Adam was recently interviewed (again) for the JOAF blog, mostly about Anarchy Club. The interviewer transcribed the entire hour-long conversation by hand, so points for that! If you’re in the mood for a loooooong read, it’s here:
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
Alex Obert: We were talking earlier about Behind the Mask off of your debut album, The Way and its Power, I’d like to get into one of the segments on there. With A Day At The Ofﬁce, do you feel that was inspired by Pulp Fiction?
Adam von Buhler: (laughs) Well, those are funny, those skits. I think funny as in bizarre. It just seemed like such a natural thing to do at the time because we were so intoxicated with being our own self-contained band and working in our own studio. We had all these tools in front of us that were toys to us, so we made those skits. And years after the album came out, I was like, “Oh man, I don’t know if we should have put those on there.” I kind of second guessed them and had doubts about them, but I thought, “Eh, if somebody really hates them, they can just program their CD player to skip those tracks.” And then years later after that, I kind of had a mental turnaround and I thought, “You know, that stuff’s just so crazy, I’m glad it’s on there.” I could never make those again without being self conscious, but I’m glad that at that time, our pure id just fell out onto the tape like that. And that particular one, the Day at the Ofﬁce, that is again touching on the main themes of Anarchy Club. Illicit activities, fast cars, weaponry, hot girls, a certain attitude, all of it wrapped into a single ball. And that’s me in the middle saying, “What can I do for ya?” We put a stupid amount of time into those skits too. Looking back on that now, that was kinda crazy. They’re really dumb, they weren’t worth the amount of time that we spent on them to make (laughs).