Glenn Danzig: ‘My View on Democrats Is that They’re Fascists Disguised as Liberals’
Legendary Misfits / Samhain / Danzig vocalist Glenn Danzig recently shared some choice words during an interview with City Pages. Along with speaking about the history of his career, Danzig harnessed his trademark baritone to criticize the now-defunct PMRC, Democrats and President Obama.
Glenn Danzig has been a punk rock icon for over 35 years, fronting some of the most celebrated acts in the history of underground music. The singer spoke about beginnings of Danzig over 25 years ago. "There were a lot of big poofy, poseury hair bands," begins the vocalist. "And Danzig was just, like, T-shirts with cut-off sleeves. [Laughs] We had no poofy hair. And we were loud, like metal-punk, I guess you would call it. And most people just said, "This is going to be gone in a week." And here I am 25 years later. It's great. [Laughs] And all the hair bands are pretty much a joke, so that's great, too."
Danzig went on to speak about the PMRC, and organization which gave us the 'Parental Advisory' sticker and historic obscenity battles against bands such as Judas Priest and Twisted Sister. "Al Gore wanted to tell people what they could listen to and what they couldn't, what they could record," Danzig explains. "It was basically coming down to the idea that he wouldn't let anybody record any music that he didn't think you should be doing. There was going to be an organization that would tell you what you could and couldn't record. And certainly if you couldn't record it, you couldn't put it out. It was really fascist."
The vocalist continues, "My view on Democrats is that they're fascists disguised as liberals, or liberal moderates. You're not allowed to say anything that they don't agree with. You're not allowed to do anything. Also, the whole Obama, 'I can kill anybody with a drone with no trial,' is kind of disturbing. I'm surprised that more people who are supposedly liberal aren't more disturbed by it. I think whatever Obama does is OK with them, because he's Obama. It's bulls--t."
Check out the full interview with Glenn Danzig at City Pages.