I still believe that the people on the cover were at the very least privy to knowledge that could have prevented what we know as 9/11 and beyond that they were probably responsible in a much more direct way than most Americans would like to believe.
What the cover says to me now is that these fuckers got away with murder and profited heavily from it.
Nobody at the label would return our calls and we eventually had to just show up to try and get acknowledgment that we could leave our contract and make another record which we had trouble obtaining for quite a while.
All of the other labels that we talked to were afraid of Epitaph's lawyers, so we started financing FWT ourselves.
There is no scientific formula and neither great art nor great pain are quantifiable, so, this is all theoretical.At the time of finishing Mediocre Generica, we had our album art and record title censored by our label, Epitaph Records.I had to start making the album art from scratch which took a while and then when that was done our release date kept getting pushed further and further into the future.Leftover Crack's second LP, Fuck World Trade, is one of those rare records that is both timely and timeless.When it was released in 2004, it commented directly on the 9/11 tragedy and the War on Terrorism. references against commentary on privately run prisons, songs about getting wasted were snapped next to the timeless tale of getting kicked out of the house by your parents.