CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently defended his decision to don an L.A. GUNS T-shirt in many of the promotional photos accompanying the release of the band's much-panned and widely-criticized 1988 effort, "Cold Lake".When asked why he chose to wear the shirt and risk possibly alienating much of the group's fan base, Fischer said, "The reason [I wore the shirt] was that I really liked their first and second albums, plain and simple. And I still think these were cool albums. I am really not into being voluntarily bound to any restrictions or conventions when it comes to what music I listen to or enjoy (and indeed when it comes to living my entire life). Why censor myself? Too many people already attempt that, especially with regard to the music scene. "When I like a band, it can be for many reasons — intellectual, musical, artistical, creative, or simply because a song/an album makes me feel good. And the early L.A. GUNS work was like that, and I really didn't give a flying toss whether it fit into what I was 'officially supposed to be listening' to. In addition, the first L.A. GUNS album had quite a pronounced personal significance in my life at the time. "In any case, it sometimes almost seems that musicians are much more open: I have been told on many occasions that several members in L.A. GUNS liked CELTIC FROST, too."
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