This interview took place on: 1/17/02.
Eric Collins: The new record and new record deal have us very excited and determined. Weíve worked very hard to get where we are, and we're going to make sure we follow through with everything. The new record is going to capture more of what we are like if you were to come and see us at a show... meaning a little more raw, energetic, and more of a great rockin' vibe. The songs are bigger and tighter.
Eric: You know how that goes...Iíd have to kill ya...
Eric: We were pleasantly surprised with that tour. We didn't know about touring with Hangnail because we had never toured with a punk rock band before, but they were super nice and funny. We had heard that Bleach were crazy, and it turns out that they are, but in a good way and we got along wonderfully. We were very blessed and edified spiritually on that tour with all those guys... It was an incredible experience!!!
Eric: As far as a major push goes... WB will be putting our new record in all the major stores... Best Buy, Virgin, Tower, etc... And we'll be getting a good advertising push as well. With any record deal, more push will come as our record sells, and we "prove" our worth. (Which means-- everyone get out and buy it!!! Woohoo!) Conan O'Brien is a dream... we'll work on that!
Eric: Man... We all have such different tastes when it comes to music. Iíll just say what Iíve been into lately... Iíve been catching up on older music, kind of researching the history of rock and all that. Itís pretty fun and interesting. Our musical influences are all over the map as well...
Eric: Hehe... Salvation Army for me, but they both do great services for people in need.
Eric: Heís our bass player. (haha)
Eric: It was great! We were very grateful for all the people who came and watched us, and hopefully they'll all come back this year to see us do it again. This time, we'll be playing at night... so we'll be more in our element.
Eric: All of the songs from WRFR were based on different aspects of love. I constructed the lyrics to be open ended so that non-Christians listening to the record would still be able to know what love is and what it should be, and for Christians listening... it would be a record of hope and encouragement and possibly enlightenment for both Christians and non Christians.
Eric: Stavesacre and SF59 have influenced me musically and spiritually for many years now. Now that Iíve become friends with all of them in the past few years. Their music and their careers have become even more special to me.
Eric: To rely on Him and stay focused on Him no matter what. To use the wisdom He has granted and to not squander and waste what talents and time He has given.
Eric: "EATS" in Atlanta, GA is a favorite of the band. Actually, anytime we don't have to eat fast food is a favorite time for us.
Eric: Lewis from Texas has a new record coming out on Deep Elm Records. We like them a lot. Ester Drang from Oklahoma make wonderful music also. My mind is blank right now... kind of like when you walk into a CD store and totally forget everything you wanted to buy.
Eric: 3 bucks makes me very happy!
Eric: As a matter of fact... yes. We know that with general market deals, people start to get suspicious and sometimes pre-judgemental of the band. We want everyone to know that we very much want to follow in the footsteps of P.O.D. and Sixpence and Project 86 and so on, as a band that strives to utilize the gifts that God has given us by making the best music possible and representing His name correctly and in a Christ-like manner. We hope that everyone will remember us in their prayers and thoughts and possibly support us if they find it agreeable to do so.
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