I reallyyyyyyyyyyyyy like Water Torture and the ANb side of the Domestic Powerviolence split, but I can't seem to get all that into MITB. Someone should be a bro and tell me what is essential listening and what isn't. I don't mind noise, but I guess I could definitely do without it.
About this whole rip off thing, didn't Eric say he scanned the image from a book? So, how does that count as ripping off really, if another band decides to use an image Eric got from somewhere else, and thus doesn't belong to him? What, he used it first. Waaah. Oh who gives a fuck.
When that thing with the akron/family went down I posted a bunch of stuff about how Eric Wood should grow a pair somewhere on facebook, because ripping off imagery and album covers as a 'tribute' is a normal thing in punk and he shouldn't bitch about it just cuz now it's a mainstream indie band doing it. The next morning I woke up with a notification that Eric Wood wants to add me on Facebook, with a message saying 'HI ASSHOLE!!!' and him 'liking' all my posts about it. Purty weird guy. I really wanted that 'skull' tattoo when I was 16 too and I never got it. That's like dodging the hiroshima bomb.