Peat Rains has been waiting 22 years for a worthy sequel to “Jurassic Park,” which gave his band its name, You Bred Raptors? (Say it in the incredulous tone of Dr. Alan Grant.)
After seeing “Jurassic World,” he’s still waiting.
“The first one was so groundbreaking; you knew you were watching something historic,” he recalls. “I didn’t feel any of that [with ‘Jurassic World’]. It was a really big letdown.”
But Rains, 32, isn’t giving up on his lifelong love affair with the idea behind the franchise: “I want to see [a dinosaur park] before I die. I want to ride a triceratops; that would be dope.”
For now, he’s still got You Bred Raptors?, who are opening for The Protomen this Sunday at the Gramercy Theatre. The band began as a solo project, with Rains doing all the instrumentation. “And that’s great — for a song or two,” he admits.
“You don’t really grow as a musician or a songwriter unless you don’t have somebody telling you, ‘No man, that’s really douchey,’ or ‘That song sounds the same as your last song.’ There’s definitely a point you reach when if you’re not challenged by somebody else’s song structure, you’re always going to be in check with the extent of your ability.”