The two human members of hardcore Mormon band Tartar Control have a lot to say.
So much so, in fact, that there wasn’t room for all of our favorite quotes in this week’s Tartar Control interview.
You can go there to find the group's lead singer Robert Selander and guitarist-vocalist Sean Hart holding forth on everything from the missionary potential of Pokemon: Go
to the construction of their own robotic bandmate.
Meanwhile, as a bonus for hardcore music fans and Mormon iconoclasts, here are six additional quotes that didn’t quite make the cut:
Sean on Mormon presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s 2012 defeat:
“We were devastated. I thought for sure that he was a shoe-in. And honestly, this election season, I will be writing him in for president. And Robert will be doing the same.”
Robert on his and Sean’s high school band The Smiths:
“We didn’t know that was already taken.”
Robert on Sean’s description of Tartar Control's debut CD cover:
“What Sean said about Robot coming with us to Heaven, that’s not true. He can’t come.”
Robert on Leftover Crack:
“For the first two years of listening to Leftover Crack, we couldn’t decipher what they said. And that’s really the fun of listening to punk rock, is decoding it.”
Sean on the vulgar elements in Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s The Book of Mormon:
“They’ve done so much to bring popular attention to the church, but it’s a double-edged sword, I know. And we hope to be on the other edge of that sword, and hope to be equally as sharp.”
Robert on the importance of skepticism:
“You can’t take everything we do literally. That’s silly. Who would do that?”