Tour Profile: Robert Refuse and Refuse Records
Name: Robert Matousiak aka Robert Refuse
Hometown: Warszawa, Poland
Age: 35 years
Height: “Fuck, I don’t know”
Weight “Since I moved to Berlin, more…”
How long have you been doing Refuse Records?
As a distro since 1993 and as a record label since 1996. I’ve been booking shows around Europe since 1994.
Years straight edge: 19 years
Favorite European HC Records: Nations on Fire or Manliftingbanner
Boxers or Briefs: “Yes” (after clarification “the second.”)
Top Five US Punk and HC Records:
Dead Kennedys: In God We Trust
Youth of Today: We’re Not in This Alone
Trial: Our These our Lives
Favorite Cleveland Band: “Committed” if you know what we mean, Gordon Solie Motherfuckers.
How did you get into Punk Rock?
“My sister brought some punk rockers with some tapes over, and I was into it immediately. I checked into everything related to punk and hardcore…”
First show: 1989 ten or twelve local Polish bands including Post Regiment who was big in Poland. Tragedia, whom Portland’s Tragedy derived their name.
Last show: Right Idea in Gothenburg Sweden July 22, 2010
Favorite food: Vegan Ice Cream (Homeboy has dropped like ~50 Euros on ice cream in Sweden alone)