Saturday, April 18, 2009
A message from Jeff Earing of Insanity Defense
Hi - this is Jeff Earing from Insanity Defense and Satan's Cheerleaders. We're very honored and flattered that our fans and friends have continued to enjoy our music after all these years. After the bands broke up in 1985, we all moved on and regretfully stopped following the punk/hardcore scene. We always valued our fans and continue to be proud of our involvement in such a vital and innovative network of musicians, artists, and activists. Unfortunately, sometimes life gets in the way. That being said, it has come to our attention that people have been trying for some time to reconnect with us and find copies of our recordings. It seems that, for the most part, fans have resorted to file sharing in order to hear our music. We have never been about profiteering off of our recordings and merchandise - in fact we embraced the do-it-yourself approach, which we always felt was in the true spirit of punk rock music. File sharing has certainly kept us alive in the hearts (and ears!) of our old fans, and has also exposed us to a new generation of punks. For that we are truly grateful. However, the bands have decided to offer another venue for connecting with us and obtaining our work. We will soon launch a website that will offer access to all things ID and SC, including downloads and remixed and remastered versions of our CD's. We will also be releasing a new Insanity Defense EP, as well as a previously unreleased Satan's Cheerleaders record. There will also be videos, T-shirts, and other items that we hope fans will enjoy. There are also retro record labels that have expressed interest in releasing our material. Please be patient, it's been a while! We will let you know soon when everything is in place. We would very much appreciate and help and suggestions our fans can offer. But above all, spread the word - we're back! Thank you and be well -on behalf of all the members of the bands.