TO SHOCK BATTALION
From an interview with Shock Battalion
that appeared in Left Curve Magazine (#13
Does your name, Shock Battalion, connect with Shock Troops?
A: Indirectly. We took
the name because it gave us the ability to remain anonymous,
yet it wasn't a name the public would forget, they would
remember us in connection with our work. And afterall, these
are shocking times. Military chic is a fashion craze, the
return of the macho super hero war film and other manifestations
of the militarization of our culture. In choosing the name
Shock Battalion we wanted to point out the absurdity of
all this... like holding up a mirror to society.