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The Velcro Pygmies / Blog

All about "The Body"

He may "shy" behind the drums, but Chris "The Body" Eddins is far from the quiet type! His ability to seemingly make eye contact with every audience member is amazing. Whether he's making silly faces or high kicking crash cymbals, this bad ass, Harley-riding drummer can really put on a show! He is, indeed, the world's most entertaining drummer! Here's a little more about "The Body"...

Name..Christopher Eddins Birth date: 7-25-19-- Birth place..Wadesboro, N.C. Eye Color: very blue Hair Color: uhhhhhh..it was blond Height: 6 ft. Weight: 165, dammit Piercings: tit and ears...the tit hurt Tattoos: lots of bad ones Instruments you play: guitar, trombone, and sometimes drums Your most over used phrase: teens mom uses this as her...

FAVORITES Food: pork chops Candy: skittles Color: blue-ish Animal: English fucking bulldog Drink: mountain dew and coors lite Alcoholic Drink: oh, sorry about the last question Song: midnight train to Georgia Band: stranger...look them up on youtube Movie: kingpin Actor: leslie nielson Actress: priscila presley

THIS OR THAT Pepsi or Coke: mountain dew McDonald's or Burger King: whopper junior Chocolate or Vanilla: lime sherbet Summer or Winter: winter sucks ass Scary movies or Funny Movies: funny Love or Money: Emily likes both

YOUR. Most missed childhood memory: learning to smoke at the bus stop First thought waking up: "don't wake up Emily, and go let the dogs out out before they shit all over the place" Goal for this year: get rid of the stupid ass spiral staircase in my house Fears: seeing teen naked

HAVE YOU EVER. ( yes or no answers only!) Been beaten up: hell no Beaten up someone: hell yes Shoplifted: when i was 16 Skinny Dipped: oh yeah Been arrested: you bet Went streaking: right now

RANDOMS What country do you want to visit: happy right here Do you like thunderstorms: yep Are you a health freak: are you serious? haven't found a gym yet that lets me smoke Do you smoke: lots Ever been in love: with Emily, it is more like i cannot breathe without her......so yes...... Anything else you want to add: Cam sucks ass

Interview with the Original "PYGfather"

After 20 years, why are the Pygmies still around?

Cam: It’s a number of things. Work ethic for one. We aren’t afraid to work and go above and beyond. We try to reinvent without destroying what we’ve already got. The new horn section is a perfect example of that — it’s a reinvention of The Pygmies, but in no way have we lost what we already are. The horns bring a new element that no matter what level of Pygmie fan you are, you will enjoy. The “Entertainment Factor” is ultimately The Pygmies’ secret. One of my favorite compliments is when someone comes up and says, “I’ve never been a fan of this kind of music, but I’m a fan of The Pygmies.” Recently we were able to put this to the test in Jackson, Miss., when we opened for Snoop Dogg. It was a packed house of people who loved The Pygmies but just didn’t know it yet. Virtually no one in the crowd had seen us before. When it was all over, we’d made a 1,000 new fans.

What is it about the ’80s that people can’t let go of?

Cam: The ’80s rock scene was the end of “Super Hero Rock.” In the ’80s, entertainers were larger than life, and the ’90s stripped all that away. People still like things to be larger than life, and today’s scene isn’t offering up much in that respect. The world needs rock stars, and the ’80s seem to be the place to find them.

Favorite ’80s band to cover?

Cam: Personally love Poison simply because they were crushed by the critics, but they are still out there packing houses, while all the “critically” acclaimed bands of their era are washing cars somewhere.

What’s your favorite place to play a gig?

Cam: Depends on the night. Obviously playing PHT on Derby Eve is the best gig in the world. Overall, Auburn, Ala., has been about the most enduring Pygmie audience of all.

Craziest thing that’s happened onstage?

Cam: Two girls got on stage and played hide the Blow Pop. Use your imagination to figure out where it was hidden. And then they played find the Blow Pop using only their mouths. That happened in Houston at a place called The Outback.

It's NOT 80's rock

Simply because The Pygmies' presentation is 80's influenced it's NOT 80's rock.