Interview by: ~ Downshifter
FMR: FIRST OFF, TELL US ABOUT THE BAND, AND LINEUP?
Dana: Vin E. Dombroski on Vocals and gas mask, Danielle Arsenault – vocal co-pilot, burlesque vixen and fetish doll, David Black – full throttle guitar legend, Eric Hoegemeyer – lethal skin beater (drums), and myself Dana “Deadly” Forrester on bass (and boots!)
FMR: IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN A SENTENCE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Dana: Electro-fetish rock n roll for deviants!
Danielle: Don't have a weapon in your hands when you’re listening to it - you'll use it.
FMR: FOR THOSE LIVING UNDER A ROCK, YOUR DEBUT CD "DEVIL AT THE WHEEL" CAN BE PURCHASED WHERE?
Dana: Online at Itunes or you can order hard CD through Borders Books and Music or Amazon.com
FMR: I MUST TELL YOU I REALLY ENJOY YOUR MUSIC, AND HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN TURNING ON SOME OF MY FRIENDS WHO HAVE SIMILIAR TASTES TO YOU GUYS, YOUR SONG "REALITY" IS KICK ASS, AND I UNDERSTAND IT IS GETTING A LOT OF EXPOSURE ON NETWORK TV, HOW DID THAT COME ABOUT?
Dana: Yes we’ve been very fortunate. Music Supervisors from TV to Film have responded to our music in a big way making us the soundtrack to everything from Sherlock Holmes’ TV film trailer, to “CSI” (CBS), “Knight Rider,” (NBC), “Burn Notice” (USA), Spike TV’s Scream Awards and more! E! currently uses Crud all throughout their “20 Acts of Love Gone Wrong!” special which they rerun constantly. These days you can’t flip through the 200+ cable TV channels without hearing CRUD somewhere!
FMR: THIS QUESTION IS PROBABLY MOST FOR DANIELLE, I UNDERSTAND YOU PUT ON QUITE THE LIVE SHOW, AND TO ME THIS IS WHERE IT IS ALL AT, WHERE YOU GET TO EXECUTE THE PERFORMANCE, DO YOU REHEARSE THE DANCING, OR JUST LET THE MUSIC TAKE OVER?
Danielle: It’s all made up on the spot by inspiration. I have no time for rehearsing or stage choreography. That would just be too Brittney Spears for me!
FMR: HOW LONG HAS CRUD BEEN PERFORMING TOGETHER?
Dana: B.C. or A.D.? Before Christ but long enough to raise some Hell!
FMR: ANY UPCOMING SHOWS? ANY VEGAS OR WEST COAST POSSIBILITIES?
Vin: Vegas is always a possibility! Vegas is a sex and showbiz town and Crud is a sex and showbiz band.
Dana: We would love to rock the New Orleans Voodoo Fest and San Francisco’s Exotic Erotic Ball! We’d also like to go back to the UK and hit Bizarre Magazine’s Bizarre Ball! But in the meantime we’re hitting the very drivable Midwest – hometown shows in Detroit , Chicago and Cleveland soon.
FMR: VIN. E IS THERE SOMEONE YOU SAW PERFORM THAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE THE FRONT MAN FOR SUCH AN AWESOME BAND?
Vin: Fronting the band was never a goal. Making music that I thought was totally KICK ASS was the goal. What my role as a performer was didn't matter at all. I guess I was drafted to do the job.
FMR: DESCRIBE THE WRITING PROCESS FOR YOUR MATERIAL?
Vin: The writing process involves paying attention. Gotta know what’s going on in the world to write CRUD songs.
Dana: And of course you have to slaughter a goat to appease the creative Gods...
FMR: WHO DOES ALL YOUR POSTERS AND ARTWORK, SIMPLY BAD ASS!
Dana: Our very good friend and uber talented artist Robert Paul Nixon aka Nix is the creative force behind all our Crud artwork! You can hit him up at http://www.robertpaulnixon.com
FMR: GONE IN 60 SECONDS, THE ORIGINAL, OR THE REMAKE?
Dana: Neither: Faster Pussycat Kill Kill!
FMR: ELVIS PRESLEY, OR ELVIS COSTELLO?
Dana: Presley all the way – he exuded sex, the original dangerous, banned from TV - rock star!
FMR: IF YOU COULD HAVE YOUR MUSIC SCORED TO ANY EXISTING FILM, WHAT FILM WOULD YOU PICK, WHY?
Vin: CRUD music would have been great with the new Wolfman movie!
Dana: The Exorcist – but they would need to add a scene with Linda Blair stealing the keys to the Priest's 70’s muscle car – backing track would be Crud’s “Devil at the Wheel!”
FMR: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM CRUD IN 2010?
Dana: New Music, a live DVD, more touring, and a dangerous live show - with hopefully no arrests!
FMR: WHERE CAN THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING UNDER A ROCK, GO TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CRUD?
FMR: IF THE MAYANS ARE RIGHT, AND 2012 IS THE END, WHAT WOULD YOUR PLANS FOR NEW YEARS EVE 2011 BE?
Dana: Complete and utter debauchery – like the ROMANS – only with better music – CRUD!
FMR: ANY FINAL THOUGHTS OR SHOUTOUTS?
Danielle: Go Pickle!
Dana: Eat Crud!