September 30. 2006
Darren Dyck, Chris Smith, Greg Dyck, JK, Rob Dyck
Katrina: How did you come up with the name for your band?

Chris: I’ll field this one. No, I have no clue. Go ahead.
Greg: That’s a question we never seem to be able to answer.
Darren: I can answer it. It was a drunk night and Curtis better known as Cletis was totally hammered and a friend of his said “hey look it’s
Hurricane Cletis”.
Chris: And we’re not paying any royalties to anyone.
Darren: It basically means a hick who likes to giver shit.

Katrina: Who were your musical influences growing up and have they changed?

Greg: Motley Crue and Motley Crue, for me.
Rob: Anything good. Anything from Johnny Cash to Motley Crue to Metallica.
Darren: Skid Row, Godsmack.
Chris: Simon and Garfunkel. Nana Mouskouri, she’s hot
Rob: I was a big Tiffany fan for a while.
Greg: Zephyr and Abba.
Chris: Actually Abba’s pretty cool.
Darren: The Bangles.
Chris: The Bangles too. I prefer chick singers, more melodic.
JK: Nirvana.
Rob: Anything good really. As long as it didn’t suck. Even some things that sucked. They’re just as important for us.
Greg: According to most of the world our influences did suck.

Katrina: Which artist would you like to tour or work with?

Chris: It would have to be somebody from the same vein.
Greg: Whoever has the number one album.
Chris: Wow that’s lots of chicks. You can never have too many girls.
Rob: Beggers can’t be choosers. We’ll go on the road with anyone.
Chris: We’ll play for anyone, anytime, anywhere, anyhow. Except for old-folks homes. I have to draw the line at old-folks homes.
Greg: What do you mean old chicks know how to party.
Chris: At first. They tire out fast. I get tired from wheeling them around.

Katrina: How do you write your songs and where do you get your ideas from?

Darren: Our brains.
Chris: I get my ideas from Greg humming them. *hums*
Darren: For the most part somebody will have an idea and we just kind of work on it together. (steals Rob’s ashtray)
Rob: Who the fuck do you think you are? (steals ashtray back) Yeah what Darren says is probably about it, someone has an idea and we
just work on it as a group.
Chris: Usually Greg comes in or Darren with a guitar riff.
Rob: Pretty much everyone contributes but JK.
Darren: Even JK had a couple ideas.
Katrina: Did any of them actually pan out?
Darren: “Disgusted.
Chris: We just nod at JK when he hits the right note. No stay there, stay there.
Rob: “Melodramatic” (now called “Pieces Left Behind”) and “The Light” which got dropped fast.
JK: It’s because you guys couldn’t keep up.
Darren: On the account that the idea sucked.
Chris: Time will tell with that one.

Katrina: What’s your favorite venue to play?

Rob: I much rather be inside.
Greg: Hot sweaty clubs.
Rob: The hotter and more packed the better.
Katrina: What’s one of your most embarrassing moments?

JK: Being on stage with Rob.
Chris: Yeah being seen in public with Rob. I actually had my pants and underwear pulled down at a show once. I had the guitar in front of
me and I was butt-naked.
Greg: They weren’t pulled down you took them off, I was there.
Chris: No Darcy pulled my gotch down while I was playing “Sweet Child Of Mine” solo and I couldn’t pull them up because I had to finish
the show.
Darren: I think my worst one is at Ryly’s when we took of my shirt and my boxers were up above my belly-button.
Chris: Cool.
Rob: His pants were really low.
Chris: That’s going to come back in style too. I know in the 50's everybody wore their pants really high like that.
Rob: I don’t think I really had an embarrassing moment. I’m pretty much always cool on stage.

Katrina: What’s your most memorable moment?

Rob: When three chicks flashed me at the Sutherland last year.
Chris: One was a guy. You were drunk.
Rob: No all three were flat but they were all chicks.
Chris: They were all guys. Did you see the hair on their chest?
Rob: I think that was probably the best. Either that or when Darren was crowd surfing. That was cool. That wasn’t this band really.
Chris: Way to leave us out. We’ve done nothing fun with them. Screw them.
Darren: We did everything cool before you guys came.
JK: I don’t know. Probably the first show, that was fun. Nervous as hell.
Chris: Actually I’m pretty happy when I can walk across the stage and not bang into anyone. It’s kind of nice, guitars clunk and both go out
of tune.

Katrina: What’s your favorite song to perform?

Greg: You’ll probably get five different answers here.
Chris: Mines “No Name 2", I don’t know what the real title of the song is.
Greg: “Don’t Wanna Wait”.
Chris: Oh that’s it. “Don’t Wanna Wait”.
Rob: Mine is not that one.
JK: Yours is probably “Rob’s Least Favorite” (now called "The Vicious Cycle").
Rob: I think right now probably “On My Way” is my favorite.
Greg: Ditto for me.
Chris: I like “A Little While” too.
JK: Can I say a cover?
Chris: No you can’t say a cover.
Greg: Holy fuck you are so out of this band.
Rob: Add to your interview that we are currently seeking a new bass player.
JK: Fine then “On My Way”.
Chris: Auditions will be held at our cd release. You were going to say “Sedated” right?
JK: No.
Greg: We can find another guy with the initials J.K.
Chris: We’ll just search in a phone book under J or K.
Rob: Which one do you like DD?
Darren: Anything that makes the chicks wild.
Chris: That’s deep.

Katrina: Who causes the most trouble in the group?

Darren: JK.
Katrina: How, he just stands there and does nothing.
Rob: Oh you didn’t say who screws up the most.
Chris: Yeah causes the most trouble musically in the group. That’s not true, we usually have him right out of the mix so you can’t even hear
Greg: We have a member that occasionally knocks down monitors.
Rob: Advertises shows at other bars. Falls off stages after winning awards.
Chris: We have other members who will date two waitresses that work side by side at the same time.

Katrina: What do you think makes a good live show?

Darren: Energy.
Rob: Energy and booze.
Chris: I like booze.
Darren: And just knowing how to rock and roll.

Katrina: What advice can you give to people who are wanting to create a band?

Rob: Don’t have three brothers in it.
Katrina: Well you got a complete band right there, you don’t even need JK.
Chris: We never really needed JK.
Greg: There’s an underlined theme here.
JK: Apparently.
Chris: Poor JK. I fly under the radar because I’m short.
Rob: I think the biggest thing is find guys that you get along with.
Chris: Musically everyone’s got to be on the same page otherwise it falls apart. This is the first band I played in where everybody’s kind of
got their head in the same direction.
Darren: And willing to sacrifice what you like for the song.
Chris: Just to appease the other people. Yeah it’s all about the songs.
Greg: To avoid conflict.