Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner & Silverchair's Daniel Johns Do the 'Do

From Music News Of the World

October 7, 1995

Fall is here, and with it all those confusing fashion dictates. What to wear, how to do your 'do.... we here at Addicted To Noise are a bit overwhelmed. Seeking solace and a little advice, coiffure-wise, we sent Jaan "Never Met A Styling Product I Didn't Like" Uhelszki to garner some hair-wisdom from Soul Asylum's nattily dreded Dave Pirner, and Timotei spokesmodel (and occassional Silverchair frontman) Daniel Johns. All aspiring rastas, listen up:

Addicted To Noise: Let's have some style tips. You've had your hair like this for four years?

Dave Pirner: Sure

ATN: Do you do anything special to it?

Pirner: No ma'am. Absolutely nothing. I guess I used to wash it with Ivory soap. Now I just use whatever's around. It's kind of gross, though. ok.jpg (8446 bytes)I don't really reccommend it. It's just low maintenance, and it stays out of my eyes. That's what I like about it.

ATN: So you don't see an end to this style?

Pirner: There's an end to everything.

Moving on to Johns...

ATN: People must tell you that you look like Kurt Cobain... because of the hair.

Daniel Johns: Yeah, the hair, but I'm getting dredlocks, so it doesn't matter.

ATN: How often do you wash your hair?

Johns: I just can't be bothered washing it, because then your hair smells like flowers and that stinks.

ATN: But I love that smell! So, really, how often do you wash your hair?

Johns: Once a fortnight.

A fortnight? ATN is totally grossed out. That translates to every two weeks, for us stateside. In an attempt to end on a more, uh, hygenic note, ATN is pleased to report that Prince Valiant-lookalike Joey Ramone uses Aveeda shampoo with Maddes root for warm red tones and cherry bark conditioner, and does so quite frequently.

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