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Glassjaw’s Daryl Palumbo Is Apologetic For ‘Insensitive’ Lyrics On The Band’s First Album (Updated)


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Update – December 01st, 2017 – 12:45pm:

Palumbo also recently made similar apologetic comments regarding his past lyrics in an interview with The Guardian:

“It deserves scrutiny. You don’t talk to a woman like that. It took being that angry to write [the debut album’s lyrics], to make it work for my instrument in the band. I was always like ‘Argh, revenge!’ Fall in love easily and then fall into hate easily. I didn’t have to say it that way … It’s stupid, you don’t speak face-to-face to a woman like that. I was angry. It’s offensive.”

Original Story:

There’s some who feel that Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo‘s lyrical content on the band’s 2000 full-length debut “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence” may have been too insensitive at times, specifically towards women. When asked recently by Altpress.com if he feels any need to apologize for the lyrics on that album in today’s ‘hyper-politically aware climate’, he offered:

“It’s come up. It came up in a short Pitchfork thing. And it should come up. Those are some absurd things to say. The sentiment was frustration. I was a young guy, and I was supposed to be a man and I was not. I apologize for saying any of that.

You can be frustrated, but I really wished I had written better lyrics. I wish I had better taste; I wish I wasn’t so insensitive. As a son to a widowed mother, a husband to the most amazing woman I ever met and as a dad, I feel idiotic for saying that stuff.

Coming from a place in punk rock—to get those sentiments off of my chest—is ignorant. And acting like that isn’t punk-rock at all, because it’s not all inclusive. I was small-minded when I should’ve been a man.”

Glassjaw‘s new studio album “Material Control” hit stores today, December 01st.

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