Josh Katz and Joey Morrow Talk Badflower's Debut Album, 'OK, I'm Sick'

Badflower's Joey Morrow [left] and Josh Katz (Image credit: Madie Ramser)

As one might expect, signing to a record label that’s co-run by an international fashion designer has its advantages. Just ask guitarist Joey Morrow, whose L.A.-based band Badflower issued their debut album, OK, I’m Sick, via Big Machine/John Varvatos Records. “Free clothes are a cool fringe benefit,” Morrow admits. “Whenever we do photo shoots, John will send us boxes of things. It’s always on loan, but we’ll give him a call and say, ‘Hey, we look pretty good. You sure we have to send this stuff back?’ And John is always very nice, and he lets us keep a lot of the clothes.”

Beyond hot threads, Morrow and lead singer-guitarist Josh Katz also pack serious guitar chops, but they stress that they’re both team players who never try to get in each other’s way. “I’m the rhythm guitarist, and I’m influenced by newer-school guys like the Edge and Jack White,” Katz says, “whereas Joey is the lead player, and he’s totally into the classic rock blues guys — David Gilmour and Eric Clapton.”

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Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar World, Guitar Player, MusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.