The singer of notorious punk band The Dwarves turns it down but is no less dirty with a new alter ego and solo album.
If HUSTLERMagazine.com had a playlist, then it would have to feature the new album Introducing Ralph Champagne in heavy rotation. Why? It’s packed with filthy little ditties about sex, betrayal, drugs and even more sex. The songs are full of clever misdirection and double entendre. A few of our favorites include “Lolita Goodbye,” “Your Girlfriend” and “She’s All Mine”—seemingly innocent titles until you hear the lyrics.
But who is the foul-mouthed, Americana-tinged country-lounge singer, and why does he seem so familiar? Champagne is none other than the alter ego of punk pioneer and singer of The Dwarves; Blag Dahlia. The sneering punk rock king of overtly sex-stained tunes has long been a favorite for his blunt views and unapologetic albums.
We caught up with Ralph (or was it Blag?) to discuss the new album, why your girlfriend is a whore and how pulling off a mother/daughter threesome is harder than it looks.
HUSTLERMagazine.com: Are you okay being interviewed by us?
Blag Dahlia/Ralph Champagne: I’m honored to be interviewed by HUSTLER.
Do you have any history with the magazine or our founder Larry Flynt?