The Bad Lieutenants
are a later incarnation of Connecticut’s greatest unknown punk
rock band: The Chinks. First powered up in the mid 90’s, the
Chinks went down in a ball of substance-induced flames in less
than three years. Their impact was on few, but it was lasting.
By 1998 Steve Theriault, the song-writing force behind the
force, found himself serving time and re-habbing cold turkey in
one of the state’s maximum security facilities. Redemption and
salvation don’t come cheap. Songs like “Christmas Time Bomb”,
“Friends and Family”, “Police Truck”, and several other
never-recorded tracks all tackle the very high cost of finding a
path out of despair. Yet most of the songs revel in the glory
and freedom of never compromising with a square’s life. Leave
the straight and narrow to the straight and narrow.
“Midnight Beefcake”, the last song on the album, is the last
recording of Steve Theriault playing lead guitar. Until his next
time around, the fireworks contained in this two-minute
slaughterhouse will have to sustain ya!