Death threats and "some complaints" have been reported by European booking agents 2 for the Road. They hired San Diego's Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, which played several German dates in April. The band's new album, Love in the Fascist Brothel, includes song titles such as "Reich Stag Rock," "Lipstick SS," and "Rattus Über Alles."
Addressing the concerned, 2 for the Road posted a notice on its website: "The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower are not Nazis [and they] are not German, which means that they can naturally address our Nazi background differently than we do.... We talked to them about their stage outfits and, over here, they will not appear in the same radical [Nazi-inspired] outfits they wear onstage in the U.S., to show respect. They know that they are guests here and will behave accordingly. But they have decided to address the Nazi issue on their new record and therefore a certain degree of confrontation cannot be avoided...the Plot make fun of Nazis."
The Plot posted the following statement on their website: "The idea scattered across Love in the Fascist Brothel is that fascism, far from being defeated in 1945, simply went underground, where it now functions as the political unconscious of the west...a real neo-Nazi would be disgusted by our sexual stage antics, Jewish and gay band members, our music, our absurdist art."