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Never Fight a Man With a Perm

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Never Fight a Man With a Perm Lyrics

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  • What have the artists said about the song?

    This song came about when I said the album needed a knife to cut through the macabre timbre of the album’s arch; as soon as I mentioned “knife,” Bobo [guitarist Mark Bowen] shat the riff out like he knew the album wanted it also. I wanted the song to be an exploration of the horrid corners of my past; the bit I felt shame from. I think of my art as a way of being vulnerable, an exercise in catharsis, and a reflection of my ugliness that can exalt shame. Here it manifested into something beautiful, as all catharsis should be.“
    - Joe Talbot, NPR Interview

    I wanted to add a different part of the palette to where I was and where I was going, reflecting on the darker points of my history. I used to be a real piece of shit and I used to be surrounded by that sort of behaviour, violent behaviour that was through boredom. I was surrounded by these really angry men and I wanted to reflect on how ludicrous it was. It was also to give people a bit of advice and never start a fight with a man with a perm. I’ll tell you that for nothing.
    - Jow Talbot, Kerrang! Interview

"Never Fight a Man With a Perm" Track Info

1.   Colossus
2.   Never Fight a Man With a Perm
3.   I'm Scum
6.   June
9.   Great
10.   Gram Rock
11.   Cry to Me
12.   Rottweiler