Introducing Steve Kimock
Kimock with One 'M'
Do you like licorice?
OK, I just wanted to get that straight. Also, can I state for the record that
Kimock is spelled with one 'm'? I notice that even the Rolling Stone fact
checkers weren't able to get that one straight.
Nobody gets it right. It's one 'm'. K-I-M-O-C-K. King Ida Mary Ocean Charlie
King is how the Highway Patrol describes it when they pull me over.
Somebody told me that that's a Slovak name. Is that right?
Yeah. My peoples were all Hungarian or Czechoslovakian. I think when they
came from there it was Carpathia or something, that part of the world.
What happened that made you come to California?
I was in a band, the Goodman Brothers, and one of the guys that would
come and see the band was bicoastal. He says, "You guys should be in
California." He thought it would be cool, and we said, "Well, fuck it. We're
sitting here in the snow in Pennsylvania. Let's go." We were twenty-one or
something like that, so we put everything we owned in a couple of cars
and vans, and just drove to California, landed in Fairfax, and went "Wow!"
Because Fairfax in 1975, man, what a zoo! What a great place. I was just
amazed. I stayed right there.