Day: #217 Samiam - Billy Tour 1992-1993
Color: Heather Grey
Brand: Fruit Of the Loom
Source: Fucking loved this record. This and “Beauf” are my two favorite Samiam Records. “Beauf” is essential demos of Billy really, kinda but it was just a more raw version of Billy. I don’t know what it was about Billy that made it so good for me other than it was a really well produced record for Samiam. Maybe it was just that year. I was going to a ton of shows in 92/93 and listening to so many bands. I was, for lack of a better term ,”balls deep.” Maybe it’s just me but i feel like this record is fueled with so many emotions, so very raw. I feel as though bands like Samiam and Jawbreaker were the first punk bands to really lay down emotions and feelings on paper and really sing about them in a way where you as the listener could relate. Perhaps they were the godfathers of the Emo crazy.
My friend Paul and I would listen to this CD as we would drive to the skatepark in the summer. It was probably like 105 degrees in Sacramento in the summer, so in order to stay cool we would roll up the windows and turn on the heater full blast. That doesn’t sound cool does it? Well the theory is that after 30 minutes of stifling heat, when you get outside and the slightest breeze hits you, 105 seems cold. Try it! Fun road trip games!
This shirt rules on my levels. For one, I love a good Sergie Loobkoff drawing. He is a great artist/designer. I’m not just saying that cause we are friends either. He is a truly talented dude and frankly, I think a lot of his work is synonymous with the East Bay punk scene. He and Larry Livermore… This shirt also rules cause I do love a good tour shirt as well with dates. Nothing better than being able to tell which era it is from, instead of just some dumb image and a band name that doesn’t mean much. You can see more of Sergie’s recent works on the internet someplace, or here. Here is a picture of my dog “the Baroness” he drew for my wife for her birthday