UP-To correct all rumors, is Skankin’ Pickle still together and is Dill Records still up and running?
SP-Skankin’ Pickle is still together for a Europe tour and Dill is running stronger than ever! We just set up our new warehouse in San Francisco.
UP-I’ve heard alot about people leaving the band, of course first and foremost Mike “Bruce Lee” Park (which is true...), but what about Gerry? I heard something about him playing with MU330 and is Mike Lui still playing with the pickle? I also heard something about Chuck leaving..Set us straight with the current Pickle lineup.
SP-Gerry went on vacation and never came back. I guess he had so much fun playing with MU330 on tour (with Pickle), he stayed. I’m sure he’s having a blast right now in Europe! Mike Lui wanted to put more time in his label Illumination, as well as working hard at Dill. Yes, Chuck quit. [Current Pickle lineup-] Brent Willson: Ex-Rudiments Bass player, Ross: Tenor sax from Monkey, Eugene: T-bone, and Adam from Berkeley on Drums.
UP-Do you think your sound has changed since you got a new lineup?
SP-Yeah, that’s why we decided on a name change after Europe-The Now and Laters.
UP-When is the next full length release from Skankin’ Pickle coming out on Dill?
SP-Right now-We are re-releasing our first 2 CD’s: SkaFunkRastaPunk and Skankin’ Pickle Fever. Original Lineup!!!
UP-What other releases are being planned on Dill?
SP-A ska/punk comp-Dillinquents. A SF crusty punk comp-Mission Acomplished. Colorado’s The Facet will have a full length and the re-release of the Rudiments first effort Psycho Ska.
UP-When is the pickle going to go out on tour? Like I mean east coast.
SP-Unfortunately, Europe will be the Pickle’s last tour. Watch for The Now and Laters.
UP-What other bands have you been listening to lately?
SP-All the bands on both comps - there’s around 30-40 combined.
UP-Anything else you’d like to say?
SP-Thanks for everyone’s continued support with Dill and Pickle. It keeps us going - now, stronger than ever!