Who What and Why

Note- the stuff in Yellow is Evan, the stuff in green in Paige, the stuff in blue is Al, and the stuff in white is Dan. The songs that our underlined have links to MP3's

Be Righteous - We always called this song Fat Water. Named after a band that put on on of the most insain up shows I've ever seen. I wrote this for a Minority Lit class I took in college. The conversations in that class would make me feel so lame. White males have destroyed everything for so long. Finally I came to the conclusion that I hadn't pissed on all these groups, I am just trying to live a righteous life, if that isn't good enough for you then to hell with you. We started 100+ shows with this song. I don't know if we will play it again without Dan though.

Fear And Loathing- One of my favorite books of all time. just paying tribute to the master of Gonzo!

American Blue- The last scene of American Me where the little kid is huffing glue and he is about to shoot someone hit me. I know people that have shot people, and I know people that have been shot. Guns, pride, and Alpha Males, they are ingredients to the insanity of the USA.

Shitlands- The thought behind the album version of this song is hedonism will catch you in the end. The way we play it now is a nod to going crazy.

Box Car Bertha- Box Car Bertha was a lady communist in the 20's that roamed from shanty to shanty. The railroad barons hated the shanty people and were always messing with them. Bertha and her husband got two other guys and started a gang of train robbers. One of the guys recruited was black making this gang truly punk in deep south in the 20's. They were successful for a while at messing with the trains by both stealing money and general mayhem. When they finally got caught the barons crucified Berthas husband on the side of a train, and drove him around to all the shanties to show what happened to rebels. Bertha is way punker than you will ever be.

One of These Days- A song we wrote in about five minutes. I was (am) frustrated with pop punk and the lack of originality in it. So we made a silly pop song, telling people that we intended to destroy pop punk. The Director of SLC Punk liked it, put it in his movie, and now it is one of our most popular songs. Strange how things work.

Horsepower- I wrote the lyrics to this in traffic on the way to work. I worked with this girl that had me thinking about her all the time. I would beat myself up over her every night. We wrote this American Blue and Be Righteous in two or three days. An explosive time for us, changing our direction once again.

Self Enemy- The oldest song on the album. I wasn't in the best mental health when this band started, and I saw a tattoo that said Self Enemy. That phrase described me to a T at the time. I did Anything and everything I could do to destroy myself .

You Name It- The working title of this was the Jazz Song. My hatred of hipsters prompted the writing of this. We closed many a set with this song, and at the end of it if we were at hipster type show I would just flip the crowd of for the last 10 measures or so. It's no wonder why Denver is so hard on us sometimes.

Put It Out- One of my favorite songs on the record. I still don't know what Dans reason for the helicopter noise at the beginning is. I like it though. When we did it live we would play it as the second half to American Blue. Our take on how pathetic our country can be sometimes.

Random all encompassing notes- We should have gotten this mastered. It took way to long to record (six months), and I guess we didn't have the patients to wait. Do'h. This was the most experiment time for us, Dans guitar was just nuts. Looking at the musical landscape of punk then we were so out of our element. People wanted to hear Green Day and Rancid, and we handed them this. We were mean, didn't take shit, and pissed off a lot of people. To hell with'em for not getting it.

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