First/Last – The Pump Fakes

January 18, 2018

“Artists We Also Like: Most of the bands Jack White plays in.”

The Pump Fakes are are Pittsburgh’s premiere ‘combat rock’ band who aren’t afraid to wear their influences on their sleeve. Fans of Keith Richards, Ryan Adams, Springsteen and The Replacements will find something to love in their original rock and roll.

Returning to the stage after a short absence, the band will be celebrating the impending release of their upcoming new album by shaking off the cobwebs and playing most of their 2007 album Trouble Honey this Friday (1/19) at the cozy Kollar Club, along with a handful of new songs. I want to thank the band’s main songwriter Patrick Maloney (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?

  • Little Richard Grooviest 17 Original Hits.

Your last album bought?

  • Jason Isbell The Nashville Sound.

Favorite album of all time?

  • Exile on Main St.

Least favorite/most disappointing

  • Springsteen’s Working on a Dream.

First concert attended?

  • The Who in 1982, Civic Arena.

Last concert?

  • Marah.

Favorite concert ever?

    Tom Petty/Bob Dylan/Grateful Dead in 1986, Akron OH.

Least favorite concert?

  • Freedy Johnston.

Favorite thoughts, experiences about

  • The camaraderie of local bands playing in an environment that hasn’t always
    been the best for cultivating live bands – but it’s getting better.
  • Thanks, Patrick. Glad to have you back, man. Have we discussed both seeing that crazy Dead/Dylan show before? Those 80’s Dead shows were unbelievable, mainly for the scene and not necessarily the music.