FUCK ART LET'S KILL
What does it all mean?
Jared says this is the deeper meaning behind the band's notable saying:
Fuck all the pretention. If you're gonna do something, do it from the
I thought it was a Ministry and/or Skinny Puppy shirt?
Way back in 1987, Jared was playing in DC with a band called Furnace. He
used the slogan "Fuck Art, Let's Kill" on around 12 t-shirts that he had
printed up. When Ministry came through DC with the
MindIsATerribleThingToTaste tour, Ogre, being an old buddy of Jared's
from the early '80s, wanted a t-shirt. He wore it for large parts of the
rest of the tour, and thus it showed up in the Ministry concert video.
Tell me a story.
Chemlab isn't the only party to have used the slogan as promotional
material. When a poet friend of Jared's released a book of his latest
work in DC, he had Jared and several buddies stand around at the release
party wearing the shirt. The poet, whose name was Art (now you see it
coming, don't you), had a shirt on that said: FUCK ME I'M ART.
BAND INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES
REVIEW OF EAST SIDE MILITIA
Chemlab - East Side Militia"Whatever happened to Chemlab? Fuck killing
let's fuck, it is not only the bands motto.. but apparently the thing
they can do, cuz they can't write a decent track anymore. Only 8 new
tracks with a remix of one of the better songs from the album tacked on
the end. Chemlab have never been the most prolific of bands, but if they
can come back from their long sabbatical with a disc as weak and short
as this, things must be wrong. Where has the energy and inventiveness
gone, like some many bands within this genre they are an emotional void.
On the plus side, the disc is reasonably well constructed with
everything appearing to be in the right place, however it doesn't quite
hit the mark that "Burn Out" did both lyrically and musically,
production is polished but not as deep as the previous CD. Guitar has
become more of an instrument than a texture sometimes to the detriment
of the rest of the music. Had this record come from any other band it
may seem impressive, but they were capable of much more."(A)
Exclusive Review from CMJ New Music Report
To pigeonhole Chemlab's latest release as "industrial"
would be an insult. It's not that East Side Militia doesn't
deliver the hard-edge percussion, razor-sharp riffs, and
gravely vocalizing that characterize the genre, it's just that
there's something else at work in this mix. "Exile On
Mainline" and "Jesus Christ Porno Star" kick-start the
record with a familiar flurry of techno-guitar fury,
providing a point of reference for the band's legion of
old-school disciples. But as the album progresses, the
songs begin to deviate from the techno-metal norm and
drift into a realm that can only be described as
post-gothic. "Vera Blue (96/69)," Pyromance" (written by
Filter's Geno Lenardo) and "Lo-Grade Fever" are
technologically enhanced echoes of the eerie serenades
that artists like Bauhaus and the Sisters Of Mercy
composed in their glory days. When things pick up again
on "Electric Molecular" and "Latex," the groove is more
kin to the pop-friendly songs of White Zombie than
current KMFDM or Nine Inch Nails. The group's musical
core may come from industrial's glorified past (William
Tucker of Ministry/RevCo and Greg Lucas of Final Cut
contribute to the release), but this is one unit that has its
eyes fixed on the future.
M. TYE COMER