"punk is art first and foremost. the lyrical component should be to display both a personal side of the performers that the music is unable to convey and a hook to draw others in who feel similarly so they share a deeper connection with the artists in question. anything else is pure fallacy."
- andrew nolan (THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE)
"it's so easy to see everything as out of one's control, thus the blame falling on environment, others, etc ... which can certainly be the case; that inward turn i see as recognizing self-responsibility and ultimately free will. i think that acknowledgement is lacked."
- mconz (IRRATIONAL TENENT)
"i don't want anyone to tell me what can and can't be done. that's not why i'm here. my purpose is defy expectations & go beyond them, and i'm totally pissed that something as stupid as lack of money prevents me from doing that & making the kind of records i think should be made. i refuse to lower my expectations 'because that's how it is now'.
"the amount of records i can't release, the amount of records that aren't going to happen just continues to pile up, and my anger grows. it's a trade off between availability & level of quality, and i always equate downloading to when large grandiose cinemas were divided into mutliplexes; sure it's more choices, sure it's more availability... but there's a slight textural loss of experience, and as someone who has obsessively managed recording, mastering & other facets of records i release... i see that loss, others might not. i can't pay the kind of recording i'd like now & often can't make the kind of records i want/think should be made, and if you think 'music should be free man', you're in my way."
- ken sanderson (PRANK)
MAKE NOISE NOT PEACE