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Monday, February 20, 2012

Classics Of Love

The album of the year?????????? Could very well be. I know that it is February but this is sooo damn good. Some of you might know who Jesse Michaels is...if not well he is the singer of Operation of our Gilman mainstays back in the day, and a band that would spawn Rancid. Well if truth be told, this reminds me of Op Ivy mainly because of Michaels voice...But some of the stuff actually sounds like what Op Ivy did when they were playing a hardcore song. Mix some Clash, SLF in there to and you have a fair idea of what this sounds like. Recommended!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Naked Raygun Single #3

Yeaaaa FINALLY...for shits sakes....this sure took long. This is just classic riffs, great sing a long moments....Just buy it...Neil?????

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Toy Dolls- The Album After The Last One

Well I just got my hands on this one yesterday...This is really good too! Much more like their early 80's stuff than from recent years. Well recommended I say! Now how about a US tour as I have not seen The Toy Dolls since 1983

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Farmcore...A Movie About The Farm in San Francisco

I have been looking for this movie for some time and I found it today. I am providing the link to part one, as it comes in multiple parts.

For those that don't know about The Farm, I will give you some history. Of course San Francisco had The Mabuhay Gardens, and many other punk clubs like The Elite Club, Sound Of Music, and many smaller places...many did not last too long. Above the Mab was The On Broadway. The On Broadway was the place to see many locals bands as well as many out of town bands coming through. Angelic Upstarts, PATTB, etc. That lasted until 1984 or so and then The Farm opened it's doors to punk rock. Discharge, English Dogs, Bad Brains and just about everyone else played here when they came through the Bay Area. I went to many shows here between 1984-1987. You always had to be quick on your toes because of the police cruising around looking for kids drinking or you had the cholos looking for stupid suburban white kids that were invading the Mission District...truly scary. Anyways watch this, it is real cool. I know 13th Floor Vendetta will dig the Scream footage...
Oh BTW, the beginning of the movie has DI starting out there set...somewhere up front is ME.....

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Beltones-On Deaf Ears

Old labelmates of The Forgotten...we played a few shows with them and to be honest I have forgotten all about them until recently. This is their debut release on TKO Records and boy is it good. Think early Skrewdriver (Non racist incarnation) , SLF and The Clash or more like what The Swingin Utters do. Do yourself a favor and check out these boys from Florida. Nice cover of Suzi Is A Hearbreaker by the Newton Neurotics!