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Don't Judge Sex Slaves By Their Name

03/19/2010
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Morley has a great new interview with Sex Slaves' Del Cheetah. We thought we would share a little bit of it with you this fine Friday. Here you go: antiMusic: Because of the name of the band, along with some of your songs like "All Night Long" and "…Jack Daniels", people concentrate a little too much on the circus that seems to surround you guys and less on the fact that you guys are phenomenal songwriters?

Del: It happens once in a while. I've read reviews of the last record which slam the record and say it's just about f*cking. And even that one wasn't just about that. But they definitely got the record; they look at the name; they look at the picture and look at the first couple of song titles and they chalk it up to you know, "oh, it's this kind of band," before they even really… I don't know what happens. They probably don't even really listen to the whole record, just the first couple of songs. And you get that once in a while, but I think we've broken out of that a little bit with this record. But in general I think when people take the time to listen to the whole thing; we don't get that quite as much. It's happened for sure. (laughs)

antiMusic: Eric says that you and J were a bit pissed at one point that he was writing a lot of songs like "Just a Memory". In retrospect, are you happy with the amount of diversity on the record like "Memory", "Beautiful Embrace" and "Mexico"?

Del: I'm happy with where it's at right now. There's stuff that we left off that we almost couldn't believe that we left off, because there's a couple of really good…there's one in particular, this one really good, it's a total ballad this song. It's called "Sunny Day". It's super sad, but it's a really really good song. But we didn't want to have two songs like that on the record. I'm sure it'll come out eventually. It was like a big debate which one to put on. I like the ratio the way it is now because even the more down-tempo stuff, for the most part, is still like cool and heavy in its own way. Like "I Live at Night", has probably the heaviest guitars on the record on it, even though it's like more of a mid-tempo, sad song. "Mexico" has really thick, heavy guitars on it. They all have all that really heavy sh*t on them.

"I Live at Night" comes across great live. You can still pull that stuff off live. It kind of goes back to like that AC/DC thing; we wanted to make a record that was like a journey. You could listen to it start to finish and a lot of the compliments we've gotten on this new record is that you don't get bored. It's not 12 of the same songs. It IS a journey. And it's cool. I think that's a good accomplishment, to be able to pull off a lot of different styles and make them cool, I think it's like a huge attribute.

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