We reprinted this one in Parade Brigade #3. Originally in Touch & Go Fanzine.
So what do you play (To Iver)?
Iver-Premier Drum Set, five toms, and seven cymbals
Sounds pretty wealthy
Chris-I’ve basically got a Fender Precision bass with a piece of shit body and they sanded the sticker off so nobody would believe me, and I broke the other one…
Mike-I have Marlboro thirty seven watts of hell amp…
So you guys played at CBGB’s…garsh…
Iver-Yeah that was
It must have been a thrill
Chris-Yeah because today I was looking at a Blondie book and I said, “hey I was there…:”
Mike-And there was this big gay man with loud clothes and leather pants
Alec-And he burned our ass
So do former members of SOA demand celebrity status?
Chris-Yes we have to perform sexual favors at practice and stuff… getting in the band was really difficult…for Alec, it was easy because he was in The Untouchables, but me, I wasn’t in anything so I had to sleep with them all.
So what do you write about… for instance…You’re X’d
Chris-People we don’t like…people who drink…
Alec-But not just everybody…people who drink but don’t want to tell you they do…people like, “Ah I hate everyone who drinks” and then sneaks off
Chris-People who want to mess up the scene
Do you get tired of the straight edge getting so much lip service?
Alec-No, because half the people don’t know what they’re talking about
Chris-No, because straight edge is a really good thing. People can choose if they want to be or not, but then people give me shit because they aren’t and I am…
Defending their vices…
Chris-They make a big thing out of it…fuck them…
(conversation drifts to
The best pizza in the world…
Chris-Good pizza and there is five people there I like…Tanya and Rebecca…I love em!
Any new songs these days?
Chris-Subject To Change and Limitations
Eddie-What does the logo mean?
Chris-I thought of it the other day… the lines break up the cliques…uh, like the cliquetivity…but then those lines all come back and point to the F
Alec-I never thought about it so deeply… I mean the main reason we chose it was because it was a positive type of name… you’ve got bands calling themselves The Nihilistics
Chris-Bad Religion…we hate the world so fuck off etc…
Enter Boyd from Black Market Baby
Boyd-You all know Tommy right? Tommy and I are starting a disco band
Chris-Yeah, Black Market Booty
Conversation drifts from lunar exploration to The Viletones…
Chris-You see, to truly be straight edge… you must be gay
Alec-That’s what some people from