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MP3: Lagwagon Offer Up “Know It All” (FILTER Exclusive)

By Staff on November 21, 2011

 

MP3: Lagwagon Offer Up “Know It All” (FILTER Exclusive)

Legendary California punk band, Lagwagon, has just announced that they will be releasing reissues of Duh, Trashed, Hoss, Double Plaidinum and Let's Talk About Feelings. Obviously this isn't just any old reissue, we're talking the mother of all Lagwagon box sets! So naturally, there is cause for celebration in the form of a download of a previously unreleased demo version of a song.



Below, you can stream and download the demo cut of "Know It All," recorded in 1993 for their Trashed album, released in 1994.

Along with the track, we also got lead-man Joey Cape to give us some insight to what "Know It All" is all about. 

"I wrote the lyrics to "Know It All" in response to College radio DJs at that time. It was the early 90s and college radio was pretty much the only airplay that Indie and Punk rock was getting. I noticed that the playlist would feature bands until they became popular. The DJs would discard the band like rotten eggs. It made some sense because college radio was about exposure to new music. That is not what bothered me. It was the often blatant contradiction in the DJs opinion of a band they had championed for so many years. It seemed like all of sudden they would pretend they never liked the band and they would justify their recent distaste for the band with the argument that the band had lost it's way and had sonically changed. They were declared opportunist, sell outs, motivated only by success and never really good to begin with. I think this is a theme that is much more universal and timeless. People can be hypocrites and often hold irrelevant criteria for the arts in general. It has and always will be an unpopularity contest, a movement that is cool to be a part of. People don't like to share, especially young people. I prefer live in a world where people respond to the music on a primal level emotionally and leave the politics and fashion out of it."


You can also catch Lagwagon this winter on tour with NOFX!

Click here to pre-order your reissues, including the Putting Music In Its Place Box Set.



Lagwagon, "Know It All" (Demo)
by FILTER Magazine

 

Tour Dates:

17 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's - RECORD RELEASE! w/ Druglords of the Avenues, Heartsounds
31 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues - NEW YEARS HEAVE   $ w/ Holding Onto Sound

January
06 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater - $, w/Punk is Dead
10 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues    $, w/Pour Habit
13 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues  $!
14 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues  $!

$ - w/ NOFX & Old Man Markley
! - w/Ellwood
 

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