I found this record in a Record Town in 1991. I was a Freshman or Sophomore in High School and I was looking for bands beside the big ones I was already devouring – metallica, megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. C.O.C. or Corrosion of Conformity looked interesting. And I’m not gonna lie – they seemed dangerous in a way. Shortly after buying the record I returned to the same store and purchased a C.O.C. t-shirt that had the statue of liberty on the front and FREE DOPE AND FUCKING IN THE STREETS in big old letters on the back. It was my middle fingers to ‘the establishment’.
Not very subtle, eh?
Well, I’ve become a lot more subtle and my politics is somewhat different. No, maybe not different, but certainly more nuanced. Unlike most of the people out there, left or right. I won’t go on a soapbox because there’s already so much political bullshit on everything (I quit facebook. Don’t want to see it and think less of my friends for either whining or congratulating themselves on how things went down) so I’ll just say that moving forward, the pragmatism of a middle ground is where it’s at and maybe, just maybe we need to think about track #9.
Shawn lives in Los Angeles where he co-hosts Drinking w/ Comics, writes screenplays and fiction and has been known to drink quite a bit of beer. Good beer.