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The Fast Five - Diesel

While still in his teens, American born guitarist and singer, Mark Lizotte, was snatched from his bar band in Perth, and launched into the Australian charts as the leader of Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. Now, some 30 years later, Diesel is still rocking Saturday nights around the nation. 

The 90s heartthrob performs in D-town this month for an intimate show off the back of his greatest hits album, released last year.









What’s the first album you ever bought?
The first album I ever bought was Smash Hits by Jimi Hendrix on cassette. It was a second-hand purchase and I wore it out. There wasn’t a lot of Jimi on the radio at that point, so to me, it was like making a discovery. Unfortunately it went into the abyss.

If you could see any artist or band – living or dead – this weekend, who would it be?
Neil Young, as I still haven’t seen a show – with Crazy Horse would be a bonus! I’d try and take my family, which wouldn’t be hard as they all “get it”.

Whose posters did you have stuck to the wall as a teenager?
Around the age of 12-13, I started finding guitar player magazines in music shops, which were old issues they were giving away. I would tear out pictures of Pete Townshend and other “war baby” rock royalty. I didn’t always know who they were but if they looked cool, or if I liked the guitar, I’d put them on the wall.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
'Someday We’ll All Be Free' by Donny Hathaway.
Finish this sentence. The thing people would be surprised to know about me…Is that I love skating (speed roller) and if there was a rink with a poly-urethane floor near me, I probably wouldn’t get any work done!
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