TNG TV: The Black Lips’ Jared Swilley Kisses Zack, Apologizes for Homophobia
Last September, in a sort of neo-garage rock Thrilla in Manilla, The Black Lips‘ bassist and vocalist Jared Swilley got in a bloody bar fight with Wavves’ Nathan Williams. When asked for a statement, the former dropped a whole lot of F(aggot) bombs and raised the ire of pretty much every queer indie fan in history. Which is a shame in some ways, because I’m fond of both The Black Lips’ scuzzy “flower punk” revival music and their purported homoerotic stage antics, which include enough kissing, urinating and dick-showing to actually get them kicked out of India.
So the interview below is both a chance to fulfill some curiosity I have about the bands gropey side and see how Jared would explain the Faggot incident if given a chance. It’s not like that word will ever be acceptable, but I do think that people make mistakes. If he does it again, however…. well, I guess I’ll just need another tongue kiss as a penance.
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