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NAPALM DEATH's MARK 'BARNEY' GREENWAY Talks U.S. Presidential Election

Posted June 8, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Uncategorized

Andrew Epstein of recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On whether he thinks countries around the world should be concerned so much about the outcome of the upcoming U.S. presidential election:

Barney: “They should be concerned. And I’d expect anybody else to be concerned if what happened goes on in the U.K., ’cause it’s everybody’s world at the end of the day. What happens in any country around the world has a knock-on effect in the next country and beyond that. It does; it’s the natural way of things, especially — like it or not — in this globalized world that we’ve got. So, yeah, absolutely, it should be of interest to many people. But in the same breath, if you know about it and you’re not interested, it should be equally be of no interest to people. That’s the point.”

On whether the next U.S. president should show a willingness to work across party lines to get things done:

Barney: “You should work with everybody’s who’s got all different opinions. But if you’re crooks… If your starting position is social justice, which Bernie Sanders‘s whole thing is rooted in social justice. So, in other words, he doesn’t seem to think about just the top three strata; he’s thinking top to bottom. So if he needs to get stuff done, and people wanna break any semblance of a universal health care system, for example, before it’s even started, then why should he fucking listen to those people? Similarly with women’s issues; with access to sexual health and abortion. There’s a very real threat to that worldwide at the moment, so that’s gotta be countered. That’s a human-rights issue. We tend to foget that. We just think, ‘Oh, it’s a women’s rights issue.’ And, with all due respect to that, it’s a human rights issue, above and beyond everything else.”

NAPALM DEATH released its 15th studio album, “Apex Predator – Easy Meat”, in January 2015 via Century Media Records.

Source: Balbbermouth
NAPALM DEATH's MARK 'BARNEY' GREENWAY Talks U.S. Presidential Election

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