“I had just gotten to LA, and I read some things about Fear being the ultimate punk band. I had to check them out, and when I did, I instantly fell I love with them. To this day, The Record is one of my favorite albums, and it has one of my favorite songs called Let’s Have A War. Lee Ving is the lead singer of the band, and I absolutely adore his voice.
“Sonically, this sounds amateur and low-budget, but it doesn’t matter; it's perfect in its own way and for the kind of band Fear is. They do some odd-time changes that some people might not expect, just like The Ramones did, which I thought was a funny, tongue-in-cheek thing for them to do.
“This is such a killer record. In fact, the opening of the song Beef Bologna was what I used on my answering machine for years, so much so that Gregg Bisonnette ended up getting the nickname “Low Down Skank-a-Doo,” which is what Lee Ving sings in it.”