And by the time we were working on Fuck World Trade we had also gone through a pretty brutal hostage type situation with Epitaph Records/Hellcat Records who clearly did not want to have anything to do with us.
I can only imagine what would have happened if our record was scheduled for release the following week. Anyhow, we were young and time dragged on really slowly.
Leftover Crack's second LP, Fuck World Trade, is one of those rare records that is both timely and timeless.
When it was released in 2004, it commented directly on the 9/11 tragedy and the War on Terrorism. references against commentary on privately run prisons, songs about getting wasted were snapped next to the timeless tale of getting kicked out of the house by your parents.
â€œSoon Weâ€™ll Be Deadâ€ was my version of their drinking ballads, just from a drug addicted, depressed, homeless perspective.
Jack Terricloth [who also sings on the track] is a truly unique human.
Well, then, do you really think 9/11 was an inside job? People and institutions are being protected to this day Iâ€™m sure.My list would include folks like Daniel Johnston, Wesley Willis and perhaps Kurt Cobain, despite his drug use.I donâ€™t believe that great art requires great pain.The ironic thing is that the original title of Mediocre Generica was Shoot the Kids at School.In the wake of the Columbine murders, we were forced to change it and after all of the scandal dodging from the record label, our album was released on September 11, 2001.
Along the lines of the bipolar issue, a great many fantastic artists don't fall within the normal range of "acceptable mental health:" Lee â€œScratchâ€ Perry, George Clinton, Darby Crash.