Organic Junk Fude

Organic Junk Fude is an amusing electronic/rap group with plenty of funny lyrics—and they’re in the midst of a resurrection: The group existed during the mid-2000s and is now back on stage. (See some videos here.) The group is slated to play a show with the Yip-Yops at the Purple Room, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs, at 11 p.m., Friday, March 6. Organic Junk Fude members Tendo, Pigeon Toad and Shadow Man recently decided to tackle the Lucky 13; here are their answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

Tendo: Michael Jackson.

Pigeon Toad: Kyuss.

Shadow Man: Local bands at College of the Desert.

What was the first album you owned?

Tendo: Buckner and Garcia, Pac-Man Fever.

Pigeon Toad: Michael Jackson, Thriller.

Shadow Man: Aquabats, The return of the Aquabats.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Tendo: UK Vision, Oi!, The Band, Case, Sparks, Classix, Nouveaux.

Pigeon Toad: Polysics, Cibo Matto, One Eye Open, Boredoms, Nuclear Rabbit, DEVO, Mr. Bungle.

Shadow Man: MC Chris, Organic Junk Fude (yes, I enjoy my own music), Mr. Bungle, Aquabats, Bruno Mars.

What artist, genre or musical trend does eveyone love, but you don’t get?

Tendo: Country and dubstep.

Pigeon Toad: Pitbull.

Shadow Man: Lil Wayne.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Tendo: Oingo Boingo and Anasazi.

Pigeon Toad: De La Soul.

Shadow Man: MC Chris.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Tendo: The Flirts.

Pigeon Toad: Halcali.

Shadow Man: Broadway musicals like Jekyll and Hyde, as well as some classic Disney musicals.

What’s your favorite music venue?

Tendo: Showcase Theatre in Corona, Calif.

Pigeon Toad: House of Blues Hollywood.

Shadow Man: Any stage in front of a good crowd.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

Tendo: “Oooh-oooh, here she comes,” “Easy Livin’,” Fastway.

Pigeon Toad: “Buckle up duckies ’cause we got a rocket van,” from Breadwinners.

Shadow Man: “I’m so high. I feel like my mind has risen to the sky. This is how we should be living.”

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Tendo: Crass. (The band) told me it was OK to disagree with popular belief and to live my life the way I want.

Pigeon Toad: P.E.A.C.E. I learned a lot of life lessons from him, like matching clothes and being a gentleman.

Shadow Man: Pigeon Toad from Organic Junk Fude. He taught me a lot about songwriting and performing.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

Tendo: Mama Cass: “How was that sandwich?”

Pigeon Toad: Q-Tip: “Can I Kick It?”

Shadow Man: Michael Jackson: “If that criminal was so ‘smooth,’ why did he leave bloodstains on the carpet?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Tendo: “Bloodless Pharaohs,” by Bloodless Pharaohs.

Pigeon Toad: “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” by Miami Sound Machine. My tombstone will say, “The rhythm finally got me.”

Shadow Man: “Like a Stone,” by Audioslave.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Tendo: Duty Now for the Future, by DEVO.

Pigeon Toad: Vicuna, by Nuclear Rabbit.

Shadow Man: Dr. Bones, by The Skeletones.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

Tendo: “Simon Templar” by Splodgenessabounds.

Pigeon Toad: “Life Goes On” by Pigeon John and Abstract Rude.

Shadow Man: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. (Scroll down to hear all three!)

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A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Brian Blueskye moved to the Coachella Valley in 2005. He was the assistant editor and staff writer for the Coachella Valley Independent from 2013 to 2019. He is currently the...