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Jan 2006 - Piss Poor

Piss Poor

SCS: How and when did Piss Poor form as a band?

Eric: The current line up formed in 2004, but the original was in 1998, but Tim and Eric are the only originals

SCS: How would you define your band or your sound to someone who’s never seen you

Eric: New age punk rock with a touch of the eighties.

SCS: How would you describe a Piss Poor show? -- If people come to see you live, what can they expect?

Eric: We shit lizards on stage.

SCS: What types of music and which musicians/groups influenced the band members?

Eric: new age punk rock with a touch of the eighties.

SCS: What are your goals for this band, touring, just playing around town?

Eric: DIY touring.

SCS: When and where was your first local show, and how did it go?

Eric: Eric's basement with boy caught. A drunken fiesta, followed by a nice siesta.

SCS: What was your most memorable live performance and what made it that?

Eric: UNL Culture center, it was for a good cause, F.I.R.S.T.(For Imigrants Refugees and Survivors of Torture) project. We fucked up one of our oldest songs.

SCS: What do you like and dislike about the music scene in Lincoln?

Eric:We dig the groovy vibes at house shows, but bars are usually empty... at least when we play....mostly.

SCS: Have you learned anything in your experiences in a band that you feel newer local bands could learn from, or made any mistakes they should avoid?

Eric: Guitar players need to tune before show, we still don't do that. We are pretty constantly unprepared.

SCS: Who are some local bands or musicians that you admire or feel should be recognized?

Eric: Youth In Asia, WSP, Once A Pawn, Axes to the Sky, Officially Terminated, and the guy with the washboard in front of George's.

SCS: Who’s your favorite local band to play with?

Eric: Youth In Asia.

SCS: Do you think living in Lincoln influences your music in any way?

Eric: Not as much as Minden, our hometown, which sucks the biggest balls I've ever seen, and I've seen some pretty big balls.

SCS: Was there one defining moment which led you to a life of rock and roll?

Eric:Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to be in a hardcore band.

SCS: Was there one defining moment which led you to a life of rock and roll

Eric: Getting my very first LP, "KISS Alive", which I wore out on my Donnie and Marie record player! I used to air-drum the whole Peter Criss drum solo! That, as well as Animal from The Muppets, made me realize that I wanted to beat the shit out of drums for a living.

SCS: If you could tour with any band in history, who would be your dream band to tour with?

Eric: Bad Brains.

SCS: What was the first album/CD you bought?

Eric: Metallica - Master of Puppets.

Todd: Aerosmith - Get A Grip

Tim: Snow - 12 inches of

Mache: Steppinwolf

Bobby: Led Zeppelin - BBC Sessions

SCS: The most recent?

Eric: Propagandhi - Pokemin City Limits

Todd: Nirvana - In Utero

Tim: Snow - 12 inches of

Mache: Pantera - Cowboys From hell

Bobby: Pantera - Great Southern Trendkill

SCS: What other bands do you reccomend people check out?

Eric: Playing at this moment is Pantera. Some other goodies are Leftover Crack, Buckethead, The Beatles.

SCS: What's your favorite album of all time.

Eric: Screaching Weasel - Boogada

Todd: Ozzy - Blizzard of Oz

Tim: Snow - 12 inches of

Mache: Rancid - And Out Come The Wolves

Bobby: Slayer - Reign in Blood

SCS: What’s single song in the entire history of music to you most wish you'd written?

Eric: The Decline.

SCS: What’s the best gig you've ever seen, local or otherwise?

Eric: Leftover Crack at The Raven in Denver

Todd: The Nuge in Omaha

Tim: Buckethead

Mache: Primus in K.C.

Bobby: Motorhead at Sokol, Omaha

SCS: What can we look forward to in the next year from the band?

Eric: We are recording now, so a CD and new songs. A finished website sometime also at

SCS: Anything else you want to share with our readers?

Eric: Show info is available at until our website is finished.

- Tery Daly