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Feb 03

DRIVE-BY BUKKAKE (Boston, MA) Q & A

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     Drive-By Bukkake is a Comedy/Thrash/Death Metal band from Boston, MA. I was lucky enough to get to interview Brian, John, Greg & Tim who are awesomely funny dudes. If you're into Metal with a deliberately silly twist, these guys wont disappoint.

 

Q: What bands have inspired your music?

A: Brian: Definitely Andrew WK, Stormtroopers of Death, and Huey Lewis. Part fun, part thrash, part catchy.

John: Too many to name. Gun to my head The Ramones and Anthrax.

 

Q: How did you come up with your band name?

A: Brian: Over a decade ago, myself and a group of buds (including our guitarist John Aubrey) had a bunch to drink at a BBQ. We started walking home and I just envisioned a van driving by us and spraying us all with jizz. Out of nowhere we just blurted out "it'd be a Drive-By Bukkake". We had the name before we even had the band.

John: Bri is a sick, sick man.

 

Q: How would you describe your music?

A: Brian: Stupid thrash riffs and dumb slams mixed with random movie samples.

John: A knuckle dragging, regressive romp for the whole family.

Tim: An awesomely terrible mix of death metal, thrash, and poor taste.

 

Q: Who came up with the idea for the albums artwork?

A: Brian: I had a concept in my head of our mascot (this fat gremlin) sitting in an old school monster pickup truck, surrounded by dead whores, gross drugs, and fast food. I shared the idea with our good bud Mark Richards of Heavy Hand Illustration and he went to town on it. He absolutely killed it.

 

Q: I love that your band name and track titles are comedic. Has anything or anyone in particular inspired your comedic approach when it comes to your musical creativity?

A: Brian: Sometimes people take metal way too seriously. I'd rather see a room full of people laughing their heads off over banging them. Plus with a dumb band name, its a tough sell to be "brutal". I always appreciated the positivity of Andrew WK and the mind of Robin Williams.

John: Bands like S.O.D., Strapping Young Lad, The Queers... too many bands take themselves too seriously, so I’ve always loved bands that were good but could be silly at the same time.

 

Q: Boxers or Briefs?

A: Brian: Boxers, the boys gotta breathe.

John: Boxer briefs. It’s 2018.

Tim: Neither ;)

Greg: Depends on the tightness of my pants. Hate those panty lines!

 

Q: Guilty pleasure?

A: Brian: Paula Abdul's Greatest Hits

John: That’s a bullshit term. I feel guilty about none of my pleasures, but to fit the idea of your question I will say the Village People and Regina Spektor.

Tim: Doggo and/or leftist memes, preferably combined. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ comrade-doggo

Greg: Kesha, Katy Perry, Static X, clawfinger, I’m sure there are much more but I’m definitely guilty of those.

 

Q: What was the first album you each ever bought yourselves?

A: Brian: Green Jelly - Cereal Killer Soundtrack

John: I bought Red Hot Chili Peppers - “One hot minute” and CIV - “Set Your Goals” with Christmas money the same year I got my first CD player. I still love one of those albums...

Tim: Green Day - "Dookie."

Greg: Metallica - "And Justice for All" on cassette.

 

Q: What or who was it that inspired you to become a musician?

A: Brian: 80's hair metal videos and seeing all my buds in bands.

John: Probably The Ramones because I knew I could half ass try and still play well enough to play music with my friends.

Tim: My father, who taught me how to play the drums.

Greg: Lars Ulrich, it wasn’t such a bad thing back then...

 

Q: First band?

A: Brian: You're interviewing them.

John: Roger Carroll Trustee. I listened to it the other day. There are some things I’d do differently.

Tim: Failed Silence

Greg: Shitty street punk band called Pud.

 

Q: How old were you when you discovered metal?

A: Brian: My dad definitely cranked all sorts of 80's hair metal around us, so probably 7 or so.

John: Probably 12? I’m not sure I’d still consider what it was metal, but it got my foot in the door.

Tim: My cousin showed me "Enter Sandman" when I was 8 and it was all downhill from there.

Greg: 6th grade, so 11?

 

Q: How long have you guys known each other?

A: Brian: I've known Aubrey since kindergarten, so 25+ years... wow. Greg and Tim for about a decade now.

John: I’ve known Bri since kindergarten. Tim and Greg somewhere around 10 years. Shit.

Tim: Too long!

Greg: It’s gotta be more than a decade.

 

Q: Are you guys the original members?

A: Brian: Indeed. Disgusted founding father.

John: Technically speaking Drive By Bukkake was a one man band so Bri is the only original member.

Tim: I am indeed the original bass player, as I was the only one successful in convincing them they actually needed one.

Greg: Nope, Sam Hang from The Summoned was the original drummer.

 

Q: When was Drive-By Bukkake born?

A: Brian: The band name was envisioned around 2006, I wrote the Midnight Manslaughter demo in 2007, and Aubrey jumped on board right around then.

 

     'Crucial Loads' is a limited edition, vinyl exclusive release from the Boston, MA thrash band DRIVE-BY BUKKAKE. The vinyl includes re-tracked versions of older Drive-By Bukkake songs and features special guest vocalists from other bands including Panzerbastard, Goratory, and more.

 

Check these guys out! Their sound is banging and the humorous energy they're vibing is pure entertainment.

 

 By: Jenny Holland

 

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