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Refused are Fucking Alive

Postby Adward » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:23 am

Not skram/etc, but so fuckin' stoked for this anyway. 2012 looks awesome already.

“We had a band once, in Umeå. We would pile in a van, like every other punkband, and thunder off in pursuit of friends and glory in some basement in front of 20 people, 50 people, in towns 4-5 hours away. Sometimes there would be more than a hundred people and we would later in the week refer to that as a “big show“. We were ambitious, but we didn’t think of it as a career. We never made any fiscal sense whatsoever during 7 years of touring. Like most punkbands, it never occured to us to even try. We had a scene, we had some politics and we had just a hint of artistic ambition. True to our swedish roots we got very serious very fast. And then suddenly we got good. It’s a delicate path to tread for precocious twentysomethings anywhere on the planet, but this particular bunch didn’t make it. And that was fine. Most enterprises in life are unrelated to incredibly violent rock music.

“It’s been a motley 14 years since our band came apart. We’ve all kept busy in our respective endeavors but we’ve all remained friends and kept in touch. There have been offers, and lots of jokes about these offers. We’ve sort of looked down from our high horses and made fun of people who’ve just wanted to share the psychopathic intensity that we would deliver on a nightly basis in our post-pubescent prime. A reunion has just seemed irrelevant to us. Too much other shit to do.

“But then Kristofer got his degree from the Swedish opera academy, Jons medical studies began drawing to a close and Dennis and David started a new hardcore band together. Finally, after a decade and a half hiatus, Kristofer picked up the guitar again. Which made David want to play the drums again. Which in turn led to all four of us suddenly making new music in assorted constellations. As all this was brewing, Coachella got in touch. There were a couple of phone-calls, lots of skepticism, some hesitant enthusiasm before one of us basically said: “– This is ridiculous. There are friends of ours who would murder close relatives just to go see bands there. Let’s just do it, one last time.” And with that, socialist fag-loving pc scumbags were on the road again.

“We never did “The shape of punk to come” justice back when it came out, too tangled up in petty internal bickering to really focus on the job. And suddenly there’s this possibility to do it like it was intended. We wanna do it over, do it right. For the people who’ve kept the music alive through the years, but also for our own sakes.

“We feel that you deserve it and we hope the feeling is mutual.

“See you in the pit. //Refused”
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Re: Refused are Fucking Alive

Postby neck_cannon » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:58 am

Hahaha yeah!! I saw this.

This reunion is kind of shitty, but also pretty cool, I suppose.
Shitty, because they are reuniting and playing a dumb huge festival, but cool, because they're probably going to get mad at the crowd they are playing to and implode.
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Re: Refused are Fucking Alive

Postby thebigmin » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:58 pm

FUCK refused....what a joke, so embarassing
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Re: Refused are Fucking Alive

Postby robocop » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:21 pm

the shape of punk to come was clearly playing coachella for mad skrilla
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Re: Refused are Fucking Alive

Postby O))) » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:12 pm

It's pretty ironic that the reunion is at Coachella.
fucking punk.
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Re: Refused are Fucking Alive

Postby Goatsego » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:31 pm

PUNK AS FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
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Re: Refused are Fucking Alive

Postby Goatsego » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:32 pm

Now spend 800 dollars for tickets to see us.
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Re: Refused are Fucking Alive

Postby Romulus » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:22 pm

thebigmin wrote:FUCK refused....what a joke, so embarassing


This.
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Re: Refused are Fucking Alive

Postby CitizenOfUlysses » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:14 pm

I THINK REFUSED R KOOL FUQ U ALL

but really I love Refused, but think it's fucking stupid of them (and ATDI) to play Coachella. Meh. I was all excited at the reunions, but it's not gonna be cool unless they either a. tour at least a little bit or b. put out some cool new shit maybe.
thievesguild wrote:old enough to skram...old enough to ram.
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Re: Refused are Fucking Alive

Postby neck_cannon » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:21 pm

i hope neither band releases anything new, i do hope there are some reissues that aren't going to be full on dumb as fuck limited or whatever.
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