RNW: One of my favorite songs
on the CD is Tear Away.
RNW: That riff stays with you and
it’s got really strong lyrics. How did you guys come up with that
C.J.: I was actually working on
a program, I had an idea in my head for a program and I was playing that
riff over and over again. I think we were taking a break or setting up
before we rehearse and um Dave came in and told me to keep playing that
riff which was kind of cool since I was playing it anyway making a program
out of it. It started coming together, he started singing on it. It was
one of those things, I think it came together really quick.
Stevie: Yeah it came together really
C.J.: It was an idea and we ran
with it, it was that simple. The point of view of Dave’s lyrics is he claims
it’s a very sarcastic statement.
Stevie: I don’t think that’s true,
I think that is what he is really saying “I don’t care about anyone but
C.J.: You might really want to ask
him about that.
C.J.: Sometimes you really have
one of those days, your girlfriend breaks up with you, or something happens
and you just have that..
Stevie: Me time, me time.
Goddamn I love me, that’s my favorite part of the song, Goddamn I love
RNW: What are your favorite tracks
on the CD?
Stevie: That’s hard, let’s
see. Sermon is definitely one of my favorites.
C.J.: ok watch we’re gonna go through
the whole record. I’m really really happy with the way it came out.
I had an idea, we all had an idea we’ve been together for four years, five
years and really perfected it and I think I’m happy with the way things
came out, I’m happy with all the songs.
Stevie: If I had to pick one I’d
Stevie: Tear Away, Tear Away
C.J.: Definitely one of my favorites.
Stevie: It’s right up there.
RNW: You guys gonna let us in on
what the backwards masking is on that.
Stevie: No we’re not gonna tell
you, you are gonna have to play your CD backwards. (laughs)
C.J. That’s right, that’s right!
Stevie: I think the set up next
time when you do play it backwards it will actually make sense. I know
on this one it still sounds too jumbled to go backwards.
C.J.: No, I know a lot of people
who have figured it out. They download it to their computer and play it
backwards on there and they say you can hear it plain as day.
Stevie: Unfortunately we didn’t
want anyone to know but some kids out there figured it out…. Kill, Kill,
C.J.: Get the gun, get the gun…shoot….shoot
oh wait that’s Ozzy.
Stevie: Love one another.
C.J: That’s what it is says, yeah!
Stevie: All is good with Mankind
that’s what it says.
Stevie: Do you know what it says?
RNW: No I don’t.
C.J.: You really wanna know huh?
RNW: Yeah! Maybe when we are
done you can tell me off the record.
Stevie: People are going to figure
it out but we want them to work for it.
RNW: It has something to do with
the song though, right?
C.J. Yeah. It definitely has something
to do with the song.
RNW: What are your favorite songs
to play live?
Stevie: Oh wow, Bodies right now.
C.J. Bodies Definitely.
Stevie: Everyone goes fricken nuts
man. Reminded is amazing, Sermon is amazing. Oh God the list goes on.
The best one right now is Bodies, everyone knows it. They sing along, Dave
doesn’t have to sing most of the time.
C.J. It’s nice when the crowd overpowers