Welcome, Jimmy! How did the gig with the Cruds come about?
Well, Doc, my path to becoming officially Cruddy started with accepting a frontman position leading the mighty Tinglers (actually The Cruds in misleading disguises) at last year's Shock Hop Tribute Show. Being a constant front row Creeping Cruds maniac (and therefore knowing a good deal of the songs) couldn't have hurt.
What did you do musically before the Creeping Cruds?
Prior to this, musically, I fronted the underrated TwoBeards Shower Time Singers.
What are your favorite/most influential bands?
Favorites include The Boils, The Ramones, The Misfits, and Screeching Weasel. Influential, well, Metallica was the band that started everything thing for me, took me out of oldies rock radio, which was all I knew as a kid. But the Glenn Danzig fronted bands and the mighty Cramps, with their masterful mix of rock and horror have made the biggest impact.
What’s your favorite Cruds song to sing?
I Was A Teenage Werewolf. My favorite part of the Cruds live set for years.
You’re trapped in a secluded castle and can only take one movie with you. What would you choose?
Dawn of the Dead. Not my favorite (that would be Return Of The Living Dead) but the one I can see myself never tiring of.
Lucio Fulci, by far. The Godfather Of Gore's mastery of what nauseates and terrifies is legendary.
Zombies: shamble or run?
The shambling dead are the dead for me. In my opinion, zombification is a reset button. Zombies are hungry babies.
I’ve heard the new Cruds song, and think it turned out great! Is it true you almost got arrested making the music video?
Thanks for the kind words, the creative and recording process has been an incredible, as well as surreal experience. As for life in the big house. We came close. Peeping eyes took offense to "objects" being put on the graves. They had no idea they were calling the fuzz on some rather respectful ghouls who left the graveyard as it has been for centuries. As we say at the Cruds Crypt, "Just 10 minutes earlier..."
Does this mean there is a new Cruds album on the horizon?
There's enough Cruddy live favorites that are just itchin' to be finally recorded and a tomb full of new terror tunes being worked on, so a new Creeping Cruds album is definitely showing signs of life, starting to react to the 2-4-5 Trioxin.
What are you going to be for Halloween?
With my home being the yet-to-be infamous Creepsville Cabin, I'm sure my Halloween costume this year will be slasher related, perhaps one of those hockey players, or the homicidal burned caretaker or that little girl that turned out to be a boy.
Ok, fangs and beast of luck to you, Jimmy, and I’ll see you at the next Cruds show, and the Horror
Hootenanny this October! And now, without further adieu, here is the brand new video from The Creeping Cruds - I Eats The Dead.