Speaking of “standing for something,” here’s some insightful banter from Roger Miret of Agnostic Front gleaned from various live LPs: 1. “I love…I grew up on hardcore, punk and oi music and I fuckin’ love it. To me, that’s what this whole scene’s about; hardcore, punk and everybody out there united. This is a song I wrote about how much I hate another scene that’s invaded our scene. This goes out to everybody who I do not like, people that listen to rap and hip-hop. That shit is crap. That music is not for us, it has nothing to do with us. They do not like you, so don’t buy their records; because you know what? They won’t buy yours…Rap is nothing but fucking bullshit” (crowd cheers)2. “This is not a racist song, it’s the goddamn truth,” Ol’ Rog says before going into a song about how minorities (yes, he says “minorities”) should get off welfare and clean the sewers. 3. “We should all sing this song in unisonce.” 4. “Since we are an American band, I want everybody to say the Pledge of Allegiance with us.” Good Ol’ Agnostic Front, street warriors, brain warriors…Oh yeah, Southpaw! Southpaw is pretty much for fans of Agnostic Front and the like. And if you happen to be one of those fans; the reason why quote number three is funny is because unisonce isn’t a word.
–Craven (Motherbox, www.myspace.com/motherboxrecords)