Agro's Cartoon Connection interview, taped 31 July 1997, aired late August 1997,
Channel 7 Network, interviewer Holly.(Aussie)
[MMMBop introduction is being played]
Isaac: Hi, Iím Isaac and Iím 16 and I play the guitar.
Zac: Hi, Iím Zac and Iím 11 and I play the drums.
Taylor: Hi Iím Taylor and Iím 14 and play the keyboard.
Holly: Hi guys, and welcome to the show. What must it feel like to be such big stars at
Taylor: I mean, I donít know. We, we don't think of it as being a star really. We, we
singing as a group six years ago -
Zac: - independantly -
Taylor: Yeah, of course. At that point we were just acappella.
Isaac: And then about three years later we got drums, guitar and keyboard, and started
those. After three years of doing that we got signed and then made this next record.
[part of MMMBop clip is played]
Holly: Have your parents had much infleunce in your careers?
Taylor: Without them we probably couldnít have done it cos we were, I mean, we were so
it would have just been impossible to make it happen.
Isaac: Yeah, I mean 6, 9, 11 years old... "Mom , Dad - bye bye we are going somewhere
Taylor: [laughs] "Yeah, weíre going to a bar... Weíre going to perform!"
Isaac: "Weíre going to a concert!"
Holly: Whatís the most exciting thing thatís happened to you so far?
[Taylor looks at Zac like he doesnít know what to say]
Zac: Donít ask us that!
Taylor: I think when you go to a concert...
Isaac: [in background] Oh yeah!
Taylor: ...and there are thousands of fans there and they're all screaming... you just
Isaac: Weíre really getting to go to all of the places that weíve never had the chance to go
Holly: Well your single has been number one for nine weeks in Australia...
Holly: Tell us a little about your new album and single.
Taylor: MMMBop is definately the only thing like it on the album, I mean there are other
like it, but itís really its own thing. And our next single Whereís the Love has kinda a 70ís
feel to it, itís really up.
Isaac: More like a Mowtown!
Taylor: Yeah, more like a Mowtown.
Holly: Where do you come up with all your material for your songs?
Taylor: [laughing] You write it!
Holly: And you write your own songs as well?
Taylor: Yeah, itís all part of the package, writing songs is just part of it. We donít - you
think about it and say "Letís write a cool song," you just go and do it.
Isaac: Yeah, when we were writing the song MMMBop the first chorus came up when we
doing the first independant record - the chorus, we were trying to think of background
parts for a
song and we came across the chorus then about a year later we realised we had always
part and so we said "Oh letís finish it."
Taylor: MMMBop is like a moment or an instant... it could be anything but itís like a
an MMMBop there gone" so it says - you have so many relationships in this life...
Zac and Taylor: ...Only one or two will last, you go through all the pain and strife and
your back and there gone so fastĒ
Holly: Come on, sing it for us, you can do it!
Zac: [enthusiastically] We CAN do it!!!
Holly: You can do it, you can do anything!
[Hanson sing MMMBop acapella]
Holly: What do your friends think about your success? Theyíd have to be pretty stoked -
My friend is Hanson!"
Taylor: I think they totally get into it.
Zac: They had always thought of us as "we sing, we are a band."
Taylor: Weíve always done it, most of our lives weíve sung, so our friends would always
us that way.
Hanson: Back to you Agro!
Zac: [in background] What does that mean?
[End of Interview]