Lust Killers Feature Interview...
Who are the members of the band and how did the
project come together?
The Lust Killers are
Adam Becvare- Vox and Gtr
Chuck Worthy- Bass and Vox
Greg "Utter" McEntee- Drums and Vox
While playing with American Heartbreak, our tech
Chuck was always finding some way to get me into trouble on and off-stage.
In turn, our comradery grew so we decided to apply those energies in a
more positive fashion. To find other LUST KILLERS, we spent more time
hanging with players then we did playing with them. It was really important
to us that we find someone like we are. Dashing, Daring
Greg was someone I had approached for LUST KILLERS three years ago but
due to SWINGIN' UTTERS he hadn't been available until now. We're using
guitarists and horn players show to show, so right now THE LUST KILLERS
are Adam, Chuck, Greg and ideally Clint Grubb from SLENDER.
Where is the band from?
I started LUST KILLERS in Chicago 1992 as the antithesis
to grunge. We did well but the world wasn't ripe yet, so I sold the song
rights to a prominent stage producer for a nice advance. I didn't regain
ownership of the songs until 2000. In August 2001, this SF CHAPTER was
born. It's a REVISED STANDARD VERSION if you will.
Do you have any CD's available for purchase
33 songs are in the can and recorded. I've grown
a lot since then and hope to reflect that by re-recording them with the
attitude Chuck and Greg bring. We've also grown fond of having horns now
so we may be looking to start over with a new label. It really just depends
on the offers and those making them.
Who produced your latest release?
I produced the original recordings. I would mix
until either my hairs stood endwise or I felt an urge to drive fast and
then I'd stop.
It was all very low-pro but I did capture the energy.
What are your goals for the rest of the year?
2002 will see the LUST KILLERS pursuing relationships
with others like us. Our motivation and intent are true. We play for the
lust of it. Perhaps we'll secure the 2nd guitar position, so I can do
more of what I do on stage. As a 3 piece, L.K. feels like THE JAM.
A tour up and down the West Coast isn't out of reach and of course I'd
love to return to Europe. It would be great to have fresh tracks of everything
before any of that happens.
Who is the band's biggest influence?
I like the scurvy rock n' roll storytellers. Richard
Hell, Iggy Pop, Jim Carroll, Stiv Bators even Wendy O Williams. I'm not
much of a "singer" so I could relate to them and that to me
is so much more empowering then wanting to be them.
THE LORDS of the
NEW CHURCH were real important to me because they had so many faces.
They could be dark and moody, hard and soft, all the while giving it to
ya with a smirk. All the great bands like THE DAMNED and THE CLASH had
that. It's called dynamics and it's missing from too much of today's "Rock."
What is the most memorable show you've ever
I got nude and crawled into the kick drum once but
it wasn't so memorable for me.
Who are your favorite local bands?
I'm not afraid to be a fan. In S.F. I'll always catch THE
FLIPSIDES, THE RICHMOND
SLUTS, and SLENDER. In L.A.
it's COYOTE SHIVERS.
Who do you have playing in your car stereo now?
I got a 10 disc changer so here it goes,
"Live at BBC"
THE HIVES "Veni
..every song is a gem.
X "Perfect Hits"
BAND "World Without Gravity"
.ontology at large. The
Humble Narrator, Jim milks existence for every drop.
BOWIE "Hunky Dory"
..it will make ya weep. Just ask
OF MERCY "Some Girls Wander By Mistake"
How is this Goth? Uptight, edgy, bass lines over raw nerve.
HANGMEN "Metallic I.O.U."
Bryan's a survivor. I love
FIGGS "Banda Macho"
.I bask in their songwriting.
"It Takes a Nation of Millions
.wanna visit a nightmare
captured on disc?
DAVE VANIAN and the PHANTOM
What is the hardest challenge of being in a
Usually, it's fragile egos or mutual respect among
members but THE LUST KILLERS feel like we're the last gang in town. We're
inspired and focused. I think our challenge will be any form of patience.
I know everyone seems to have a band now but this band can really do a
lot in the right hands.
Do you have a favorite band story or unforgettable
event that has happened to you during your music career?
Cheap Trick's BUN E. CARLOS joined LUST KILLERS
on stage for my Birthday.
I think we did "Stop This Game", "Just Got Back",
"Come On, Come On" and "Clock Strikes Ten." The guys
were all really stoked but I kept turning to BUN and telling him he was
playing everything too damn slow. He liked that.
Everyone hears something different in LUST KILLERS.
It's familiar yet fresh. It's only rock n' roll and that's really what
the punks were trying to recreate in '77.
Everyone's too fragile and suspicious now. We're not afraid to be serious
while letting go. It's about being your real self, honouring your heroes
and spreading that gospel. We need more bands out there carrying the torch
and bringing back the sex of rock. Let LUST KILLERS re-introduce you to
Rock n' Roll!
-Adam Wm. Becvare