Shirt: June of 44 - Anahata Lyrics
Brand: Alstyle Apparel
Source: As the days start to tick down here i wanna dig down and find all the goodies i can. i don’t wanna do a solid 100 days of descendents / all shirts but i could. Id like to celebrate bands like June of 44 who weren’t super popular but contributed to music in a big way. these bands like Tortoise, Unwound and Godspeed! these bands let you know and the world there were more than power chords and 4, 4 timing. they said it was ok to be “Jazzy” and still be punk and interesting, for that i thank you.
Shirt: Belle And Sebastian - Step Into My Office Baby
Color: Kelly Green
Source: nothing epic here today for me to post other than a band much like th eSmiths i never get sick of.
Shirt: the Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die
Brand: [No Tag]
Source: today is the day in ‘97 the big man was taken down in front of the Peterson Auto Museum in Los Angeles. I don’t love a ton of Hip Hop and its funny cause least night as my wife and i were driving listening to Backspin on Sirrius, i was saying to her, i guess i did like Hip Hop a lot up until a point then i just stopped. and we decided it was a few years after Straight Outta Compton came out. that was the highlight for me, then shortly after that i felt like the dudes that listened to Hip Hop and the guys that listened to punk just seemed in my town to go on way separate paths. i chose skateboarding and Punk. no regrets. but somehow BIG slipped int he cracks. i blame that on this roommate i had named Raeben. he loved Skateboarding, Weed and Hip Hop. so some stuff soaked in when his door would open and the smoke cloud would drift out. I picked up a few nuggets (of music that is) here and there and this is the one i def liked best.
so heres to you big guy. its better to go out on top that to linger around another 30 years and have your biggest accomplishment be a cameo in Britney Spears movie Crossroads as a bartender (i’m looking at you Kool Moe Dee)
Shirt: Dinosaur Jr. - Hand It Over
Source: people like to hate on this record. Its just not their best album, but its not bad by any means. is Piccasso’s later work bad? nope its just not as good as his peak. even J Mascis’ turds smell way better than most bands best album. so suck on that haters. my only real complaint is the lack of Neil Blender artowrk on the album .
Shirt: New Order - USA tour
Brand: Jerzees 363
Source: My New Order USA tour shirt form yesterdays overlap. i never got around to posting it up on here. Im cramming as much as i can in before day 1000.
Shirt: Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death
Source: Put this on last night before i left house, and i figure my lazy ass will take a while to shower and put on a new shirt today. besides all that i need to crank through as many shirts as i can. so here, enjoy a nice late 90’s early 2000’s DK shirt where they spent all this money making a bazillion color print on a shirt. ahhh yes.
Shirt: the Accüsed - the Curse Of Martha Splatterhead
Source: Does any one give thrasher Magazine for creating a genre of Music? I mean would skate rock exist if they didn’t put out skate rock comps? i mean the music might, but the title sure as hell wouldn’t. so here i am taking a moment to thank Thrasher Magazine for amongst a million other things, giving us Skaterock.
I have been listening to shitloads of skate rock recently ever since the Faction announced their club show in San Jose, i have just had those songs coursing through my veins. One song / band i completely forgot about was the band Ungh! do any of you remember this album…Cement?
I’m almost sure that you do if you give a shit about this blog and owned a skateboard in the 90’s. it would shave been spoken about tin the same breath as Drunk Injuns, McRad, Odd Man out and Skate Master Tate.
So ilistened to this song last night.. “Skate Affrikaana” and thought to myself at first, is this LCD Soundstsytem?
Is this where James Murphy found his inspiration from? i mean come on the Cow bell, the beat, its uncanny. And how crazy is it that this was Skaterock in 1988. My mind was a little blown away for a second. so bizarre but awesome, but at the same time funny how this band was way before their time.
NONE of the above has to do with the Accüsed i know, but i tried to find a shirt that had something to do with skate rock and this was all i could find. the Accüsed are a whole different beast with some crazy vocal stylings that i liked but never loved but again one of them bands where the art and the culture was so intertwined with my life i learned to love them. now i think i love them way more that i used to, or appreciate them way more.
Man Skaterock. thanks again Thrasher
Shirt: Rocket From The Crypt - Bongo Panther
Color: Kelly Green
Brand: Hanes Heavyweight 50/50
Source: Just realized we are in the month of March now. Meaning this month RFTC will be playing at the Echoplex at the end of the month which i am pumped about. its been many moons since i have seen RFTC, maybe the El Rey? in lil 2001-ish? hold on ill look…I think no big deal or anything but it was with the (International) Noise Conspiracy and the Explosion. OR It was with Botch and Murder City Devils. it def was 2001 though. but damn, either bill was good. this is what happens when you go to too many shows its not a matter of if you have seen a band but how many times, where and who with. I’m leaning towards INC. thats what my gut says to me.
Its funny of all th elands i would want to hear an entire album played all the way through from Circa Now by RFTC would be at the top of my list. while i know those shows get old quick i think mostly cause bands play albums that are really good all the way through, like Circa was. Who knows what the band has in store to play but i will be happy with anything Scream Dracula Scream and before. after looking at many set lists online its clear the band is changing it up which is good, so i will clear my brain and just let it flow. looking forward to that night. see you guys there.