Gojira Have Elephantine Balls
During a recent interview with Overdrive regrading the progress of Gojira’s new album, Joe Duplantier made an incredibly self-confident comment that, after the record’s release, is either gonna make him seem like Babe Ruth or Vin Diesel:
“Usually we compose a bunch of songs — like 15 songs — and then it’s, like, ‘Okay, we have 15 songs.’ You know what I mean? Usually, we’re very happy with the songs we have right away and we treat them like kids. It’s like when you have a baby and you take care of that baby; you don’t think twice — it’s just an immediate reflex to protect and nurture. Now it’s, like, ‘Wait a second. We need our strongest album now. We need something really perfect.’ First, we started to act like before and we had these songs and were, like, ‘Okay, it is what is it. Maybe it’s not the greatest of all time.’ Then we really thought about it, and now we’re like, ‘No, it has to be the greatest Gojira album of all time.’ So we got rid of all the songs that were not absolutely mindblowing and came up with more songs. It sounds really pretentious to say it’s the greatest album of all time, but, to us, it is.”
In Duplantier’s defense, that “to us” makes his statement seem a lot less arrogant, because it’s clear that Gojira are competing with no band other than themselves. Also in Duplantier’s defense, HE’S JOE DU-FUCKING-PLANTIER FOR GOJIRA. If anyone has earned the right to be a little cocksure, it’s these dudes.
I guess what I’m saying is: I like the confidence, Joe! Now back it up with the album, please.
[via Metal Injection]