“Amazing, The Griswalds are what got me interested in Rock & Roll”
– Elvis Presley!
“To me they are the greatest band in the world”
– Mick Jagger!
“I always wanted to be an astronaut, but after seeing The Griswalds I knew what I had to do”
– Charles Manson!
These are just a few of the things that have NEVER been said about The Griswalds, but what can we say about these lovable rogues of psychobilly?
The band was formed in 1987 by 4 likeminded musicians who just wanted to make music and have a laugh. Now 24 years later, the band is still going strong with all the original members (apart from 3 and 1 extra guy).
Over the years, Gary Griswald has seen many people join and leave the band, mostly leave, and is now currently enjoying the company of 4 young duchies.
Accompanied by Ramone Griswald on Bass, Joost Griswald and Simon Griswald on Guitars and Erik Griswald on Drums, the band are currently in the process of recording a follow up album to ‘Who Framed The Griswalds’ which the band released back in 1989.
Asked recently about the new members of the band, Gary Griswald said “I’m just happy that they have the same surname as me”, When prompted for further quotes the singer just mumbled and held his hand out asking “do you wanna buy a big issue”
Now in 2011 and the bands 24th year in existence it is safe to say that they have never been busier, they will be touring Brazil and playing many festivals all over the world. So hopefully if you are in the vicinity of one of these shows, why don’t you pop along and see for yourselves what all the fuss is about, then maybe you can tell me!!