BADVILLE is a tattoo and a town located in the 4th dimension. And now, a song. How it happened as told by Adam Wells (who’s ass-tatt is the cover of the EP): ‘As I remember it, one afternoon Liz (Nicholson) was working the bar at the Brendan Behan. Bill Brown was inside drinking. I had a cigarette out front, even though I had been trying to quit. When I came in, I sat with Bill and he asked how I was doing with quitting smoking. I replied that I "have been bad, Bill". He said "Bad Bill? You can't be Bad Bill, I’M Bad Bill!" During this exchange Liz misheard and asked "Badville? " to which we all had a good laugh and concluded that we all lived in Badville. At some point I said that I wanted a tattoo of an angry house that says Badville underneath. Bill drew it, but being a sincerely talented artist, his version was too nice looking, so I said, yeah like that but shittier, so I re-drew it in my crappie style and that became the tattoo. Bill went first (Fat Ram’s Pumpkin Tattoo), I went second, and at some point John Ryan came in (who had no tattoos at the time, but had been in a tough spot like the rest of us) and I asked him of he wanted to get it and volunteered to pay. He said fuck it, why not? And went and got his. I covered the bar while Liz went next door and got hers. At this time the manager of the bar came in and asked where Liz was. I told him she was next door getting tattooed. :) We spent the rest of the afternoon at the Behan and later on Jill Fisher came in and we all said she had to get it as well. It didn't take a lot of convincing and she went and got hers and became the 5th member of Badville, and the last to get it on that first day.’ Over 61 people now have it. Each year they collect money to sponsor a Porta-Potty at the JP Music Festival. ‘Badville gives a shit’ they brag. I wrote the tune. It’s god damn classic. Part Velvets, part Cars, all Nickel & Dime.
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