James Pligge is back by popular demand. This time, we talk about some of the many misconceptions that people have about James and Harm’s Way — as well as James’s ill-fated attempt to make a protein shake with Coca-Cola.
To be honest, talking about making a protein shake from Coca-Cola probably doesn’t do a lot to correct any of those popular misconceptions about James…
Either way, this is a hilarious conversation. James explains why Harm’s Way is more influenced by The Jesus Lizard than by Madball and also ridicules contemporary powerlifting culture.
Check out the full conversation below.
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Learn more from James and Harm’s Way here:
- [01:19] The challenges of remote learning (and teaching)
- [10:25] James’s hatred of metalheads in high school
- [15:20] The tribalism of adjacent subcultures
- [22:20] James’s tough guy reputation
- [28:23] Misconceptions that people have about Harm’s Way — and the challenges of making your art legible to an audience that doesn’t share the same background
- [37:33] Powerlifting has become embarrassing
- [47:40] James’s Coca-Cola protein shake
- [52:15] Writing music in quarantine for the next Harm’s Way album
- [01:06:40] The artistic direction of new Harm’s Way material
- [01:16:45] How to follow Harm’s Way online. And the importance of Interpunk and No Idea Records mailorder on our development years.
Links and Resources Mentioned:
- Dimmu Borgir
- Youth Of Today
- The Legendary Study That Embarrassed Wine Experts Across the Globe
- Cannibal Corpse
- Sepultura – Chaos AD
- The Jesus Lizard
- Suffocation “Liege of Inveracity”
- Suffocation “Funeral Inception”
- Larry Wheels
- James Harden
- Jay Cutler’s Coca-Cola Post-workout Shake
- Save Our Stages
- The Locust
- Circle Takes The Square
- Planes Mistaken for Stars
- Beneath the Wheel
- Five Fingers Half a Hand
- No Idea Records
- Vitamin X