LIZZY BORDEN - "I Don't Feel I Should Have To Compromise, But There's A Price To Pay For That Way Of Thinking"
January 12, 2012, 7 years ago
LIZZY BORDEN frontman/namesake Lizzy Borden is featured in a new interview with Antonis "Jk" Katsaros of Greece's Rock Overdose. An excerpt follows:
Q: Most metal fans are familiar with the band Lizzy Borden, but for some reason, you have always been relegated as an “underground” band. Do you feel that it has something to do with the fact that the band never compromised and chose a defined side of the fence to sit on, be it the glam/hair metal side or the traditional heavy metal side?
A: "Most definitely, It's easier for people to comprehend when they can define you and lump you in with everyone else. I never wanted to be told what to do by anyone, I never even joined a band, I started a band. But on the other hand most promoters put thrash bands with the thrash bands and glam bands with glam bands, a lot of the time that leaves us out in the cold all alone. it's easier to pick a side but it's always been me against the world, I don't feel I should have to compromise, but there's a price to pay for that way of thinking."
Q: Something that has become a staple of the Lizzy Borden sound is the sing-along anthem. Every album has at least one. What importance do you see in keeping that tradition alive?
A: "I didn't invent the rock anthem but I love to write them, there's something about watching a group of people sing words that you have written, it creates a connection and turns an ordinary night into magic. But I think when you write a song like that it should mean something, a lot of the times the songs are very simple, but most of the time they mean everything."
Read the full interview at this location.