Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
INTERVIEW IN IT'S ORIGINAL CONTEXT HERE
The phrase “super group” is a funny one. It implies that the members of a band have served in world-class acts, or are notably stellar musicians. Outside of their home region of the Bay Area, Hazzard’s Cure are virtual unknowns. Small fish in a giant pond. When you find yourself within the twin metropolitan powerhouses of Oakland and San Francisco, Hazzard’s Cure are a truly mighty force to be reckoned with, made up of some of the most skilled and experienced musicians that the bay has to offer. These guys have served (or continue to serve) stints in local standouts such as Floating Goat, Badr Vogu, Walken and Ovvl. Now, Hazzard’s Cure is another notch on their hacked-up belts.
On Saturday, September 29, I caught up with drummer Clint Baechle, bassist Shane Bergman, guitarist Chris Corona and his co-axeman Leo Buckley for a quick chat about their genre-defying style of metal, their histories in the local scene and their two excellent releases: their self-titled full-length and The Ugly, a knockout EP that is bolstered by a stunning guest performance from ex-Ludicra vocalist Laurie Sue Shanaman.