Santa Cruz singer Archie Cruz states Crazy Lixx and Reckless Love take themselves too seriously

Santa Cruz singer Archie Cruz states Crazy Lixx and Reckless Love take themselves too seriously

Santa Cruz frontman Archie Cruz was recently interviewed by Bravewords and spoke about the group’s new album Bad Blood Rising, the band’s attempts to pierce the US market and about other older bands like Crazy Lixx, Reckless Love, Hardcore Supertar and Steel Panther.

Cruz stated: “Crazy Lixx and Reckless Love, those are great bands, Crazy Lixx not so much, but to me those bands are nostalgia acts. Hardcore Superstar is fresher, but they’re old dudes over 40 so that’s different too, but I would compare us to those bands like 7 years ago, but it’s different now and the new album has nothing to do with Crazy Lixx or Reckless Love.”

“We’ve been so relentless getting a market in the U.S. by touring there a couple times we’ve tried really hard to grow a fan base over there and do as much U.S. gigs as we can, interviews as we can and to me we are more American than like Crazy Lixx and those bands.”

Steel Panther is the greatest of the bands you’ve mentioned… because Crazy Lixx and Reckless Love, they take themselves too seriously; if you’re going to be a nostalgia act, then you have to do the shit Steel Panther does. You can laugh at it, but still be fuckin’ badass. I’ve seen them twice and it was fuckin’ insane. It’s comedy with the best rock show you’ll ever see.”

You can read the rest of the interview with Archie Cruz at Bravewords.

Santa Cruz‘s “Young Blood Rising” video:

Santa Cruz – Young Blood Rising (Official Music Video)

Finnish Hellraisers SANTA CRUZ return with their latest single and video off their forthcoming album, Bad Blood Rising, on M-Theory Audio (out Nov 10th.) Pre-Order – CD and limited-edition colored vinyl available now at www.m-theoryaudio.com/store or pre-order digitally via iTunes or www.santacruzbandofficial.bandcamp.com