Sweet Justice

About Sweet Justice

While Sweet Justice may have started as a meeting of the minds between members of three notable punk rock bands, musically the trio quickly evolved into a group with the talent and the versatility to take any number of stylistic paths. Sweet Justice was formed in 2002 by Frank Meyer, former singer and guitarist with the Streetwalkin' Cheetahs. Meyer had written the screenplay for an independent film called Fat Cats, and needed to come up with some source music for the movie. Looking for a 1970s hard rock vibe, Meyer invited bassist Bruce Duff (who had worked with ADZ, Jeff Dahl, and .45 Grave in the past) and Todd Westover (formerly of the BellRays) on drums to record some songs in his home studio. Meyer and Duff were happy enough with the material to decide to make Sweet Justice an ongoing project, and when the band turned into a full-time concern after the breakup of the Cheetahs, Westover vacated the drum seat and another BellRays veteran, Chris Markwood, took over. The band started playing gigs on the Los Angeles club scene, sharing bills with Rocket from the Tombs, the Lazy Cowgirls, Legal Weapon, and Zeke, and after contributing tracks to a couple compilation albums, made their recorded debut on a split 7" shared with legendary Midwest rocker Scott Morgan. In 2003, Sweet Justice signed to the Philadelphia-based independent label Real O Mind Records, and they issued the band's first full-length album in the spring of 2004. ~ Mark Deming