|Nigel Moore - Bass|
HOW COME ITS TAKEN NEARLY 30 YEARS FOR YOU GUYS TO RECORD/RELEASE MORE MUSIC?
I think we all just wanted to do different things and none of us wanted to join up and just trot out old Lurkers numbers again and again. Happily once we decided to start recording again the creative juices flowed easily. If it had been a painful process we would have knocked it on the head. - Nigel Moore
I got a phone call from Nigel a couple of years ago,could I meet him and Esso down the road (pub) that night to talk about getting back together and making an album, well that sounded good cos I had started playing quite a lot of guitar again after a long break and I also had some rough ideas for a couple of songs. So anyway we met up and it became clear that none of us was too keen on going out as The Lurkers yet again. we felt that the name had been very over exposed and devalued through Arturo’s efforts. Esso suggested Gods Lonely Men so that there was a clear link which old fans would pick up on, and I said lets make it a bit more punchy and go for GLM. So it was decided......- Pete Stride
WHAT HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN DOING DURING YOUR HIATUS?
|Pete'Esso'Haynes - Drums|
I gave up touring with the Lurkers in 1990,Ii wasnt enjoying it anymore,once Esso and Nigel had left it really didnt feel like the same band.i took a good long break from music and then around "95 I started learning about recording and mixing stuff in a small home studio .I was doing stuff with keyboards and drum machines and it was good fun for a while. I started getting back to playing guitar again about 5 years ago – Pete StrideI went off to University directly after I quit The Lurkers but I've kept playing in bands/writing music practically all through. I even played drums (sort of) and recorded in a Rockabilly/Rock & Roll band for a while –Nigel Moore
Pete'Esso'Haynes also went to University, lived in Belfast and worked with a victims group, and has had several books published, including one called Gods Lonely Men, which takes “an insiders journey through Punk Rock while maintaining an outsiders view on society” Check out his website for more info about his books and plays.
WHAT HAS THE RESPONSE/REACTION TO THE ALBUM BEEN LIKE?
Really good. We've had constantly good reviews from all publications we sent the album to and positive comments on our web site from those who have bought the album. - Nigel Moore
It was recorded live in a small box room, using no click track or funny trickery. The drums were recorded in one take, which gave a raw live feel, with no time to be flash as we had limited resources. - Pete'Esso'Haynes
Esso feels that GLM have a broader sound than the punk bands of today, with poppy melodies and dark lyrics, he then talked about getting the album played on Metal/Rock Radio Stations, and went on to say that the band are proud of the album. (...and so they should be.)
DO YOU THINK PEOPLE WERE EXPECTING A LURKERS MK3?
Yes. This was a concern all through recording, would the old Lurk's fans reject it. Luckily this has not been the case. - Nigel Moore
|Pete Stride - Vocals/Guitar.|
When we came to record Landslide coda we still had our guitars tuned down from some earlier songs and I don’t think the key was great for my voice but we were running out of time so we let it go.