Where Are They Now? Bobby Gustafson of Overkill
money motivated, as we were all going to receive some big royalty checks from our merchandise company. That's all D.D. wanted. He could have cared less how long the band lasted after that. The thing that hurts the most is that I let myself be taken advantage of by a bass player -- a f---ing bass player!
When you look back at the time you spent in the band, what are your favorite memories?
I'd say going to Europe the first time. Playing both Friday and Saturday nights at L'amour's and selling them out was a huge thing at the time. Selling out the Ritz in NYC was a great feeling. Once we did a gig for a young girl in New Jersey where the money went towards a liver operation she needed. That was a humbling experience. Oh, and every show Overkill did with Lemmy [laughs].
What were some of the low points?
Every other show [laughs]. No, I'm just kidding. One of the early low points was when my amp blew up just as we went to record the first album, 'Feel the Fire.' What you hear on that record is not my tone. We were on tour in Germany once and my very first guitar got stolen, but I eventually got it back. I guess Rat [Skates, original drummer] leaving was a shock. The worst point in the band for me was getting blindsided by D.D.
Overkill replaced you with two guitarists. What did you think of that?
Some might say it was like a compliment, yes. I would tend to agree. Plus every album after me, when they had two guitar players in the lineup, never topped what i did. 'The Years of Decay' is still our best-selling album and I had a really short time to write it. I did it short breaks within a six month period. D.D. had years to put together their next album ['Horrorscope' 1991]. So his opinion that two guitarists