In the past, BDoD brainchild John Barrett wrote & recorded all the material and toured with a revolving lineup of hired guns on drums & guitar. This time around, drummer Len Clark joins Barrett as a full-time member and collaborator. Barrett & Clark then convinced UMO bassist Jacob Portrait to take on the role of producer when the band booked a session in March at Prairie Sun Studios in Sonoma County, California. With a few rough demos, Barrett, Clark & Portrait hunkered down for two weeks and cranked out the band's 2014 first proper studio album.
'Rip This' retains BDoD's trademark sorry-for-partyin' swagger while scrapping the crackling hiss & lo-fi fuzz. The result is a record that still relies on an obliterating attack of heavy guitars, danceable hooks, and kinetic drumming, but will appeal as much to KISS fans as the music freaks and geeks who worship Nuggets.