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They Don't Call Him Mellow Yellow: An Interview With Full Toilet's Don Sheets
by Dave Segal
on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 11:25 AM
Sub Pop Records is releasing a 7-inch by a new band going by the attractively repulsive name Full Toilet. (For some reason, that name makes me think about the cover of Royal Trux’s Sweet Sixteen…) Grant Brissey (who's currently in Mexico draining the country of its tequila supply) recently interviewed Full Toilet frontman Don Sheets, who was flush with excitement over the Nov. 22 release of his minuscule self-titled album—which contains 13 scabrous punk songs that work like an enema on your apathy. You can stream of A-side of it here and/or below.
The Stranger: Who are you? Don Sheets: I am Don Sheets, singer for the band FULL TOILET. They call me "Piss" Don Sheets
These songs are really short. Do you have ADHD? I do. I have three of them—Powerage, Back in Black and the one with the cannon on it—fuckin' great!
How did you arrive at the name Full Toilet? It's merely life imitating art—I mean Occupy This, Occupy That—sometimes you gotta tell it like it is. I guess we should hang the sign on the door: “OCCUPIED.” But then maybe no one would come in? Maybe that would be for the best.
Are you angry about something? Pretty much angry about everything. The list of things that DOESN'T piss me off is a short one. Maybe blank. No, DEFINITELY blank
What possessed you to record your 13 songs onto a 7-inch? We wanted to do a real LP, but Sub Pop wouldn't allow it. They said too many people would ask for their money back if it was on a CD or an LP—we thought most records have about 13 songs on them, some less, like 10 or 11. We thought ours would be a good deal, and not boring like a lot of them. But once again, corporate rules... I get SO sick of the same bullshit, but what can you do? The contract was already signed, we had no say in it anymore. But we've got a song or two about THAT for our next album.
You can purchase Full Toilet's mini-mini-album here.