WE LIKE TO DRINK:We Like to Play Rock’n’Roll

 
The Unband made every beautiful mistake a power trio can before imploding under the weight of their success and the fallout from a variety of celebratory pastimes. What made them THE Unband? Was it the partying until all the _________(insert drug or alcohol type) was gone, rocking so hard with elements of Spinal Tap simpering in, or the three of them on the floor, weeping with uncontrollable giggles about something they made up in high school when they first became friends. Drummer Eugene Ferrari sums up the core of his power trio’s other bandmates, “They both have hearts of gold…surrounded by layers of various other substances.”

During their unreign, they opened for Dio, Anthrax and Def Leppard to name a few of the mismatched tours. Their era was one of cockless rock, pre White Stripes, Hives, The Strokes. They accumulated a fan base ranging from bartenders and musicians to wall street guys and record label execs on down to the working stiffs who just wanted to unwind with some head-pounding music cranked up to 11. WE LIKE TO DRINK: We Like to Play Rock’n’Roll showcases the boys in all their anthemic rock dumbness, contrasted by just how likable and smart they actually are, as individuals and as the teaming, seething, frothing, Unband.

We Like To Drink Links:

James Martell Junior III extra from WLD

http://www.louielouie.net/blog/?p=252

http://hollinsworth.wordpress.com/2007/05/21/aint-noise-pollution/

http://www.sleazegrinder.com/garb_12-2007.htm

Interview with Mike Ruffino of the Unband about his book, Gentlemanly Repose: Confessions of a Debauched Rock’n’Roller and other Unband stories by BJ Lisko
http://www.sleazegrinder.com/int_mikeruffino.htm
http://www.sleazegrinder.com/flashmetalunband.htm