Good-Bad, Not Evil

Jared Swilley – 2003

“I think we’re good-bad, not evil. A lot of club owners say they don’t like us, but deep down, I think they do. We like to create an atmosphere of chaos at our shows. I really hate going to shows where people just stand around and don’t do anything — you could do that at home with a video. If you come to see the Black Lips, we’re really going to do everything we can to put on a show. And if we’re going to break stuff or go nuts, we’re all really careful not to damage the club’s equipment. We do get into some trouble, but it’s never too much trouble. I think a lot of the stories people are hearing about us are blown way out of proportion.”

3 thoughts on “Good-Bad, Not Evil”

  1. How can anyone describe the Black Lips as evil? There’s no nastiness about them at all, nothing that can possibly lead one to see evil there. Then again, I may have not looked long and hard enough.

  2. ahah, yeah Jared has it perfect here. Right now they are the leading example of how Rock and Roll/Punk Rock should be (at least to me). They are a fantastic salute to everything that is wonderful about the above genres and they stand as a piss in the face to all those that merely scratch their heads.

    In terms of evil, nah. That’s like GG Allin lol. They don’t intend to harm their audience, but they deliver a brand of no holds barred fun, which is what I desire in most of my favorite artists.

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