Bukkake Moms Bring The Chronic To The East Coast

Whatever you do, don't Google this band's name.
Whatever you do, don't Google this band's name.

Rick Eye, one of the newest members of Bukkake Moms, remembers the first time he played with the band he joined in 2013. Fans tend to throw all sort of crazy things to performers while they're on stage. That night Eye got to experience objects getting thrown at him, but it wasn't quite what he had in mind.

"While we were playing our song 'Scrotum Caught in a Propeller' for 30 minutes straight, this guy threw his whiskey glass at me and then he threw his Grammy at my face." Eye jokes about publicly shaming that person in this interview but he decided he wants to keep the name off the record. The only clue we can give you is that his attacker is the violin player from the band Seryn. "He was just drunk, there were people cheering us on and some people wanted us to get us off. We played for another 15 minutes," Eye says.

This Friday Bukkake Moms release their seventh album, The Chronic, and they kick off their first tour, "Coolers Full of Weed," during which they'll mainly play shows on the East Coast. Eye says, "[it's] all that East Coast liberal bullshit, like Kansas City, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and hopefully Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Boston, Rhode Island." They hope to play on the West Coast in the future but, Rick says, "I don't know anybody out there. We know like maybe one band. We know more people on the East Coast cities."

Band members Reece McLean, Rick Eye, Beth Dodds, Kenny Failes and Andrew Stolfa are pretty excited about the show this Friday. McLean said Bukkake Moms originally started as his solo project, before people gradually joined over the years. McLean says, "Kenny pretty much made me do Bukkake Moms, then he just kind of joined." McLean says he stole the band's name off the Internet. He said, "Somebody suggested it as a band name and I just took it. That's the [simple] story of it."

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The album name was inspired by Dr. Dre. Eye says, "We love Dr. Dre. I think we were all high one night and we were like, wouldn't it be great if the album was called The Chronic? We all had a good laugh about it and then we named the album The Chronic."

Eye says the Red Hot Chili Peppers' album One Hot Minute influenced the music in the new album. "We all grew up with [with that album]" he says. The Chronic covers more spectrums and it's twice as long compared to previous albums. We recorded it in a big fancy studio, Eagle Audio with Britt Robisheaux."

A while ago they met Lee Escobedo, the co-founder and editor in chief of THRWD Magazine and brainstormed the idea of putting a show together. Eye says, "I met Lee, and he's just a swell guy. He just messaged us, and asked when we would play, and he would come to our shows and eventually we befriended him."

Band member Beth Dodds jokingly says the Oliver Francis Gallery, the venue where they will perform, is a "no-rules kind of place, people get shot. That was a joke. You can leave it on the record."

"We're looking forward to everything except Baltimore," Dodds says. "The streets, they all smell like crab." The guys are traveling and staying in a van that they're sharing with the band Load-in. They plan to eat at Denny's every other night since it's hard to get food delivered to a moving van. "We're hoping to be able to stay at some of our homies' house [out on the East Coast] if our homies are really our homies and house us," Eye says.

We wonder what sort of crazy things the guys have planned for us this Friday. Dobbs says he once played a show naked, one Fourth of July a few years ago. "I was wearing a thong and the design was American-inspired with stars, not the stripes, just the stars. But it was too small and my dingle berries were hanging out so I just took it off."

Below is their video Burger Time Machine named after the best restaurant in Denton, according to the guys.

BUKKAKE MOMS perform with Drug Mountain, Load-in and Thor Johnson at 8 p.m. at Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas. $5


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