(10 for 2014!) Quickfire Questions #62: Luke Smith of China Rats

By on Monday, 16th December 2013 at 12:00 pm

Leeds punk rockers China Rats landed at the #2 position on this year’s 10 for 2014 list. Naturally, we wanted one of them to answer the TGTF Quickfire Questions and Luke Smith, lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the group, stepped up to the plate.

What song is your earliest musical memory?
Seeing Oasis on the telly.

What was your favourite song as a child?
‘Smooth Criminal’ – Michael Jackson

What song makes you laugh?
‘Don’t Go Home With Your Hard On’ – Leonard Cohen

What song makes you cry?
‘Oh Sister’ – Bob Dylan

What song reminds you of the first time you fell in love? (It’s up to you if you want this to be sweet, naughty, etc.)
‘Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts’ – Arctic Monkeys


What song makes you think of being upset / angry? (Example: maybe you heard it when you were angry with someone and it’s still with you, and/or something that calms you down when you’re upset, etc.)
‘Gimme Some Truth’ – John Lennon

Which song (any song written in the last century) do you wish you’d written yourself?

‘Comfortably Numb’ – Pink Floyd

Who is your favourite writer? (This can be a songwriter or ANY kind of writer.)

Leonard Cohen

If you hadn’t become a singer/musician/songwriter/etc., what job do you think you’d be doing right now?
Working in an amusement park.

If God said you were allowed to bring only one album with you to Heaven, which would it be and why? (Sorry, but double albums do not count.)
‘Dark Side of the Moon’ would sound good in Heaven.

Thanks Luke for answering our questions!

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12:01 pm
16th December 2013

(10 for 2014!) Quickfire Questions #62: Luke Smith of China Rats @chinarats takes us through his musical history: http://t.co/reAMomfxx8

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