June 20, 2006
When The Blackpool Lights unveil their debut album "This Town's Disaster" on June 22 at Kansas City's Grand Emporium, the band will be celebrating the triumph of the spirit as much as the spirit of the rock band Triumph. After a prolonged battle with Ewing's sarcoma cancer, Billy Brimblecom has re-emerged as the hardest hitting one-and-one-half-legged drummer in the universe. Former Creature Comforts bandmate Brian Everard rounds out the Lights' all-pro rhythm section, with ex-Get Up Kid Jim Suptic out front and utilityman Thom Hoskins on lead guitar and backup vocals. Suptic and Brimblecom stopped by our podcast booth to discuss the new record and why even The White Stripes can't derail the Blackpool steamroller.