In una calda atmosfera pre-elezioni americane, Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation) e Ryan Crow dicono la loro con il progetto grindcore denominato Anal Trump, dando vita all’album That Makes Me Smart!, ascoltabile su Bandcamp. Il riferimento ai seminali Anal Cunt è palese, oltre che nel moniker, nei titoli dei brani:
01.You Gotta Treat Em Like Shit
02.PTSD Is Gay
03.Some Mexicans Aren’t Rapists
04.I Like The Soldiers Who DON’T Get Captured
05.My Daughter Is A Piece Of Ass
06.Poor People Are Too Stupid To Get A Loan From Their Parents
07.There’s My African American!
08.Blood Coming Out Of Her Wherever
09.Mexican Judges Don’t Count
10.Journalism Is Gay
11.I’d Date My Daughter
12.Grab Em By The Pussy
13.Take His Coat
14.Breast Feeding Is Gay
15.Ted Nugent Is Cool
16.Dave Mustaine Is Cool
17.Trump Tower Has The Best Taco Bowls
19.Some Things Saddam Hussein Did Well
20.Changing Diapers Is Gay
21.Build That Wall
22.Alex Jones Is Smart
23.I’m In Astonishingly Excellent Health
24.Stay In Your Pens
25.911 Was Inconvenient For Me, Personally
26.Make America Great Again
27.Nobody Respects Women More Than Me
28.Harriet Tubman Is, Like, A 3
29.I Demand An Apology!
30.That Makes Me Smart!
Questa la dichiarazione in merito apparsa sulla pagina Facebook del vocalist Travis Ryan:
“Alright, I feel like I gotta say something. For one, I’m not the “genius” or “mastermind” behind Anal Trump like these sites are spinning it as. I was asked by my friend, and musical fucking genius, Rob Crow, to throw some vocals on a grindcore Anal Cunt-ISH joke project called Anal Trump. Literally like 2 weeks ago. Seeing as how Trump is a clown, I was fresh off this Brujeria tour and I’ll jump at the chance to work with this guy, I said “fuck yeah”! He wrote, recorded and performed all the music and even wrote the lyrics. All i did were all the vocals, I think I maybe came up with the taco bowl idea and the song about him confiscating the coats. Lol. That’s all.
I’m not a far left liberal, I’m DEFINITELY not a conservative. I’m actually somewhere in the middle although I’m registered as a Democrat. I think this world is too polarized right now and life doesn’t work that way. Life is chaos. Chaos resides in no end of any spectrum. That middle grey area is where discussion and dialogue takes place. Its where reality dwells and that’s the closest I identify with. Anal Trump is meant to be a funny response to this ridiculous man in a grindcore setting, a genre that gets its sound and values from punk, hardcore and the old days of extreme metal where fans didnt give a shit what nationality you are, what your political stance is. IT’S FUNNY. You know… ” HA HA”? Its meant to make people laugh. We’re glad most people get it, whether they’re for Trump or against him, and are getting a kick out of it.
Wanna get mad at Anal Trump? I don’t see how anyone has the energy for that considering the state of the world and the fact that there’s so much more to be mad at than 2 dudes who spent a period of a few hours making 3-13 second songs about an orange billionaire.
I will be releasing the Anal Trump 7″ on my old defunct label Attention Deficit Recordings, so be on the lookout for that. It will be months from now cuz the vinyl industry is bogged down but I will let y’all know of course… just be sure to follow my page so you will know when its ready. It will be a limited edition of 300 copies.
Ok, I think I just spent more time writing this than we did writing, recording, performing any given track on this release, lol!”