"Nothing we do is meant to be a parody or campy joke, as has been mistakenly alleged on too many occasions. This heartbreaking misperception cuts us to our core. It's apparently based on the inaccurate impression of status quo observers and non-believers, based solely on their own prejudice toward an alien culture they don't understand.
Our songs are autobiographical. Humor and jive talk are undeniable aspects of our lives and subsequently our music, but we're deadly serious about everything we do. Our intention (whether we succeed or not) is to continue in the bigger-than-life tradition of Howlin' Wolf and Bo Diddley, who notoriously used exaggeration to intensify the truth. Nobody ever called them a joke. If we mention monsters, we're talking about real monsters, meaning ourselves.
We have remained unwavering in our reverence for pure rock 'n' roll. It's our life, our wife, and our religion. Our musical heroes are our best friends, preserved for eternity through their records. We're not making fun of anything. What others call trash is our treasure. We don't care if we're considered self-deluded crackpots. Just don't call us insincere, or we'll have to punch you in the nose."
-- Lux Interior & Poison Ivy "How To Make A Monster" --
RIP Lux Interior, 10 years ago today..
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