Saturday, December 5, 2009
SF Underground #2 7"
Here we have the wonderful SF Underground #2 7" ep that has four awesome bands from the San Francisco area. Here we have The Spikes and I think their only release ever. Great snotty 1977-ish punk, The Lewd who had just moved down from Seattle, Washington who would go on to some notoriety with their Kill Yourself 7" and there American Wino Lp. I saw them a few times in the early 1980's and they were awesome. The real deal. Society Dog starts side 2 and they are just plain awesome! In fact, I was just listening to them (real loud on my stereo!) and that inspired me to post this. Jonathin Christ would start Code Of Honor with Mike Fox a little later. Next up we have The Undead with good ole Sid Terror from San Jose on vocals. If you have ever seen Sid during his younger years, he was a the spitting image of good ole Sid Vicious. The cover photo is of The Sound Of Music in the Tenderloin Dist. in SF. VERY seedy and just a plain rough area. I saw some bands play there. I always liked The On Broadway more. Awww San Francisco punk rock. Nothing like it. In fact, on Facebook (yes I belong), their was a thread about us older folks wondering if the kids of today would ever experience what it was like playing in these old Vaudeville theatre's that were throughout the city. Places like The Elite Club (The Fillmore), On Broadway, The Mab, The Sound Of Music, Temple Beautiful, and more later day places like Great American Hall, Bimbo's etc. And speaking of The Sound Of Music, the last time I drove by it, the place was a stripper joint. COOL!!