One year at Halloween, when Field Marshall Stack and I were in high school, we went to his neighborhood, went to the closest 7/11, got as much candy as we could afford (which wasn’t much, as we didn’t have a lot of money on us, it was Halloween, and it was a 7/11, so, pretty much we were getting the Ultimate Gouge). It wasn’t to just eat, since everyone knows for that, the best time to get candy is the day after Halloween, when they mark down all the bulk stuff. Sort of like the day after Easter or Valentine’s Day. Our reason for getting the overly-expensive convenience-store candy: We decided that we were going to go Reverse Trick-or-Treating.
In 1976, Freddy “Boom Boom” Schneider busted straight outta Athens, GA with a dollar in his pocket and a dream: to bust mad stentorian rhymes about wild planets, private Idahos and monsters in his pants. Over a 30-plus year career, Schneider has carved out enough fantastical, transgressional “Southern grotesques” to make him the New Wave acid bastard love child of Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor. Now he’s touching the holidays inappropriately with his new band The Superions and their album Destination…Christmas! The inexplicably illeistic Cait Brennan spoke with Schneider and discovered that the “Cancerian from New Jersey” still likes collecting records and exploring the cave of the unknown.