Melbourne rock slobs Grindhouse let the Crazy Pussy out of the bag

By Danger Coolidge
Unbelievably Bad Editor

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Crazy Pussy, the latest album by Melbourne fun-time garage punk party foursome Grindhouse, is out of the bag.

The band – Mick ‘Two Fingers’ Simpson (guitar/vocals), Rick ‘Pony Club’ Audsley (guitar), Adrian ‘The Father’ Cummins (bass) and Liam ‘Sticky Wicket’ Cuffley (drums) – crowdfunded their way to LA to record with Steve McDonald (Redd Kross/Off!) to get just the right sound on these songs about casual sex, drinking at The Tote, and a couple of great Australian Peters – Brock and Russell Clarke.

UB got a hold of ‘Two Fingers’ for an interview.

 

What’s five things that inspired Crazy Pussy?
1. Seventies Australian garage proto punk rock.
2. Eighties Australian motorsport.
3. My old man in his Speedos.
4. Heavy drinking.
5. My old man listening to the Saints whilst smashing cans of KB Gold and watching the 1984 James Hardie Bathurst 1000.

Who’s the LP named after?
All the ladies over the years who have taken the proactive choice of either seeing us naked or taken the even more adventures step of agreeing to some sort of consensual sexual contact with us.

You recorded in LA with Steve McDonald. How’d that happen?
My brother first showed me a band called OFF!. After listening to “Wiped Out” I ran out and bought the album. It’s the perfect storm for a punk band, blistering tone-driven guitar rock ’n’ roll with Keith Morris at the age of retirement handing down a sermon of mayhem and destruction. I put stretch marks on that motherfucker and would blow a line of Russian sailors to get my hands on that type of sound (the way it was mixed and recorded). I read the inside cover and it said recorded and mixed by Steve McDonald, so I sent him a message to say can we record with you? He said, “Send my your first album and I’ll give it a listen.” A year later and four flights to LA, we were standing in the same studio that recorded all of OFF!’s singles and albums; it was a surreal feeling.

How long were you in LA? Got any good Sunset Strip stories worth relating?
We spent just under two weeks in LA but the recording took us only three days all up. Steve’s studio is about 30 minutes outside of Hollywood in a place called Glassell Park. We had an apartment in a complex on Hollywood Boulevard once owned by Charlie Chaplin. As far as stories go we have a few but we went to The Rainbow and got really fucked up and met Ron Jeremy. He looked fucken knackered but still managed to pep up and get sleazy when the ladies came along. Also our post ‘Fat Cunt on a Lounge’ (myself lying on the lounge with no shirt on) is still our most popular Facebook post of all time.

How’d the Peter Brock / King of the Mountain / ‘05’ / HDT / Marlboro / race car concept for the packaging come about? Big Bathurst fans?
To me as a kid growing up Peter Brock was a God. In hindsight probably should have been our Prime Minister. Bathurst is an a epic battle of man vs man vs machine – big-block V8s going toe to toe for eight hours fighting over the right to hold up a cup of cheap champagne. To a well-educated, smart, free-thinking person this would seem futile and absurd. Luckily we are none of these. Hence the cover.

UB was excited to hear the song “Peter Russell Clarke” – man of the people.
Yes, we have a couple of love song dedications on the album and Peter Russell Clark is one of them. I heard a story that he’s an absolute nasty cunt of a bloke and I loved it. Peter would use one of these fly-by-night Teflon reality TV star chefs as a toothpick. He also hated Bernard King.

What’s on now?
We did an album launch / mini-festival at Cherry Bar in Melbourne and we will hit the east coast for a tour in September. The album is out now nationally on Brisbane label Conquest of Noise – ask any good record store to order it in or grab one at a show.

Listen to Crazy Pussy:

 

 

 

 

Crazy Pussy is out via Brisbane label Conquest of Noise.

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