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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Really Red-Modern Needs 7"

Really Red were really good. Actually fuckin damn good. Really Red hailed from Texas and man, I have to admit, there must be something in the water, because if you look at the bands that came from Texas like, MDC, Big Boys, Hates, Dicks, Offenders, Rhythm Pigs, as well as DRI and Verbal Abuse (who located to SF and found fame and fortune) then you know what I am talking about. This is the first release by Really Red. This band was none. I will be posting more of their stuff when I am up and running again.


Well I took my external hardrive to the doctors today and the news was not good. I have to send it to another place to have my files extracted from it and transfered to a new external hardrive. What does that Mean for the fine readers of Days Of Our Youth? No new posts until my new external hardrive arrives. Sorry for this folks, and trust me, I did not want to spend $350 but I have to do what I have to do. So RIP my crappy hardrive and here's to hopping the next one works better.

Upcoming when I am up and running:

(Impatient) Youth-Don't Listen lp.....this was a request from my buddy Dave
The Dwarves-Come Clean lp

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tilt-Play Cell

Here we have a band that was a staple of 924 Gilman in the early 1990's. Fronted by one of the best female punk singers of alltime, Cinderblock, Tilt were just plain awesome! Imagine Janis Joplin fronting a punk band and you will get it! This release was on Lookout I think and then they moved to Fat. I always thought that they had a little X in them too.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dropkick Murhpys-Tessie

A little insight here. I am a baseball fanatic. I am an avowed SF GIANTS fan. Have been my whole life. Same goes for my SF 49ers. If you don't like my teams, then, well who gives a fuck. Either you like sports or you don't. I do. Red Sox fans are obnoxious and loud. It seems that they are all over the USA like Yankee fans. All smug and thinking that there choice in teams make them a special little person. Good for you! Me, I support a team that has not won a World Series since the 1950' fact they have not won one in since they moved to San Francisco from NYC. Man 50 years is a long stretch! We have been close though, versus the Angels we were a few innings away of winning one. That would have been awesome to see, because sometimes I don't think it will happen in my lifetime. Well back to The Red Sox and there annoying, self important fans. Every game they sing the Neil Diamond song Sweet Caroline in the middle of the game. Just watch the Jimmy Fallon movie Fever Pitch and you will know what I am talking about. Tessie, the song from this post is another one. Though, The Dropkick Murphys do a fantastic version of it, so I will let them off of the hook. My team has I Left My Heart In San Francisco by Tony Bennett whenever my beloved Giants win a game. A nice way to end a fun afternoon at the yard. Though, this does not happen enough. Anyways here it is.

Oh and if I ever see another stinkin Red Sox fan with a tattered Red Sox cap strolling around, I just may swat the f...!


Does anyone remember these guys???? They released two Eps in the early 1980's. You Talk We Talk was the first one and is the one that I used to own. I found out today that they released an ep in 1983 that was self titled. Both were released on the awesome label Anagram. Can anyone help this old soul out????????? PLEASE!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I'm Outta Here!

Just to let everyone know, and who ever cares. I am off on a backpacking trip on Friday-Sunday. So this might be my last post. In the Picture, I am the one on the left. The other guy, is a punk fan that is my age too. I am going with a bunch of people that I barely know, but are fun folks to hang out with. Besides music, backpacking and cycling are my other passions (besides Pale Ales and IPA's). This comes at a good time for me to clear my head, and contemplate my job situation. Just to share, I am facing a demotion the week after my trip. Nice! I wil be bringing my 160 gig iPod for some punk rockin tunes when I need it. Oh and pics of my 6 cats to make me smile when I need to. You all have a great week. Angry should be posting some goodies for you. And speaking of Angry, HEY, did you notice that my Sharks won The Presidents Trophy????????????????????? Yes!

Sonic Boom Six-City Of Thieves

Just got a pre-release copy of this amazing album. Dunno how many of you know about these guys and gal. But they mix hardcore, ska, dub, punk and hip hop into a very intersting mix. I love them! To my jaded ears they are a breath of fresh air. Very talented group indeed. Seek it out on the internet, it is not to hard to find. I am not posting a link due to it not being released as of yet.


Man I do not know anything about these guys at all. I do know they relocated to San Francisco in the early 1980's from somewhere. Seems like alot of bands did that. Like The Detonators for awhile, Toxic Reasons for a summer, DRI, Dicks, MDC, as well as Verbal Abuse in one way or another. This was released on Happy Squid in 1983. After that all of their releases were on SST.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Greatest Band.....EVER

As you see, most of my posts are about obscure US punk and such. Every once in awhile, I will post something from the other side of the pond for fun. I just wanted to make one thing clear. THE JAM IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND. Bar none. I saw them at The Warfield in 1982 on their Trans Global Unity Tour at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco. I ditched school with some classmates and we spent all day running around the city. My buddy Tanie (or Toni as we all called him) was a Thai prince....or so he said. But we had the best day of my life. Not only did we see The Jam, we went around back of the venue and met The Jam. Yes I know that was common practice for them in the UK, but here we did not know that they did that. It was a unforgettable experience. A few years ago, in the same venue I saw Weller solo after his wonderful album As Is Now and I have to admit it was tired and fucking boring. Too bad Paul. Maybe you really do need Bruce and Rick. Even though he had a cracking backup band, which included the twat from Ocean Color Scene I forgot who the drummer is, damnit! They just were plain...well, boring. My wife and I left 3/4 through the set. I spent $60, had Thai dinner, had an idiot try to lift my worries, Kennyhel77 is a big and mean man, so I thwarted that! But it all comes back to this. I love this band to death, even nearly 30 something years. I might post some boots that I have for fun, dunno. If so, readers, fans or whatever, let me know, and I will. I just wanted everyone to know about my first love.

X-Live In Los Angeles

X....what can be said! One of THE greatest American rock bands ever. I have seen them probably more than any other band...well it is between them and Social Distortion but I still think X wins out. They have been tearing it up across the country playing fantastic gigs each and everytime. I have seen them 3 times in the last three years and each and every time they were amazing. For those that are not too familiar with them, this will be a nice introduction for you. I am not big on live albums but I just wanted to show the brilliance that makes X.

Manufactured Romance

A special treats for you all. I bought this career roundup from the band last year when they were doing a few reunion gigs. I first became aware of them from the awesome Backstage Pass Comp. that had The Angelic Upstarts, UK Subs, SLF, Exploited, Cockney Rejects and Bob Devries or was it Cyanide???? Anyways this has their single as well as some other recorded tracks totaling altogether 9. Time Of My Life is a friggen great song. Wonder why this band was never big. Anyways the sound quality is from good to great. Enjoy!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Government Issue- Crash

Since I am doing some of out of town bands again, I thought I'd do my second alltime fave of Washington DC. Government Issue funny how bands me huh? Legless Bull comes out and I have to admit that it was such run of the mill hardcore that I pretty much dismissed it. Now I own it but listen only so often. The albums by Government Issue that really did it for me was the albums Crash and You. Those two albums mixed psychedelia and punk in a way that The Damned could do sans the organ in the background. These two albums came out in the late '80's and was a huge shift for the GI guys. I loved it, MRR hated it. F-them. If you love good rockin punk with thick guitars than this is for you. Side notes here. When I was a wee Kennyboy, John Stabb was a penpal of mine. I never really knew what band he was in at the time, and I cannot for the life of me can remember how we ended up writing each other for a few years. He was very cool. Sent me tapes, zines, etc. A good guy! I heard a few years ago, he was brutally attacked in DC and almost died. He has since recovered and is doing well. Second note. I met Tom Lyle when I was on tour and playing in DC. Tom Lyle was there hanging out and someone mentioned that he was there, so I thought well I want to meet a guy that has the coolest guitar sound next to Bob Mould. I sauntered over and said hi, and explained how much I was a fan. He just stared at me and said thanks and walked off. Oh well. Maybe a bad night or something? Since I am on a guitar player kick tonight, I have to shout out to Punkfriction for posting The Skids "Working For The Yankee Dollar" single. I did not have those songs, so I was well chuffed to hear them. Thanks Longy! And talking about guitar players, wasn't Stuart Adamson one of hell of a guitar player???????!!!!!!!!!!

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Pegboy-Three Chord Monte Ep

Well Chicago has The Effigies and Naked Raygun. Two of my favorite Chi-Town bands ever. Man I love their hot dogs too!!!! Anyways Pegboy ( a tattoo term if you did not know that) was started when John Haggerty left Naked Raygun. Joined by Pierre Kezdy also of Naked Raygun and Larry Damore who played in the Bhopal Stiffs I think and another guy. Pegboy carries right along in the Buzzcocks influenced punk stakes here. Not as great as NR but still pretty damn good I think. Just listen to John Haggerty's riffing. Thick as molases!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Swingin Utters-The Streets Of San Francisco Lp

Ok I lied just one more today and that is it! I promise. Here is the debut album by The Swingin Utters on the New Red Archive label that Nicky Garret had from The UK Subs. Produced by my ex bandmate Lars or Rancid, this album would break The Swingin Utters big time. Not a bad cut on this one to tell you the truth. Listen to the ending of Expletive Deleted and tell me that ending does not sound like a Buzzcocks outtake.


Swingin Utters-More Scared

Alrighty then, this is my last post of the day and probably the week. It has been a hectic few days. I had an awards banquet on Friday in San Francisco (I'm in wine and sprits sales) and then a nice drinking session back in Santa Cruz with my team. I kept on getting chest pains through the day so I ended up in the hospital from 11:30pm-5am in the morning. So basically I was in sleepless daze yesterday. Everything is ok with me if anyone is interested. Just reminds you of how life can be taken at any time. Fun thing of the night was watching a cracked out loser that was strapped down, and halucinating. Pure comedy, I loved it! Here is the release entitled More Scared by The Swingin Utters. They originally released a 10" entitled Scared around 1990. This is the release but with a bunch of singles taken from other releases. My band Slip did a split single release on a label that I had at the time and their two songs are on here. More genious from this Santa Cruz band (who moved to San Francisco for many years before some of them moving back here). We also have a amusment park on the beach and warf filled with shops. We have the beaches, the ocean and the fog. For all of my UK friends out there it is akin to Brighton or Blackpool.


The Units-Warm Moving Bodies-7"

Art-Synth punk from these San Francisco girls and guys. More on the Tuxedo Moon vibe than The Avengers-Negative Trend thing. They released this single, an album and a short length movie with the band. Seek it out on You Tube if you'd like to see it. Another band that I really don't know too much about aside from the fact that they were from San Francisco, and started around 1978.

The Wipers Better Off Dead 7"

Debut single from 1978 from Portland, Oregon's Wipers. Enjoy

The Wipers-Alien Boy 7"

Portland Oregon's The Wipers. 3 piece band that started out in the late 70's. Never really paid attention to them until Angry sent me their debut Ep which opened my eyes to what an amazing talent this band was/is. I then proceeded to go out and buy a cd compilation that has their first 3 album and this Ep. If you like this Ep then please seek out their other stuff, because all of it is top notch psychedelic, punkish stuff. Just listen to Telepathic Love and tell me that this isn't a classic song.

Swingin Utters-Sounds Wrong Ep

Sounds Wrong. This is a great Ep, I am not much into writing today so I will let you decide for yourself if you'd like to DL this or not. Please follow my advice and check this out though, you will not be disapointed. For fans of The Clash, SLF and The Pogues!


Swingin Utters-Brazen Head Ep

Ok I am doing a couple of Swingin Utters posts today. This is a thrill and an honor to present to you this fine Ep by The Utters. Formed in Santa Cruz, California in the '89 or '90 These guys quickly moved up the ranks from opening band to headliners, and deservingly so. Two of my bands played many gigs with these guys during my music days. Everyone in the band are great guys and some of them I consider friends. The band is on a more quiter pace these days, playing shows here and there, which I guess when you get older, start families etc. If you like SLF, The Clash, Buzzcocks, Rezillos, and The Pogues then you WILL love these guys. Pure fucking brilliance!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Nubs-Job 7"

Really don't know too much about this 7". What I can say is that they are from San Francisco, played the Mab and released this, if only single. Nice snotty garage type punk. I like it. If anyone has more info please let me know.


The Mutants Fun Terminal

Here is a request to re-load a post. The Mutants Fun Terminal. I forgot who requested it, but just do a search for them on this blog and get it while it's hot. I will keep this up for a month.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Could Someone Help This Old Soul....PLEASE!!!!!

I have a want list that I have listed alot of pretty hard to find stuff. One that is haunting me to no ends is a band from my hometown of San Jose called Frontline. I have two tracks from two comps. and that is it. I saw Frontline many times in my younger days, because they seemed to open for every damn big band coming through town. When they broke up, then my old band, Slip took the mantle opening for The Meatmen, Chaos Uk, Anti Nowhere League, Dickies (many times), Agent Orange, The Adicts, DI, and many more. Anyways, I used to own their album and I sold it or lost it. Could someone PLEASE take pity on this old soul and help a brother out....PLEASE!!! I don't know the name of the Lp but I am at a loss and I want to hear this album..or was it an Ep??? They were a very cool band that had the Southern California punk sound down to a tee. Their singer Joe Sib would later start Wax, and then 22 Jacks, and also run Side 1 Dummy Records.

Green Day 21st Century Breakdown

Ok I admit that I am a huge Green Day fan. One of my old bands back in the halycon days of 924 Gilman St. would support them quite regularly. Even then I knew that they were something special. Well here we go with their new one that is due out in May entitled 21st Century Breakdown. This is their much anticpated release since the amazing American Idiot album. To say that I am very excited is an understatment. You might not like them for whatever reasons that you have, but their is no denying what influences they bring to the table, like The Ramones, Buzzcocks, Dickies, etc. Punk fucking Rock!