Rocket From the Crypt saxophonist Apollo 9 (born Paul O’Berine) stressed his band will go down the path of making political records. “I still think our foreign policy sucks,” Apollo tells Andrew Asch of LA Weekly. “But it’s not my place to say so in a rock song. I’m not sure that [lead singer] Speedo was putting too much opinion into X-Ray; he was just stating different points of view. Rock music doesn’t have an effect on world politics. If that was the case, the Clash would have changed the world 20 years ago.” Instead, the anxiety of Sept. 11 seeps into our culture. “I don’t think it’s just politics we’re questioning now. It’s questioning arts and entertainment, sports, everything in life.” Read more.
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