רד אורבך (רד בנד)
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שאלון לשבת עם רד אורבך

האלבום שהכי השפיע עליו, הפסקול שגורם לו לבכות מתחת לשפם, ואיך פסטיבל וודסטוק גרם לו להבין שהוא חייב לעסוק במוזיקה? רד אורבך מתארח בשאלון לשבת שלנו.
מערכת כאן
23 באוגוסט 2019
06:00

מדי שישי נפרסם כאן "שאלון לשבת" - סדרת שאלות למוזיקאים ישראליים על המוזיקה עליה הם גדלו, על השירים שהם שומעים, על חלומות שלהם בחיים וגם אחריהם. קבלו את רד אורבך.

?מה הוא האלבום הראשון שהתאהבת בו

I suppose you could say the album that had the most effect on me was a little known one by my favorite band other than mine: The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society. At a time when all of us where trying our hand at making a “concept album” the Kinks had delivered a well thought out essay on small town life and the changing times. With every great song building and referencing the next to make one cohesive yet multifaceted statement. I heard that and just quit writing songs altogether

מה הוא האלבום, או השיר, היותר טובים ששמעת לאחרונה?

Last good thing I heard was Ravid Plotnik’s new album. of course I only heard the first song but it was good. It’s about something called “Harbudarb” which I assume is some kind of ethnic paste or pastry. I like a lot of Harbudarb on my shawarma for example. I didn’t even know Petah Tikva existed before Ravid. From what I can gather, I imagine Petah Tikva some sort of shangrila where if you buy an apartment, you have no more problems for the rest of your life. I look forward to visiting there someday and seeing it in all its golden glory and of course sharing a stage with him at Redstock!

מהו - אם יש כזה - השיר הכי יפה שלך, שאיש לא מכיר?

Not really. I put out everything and if people don’t like it, it gets forgotten. That being said, I do have a secret underground vault with 25,000 hours of recordings to be released after my death. Together with recent advancements in motion capture technology, I think I can pretty much say I outsmarted this whole “death” thing and will literally live forever. So get ready for RedStock in the year 3000, because it’ll blow your great-great grandchildren’s minds

?יש לך שיר אותו היית עושה אחרת? או לחלופין שיר שאתה מתחרט על פירסומו

I’m not sure I should share this, but the untold secret is that I recorded my vocal track of the song “powerful” with Full Trunk on my phone, while receiving a full colonoscopy under local anesthesia. Amazing what technology can do these days, and what a couple of weeks in a Mexican prison will prepare you for in later life. Anyway, If I could do it again I would record my vocals in a recording studio with a microphone and not with a camera so deep inside me it can see repressed memories of my father

אתה זוכר את הרגע בו הבנת שתקדיש את חייך למוזיקה, שזה הייעוד שלך?

It was 50 years ago when I was at Woodstock. I looked around and said to myself, what is this shit? I mean the musicians are alright but the rest was amateur hour. The sound was horrible and there were no tna’im as they say. Of course we were all tripping so hard and the vibe was so strong that nobody really gave a sh*t but I remember thinking to my self... fuck this. I want to make a show that’s big like a whales vagina and just as tight. I didn’t know quite how yet but I knew how I wanted to make people feel, and I went from there.

יש רגע הפוך? האם אי פעם הרגשת שאתה צריך לפרוש ולוותר על החלום?

We’ve all had those moments when you ask yourself “why do I need this?” “I could be growing tomatoes on an island somewhere getting a blowjob from a bonobo monkey”... But I don’t let those moments, besides, that’s what the safari is for!

לו כל אוסף המוסיקה שלך היה מושמד והיה ניתן להציל ממנו רק אלבום אחד - איזה אלבום היית מציל ולמה?

If something ever happened to my vinyl collection I don’t know what I would do with myself. I hide all my drugs in there. That would be the first thing I save.

לאיזה סרט היית רוצה לכתוב מוזיקה?

I would love to be able to make new music for some old burekas movies. Maybe give them more of a psychedelic feel. Like Giv’at Halfon. Re-dub the whole thing with some acid funk maybe.

ברגעים קשים – מה הוא השיר שתמיד ישפר את מצב רוחך?

That is a deeply personal question. I have a reputation for being a moi macho man’s man. I mean look at this mustache. It screams “hello ladies!” Not that I’m homophobic or anything, I’ve sucked a dick here and there, it’s just the song I listen to when I’m down has a lot of stigmas about it so I’ve always kept it under wraps. “My heart will go on” by Celine Dion. I sit in the dark, crying, watching Leonardo de-caprio drown over and over again! Why Leo?! Why?! Sorry I need a moment.

לו לא היית מוסיקאי, מה היית?

I would probably have been an actor. But there just aren’t many roles out there for purple people in TV or movies, and there’s a certain amount of rejection you have to be able to take to be an actor. I mean auditioning is at it's core a humiliating experience where they make you dance for them like a monkey all for the promise of one day being famous enough never to have to do audition again. I don’t think I could stand the constant objectification and rejection. Being a musician and having my own band means I get to do whatever the hell I want. Even put on an entire festival dedicated to making people feel good. I wouldn’t trade that for being some kind of puppet on a string.

מהו השיר שהיית רוצה שיושמע בהלוויה שלך?

Easy question, because my entire funeral has been planned out down to the smallest detail since way back in 1987 after my third heart attach and first child. Or was it the other way around? Maybe it was my third child and first heart attack. Anyway, the entire funeral will have what I would describe as a post post modern steam-punk-Viking funeral, with elements of Buddhist traditions with a disco feel. It’ll be epic. When it comes to music the whole 3 day event has a set list that starts strong and goes on right till the end of the closing orgy. The song that plays as the fireworks go off and my body is shot out of a cannon of a flaming pirate ship is “I’ve had the time of my life” from the motion picture ‘Dirty Dancing’.