Dayton, Ohio’s Abertooth Lincoln is a progressive punk band whose debut full-length album, Osteoferocious, serves as the most cohesive representation of the sound they create. It is a fusion of punk, metal, prog rock and jazz that doesn’t come across campy or gimmicky.
Today the band share “Columbine Lotion” with Ghettoblaster. This is what guitarist James Lampe had to say about it:
” Simply put, this is an anti-extremism song. It isn’t meant to be toward any one group in particular, but rather the lyrics are about shedding light on extremist, violent viewpoints we see in our world, and how easily people get swept up into accepting these dangerous ideas. The title is eluding to the point that people wear their apathy for these issues like lotion on their skin- it’s there but they don’t even think about it. We’re all responsible for our actions and speaking out against something wrong even if it’s against our own group. You can’t just “wear the lotion” or drink the kool-aid so to speak.
“This song is also placed in the middle of the album for a specific reason. Most of our songs are about individual issues, such as health care, fracking, GMOs, etc. This song is taking a step back to look at the big picture, and in regard to our own individual actions/attitudes saying, ‘We are all responsible for our wake.’ We’re all responsible for either helping these issues or making them worse. ”
Enjoy it here:
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