Prahlad - Guitar & Vocals, Kevin - Drums , Dan - Bass
Give us a brief history of Blood and Love.
Prahlad: We have a long-standing relationship; we’ve known each other for 20 years. Dano and I have played in different bands, Kevin was in Shlep, I think we even played one of the original Your Music Olympicks in the band It. Dano was in Herbert at the time. And now were all together as Blood and Love
Big news! You just released a new CD?
Prahlad: Yes, the “Healing Scar” CD. It was produced locally, in the Santa Cruz area, with input from three different studios. We recorded it at Rocker Studios with our man Rick Vierra. We mastered it at The Compound. Joe Clements was kind enough to bring us up and get the sound right where we wanted it; which is the Santa Cruz rock sound kind of raw, and punk. Then we had it finished at YMM sponsors Indigital Studios. They created a master for us and sent it to Fremont to a local CD production house called IsoMedia.
Who did the cover art?
Prahlad: Jimbo Phillips. Kevin set that up, he’s friends with Jimbo. We were able to go over a couple of concepts with him; he came up with this after listening to the CD. It’s music from the heart. Then our bro Mark Prefontaine took the back cover photo. He works at O’neill traveling around taking photos of girls in bikinis.
A bit of trivia about Mark Prefontaine: He is related to Steve Prefontaine; Olympic gold medal winner who single-handedly started the jogging craze and inspired Nike in the 70’s. Steve died tragically in a car accident at age 24. I recommend watching the 1997 biography starring Jared Leto. I asked Mark about it once when he played bass for Vincent’s Ear, but it’s a very sad story and he didn’t really want to talk about it.
Where does the band rehearse?
Kevin: I have a shop over here off the Soquel Frontage Road where I refurbish a lot of vintage drums, mostly Ludwig stuff. That’s where we rehearse.
By: Mike Lyon