"Streets gentrified like it’s no problem. Boys in bands still singing about killing their girlfriends. People leave communities while they’re still struggling. Come on everybody sing along we’re to blame.
Punks start dealing with their own white privilege. We tell all…
the interlude track ‘dear boys’ made me understand feminism for real and rethink and eventually change how i treat / talk to women because I was totally (and occasionally still am but with much less frequency) a completely tactless dumbass. sorry about that. but that repeating “we need to ally ourselves with womens struggles” played enough times that eventually clicked in my tiny brain and made me actually consider a lot of things that I hadn’t before.
this band also got me back into punk and being involved in a diy scene at a time when i was really burnt out on it… I got involved to the point where I actually booked latterman in 2006-ish after years of not doing shows or wanting to do them and continued booking shows here and there to this very day. As a result I ended up booking a ton of my other favorite bands over the last 8 years and I’m really proud of that even if they weren’t always the best shows.
Latterman generally made me reconsider a lot other shit about myself that I thought I knew to be true in my 20s (it was like dominos falling once they started) and inspired a lot of positive change. it didn’t all happen right away, some stuff took years and years to chip away at, but i can say that i am absolutely a better person due to listening to a shit ton of latterman in my mid 20s. seriously the most important band. not to mention just being great people.