"My mom is all about it," says Tenney, with a grin. "She loves the random kids coming through the house. She says it's like the house is alive!"
Although they owe their nomenclature to the Doors, DCDR do not consider Morrison and company influences, and neither did they ever intend to become a Doors cover band. Not that suburban Boston couldn't use a few more cover bands . . . right?
"I call bullshit on bands with a list of influences on MySpace that you have to scroll down," Wolz declares. "A lot of the time, once I've listen to them, out of the 200 bands they listed, I know they're really only influenced by two."
Reppucci: "Yeah, it's like, ooooh, you listed Captain Beefheart because he's supposed to be cool, but no one really likes that fucking guy. At least, I don't."
Wolz continues, "Or some hardcore metal band with Joni Mitchell listed in their influences. It's like, c'mon."
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