Pat Flynn, Have Heart

“I think, unfortunately, our fucking friends in Guns Up! have really tainted the image of breaking up and what that means. We’ve always believed that when you’re dead, you stay dead. We’re not getting back together, that’s just not going to happen. This band is way too important to me to taint it with shitty attempts to bringing it back. I’ve always respected the greats that never got back together, like In My Eyes, Minor Threat and stuff like that, it’s very respectable and it creates more of a time capsule.” Pat Flynn @ Interview: Have Heart

People in hardcore should always have something to say. They should have opinions formed by themselves and should never be afraid to stand for what they think is right and criticize what goes wrong in the world with valid arguments, not just bitching around. Have Heart did this as a band, and Pat Flynn really is a great frontman and a guy that gives goood interviews by just speaking his mind.
And although I don’t like their last album, I have to say it makes me sad to see one of the few straight edge bands that really did it for me breaking-up (and keep in mind that I’m not SxE but I understand it and agree with most of if).

So please take your time and read this interview with Pat Flynn, the vocals from Have Heart. It’s one of those inspiring and honest interviews that delivers a lot of insight, not only about the break-up of the band but also ’bout the experience of non-stop touring, the life of someone that grew within hardcore, and the city of Boston.

It’s a long one, be prepared, but I know those who truly care will take their time to read it. Fuck ignorance.

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8 Responses to “Pat Flynn, Have Heart”


  1. 1 changetherecord 14 August, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for posting it up and taking the time to read it, really appreciate! 🙂

  2. 2 limpa_vias 17 August, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Nunca fui muito ah bola com o som de HH, no entanto sempre tive maximo de respeito pela banda, e tenho pena que estes grandes de Boston se retirem de cena. Gostei bastante de ler a entrevista. Dá sempre a sua opinião fundamentada com a sua propria experiencia. Faz valer o tempo de leitura.

    Não percebo, e acho forçadissimos, alguns dos nexos de causalidade que ele tenta estabelecer quando fala no envelhecer e manter-se SxE. Parece que soa tudo a uma coisa muito linear, quando não o é. “Fazes isto, tornas-te aquilo; Para seres isto, não podes fazer aquilo; De familia que faz X, deriva pessoa que faz Y”… naaah. Sem dúvida que diz muita coisa acertada, deixa-se é ir levando por muito “8 ou 80”.

  3. 4 Patrick Flynn 10 May, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Hello, my name is Patrick Flynn and I am the subject of this interview. I ask that you please take this down as it may conflict with potential job opportunities. Thank you.

    Patrick Flynn

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