The Culture Creature interview is an engrossing long read with great questions from the knowledgeable Dan Redding and typically candid replies from Bill.
Here are some choice cuts:
Are there other qualities you hear on it? What stands out to you?
We were all kind of learning our voice. We wanted to do some things that had some rhythmic, repetitive, hypnotic quality to it, but we wanted it to be heavy. It wasn’t quite that heavy yet but we were trying (laughs). You could tell where we wanted to go. I can’t say that we went there all the way yet – I think we still had some growing to do. You can hear the vision that we had, I think…
One thing that stands out on We Care A Lot is this real, raw energy that’s not self-conscious at all. It might be the way it was recorded – we did it very quickly and didn’t have time to polish anything. Part of the unpolished-ness about it is kinda cool.
and on Cliff Burton:
You performed one show as a band called The Chickenfuckers with Cliff Burton, Mike Bordin, and Jim Martin [note: the Chickenfuckers performed one show at Mabuhay Gardens circa 1984, with Gould on vocals]. What do you remember of that performance?
(laughs) It was ridiculous. I’d never sung in a band before, and I’ve never sung in one since. I think I drank a half a bottle of whiskey during that performance. It was kind of an ‘anything goes’ jam, just try to go as out there as possible. Unfortunately for that reason, I remember very little of it…. It was a complete open improv. It was fun.
And from Radio Tangra
Are there any songs that you wanted to be on the record [Sol Invictus], but you decided to pull them away?
Yeah, we made more songs than we did. Definitely. I don’t know, I mean, our relationship is very good so I don’t see why we wouldn’t. But I just can’t be the guy to tell you.