I was wondering if you guys had any retrospective thoughts about the self-titled record. It's definitely your most polarizing, though it's my personal favorite, as well as most of my friends'. I had a brief conversation with Joe about it after a show (you guys had not included any s/t songs in your setlist that night, and I asked why), and he insinuated that even the band was a bit polarized about that album, and there was disagreement between you guys over how good it was, whether it was a sound you should return to, whether you should play those songs live, how much the fans like the songs, etc. Those aren't his words - just the impression I got.
So how does the band (or any one of you individually) view that album? And why weren't you including any s/t songs in your sets? It really disappointed me, tbh (thought it was still a great show and set).
Solid impression. We do occasionally play a few songs off the S/T album live. But if we have to make cuts, those are the first songs to go. Don't ask me why. I personally love that album. Some of the songs I would've recorded differently, but we'll blame that on all the fucking antics. I would hope to include a few select favorites on a future live album.
Next time we come through your town, find me and let me know what song of the S/T you want to hear.