The Scoundrels’ high energy rock ‘n’ roll is as in-your-face as singer Bianca Bananas’ bright pink ‘do. Bananas and guitarist Steve DeZarn break it down for us.
What do The Scoundrels sound like?
DeZarn: “If you combine Brian Setzer, The Misfits and No Doubt you might get close to our sound. We’re like the U.S. mail, delivering the goods.”
Bananas: “The Scoundrels sound like a modern retro explosion of awesomeness. It’s rock ‘n’ roll and in your grandma’s face. The shows are a great experience and always full of energy.”
A scoundrel is someone who does evil deliberately. What makes you guys qualify for such a designation?
DeZarn: “A wickedness that knows no bounds. Anyone that comes to a Scoundrels show is subject to Bianca’s love and/or wrath. The guys in the band are hard pressed to contain her fury and are not responsible for the fire that belches from her lips.”
Bananas: “The Scoundrels aren’t evil. Just Bianca is and the boys are muses for her wickedness. And none of us care what you think anyhow.”
There are a few bands that share your name out there. What makes you guys THE Scoundrels?
DeZarn: “There are a few bands with the same name and that can be expected, but none of those pretenders can bring the energy, style or danger that The Scoundrels of Las Vegas deliver.”
Your bio says that, among other things, you enjoy beer, fun and kicking ass. Fair enough. So, other than your own tunes, what comprises your ideal soundtrack for drinking beer, having fun and kicking ass?
Bananas: “Cake, ‘Prolonging the Magic’; The Damned, ‘Machine Gun Etiquette’; RX Bandits, ‘Mandala’; Dr. Dre, ‘The Chronic.’ ”
Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@review journal.com or 702-383-0476.