alright, i've been wanting to post this one for a minute now but anyone remotely acquainted with Transworld in the late 80s/early 90s knows that their interviews used to go on FOREVER. This one from 1989, a particular favorite of mine (and the sole reason I bought my first Public Enemy album), is 17 pages long. And while the first section of pages from these things were always chock-full of incredible photos (in this case, mostly Swank and Brittain) and other assorted awesome shit, the "continued" second section was always the worst. A snoozer single text column that went on forever in the back of the mag alongside Knee Gasket ads (and shops ads peddling "shut up and skate" and/or "no posers" stickers) that was straight puttin' heads to bed.
So I had a dilemma of either just using the photos and gutting the piece or trying to flip it in a new way. Not only does the interviewer (GSD) get to the bottom of that pesky name/Satan controversy of Mr Kaupas's, he goes the extra mile by leaving no stone unturned with such hard-hitting questions as "have you ever been fat?" and "do you eat junk food?" To leave future generations hanging in limbo, wondering if Natas does actually enjoy Snickers bars is indeed downright criminal, so i combined the "continued" columns and added in a few extra photos of SMA-era Natas to cushion the blow of all that literacy. This explanation is my attempt to prevent confused questions accusing me of any slight-of-hand shenanigans (although the comments on some of the larger posts have been mysteriously disappearing... shenanigans indeed).
There's a few other Transworld Pro Spotlights from this era that I'd like to post and plan on using this approach again (minus the tedious explanation) as it seems far more aesthetically-pleasing than the alternative of just a bunch of awkward text scans. Stupid words.
The Transworld cover is taken from a completely different issue than the interview, presented here to only confuse you more I guess. Sorry.