Bad Cop Bad Cop is one of the most exciting pop-punk bands to emerge out of California in recent years. Comprised of guitarists/vocalists Stacey Dee and Jennie Cotterill, drummer Myra Gallarza and bassist/vocalist Liln Le, the band’s high-energy, harmony-laden music nods to ‘90s punk and ‘80s pop bands, celebrates good times, and confronts social issues head on with positivity and tongue-in-cheek humor. Bad Cop / Bad Cop released its debut full-length, Not Sorry on Fat Wreck last year and is gearing up to hit the studio to record a new album for 2017. First, they’ll play Riot Fest & Carnival on Friday, September 16.
Read on for Stacey Dee and Linh Le’s answers to our 10 Questions:
What is the first album you ever purchased?
Stacey Dee: Pop Goes the World 7″
Linh Le: Man I don’t exactly know the very first album I bought, but I know that Cro-Mags’ Hard Times in an Age of Quarrel was definitely one of them.
Name one band that changed your life. How?
SD: The Go-Go’s. I saw them when I was 6, seeing Jane play guitar and sing made me realize that was what I was gonna do when I grew up.
LL: The Bangles. I wanted to be like them so bad.
What was the first concert you ever attended?
SD: The Go-Go’s
LL: Cinderella. I was staying the night at a friend’s house when I was young and her parents wanted to take us to see Cinderella and weren’t able to find a sitter. Both my parents and I were fully under the impression that I was seeing something Disney… it was mind blowing
What was the last concert you attended (that was not your own)?
SD: Hmmmm…. The Dwarves.
LL: Face to Face
What is your favorite tour snack?
SD: Jennie’s hard boiled eggs.
LL: For reals… pretty sure Jennie got us all addicted to hard boiled eggs with some paprika and mustard.. that shit is legit.
What is one book we should read?
SD: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (I’m still reading it but it’s life changing).
LL: Musicophilia, by Oliver Sacks. Read it!
Tell us your best festival survival tip?
SD: Wear boots, even if it’s hot.
LL: Spare t-shirt. you can use as a replacement shirt, towel, make shifty poncho, flag, bandana, hanky, etc… so versatile.
If you were running for president during this election, what would be the top item on
SD: Positivity! If people made the decision to be happy and positive, this world way be a way more tolerable place.
LL: Equal rights across the board. Period.
Imagine the world is ending at midnight. What are your plans for the rest of the day?
SD: I’d swim in the morning then spend the rest of the day with my family and pets… Telling them over and over how much I’ve appreciated living my life with them.
LL: a get together at the beach with all my friends and family and pets… and blasting REM (kidding).
What is the best song ever written?
SD: Impossible to answer, but Over The Rainbow is a good one.
LL: for me, it would be “Tom Traubert’s Blues” by Tom Waits