Posted: May 1, 2008 5:41 pm
The Black Lips, a well-established, garage-punk quartet hailing from Atlanta, have a well-documented history of onstage antics including nudity, vomiting and playing with a chicken. With age, however, comes change.
"I hate to use the word 'maturity' but there has been some gained over the years," group member Cole Alexander said during a recent interview with LiveDaily.
The band's energetic live shows and no-holds-barred party attitude appeal to teenagers who don't want that feeling to end.
"We have this following of 16-year-old kids who sometimes scare me," said bassist Jared Swilley. "They overdo it a little bit. They try to act really crazy and rage all the time. They think we wake up slamming beers and breaking stuff. They don't realize that their Saturday night is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for us."
Contrary to their hard-partying image, the members are, in fact, working hard touring the world in support of "Good Bad, Not Evil," their fifth album and first full-length release on VICE Records, which dropped last September.
They’re also influencing impressionable fans with their signature mustaches, but not intentionally.
"It's people's own choice if they want to look like crap."