Well at least the questions asked by Brent Kutchback, Rob Andrews, Barry McMahon and Eimi Graham. Yes, these are the four fans that are having their questions answered during the first installment of answers from Bad Lieutenant. Keep an eye out for the answers from Bernard and Jake.
I love the new album and am looking forward to some US tour dates to be added.
With three guitarists in the band, how does that work? Obviously, everyone has to check their ego at the door, right? Keep up the great music!
PC: It’s actually a good thing having three guitar players when it comes to recording as we all have different styles. So we had it covered when it came down to what each song needed on the record. For example Bernard is top at choppy, funky playing (“Poisonous Intent”). Jake “Hendrix” is amazing at lead stuff (“Summer Days”) and I am into big chunky chords and melody lines (“Sink or Swim”).
However it’s a different story live ‘cos at times we all play together! Which creates a wall of sound. Bernard refers to this as “a bloody guitar orchestra!”
And finally there was certainly no room for egos at Bernard’s home studio…. it’s a little on the cosy side!
First off, Sink or Swim sounds brilliant. Nice work.
I was wondering if Bad Lieutenant was planning on taking things “a day at a time” or do you have some specific long term goals? Should we expect future projects? I want to get my hopes up!
PC: Thanks Rob, I am really happy with it.
I don’t think as people we like to plan ahead too much! I think as long as we are enjoying it we will keep on doing it. And at the moment we are.
Bad Lieutenant are offered Charlie Watts or Ringo Starr as session drummers for a new track. Which one would you pick and why??
Coming to Glasgow any time soon?
PC: I would have to pick Ringo! I think he is really underrated on the drums.
Charlie Watts looks like a headmaster behind the kit!!!
We would love to play in Glasgow again. Gigs always have a great vibe up there. We plan to do more Uk gigs next year and Glasgow is the top of my list.
Eimi Graham, from Japan:
It’s clear that the band gets on with each other, and I think that shows in the music, but specifically, what are the shared values or personality traits within the band that makes that happen?
PC: Hi Eimi
I think it all works because we share a similar sense of humour and believe me, you need that if you are locked in a room for 18 months with 2 men writing an album!
But seriously, we have a shared work ethic and believe in the music we’re making.