Went to see The Avengers last night with my wife and Greg Oropeza (Ribzy fame) in Santa Cruz. The Avengers were/are one of the greatest bands to come out of the whole SF 1977'ish punk scene by a mile. Yes they opened for The Sex Pistols at Winterland and have their place in history but seeing them now has more purpose. What I mean is....how much longer will they or other bands like X going to play? It kind of makes me sad to think that there just not that many bands of this caliber out there anymore. Last night was pretty darn special. Not only did I get to see them in a SMALL venue, but I got to meet the band, play drum tech....my ears are still ringing...Well the drummers snare kept sliding down and would not stay up. The night was fantastic, the company was great and I have one huge hangover.
Some of you fine readers might know that I am a HUGE Dag Nasty fan. Well for some unknown reason I am just getting around to getting this. Yes I know this has been around in bootleg form for sometime....but sometimes I am lazy. Anyways this is with Shawn Brown who lasted about 6 months with the band. Most of you will know that Dave Smalley ex-DYS took over vocals and the band exploded. When I bought Can I Say I was hit over the head with a 2 megaton bomb. That album was one of the most intense albums I have ever bought. Shawn would later go onto fame and fortune singing for Swiz which were another DC outfit that played around in the mid to late 80's.