Lars from Uppercut/Alone In A Crowd sent us never-before-seen Alone In A Crowd shots along with some commentary. This is why I love doing Double Cross, enjoy. -Gordo DCXX
As far as I can remember, the pictures were taken by Erik Weiss (my little brother). They were taken outside my mom's house in Yonkers after band practice (we practiced in her basement). There's a pretty funny story involving Paul Bearer from Sheer Terror (another Yonkers native) and my mom's across the street neighbor whose house is in a couple of the group shots.
The location was by default, we needed a shot of the band for the 7" and since we hadn't played a show yet, there were no live shots. After band practice was the only time we knew that we'd all be together. As far as I can remember, we were getting ready for our first show and the 7" had already been recorded.
I think the girl in some of the shots was Jules' girlfriend at the time, but I don't remember her name. I believe she took the picture that is on the back cover of the first pressing. Also, Bill Wilson (Blackout Records) is in a couple of the shots.
We are kinda joking around in the photos because we were always joking around. Carl, Rob, and I have known each other since we were little and we still hang out today (and are just as retarded!). Both Jules and Howie were totally funny and joked around all the time. Though the music was serious, we as people were always having fun. That's one of the things I loved about all the bands I've been involved with (and my friends' bands as well): nobody took themselves too seriously. - Lars
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Posted by DOUBLE CROSS at 8:57 PM