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Creeper's Will Gould tells us why he loves AFI

With the goth punk legends returning next year, Creeper’s AFI fanboy reminds us why they rule

They transcended the punk scene

“I always think AFI are a really great example of what a band can be if they don’t look at a glass ceiling. There are so many rules in rock music now – what’s ‘cool’ or what’s ‘OK’ to do – and I’ve always been frustrated by the idea of alternative music having boundaries. AFI erased those boundaries. At the time Black Sails In The Sunset came out, they were playing with hardcore bands, but they always had a bit more imagination, a bit more going on aesthetically, than those guys. And I can see why they moved away from the hardcore punk scene; it probably got too restrictive for them.”

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