Has Obama lost the horror-punk vote? In an interview last week with Minneapolis City Pages, Glenn Danzig, the founder and driving force behind seminal punk and heavy metal bands The Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig, let loose on the Democratic Party and its acolytes for their support of censorship, drone strikes on U.S. citizens, and more.
You mentioned that "Mother" was about the PMRC. Were they a problem for you specifically?
Yeah, you know, Al Gore wanted to tell people what they could listen to and what they couldn't, what they could record. It was basically coming down to the idea that he wouldn't let anybody record any music that he didn't think you should be doing. There was going to be an organization that would tell you what you could and couldn't record. And certainly if you couldn't record it, you couldn't put it out. It was really fascist.
My view on Democrats is that they're fascists disguised as liberals, or liberal moderates. You're not allowed to say anything that they don't agree with. You're not allowed to do anything. Also, the whole Obama, "I can kill anybody with a drone with no trial," is kind of disturbing. I'm surprised that more people who are supposedly liberal aren't more disturbed by it. I think whatever Obama does is OK with them, because he's Obama. It's bullshit.
Read the whole interview here.
Related: "The Politics of Hardcore Punk."