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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Slip-Commitment Lp

Here is our one and only album. Too bad we decided to make such a BAD cover. Well by the time this album was being recorded, Rancid was recording And Out Comes The Wolves. Musically both of our bands were heading in the same directions without even knowing it. I think this pissed off Lars, though he never said that. Commitment is much more of a varied effort and we were not afraid to stretch ourselves at all. In fact I think this album was/is better than anything that The Forgotten had recorded. The difference between Slip and The Forgotten was that Slip had problems touring because of drugs and instability with drummers. With The Forgotten we had great record labels behind us and the willingness of all four members to hit the road and work hard. I enjoyed playing in both bands a great deal, but always felt that we left allot on the table in Slip. Live.....we were THE BEST in San Jose. No doubt! I know that sounds cocky and if you know me, then you would know that I am not a cocky person. We would draw all types of folks to our shows. We were fun and very energetic on stage. We had personality and we were not afraid to show it. Media darlings?? Oh yeah. We were in every music publication in the SF Bay Area every month during our 5 year existance. This did lead to allot of petty jealousy from other bands, but we were humble and got along with every band around. We had a true music scene and we would play with just about everyone. We opened many times for Agent Orange, The Dickies, DI, as well opening for Chaos UK, The Adicts, Anti Nowhere League, Goldfinger, The Meatmen, Electic Frankenstein, Swingin Utters, Rancid and many others as well as headlining shows in the SF Bay Area and touring. I am VERY proud of my time in this band. They were my brothers! Oh and the cover? Those are REAL tattoos. I have mine on my arm, the lip tat looked like they hurt too much. Yes I am a wimp. Oh and I forgot to mention that Sean and myself were up all night the night before laying down the basic tracks. We were speeding out of our minds on our first day of recording. Everything that we did that day was done in one take. Ha!
Gordy Carbone-Vocals
Sean Gergonis-Guitars and backup vocals
Ken Helwig-bass, occasional lead vocals, backup vocals
Gabby-Drums, backup vocals

Newtown Neurotics

Have to admit to being a pretty big fan of this trio. I have been reformatting my iPod and had to rip a ton of stuff that I already had on there. Been listening to them all day today. In fact everything from their singles comp. to Beggars Can Be Choosers, Repercussions and Is Your Washroom Breeding Bolsheviks? The icing on the cake was when I discovered that I had the live album Kick starting A Backfiring Nation. Great stuff indeed!!!! Does anyone else rate them???

Friday, November 27, 2009

A Small Request

Does anyone have a copy of the Zero Boys Heimlich Maneuver???? I cannot find it in cyberspace and it is getting REAL annoying!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

(Impatient) Youth-All For Fun Ep

Released in 1994 on I think Lost And Found is (Impatient) Youth's last Ep. Pretty damn rocking and not too far off from the earlier stuff. They played up at Gilman a few times around the date of this release. Did not see them however....Dumb me! Enjoy!

Monday, November 23, 2009

(Impatient) Youth-Requests

Neil has asked for the (Impatient) Youth All For Fun Ep and if I remember correctly someone asked for their first release the Frontline Ep. Both of those as well as the split with The Mutants which was released in 1978 will be up for those intersted. Unfortunately I do not have the tracks from The Mutants. Again, this band was amazing!!!!!! These will be up tomorrow night, Pacific Standard Time.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Songs Of The Week

Just thought I'd throw out some songs that I have been listening to last week.

1. I Wish It Could Be 1965-The Barracudas
2. Clint Eastwood-The Upsetters
3. Albert Fish-Slip
4. Kicks-UK Subs
5. Do The Rocksteady-The Bodysnatchers
6.. Girl I've Got A Date-Alton Ellis
7. Moving Away From The Pulsebeat-The Buzzcocks
8. Airborne-CH3
9. Sally-The Members
10. Los Angeles-X

These songs have been getting quite a bit of time at the Kennyhel77 Towers!

(Impatient) Youth-Don't Listen Lp

Ok here it is. For anyone that digs The Clash, SLF, or early Social Distortion then this is for you. (Impatient) Youth were from Vallejo, California, which is about 40 miles east of San Francisco. Vallejo is not the prettiest place to be from, and in fact, they are probably the only band I can think of that had any success from there. (Impatient) Youth specialized in tuneful, rocking punk rock. Once you hear them, they are a band where you slap your head and say, where have these guys been all of my life! They were THAT good. Just listen to Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition and tell me that is not one of the most catchy punk songs ever. (Impatient) Youth were around from 1978 to around 1982, and then released a pretty good Ep in the early '90's with Billy Martin (guitar, lead vocals) as the only original member. By then he had moved to LA and had his wife at the time playing bass. Maybe I will post that soon.

A Small Request

I was wondering if anyone out there has two songs that were bonus tracks for the album We Gotta Get Out Of This Place by The Angelic Upstarts. I have the cd with the regular track listings but cannot find this on the web. If anyone has the two songs, Nowhere Left To Run and Unsung Heroes. If anyone can help me I would be very appreciative!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Vibrators-Vicious Circle

Ok here is something out of the norm for me. When I first started this blog last January, I was just going to post stuff that I liked regardless of region. Well Longy convinced me to maybe do stuff from my area which is the San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area. That was the music scene that I cut my teeth on, but to be honest, my first love of all things punk rock were the bands from The UK between 1976-1979 or so. With that said, there were many bands from that time frame that I absolutely LOVE! From The Damned to The Clash, and of course THE JAM to SLF, Undertones, 999, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Wire, Boys, Adverts, Slaughter and The Dogs, Joy Division, etc. This band is also quite special to me. Yep, The Vibrators! You see I was too young to catch The Stranglers, Penetration etc coming to town, but a band that released stuff that was during my teen to early twenties age time was The Vibrators. I am re-grouping my music on my iPod and have 100 gigs to work through. I came across this gem and wanted others to know how damn good it is. This is my fourth fave Vibrators album ever. With Nigel Bennett from The Members lending second guitar licks on this, it is no wonder it is good. This album is not as urgent as Pure Mania or V2 but is more of a Buddy Holly meets punk rock kinda thing. I love this album! I have had the pleasure of talking to Knox a few times over the years (or should I say accosting usually happens when I am drunk. I find someone from my favorite band and ask a million questions in rapid fire form). Anyways here is Vicious Cirle (No not the Zero Boys!). If you dig The Vibrators please check out The Cute Leppers.....but that is another story! Aside from a few other bands like 999 or the UK Subs, you have to love that The Vibrators have been going at it since 1976!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Maybe The End

The problem has been fixed and it is business as usual

Friday, November 6, 2009

Jello Biafra and The Quantanamo School Of Medicine

Wow. Where did this come from! This is better than the reformed DKs by a million miles. Jello out DK'd the DKs for sure. For anyone that is a DKs fan, I beg you to listen to this. This has been his best stuff since Plastic Surgery Disasters. Top notch stuff indeed. All Hail Jello!!!!!!