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Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Drab

Since we are talking San Jose hardcore here. I thought I would let people know that The Drab have songs available on iTunes. Who are The Drab??? They were the 3rd band in the spikey hair axis. Sean Gregonis played in Grim Reality for awhile and then moved onto The Drab. After The Drab, Sean, myself and Lars Fredrikson started a band callled Slip. Slip would last 5 years and then become The Forgotten. Enough history here. Just get this over at iTunes. It is kinda simplistic but a good time piece. I dig it!


For those in the know, I interviewed Dave Burks awhile back on this blog. For those that are not familiar with Executioner, they were a band from San Jose that were part of the spiky hair axis of Executioner and Grim Reality (Jason Honea is the lead vocalist for that band before moving onto Social Unrest-I interviewed him too BTW). Anyways, this is for those that dig Crucifix, Bad Brains, Cro Mags meets Dishcarge and then hooks up in a bar with the San Jose hardcore sound ie Los Olvidados, and Drunk Injuns.....Speedy hardcore with some melatic tinges. I digress...This is a VERY comprehensive collection of 29 songs. Some live, some from the glory days, and some from the Growing Pains comp. and some songs recorded a few years ago. This just simply rages! Get it!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Jello Biafra and The Quantanamo School Of Medicine-Enhanced Methods of Questoning

More of what you would expect from Jello here. Nothing ground breaking musically or lyrically. Jello is being Jello here and I will take that any ole day! I would say this is just as good as the first release so do yourself a favor and find it and buy it. Or you can get it here:

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Afflicted-Good News About Mental Health

San Francisco punk band that existed in the mid 80's. Saw them open for Whipping Boy and Social Distortion at the New Varisty Theatre in Palo Alto. I thought The Afflicted were amazing and by far the best band playing that night. SD bored the crap outta me, but hey, I still love them! I cannot remember who gave me the file for this, so I will say thanks to however gave this to me. I think the bitrate on this is a tad low so the sound is not that great.