Beyond musicianship, heâ€™s a great artist and it was great having him, Franz, Peter and Lucky make the song sound the way that I had imagined.â€œSoon Weâ€™ll Be Deadâ€ has the lyrics, â€œSoon weâ€™ll be deadâ€¦ it ainâ€™t a big thing.â€ Scott, did you really feel that way? I found out only a few years ago that Iâ€™m bipolar. I cut out a lot of destructive habits from my life and I try really hard to get enough sleep to keep me sane.The main thing is that itâ€™s a lot more common than most people think and easily manageable with the right resources.I definitely suggest checking out The Icarus Project, which was co-founded by Choking Victimâ€™s original bass player Sascha Scatter.At the time of finishing Mediocre Generica, we had our album art and record title censored by our label, Epitaph Records.I had to start making the album art from scratch which took a while and then when that was done our release date kept getting pushed further and further into the future.But now, 14 years removed from the tragedy depicted on the cover, the record doesn't seem anchored to a specific time or place, but rather, seems to be a commentary on global power structures as a whole (shorthand -- mega-rich guys cause war for profit). And of course, the entire concept of a satanic, crust-influenced, crack smoking band is pretty hilarious (and clever).But despite the album's bleak overtones, the band was able to slip in ghoulish humor between the horrors. Because Fat Wreck Chords just re-released the album, Punknews' John Gentile and Ricky Frankel spoke to Lo C frontman Scott Sturgeon about Fuck World Trade's significance, tacos and the upcoming LP.
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.
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.
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.
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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.