Denver’s Public Display of Aggression took a few minutes to answer our questions about their new drummer, working with Dennis Shinn on their new album To Live and Die in Your Suit and Tie, and of course, pizza. If you’re in the Denver area, check out their upcoming benefit show for Toys for Tots at the Marquis Theatre on December 9th.
PDA is known to be a very highly charged political band. We are handing you a soapbox. Please go on an epic rant on what’s wrong with the world.
The easiest way to think of us is as an anti-everything mindset. We are anti BOTH parties, anti-government, anti-religion, anti-corporate greed. The powers that be are the greed and lust that drive the worst parts of humankind. We are tired of seeing atrocities thrust onto us and considered the status quo. Our stage is our soapbox. We rant every time we don the mask and stand under the lights.
The new drummer, Frankie Four Fingers, obviously left an impression on you guys or he wouldn’t be the new drummer. What is it about his talent that you were drawn to the most? Have you known him for a while or did you guys only meet at the audition?
We have actually known him for a while, but it wasn’t until the interview and the following month of practices that we realized we actually knew him. We just figured he was small and easy to control. Plus, if our tour bus ever gets stranded during a snowstorm, we can make a blanket out of his body hair.
Tell us about yourself, Frankie Four Fingers. What drew you to PDA, what are your hobbies outside of music, and do you actually have four fingers? Have you all been getting along?
Of course I have four fingers, and a thumb on each hand even! One of the things that really drew me to these hairless monkeys was their approach to music: their professionalism, their no bullshit policy, and to how they go about making their business of metal.
Outside of the band I am quite partial to video games, reading, and studying the mind of a serial killer. And we get along peachy.
With Frankie joining the band, what are you guys most excited about for future projects? How do you feel the music will change from his input in the future?
Although our future remains FUZZY…we will not STRAY from the cause. We will continue to SHED light on both the PUBElic atrocities as well as those at the ROOT, even if the path gets HAIRY.
As pizza enthusiasts, what are your thoughts of pineapple on pizza? What is the worst pizza you’ve ever had and what’s the ultimate pizza topping combo. Go per member if need be.
Universally, pineapple on pizza is worse than death.
Frankie Four Fingers= Pepperoni and jalapenos.
Dashing Kenny Daggers= White sauce, chicken, artichoke hearts, green peppers, garlic, onions, and moz.
James Aggression= Beer cheese and steak
Rage= Italian sausage, green peppers, white sauce.
Tommy Mayhem= Anything supreme, minus black olives.
Are you guys excited to have Dennis Shinn as a producer on your album To Live and Die in Your Suit and Tie? What will he bring to the album that wasn’t as prominent as before?
We are extremely excited for his wisdom and guidance on our album. We love how big and aggressive he has made our voice.
If Guy Fawkes was alive today do you think he would be a metalhead or something else? How do you think he would react to the world today?
We feel Guy Fawks would be into a hybrid of jazz fusion and gangsta j-pop. Although he’d bump To Live And Die In Your Suit And Tie while working out, and that’s still cool with us.
We know he’d STILL want to blow everything up, but even more now.
PDA will be performing at an upcoming charity show supporting Toys for Tots on December 9th at the Marquis Theatre in Denver. What made you guys want to get involved? Will the band be donating toys, too?
Wait… the toys aren’t for us?!
I guess we’ll have to get all these toys we’ve been accruing together to give to them. We truly feel all kids should have new toys for Christmas. It’s the one time everyone deserve some fun and joy, a reprieve from the cold.
What were your favorite toys growing up? What are your favorite toys now? How do you celebrate the holidays? Feel free to rant again if need be.
We all loved, and honestly still do, Legos. Be it Bionicles, Star Wars, or just old fashioned imagination.
“Christmas” is one of those things that having grown up in a Christian nation has been engraved into our lives. The idea used to mean something, but has now become a corporate drive for greed. Even taking a look at it from a Christian perspective, Christmas is on December 25th solely to help pagans transition from their religion into Christianity, because of convenience. Family tradition of a honeyed ham? Pagan. Mistletoe? Pagan.
Krampus vs Santa in a fight pit. Please do a blow by blow of the fight and who wins. And yes, reindeer can help.
Krampus. Easy. Santa is big and jolly. Krampus is known for literally carrying around chains and sticks to whip children. Even if Santa had his reindeer, Krampus still has his evil elves and Christmas traps and stuff.
What are PDA’s plans and goals for 2018? Is there anything else you would like to share?
Tour. Our main goal at this point, having our album done by Dennis “The Menace” Shinn, is to leave our mark and have our phrase running through everyone’s minds: We don’t fuck around.
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