ANAL CUNT's Seth Putnam - "I Can Still Probably Out-Drink Or Out-Drug The Average Person"
January 12, 2011, 10 years ago
Seth Putnam of ANAL CUNT was interviewed this week by Justin M. Norton of Hellbound. He discussed how he still parties and uses drugs after his drug overdose and coma; his recent cameo with a band playing and a gay bar and his love of glam and cock rock. An excerpt follows:
Q: Fuckin A’ is a straight cock rock glam album… have you always been interested in sleazy glam Sunset Strip music?
A: "We were backstage on tour in 1996 and (guitarist) Josh Martin and I had the idea. We thought of calling the band Fuckin’ A. it’s been on the back burner for like 14 years. I saw MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1984 when they opened for OZZY OSBOURNE on the Shout At The Devil tour. And I liked the second BUCKCHERRY album a lot. I really like the first two Mötley Crüe albums. During a 2001 tour, we bought the second Buckcherry album on tour and listened to it. We’d start listening to it and do a bunch of crystal meth and crank it in the van. It would get us all psyched up to go on stage. The bad songs on Buckcherry albums are really good. In Japan in 2004 we’d crank Buckcherry on headphones and were doing crystal meth the whole time. Every other album Buckcherry has done is pretty terrible. The third album has one good song. The first album isn’t that good. The Buckcherry songs I really like are 'Whiskey In The Morning', and 'Ridin’'."
Q: Your overdose and coma in 2004 were well-documented. How has your life changed since you went through that and were hospitalized or has your life changed at all?
A: "I woke up from the coma and couldn’t move any part of my body for a long time. I couldn’t walk straight. When I was in the hospital the doctors figured out that I was depressed and they should put me on anti-depressants. So it might be the best thing that ever happened to me because I’m not always depressed anymore and don’t want to kill myself all the time. Right now, I’m on Celexa. They originally put me on Prozac and then they switched me to Celexa."
Q: What difference did you notice in your life? You weren’t as self-destructive?
A: "Well, when I woke up and couldn’t feel any part of my body I thought 'well, I’ll just get better soon'. I had the determination to learn how to walk again. My right hand was kind of like a claw when I came out (of the coma ). I couldn’t even hold a fork. I had to re-learn how to do everything. I had to re-learn every fucking thing from birth, basically. But I was still alive and was confident.
I wrote a song called 'You’re In A Coma', before I had a coma. The first time I performed it live was after I got out of a coma. I was psyched to announce it was the first time we performed the song. I was in a chair throughout the show because I couldn’t stand. A lot of people were impressed that I pulled it off. I think it was June 2005. We opened for our friends EYEHATEGOD."
Q: Now that you are taking anti-depressants have you quit doing drugs or drinking?
A: "Nope. I can’t party like I did before the coma because I can’t handle it. But I still do a lot. I can still probably out-drink or out-drug the average person. But I don’t do as much. So it might be a shot of heroin or a shot of cocaine or a shot of liquor or a drink of liquor. Anything possible."
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Anal Cunt's Fuckin' A is available now, and featueres the following tracklisting:
'Crankin' My Bands Demo On A Box At The Beach'
'Kickin' Your Ass And Fuckin' Your Bitch'
'Hot Girls On The Road'
'Whiskey, Coke And Sluts'
'All I Give A Fuck About Is Sex'
'I'm Gonna Give You AIDS'
'Yay! It's Pink!'
'I Wish My Dealer Was Open'