After five years and multiple lineup changes, the Cripplers, dedicated purveyors of what Lester Bangs once called "getdown gutbucket rock & roll," were ready to call it quits. The four members of the raucous Missouri garage band were scattered across the state, they didn't have the money to release the CD they'd been sitting on for close to a year, singer/guitarist Jeff King was about to graduate from Mizzou and, in short, nobody thought the band was ever going anywhere. In March of 2001, the band decided to go on hiatus. "We were all so spread out that we'd get together the night before, practice, play, and that would be it until the next show," drummer Dave Devine recalls. "We couldn't get any new songs. It was the same things over and over... More >>>