One of the latest additions to the Fat Wreck roster is the all-girl band Bad Cop/Bad Cop. They like their punkrock melodic, fast and fun and if you're thinking of The Distillers or The Muffs... well, that's about right. They just released a 7" called "Boss Lady" that comes with four tracks about standing up for yourself and not taking any crap and there's no real reason why you shouldn't check it out! Here's an email interview we did with singer/guitarist Stacey Dee. (photo courtesy of Jeremy Venaas)
PRT: Congrats on the 7” that is out now on Fat Wreck! Here’s your chance to sell it… Why should people pick up a copy of “Boss Lady”?
Stacey Dee: It’s Bad Ass, Fun, and Titillates the Sense of Hearing! Plus, ladies can play and we have shit to say!
PRT:For the people out there who haven’t heard you yet… if Bad Cop / Bad Cop was the lovechild of two other bands, which bands would have had sex and which position were you conceived in?
Stacey Dee: Bad Religion and The GoGo’s. I’m so glad you asked, it started with the Spider then ended with the Galloping Horse.
PRT:Can you give me the history of the band written in one minute or less starting… now!
Stacey Dee: We Met. The Universe decided we needed to play music together. HAIL SAGAN!
PRT:Was one of you really in a band called Angry Amputees? It’s the best band name I’ve heard in a long time!
Stacey Dee: THANKS! Yes, I was the lead singer of the Angry Amputees. Our bassist is a real life Amputee. He caught the bacterial meningitis when he was 16 and almost died. The meningitis took his legs beneath the knee and all of his fingers. His body was essentially burning him from the inside out. He is one of the raddest people I ever met. Nothing keeps him down or holds him back. He surfs. He can play bass WITH NO FINGERS! He’s Half The Man You’ll Never Be! Just don’t eat food off of his plate. He will cut you.
PRT:Fat Mike saw you play live and then decided to sign you. Do you think it’s possible he was already planning on signing you regardless seeing as he’s into BDSM and you’re an all-girl band called Bad Cop / Bad Cop?
Stacey Dee: No, full stop.
PRT:You’ll be playing at this year’s Punk Rock Bowling. Are you already polishing up your personalized bowling ball or is it just three days of debauchery?
Stacey Dee: I have a ball. I might bowl. I really like bowling. But I REALLY like debauchery and swimming.
PRT:After that you’ll be heading over to Europe. Will it be your first time in Europe? Any expectations?
Stacey Dee: Yes, we are super excited about going. We are expecting to have a great time together experiencing new and unusual things while rocking people’s faces off. I have toured Europe before with the Angry Amputees and also lived in London for a while. I have been all over Europe so I am not scared. And that was during the Bush administration.
PRT:What is one thing about your fellow band members that you’ve managed to keep under wraps up until now?
Stacey Dee: Jennie looks as sweet as apple pie but will not bite her tongue if you do her or anyone she cares about dirty, she’s super witty and can also burp the alphabet. Myra is left handed but drums right handed, (but air drums left handed, it blows my mind). Linh has stabbed a man in the neck with her keys, punched a dude out that was trying to assault another way too drunk girl and recently bitch slapped a speed addict to the ground after he tried to steal her purse. As for me, people say that I look intimidating; this is after they get to know me. The truth is, I am a really nice and approachable person, but I do like to punch things. Everything depends on the level of my whiskey intake. Oh, and three of us are Virgos and the other is a Sagittarius.
In a nutshell, that’s Bad Cop / Bad Cop for you. We like to KICK, STRETCH AND KICK!