“I’ve always loved Fenders. I’m almost working against a design that has been around since the ‘50s – I don’t know if it’s going to cooperate with me”: Pissed Jeans’ Bradley Fry on why he loves awkward offsets and solid-state Peavey amps

Bradley Fry of Pissed Jeans
(Image credit: Gregory Adams)

‘Stability’ isn’t the first word that comes to mind when contemplating Pissed Jeans. Throughout the Pennsylvania punk outfit’s 20-year, six-album career, vocalist Matt Korvette has been barking out tragi-comic character portraits centered on people barely coping with everyday mundanity.

On new album Half Divorced, these include staving off creditors (Sixty-Two Thousand Dollars in Debt) and being terrorized by surprise expenditures (Stolen Catalytic Converter).

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.