FRAGEBOGEN: Kim Janssen [English Version]

„Fragebogen“ is a standard interview with 15 questions around music plus a special task. This time it’s singer Kim Janssen who answers them.

Kim Janssen

*** Hier geht es zur deutschen Version des Fragebogens ***

First cd: Backstreet’s Back

First concert: The Spirit That Guides Us

First childhood memory related to music: I remember my mom listening to Amy Grant and Van Morrison while she was cooking. I was very young but much later when I saw the tracklist of a 1982 Amy Grant record in a vinyl store all the songs came back to me.

Favourite song at the moment: Weyes Blood –  Seven Words

A rather embarrassing song you like: 3 AM – Charlie XCX

Favourite song among your own: Rama VI

Favourite songlyrics: Jim Cain by Bill Callahan

Best concert: Father John Misty – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht 2016

Worst concert: Dead Poetic, Leeuwarden in 2005 – I could not believe they were this tiny venue in my town but then lastminute they never showed up.

Best concert among your own: Noorderslag festival 2017, Groningen.

Vinyl, cd or mp3? I love vinyl but I have to admit I mostly use Spotify. I have to get my vinyl player fixed.

Download or stream? Stream for sure.

Club concert or festival? Hmm that’s tough. I love watching bands or playing at a festival but if I would have to choose I’d say I prefer club shows. As a player or an audience member you can become more immersed in a set.

Three songs that really have to be on your mixtape: Lemonworld – The National, I Went To The Store One Day – Father John Misty, Strange Powers – Magnetic Fields

An album you would NOT take with you to a lonely island: Haha, there’s loads I wouldn’t take. Trance or something, I’d go crazy on the island.

Had this guitar for more than ten years, I don’t have any other.

Kim Janssen


More about Kim Janssen