movies and TV shows and political printing. Also a part of a Union for printing. Started to make music in the summer of ’99, jumping from computer to computer. I quickly became friends with anyone who would let me use their music programs.
*History: The Superfools started as a joke with my friends to see who could make the best mix tape. I joined a college radio station around that time at New Mexico State University. My show was called the Jesus show and I played my first album on air. The Program Director was not all that happy, but Superfools was getting a lot of buzz over the things I was doing. I was DJing at a lot of local bars at the time.
*Motivations: My motivation comes from a basic need to make art because I'm an artist. It's just in us as artists we have to create. Also I get a motivation each time I create something new. It makes me want to create more and do better. Artists are just born with this basic need to create from birth.
*Philosophy: The philosophy behind the band? Don't know because the fools are always changing and I sometimes have no control over my subject matter. Pop culture just happens.
*How would you like to be remembered: I would like to be remembered as a really good concept artist.
*Web address: http://typodmary.com/superfools.html