Shirt: Metallica - Crash Course In Brain Surgery (re-issue)
Source: computer is in the shop getting repairs so ill make this brief since i am posting from an iPhone
I always wanted this shirt and Mettalica seems to understand the shirt collector nerd market cause every now and then they will make replicas of old shirts for a limited time. Saves me the trouble of making my own. Pushead fucking rules
Source: Those of you that know who the Drunk Injuns are do not need me to tell you how epic this shirt find is. you know. You know the impact this record had on your lives, and how this band and a handful of others pretty much invented Skate Rock.
I recently negotiated this dead stock shirt out of the hands of the singer and long time Thrasher Photographer him self, MoFo. he said they only made a dozen or so back in the day, Thrasher printed them for him. I have never seen one myself and was contemplating making one because i wanted one so badly.
Why? because i grew up listening to Thrasher Skate Rock tapes. and Beware records. how could you not, they got them in every sake video, it was programed in my brain. Odd Man Out, McRad, JFA, Faction….You either got it or you didn’t i guess. None of these albums are in print anymore, so you either have the cassette version or the LP. If you had the cassette it sounds horrible cause it has been played over and over and over till the tape sounds like it has been cleaned with a rock.
I don’t know what else to say.. this band means a lot to me. They used to cover a Joy Division song. It wasn’t until a few years later that i learned it was a cover and i was spinning, this whole time i thought it was a Drunk Injuns song. they did it so well, that i think a lot of why i love Joy Division is because of them.
So stoked on this shirt i will stop going on about it, but its fucking epic.
Source: Real Talk. before i was ever into punk rock i was a big billy idol fan. i could even do the famous lip move and i had the fist turning pumping thing down to a science.
I was young and impressionable, what can i say. But i felt his shit, i was seriously into it. a few years later i was at a friends house (way punker dude than i) and he was playing Billy Idol and i was kinda stoked to know that he shared the same interest as me, thinking i might have a shred of cool in me. turns out i was wrong. I picked up the album and said, oh i though this was Billy Idol for a second, not some random british punk band. It was Generaton X.
Having no clue in the world that Billy Idol ever existed on any plane other than himself was news to me. super Psyched to find out he was though, some how it kind of turned the tables for my perspective on music back then. Kinda like being a Glen Frey fan and finding out that shit, there is a band called the Eagles?? Now i know that would never happen, I’m just saying. this scenarios i went through is a little more believable.
So I went out and bought a few Gen X records and fell in love. well not fell in love but you know what i mean…it is 1982 and im what..9? so maybe i have no idea what love is, but lets say for the sake of this post, i identified with them a lot. I’ve never really thought about it now but this might have been my very first punk rock influence. Its funny how much i learn about myself typing out this dumb blog everyday. so i guess i owe you a thank you Billy Idol. not that you prolly care too much..but i appreciate it. keep on keeping on buddy. hope to see you in wedding singer 2!
Source: I never say this, but this was an epic 7”. Kind of an epic song to be put out only on a single. that shit doesn’t happen anymore. well it didn’t, now all people do is put out singles it seems. This was one of the early Sub Pop Singles club releases. one of my fav inventions in music. so many good records came out through that. some horrible but it didn’t matter cause i didn’t have to get off my fat ass and go get it, it was delivered straight to my door. Its like all the beauty of record Store day but you don’t have to do shit cept greet the postman.
Im guessing this is why sub pop is still around today, and why they are successful. nerds who love music putting out music. Hey Sub Pop form one nerd to another, i’d sign up for a shirt club if you had one. just saying. shit i would even run it for you. think about it. ill be here waiting for your response. if i am gone i just went to get some food so leave a message.
Shirt: Fluf - Hawd Koa Rock N Roll Shitty Since 1992
Brand: Hanes Beefy-T
Source: First off those of you that didn’t take the time to listen to BDC post this weekend are blowing it. they are an epic band and that was an even more epic shirt.
TODAY is just an epic band coming form the brainchild of O.photographer, music, fanatic and was also in Olivelawn.these records where hands down shredding good tunes.None of these records are on Spotify, or iTunes but can be bought on the bands band camp page here.
I am not joking when i say i bought a coupled versions of this record cause i played them so much. there is something so unique about them. how grungy, can distorted they sound, but at the same time are so laden with pop riffs and lyrics that just kinda set you off. Mangravy was the kind of record you would put on when you are heading out of your driveway to go on a road trip. as if to say ok, this trip is starting right NOW! GO! your journey begins with this song and is starting off on the right note, pace, the rest is up to you.
Fluf for some reason is one of those bands that reminds me of my old friend Paul.he and i spent a good majority of our life together skateboarding and watching music.so when i hear this record i am instantly transported into a Red 1989 Honda Civic Hatchback with a giant indecent sticker on the back.we are some place on highway 50 maybe going to Benicia, Santa Rosa, Berkeley or SF.any destination was good.it never really mattered in my opinion it was more about the journey.it was a lot like fishing to me.didn’t matter if we caught any fish, it was the journey that was the real score.thanks Paul!
Source: not sure if this record is even out here yet or not, i mean it must be it is on spotify, so that counts as “out” right? If you are not familiar, Pure Love is the band that the original singer of GALLOWS started. My friend , part time Piebald member and fellow shirt enthusiast Jim Carroll is in it as well. so a i tip my hat to you gentlemen and god luck to your new endeavor.
I also didn’t have any clever mothers day themed shirts in the arsenal so i figured this one would also do. Pure Love, i think we all have it for our mom’s right? so this ones for you bearers of children. Happy Mothers Day and nothing but PURE LOVE for you all
Source: I spent the entire part of my life thinking the front image was a cat. i don’t know why i just assumed it. Until yesterday when Bob from Big Drill Car himself politely told be PS this is a dog, a devil Dog. mind blown i guess. not really blown, but hey an interesting fact none the less, especially if you are a BDC fan like myself. Long Live BDC!
Source: Ive been on a diet this week. so my fat ass can get back to an un-bloated shape. all i can think about is eating delicious food. I wish all the above things were in my belly now with the exception of the human parts, but i don’t know give me a few more days of this an i am likely to go all Hannibal up in this piece.
Source: the exact opposite of 666 today. 667 brings you a very emo game changing record for a lot of people my self included.PS hats off to whomever signed this band to Sub Pop.you really had to have some trust to get this signed in an era when Alice in Chains and Soundgarden were ruling the airwaves. Damn this record is 19 years old tomorrow!so crazy to think about. this Jawbreaker, Weezer, and Blink-182 (but called Blink back then) Cheshire Cat was on heavy rotation.See this is the one thing i love about this blog.as i sit here and listen to Diary i can think back about how much i used to (and still do) love music.I hope i look back on 2014 with the same admiration as i can 1994.
I guess things never seem as awesome as they are when they are happening, but when you look back on them and think i can’t believe all these epic bands gads record s out then, and i went to see most of them. I mean fucking Divine Intervention came out in 1994, nuff said.
See this is why i love music so much, and also is the reason i dislike working in the music industry so much as well. I think people go into the industry because of a love for music but then get so caught up in the politics and garbage of it all they forget how much music meant to them. you never get time to reflect and appreciate in that industry, its always on to the next one, on to the next one to quote Jay-Z who i am sure is guilty of the same thing. If any of you are reading this work in music, take a step back today and give your self an hour or two on your drive home and appreciate something you love, not because you have to , but because you want to.