Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pete Wentz stands up to be counted. Asks not be counted.

It's great to see young people getting involved with politics. Normally.

Pete Wentz - the frontman for the Ax deodorant brand - is putting out a record on election day. So, then, it's a political record?

"The title of the new album is Folie à Deux. It means 'the shared madness of two' — thank you,," FOB bassist Pete Wentz laughed. "It's not an overtly political record, but I'm not gonna say what it is."

"And I also wouldn't say it's not a political record, it's just one of those things," frontman Patrick Stump added. "We'll just let the record speak for itself, but it is coming out on Election Day."

Aha. "It's just one of those things" - well, there's a rallying cry for the masses. That noise? Oh, that was the ghost of Phil Ochs sicking his tear ducts up, that was.

We guess 'it's just one of those things' translates as 'you can say it's political providing it doesn't harm sales or the lucrative deals whereby our videos are used to flog products to the audience.'