Back in the days when Leche Con Carne and Making Friends came out, No Use For A Name were a huge inspiration for the Donots. "Invincible" was always our favorite track of that era. It pretty much summed up everything we liked about NUFAN and Tony's songwriting: That up-tempo energy of the rhythm section, the drive and great solo bits of the bass and guitars and some of the catchiest melodies of that time. Tony always had an amazing sense of melancholy in his melodies and that totally prevails in the chorus of "Invincible". That song is probably as close to perfection as it gets when combining all the aforementioned elements.
We told the folks at Fat and also Brigitte, Tony's wife, we'd love to be part of the
"Pre-Medicated Murder” is not only one of our favorite NUFAN and Tony Sly songs but its also one of our favorite songs to perform live. During the recording process it was important for us to step away from the tragedy and embrace the celebration of Tony's music. Josh Garcia engineered the track at Motor Studios, which was incredibly fitting considering Josh’s recent touring history with NUFAN. “Pre-Medicated Murder” and the rest of Tony's expansive
Toaster in the Bathtub
A big part of the reason that we choose "Toaster In The Bathtub" for Tony's tribute album had to do with a conversation that I had with Fat Mike about Tony's solo records. We agreed that those songs deserved to have more light shed on them and that Anti-Flag should cover one.
When I set out to choose one of Tony's solo songs I was strongly influenced by a conversation I was lucky enough to be present for between Tony and an interviewer