"I woke up in the tour van in the middle of a field at about 5:00 a.m. to see a sign that said, 'No trespassing, unexploded mines,' " Revenge Club singer Amy Paddack says. "We were on the way back from Lake Havasu, and Sean [Lawson, bassist], after drinking some 32-ounce beers, went joyriding in the middle of the field."
Lawson explains, "Driving through Arizona takes you very close to gunnery and bombing ranges that the military uses for training. With everyone else in the van asleep, I decided I couldn't make it any further [without sleep]. I pulled off into a field on the side of the road, and as I drove further in, there was a small white sign. I couldn't really make it out at first. I pulled a little closer...[it read] 'Caution, unexploded munitions, mines or air ordnance. No trespassing allowed.'
"I yanked the wheel of the van, hit the gas, and pulled a big donut right there in the middle of Uncle Sam country." The jolt awoke the other bandmembers, and Lawson steered the van to the road. "It wasn't until the next morning that the gravity of the situation hit the others, and everyone was calling me a jerk, jerk-off, jerk-face...you get the picture."
Revenge Club plans a CD-release party for Thursday, July 19, at the Kensington Club.
"After that, our drummer is moving back to the East Coast," says Paddack, "in case anyone out there is brave enough to audition."