|The Guilty Hearts will blow your brains with such a swamp, fuzz noise that even zombies won't touch them when they're finished with you. If you want music that intoxicates the body like some smashed up voodoo ritual electrified in the lab of Dr. Frankenstein, himself, then you've come to the right place! Don't be fooled, their hearts might be guilty but the booze in their veins leaves them howlin' in the moon. The Guilty Hearts are Leon Catfish, Edgar Rodriguez and Hermann K. Senac signed to the wonderful Voodoo Rhythm records.
What are some of your guys' main influences, musical or otherwise?
Edgar: Oblivians, The Gun Club, The Cheater Slicks, Billy Childish, Mick Collins.
Making mortal errors and living to tell about it...spending all your money at a show...being honest.
Leon: Personally, it's a mix between all the bands I love to listen to and the things that go on in my life. A lot have to do with drinking and girls and going insane, but what rock 'n' roll song strays far from that anyways? "Life is Rhythm", I always say.
Herman: ...too many to mention. Can't, it boggles the mind
Where are you guys from, and how has that affected your music, if at all?
Edgar: I grew up in City Terrace, East LA to the uninitiated. It made me dive headfirst into music. It's what saved me from a different life.
Leon: We were all raised in some part of East L.A., and fortunately, it didn't grasp our necks and make us into hip-hop lovin' homeboys. I think the city itself has an effect on everyone that breathes its dirty air, we choose to see it our own way.
What made you guys first decide to start The Guilty Hearts? And how long have you been together for?
Edgar: Leon and I were in The Rippers together...it was fun, the band smoked! But it wasn't what we wanted sound wise. So we started messing around with new sounds, and a few friends. The next thing I knew, I was quitting the Rippers to start a new band, and Leon came with me. We eventually found Herman, with a punk rock pedigree which we didn't know about, and then realized. It's going to be 4 years in September.
Herman: Cause we were bored to death
Interview by: Christine Dunleavy
1. DEVIL'S TAIL
2. 3000 MILES
3. AIN'T THAT GOOD OF A MAN
4. FORBIDDEN WAYOUT
5. MY LEFT HAND
6. SEVEN DAYS
9. DON'T WANNA KNOW
10. OF FAITH
11. DROWNING SONG
12. SUFFER SO EASY
|THE GUILTY HEARTS
"PEARLS BEFORE SWINE"
LP: VR1250 (EAN CODE:7640111769521)
CD: VRCD50 (EAN CODE: 7640111769637)
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE - The 2nd Album by Los Angeles Garage and Voodoo Trash Wild Men The Guilty Hearts...The band started with 2 Guitars and Hermann Senac on Drums. The Hearts wanted more growl to make your insides move and your body shake...they searched the bars and gutters of Los Angeles and had to go to Berlin to bring Gabriel Hammond of the fantastic The Lords Of Altamont and The Fuzztones to play Bass...so beware! This album burns like cheap booze burns your throat...it finds your demons, your skeletons, your ghosts and invites them to come and party...it will leave you feeling dirty...How Much Garage And Punk can your brain stand? Deep in the Voodoo Soul and the Fuzz Punk, these LA Wild Cats brought to you already with the first album on Voodoo Rhythm Records ( LP: VR1227 CD:VRCD27) a smash hit in the genre but now the Guilty Hearts went a step higher and stomp through the songs like a 18 Wheeled Truck over today's music scene.. there's nothing hip about this music...this is the real thing. "GlassellPark" is a smash hit already and with "Drowning Song" they go deep into the darkness and mixed up Blues Punk...PLAY THIS ONE LOUD!
1. TOO FAR DOWN
2. BIG MOUTH MICKEY
3. SHE'S TROUBLE
4. TURN IT OFF
6. HIM OR ME
7. IT'S MY TIME
8. GHOST IN MY ROOM
9. PINE BOX RITUAL
11. OVER YOU
12. GIMME SOME WATHER
13. JACK ON FIRE
|THE GUILTY HEARTS
LP: VR1227 (EAN CODE:7640111760030)
CD:VRCD27 (EAN CODE:7640111760276)
Music can be your true friend... Your scorned lover... The mender of wounds... The ghost in your room...
This primitive, lo-fi combo is made up of 3 generations of native Angelinos steeped in the city's culture, angst, and excess. Hermann Senac, the group's elder statesmen, is L.A. punk rock royalty, having co-founded cow-punk innovators Blood on the Saddle. Hermann's primitive pounding can also be heard on records by Crowbar Salvation/Marty Nation & Ace Farren Ford (Child Molesters), Loafin' Hyenas (w/Rob Ritter & Tex Edwards, Click Morte) & more.
Edgar Rodriguez, the fucked up fuzz guitarist, spent his most recent years laying down bass with The Rippers. The Rippers were a short lived Los Angeles band that appeared on the L.A. Shakedown compilation, but served to unite Edgar and Leon as a strong songwriting duo.
Leon "Catfish" Zalez, the youngest member of the Guilty Hearts, also did time in The Rippers. He brings to the table his wild guitar, his tortured words and his screaming harp.
With other wurds.. the Guilty Hearts from the Hispanic quarter of LA brings you the freshest wind in Hot spicy Tacco Rock'n'roll and Blues Trash for decades.. in the Spirit of the GUN CLUB the'll kick your head to moon and back
- Members of Blood on the Saddle the Cramps, and Loafing Hyenas
- Garage Rock'n'roll Blues Punk from LA
- Touring the USA and Europe together with John Schooley