Shirt: Rancid - Let’s Go
Source: talk about world turning upside down. this was a crazy year. I thought i would loose my shit when i heard Dinosaur Jr. Green Mind on the radio a few years prior..then the Offspring, then Rancid??? my life was chaotic. Up was Down, Left Was Right, and all of a sudden skateboarding was becoming cool. Lollapolooza was the big show of the year. My life was crazy.
What was for sure is that Rancid was hitting their fucking stride. Perhaps Mr. Brett had a hand in it. i dunno. but these punk rock songs that were raw were so solid and catchy with riffs and chorus’ that you couldn’t shake out of your head if you tried. Radio? Salvation? then a music video that was all produced n shit? Epitaph must’ve been loosing their shit this year! they were on top of a gold mine. Society was finally coming around to what Epitaph was putting out, and not the other way around. its like that one point when the Sun Earth and Mars all are aligned in a row. only happens once in a lifetime.
okay i am being dramatic here. it happens more than that, But it is rare. It must have been nice to know that Mr Brett knew he was one to something though. he put out music that he loved and was into and it was a hit. i think there was a good formula going on there at Epitaph there this era.
For me my formula in 94 was working in the Produce section of a Bel-Air market in Sacramento, Gold River to be Exact. I drove a white 92 Honda Civic Hatchback. When i was working o was skateboarding and going to shows. and when i wasn’t going to shows or working or skateboarding i didn’t feel like i was living. Nowadays I’m not working (that much) and not Skateboarding (that much) , but i am still going to shows 3-4 times a week. but nothing has changed. I still feel like i am not living, or something is missing from my life. I know i will work again, but i will never be able to skateboard again like i used to, it’s just not physically possible. now i see out something to fill that void, but i doubt it will ever be found. its been part of my DNA since i was in the 7th grade. No matter how badly it hurts to go skateboarding though i will never stop, cause at the end it is a good pain. but i will always be a skatebaorder no matter what.
Im sure Tim armstrong would agree. no matter how old he gets, no matter how many houses he buys, he will always be punk. its part of his DNA too. he will always look at cops sideways, always ask why, and no matter how out of touch with kids he will be come he will still understand what it was like to be looked at as out of touch or an outcast.