One People's Project is calling out the band "Call the Paramedics." The band has a long association is nazi skinheads, despite their efforts to play it down. I'm right with them. Nazi, racist, white supremacist bands may claim, as this one oft does, that they're merely in it for the "shock value," but that's a load of crap. And even if it were true, so what. Hate speech, hate music is hate whether you want to call it shock or aryan solidarity.
These bands exist all across the US and Europe. They are dangerous. They are especially dangerous when they start showing up in "un nazi like venues."
While almost none of them ever reach big band status, they still play to crowds of youth all over the damn place.
Let me just leave you with this lovely post from someone calling himself robbie hate found on a forum at Stormfront's web page. "there used to be a large nazi punk movement in the u.s., with many different groups, when i was around 12 i myself was a nazi punk and there were alot of us, im 35 now. it is important to show our support to the many different typs of w.p. music, if we dont give the youth something to listen to, the red filth will."
On behalf of the red filth, Mr. hate, I sure hope we do give youth something to listen to...The white supremacist garbage you give them may in some strange way be music, but mostly it's just the same crap your type have been defecating out into the world for far too long.
SUPPORT THOSE WHO TAKE ON THIS TRASH!
Call the Paramedics has been around for a number of years but they had stayed particularly underground until recently. They downplay their racist leanings significantly, painting themselves as merely a group that, likes to shock and be offensive. One could make the argument that a tattoo on your behind of a unicorn with a Nazi swastika and the words “White Power” may cross the shock value line, but the drummer Mike Beer has given the standard disclaimer for that in an interview last year: “For the record, I am not a Nazi — I just like to make fun of everything. People need to lighten up, and if they don’t like what I’m about? That’s fine with me. Join the rest of the crowd.”
That however does not excuse the real connections the band, and especially the lead singer Shlak, has with the crew Atlantic City “Skinheads” (ACS). The crew has been around since the 80s, and they saw a bit of press last year, when an ACS associate named Walter Dille was convicted of killing an African-American woman during a botched carjacking in a Hamilton Twp., NJ shopping center. The core of Call the Paramedics’ fan base comes from ACS, and the band has even played a benefit show for ACS member Chris Arlen, who is suffering from Chron’s Disease.
A number of shows from New Jersey to North Carolina have been announced for the band over the summer. On July 23, they were originally scheduled to play Khyber in Philadelphia, a venue that just recently saw the assault of two neo-Nazis at a Murphy’s Law show. That show has unexplainably been moved to the North Star Bar. Whether or not the politics of Call the Paramedics were an issue in the move of the show, the fact remains is that in a multiracial scene that neo-Nazis attempt to take over and drive people out, Call the Paramedics should be unwelcome. Again we call on everyone to take issue with this band in our scene.
Upcoming Shows (according to the Call the Paramedics MySpace Page)
Jul 21 2010
Sidebar Baltimore, Maryland
Jul 22 2010
Dingbats Clifton, NJ w/ WITHOUT REMORSE, INFERNAL REVULSION
Jul 23 2010
North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA w/ NECKTIE, HESSIAN, LETHEAN, +1
Jul 24 2010
Retro w/ WAITING MORTUARY, MACERATED, and more Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 27 2010
Hostle City Deathfest, Philadelphia, PA w/ EXODUS, HATE ETERNAL, ORIGIN, MORTICIAN