Posts tagged Punk

Day: 1148
Shirt: Noise For The Needy - Text Logo
Color:  Black
Brand: Tultex
Source: So today i was really lazy and just grabbed the shirt i bought from last nights @purefunskatezine party as i was rushing out the door.  I didn’t get into detail on the previous post cause i started getting all nostalgic about old Zines and what not.  But Damn i enjoyed Noise for the Needy.  Sure it had Lance Mountain playing drums, his son on Guitar, artist Hagop Najarian  on Guitar and vocals and the ever fun Mr Neil Blender on Bass.  it was bound to be awesome right?  


(click image for larger version)
Well it was. not in a way that i was like this bad is epic, cause there were some sloppy parts and bad singing at times but it was just fun.  dudes playing in bands because they like being together, hanging out and making music.  if other people came and watched it was just an added bonus.  the bands vibe was just that of i don’t give a fuck here it is and if you don’t like it theres the door we are what we are.  to be honest tho, for some 40+ dudes who playing music is after skateboarding, and after art they were pretty fucking good. Hagop has a really good grungy punk voice that is perfect for a skate rock band.  i don’t know if he was every in a band before but he should a been.  I had more fun watching this band play than i do for most bands you pay $30 dollars to see, and to me that was where it counted.  i guess at times going to see so much live music you forget the fun beginnings of bar bands and the raw show and how much fun it can be when people aren’t trying to be so serious and just let it be it.  while i don’t think NFTN have a website, or a song out there, perhaps they just exist when they exist and that is why they are what they are.  

Noise For The Needy - You’re all I’ve Got Tonight (the Cars) from Isac Walter on Vimeo.

Day: 1148

Shirt: Noise For The Needy - Text Logo

Color:  Black

Brand: Tultex

Source: So today i was really lazy and just grabbed the shirt i bought from last nights @purefunskatezine party as i was rushing out the door.  I didn’t get into detail on the previous post cause i started getting all nostalgic about old Zines and what not.  But Damn i enjoyed Noise for the Needy.  Sure it had Lance Mountain playing drums, his son on Guitar, artist Hagop Najarian  on Guitar and vocals and the ever fun Mr Neil Blender on Bass.  it was bound to be awesome right?  

(click image for larger version)

Well it was. not in a way that i was like this bad is epic, cause there were some sloppy parts and bad singing at times but it was just fun.  dudes playing in bands because they like being together, hanging out and making music.  if other people came and watched it was just an added bonus.  the bands vibe was just that of i don’t give a fuck here it is and if you don’t like it theres the door we are what we are.  to be honest tho, for some 40+ dudes who playing music is after skateboarding, and after art they were pretty fucking good. Hagop has a really good grungy punk voice that is perfect for a skate rock band.  i don’t know if he was every in a band before but he should a been.  I had more fun watching this band play than i do for most bands you pay $30 dollars to see, and to me that was where it counted.  i guess at times going to see so much live music you forget the fun beginnings of bar bands and the raw show and how much fun it can be when people aren’t trying to be so serious and just let it be it.  while i don’t think NFTN have a website, or a song out there, perhaps they just exist when they exist and that is why they are what they are.  

Noise For The Needy - You’re all I’ve Got Tonight (the Cars) from Isac Walter on Vimeo.

Day: 1147
Shirt: Drunk Injuns - Live
Color:  White
Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Lofteez
Source: this is yesterdays shirt.  it was hot and i dint feel like sitting at computer posting boring dribble, so here is my make up post.  me and the above shirt went to the @purefunskatezine Zine release party last night
Which consisted of the Infamous Johnny Rad from Future Primitive and Animal Chin.  Powerflex 5 which is the almighty Salbas band adnd the power opener Noise For The Needy featuring Hagop Najarian, Neil Blender, Lance Mountain and Lance Cyril Mountain Jr.  Oh yeah and Skatemaster Tate was DJ all night! pretty fucking solid night. I had never seen Johhny Rad and always wanted to check that off my bucket list, so CHECK!
The night was all to support the Zine that Larry Ransom creates called Pure Fun.  

a really simple, clean, and i might i add well printed and well put together skate music Zine.  its it’s only $5 but while reading it and flipping through the pages it made me realize something that i really missed about that world, holding it in your hands, flipping the pages, recognizing friends, people, places, and the whole vibe of it. i really miss that.  a lot of you don’t know this but in the late 90’s i used to do a magazine called Heckler with two guys named John and Sonny.  

It was one of the first of its kind that it was really just a giant (mostly color) zine.  

It was the Skateboard, Snowboard, Music mag that usually just consisted of stuff that we were interested in, hyped on, or contributors were hyped on.  Those days were a lot of fun and I kinda miss that creating aspect.  laying out the mag, pulling together articles and interviews.  Really putting thought into what ad did i want across from the Interview on the other side of the page, what might stoke our readers out, what would connect the dots between the Pavement interview and the ad for the new Grandaddy album.  what album could i get to give away free with a subscription so that people will get a chance to hear a band that i thought could use the extra help.  while i was at it, why did it have to only be one CD why not two, or four! or FIVE!  i went nuts.  but like i aid it was fun and i wanted the entire experience to be immersive.  i wanted you to get the free shirt put it on read the mag while listening to your free Cd and then watch the video that came with it to get you all geared up to go out and shred.  See examples below.  I guess what I’m getting at is while zines may seem simple and minimal to some of you, to others its a culture.  its what we did before the internet existed, it was a blog for all intents and purposes  and thats how you communicated with those who shared the same interest in you but you didn’t know.  you put a lot of time and effort into making them and others who were into this culture appreciated and loved every typed letter on the page and every obscure hard to recognize photocopied photo in it.  So to Larry my hat really goes off to you for taking the time out of your life, job, family to make something like this.  its rad, inspiring and makes me want to do it again.  I say this because i don’t think Larry is looking to get rich off this, but to know you inspire others and they get it is whats its all about.  its why shit like this is made.  


yeah 5 CD’s for subscribing!! Snuff, AAA, Millencolin and Nerf Herder.  You Are Welcome!


fREE shoes! Lagwagon CD, and A SKATEVIDEO…cmon now.

Someone was a Burn fan :)

you get the point. …. but yeah.  

Day: 1147

Shirt: Drunk Injuns - Live

Color:  White

Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Lofteez

Source: this is yesterdays shirt.  it was hot and i dint feel like sitting at computer posting boring dribble, so here is my make up post.  me and the above shirt went to the @purefunskatezine Zine release party last night

Which consisted of the Infamous Johnny Rad from Future Primitive and Animal Chin.  Powerflex 5 which is the almighty Salbas band adnd the power opener Noise For The Needy featuring Hagop Najarian, Neil Blender, Lance Mountain and Lance Cyril Mountain Jr.  Oh yeah and Skatemaster Tate was DJ all night! pretty fucking solid night. I had never seen Johhny Rad and always wanted to check that off my bucket list, so CHECK!

The night was all to support the Zine that Larry Ransom creates called Pure Fun.  

a really simple, clean, and i might i add well printed and well put together skate music Zine.  its it’s only $5 but while reading it and flipping through the pages it made me realize something that i really missed about that world, holding it in your hands, flipping the pages, recognizing friends, people, places, and the whole vibe of it. i really miss that.  a lot of you don’t know this but in the late 90’s i used to do a magazine called Heckler with two guys named John and Sonny.  

It was one of the first of its kind that it was really just a giant (mostly color) zine.  

It was the Skateboard, Snowboard, Music mag that usually just consisted of stuff that we were interested in, hyped on, or contributors were hyped on.  Those days were a lot of fun and I kinda miss that creating aspect.  laying out the mag, pulling together articles and interviews.  Really putting thought into what ad did i want across from the Interview on the other side of the page, what might stoke our readers out, what would connect the dots between the Pavement interview and the ad for the new Grandaddy album.  what album could i get to give away free with a subscription so that people will get a chance to hear a band that i thought could use the extra help.  while i was at it, why did it have to only be one CD why not two, or four! or FIVE!  i went nuts.  but like i aid it was fun and i wanted the entire experience to be immersive.  i wanted you to get the free shirt put it on read the mag while listening to your free Cd and then watch the video that came with it to get you all geared up to go out and shred.  See examples below.  I guess what I’m getting at is while zines may seem simple and minimal to some of you, to others its a culture.  its what we did before the internet existed, it was a blog for all intents and purposes  and thats how you communicated with those who shared the same interest in you but you didn’t know.  you put a lot of time and effort into making them and others who were into this culture appreciated and loved every typed letter on the page and every obscure hard to recognize photocopied photo in it.  So to Larry my hat really goes off to you for taking the time out of your life, job, family to make something like this.  its rad, inspiring and makes me want to do it again.  I say this because i don’t think Larry is looking to get rich off this, but to know you inspire others and they get it is whats its all about.  its why shit like this is made.  

yeah 5 CD’s for subscribing!! Snuff, AAA, Millencolin and Nerf Herder.  You Are Welcome!

fREE shoes! Lagwagon CD, and A SKATEVIDEO…cmon now.

Someone was a Burn fan :)

you get the point. …. but yeah.  

Day: 1144

Shirt: Danzig - How The Gods Kill 1992 US Tour

Color:  Black

Brand: GIANT

Source: I kinda think this was the last Danzig album i could handle.  they never seemed to recover form this point on.  Not to say that they are horrible now, but there seems to ave been a conscious turn in the music, and the cast he played with.  I dunno, i may squeeze Danzig IV in there someplace if i am really in the zone, but maybe its just the American Recordings that made it better.  I will still go see him live..I mean i bought tickets to the Samhain 30 show here in LA but now i won’t be here and won’t even get to see that.  my only hope is it will be better than last time i saw him at Fun Fun Fun on the Legacy Tour, where he complained he couldn’t get French Onion Soup…bummer.  

But i always try to give him the benefit of the doubt.  Imagine if he complained about every time someone spit on him at a show , or he didn’t get paid the money he was supposed to get when they were in Misifts.  

But here is my idea.  do a super rad Misfits tour.  advertised by flyers only.  keep it raw, and silkscreen your own shirts again at the merch stands, and get back to the roots of it all.  the fun.  like this photo below where Danzig is on stage fist pumping to the Big Boys side of stage.  he looks so happy back then.  a rare Danzig smiling moment.  i love this photo that Pat Blashill took.  a real Gem

Day: 1141
Shirt: the Damned - Smash It Up
Color:  White
Brand: TAG MISSING
Source: Finally got around to breaking out a few gems that i got from a fellow Tumblr user.  stoked to be able to cherry pick a few great shirts and keep them alive for another decade or two.  
the Damned is just one of those bands that paved the way hard for so many bands to come.  i feel like they should be getting royalty checks from every new punk band for making their lives easier.  this band was punk when people were still figuring out what being punk meant.  they are hard OG’s that deserve  lot of respect.  i tip my hat to them fellas.  

Day: 1141

Shirt: the Damned - Smash It Up

Color:  White

Brand: TAG MISSING

Source: Finally got around to breaking out a few gems that i got from a fellow Tumblr user.  stoked to be able to cherry pick a few great shirts and keep them alive for another decade or two.  

the Damned is just one of those bands that paved the way hard for so many bands to come.  i feel like they should be getting royalty checks from every new punk band for making their lives easier.  this band was punk when people were still figuring out what being punk meant.  they are hard OG’s that deserve  lot of respect.  i tip my hat to them fellas.  

Day: 1140
Shirt: Rocket From The Crypt - Rick Fork Tiki
Color:  Heather Grey
Brand: Oneita Power T
Source: Just another great Rick Froberg Drawing.  no big.  id be psyched tho if i could play guitar, sing, wite songs half as good as Rick AND could draw too!  wtf.  

Day: 1140

Shirt: Rocket From The Crypt - Rick Fork Tiki

Color:  Heather Grey

Brand: Oneita Power T

Source: Just another great Rick Froberg Drawing.  no big.  id be psyched tho if i could play guitar, sing, wite songs half as good as Rick AND could draw too!  wtf.  

Day: 1138

Shirt: SST Records - The Tour

Color:  White

Brand: NO TAG

Source: I have nothing to say here except that this is what i wore yesterday.  this shirts says it all. 

Day: 1135

Shirt: Mr. T Experience - MTX Starship

Color:  Black

Brand: Cinder Block

Source: for some reason i was awaken today with this old Mr. t song stuck in my head called “fill in the Blank.”  luckily for me i had this shirt sitting on top of a pile of stuff and it was here to complete the circle for me.  i will undoubtedly go put on their album “Big Black Bugs Bleed Blue Blood,” and inevitably end up listening to the entire Mr. T Catalog.  why?  cause i can.  i encourage anyone out there who hasn’t ever discovered this band, to get a start on it.  they were a solid cornerstone to my teens and twenties.  

Fill in the Blank by The Mr. T Experience on Grooveshark

Day: 1133

Shirt: Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

Color:  Black

Brand: Gilden Softstyle

Source: another Band I’m really psyched on seeing at fyffest next week.  since 2008 Ty Segall has put out at least one album a year.  normally i am a fan of editing.  meaning just because you wrote a song and recorded it doesn’t make it good and you don’t have to put it out.  but Ty seems to have it in him to crank out not only many great songs, but can also make each album sound unique whether it be album collaborators like White Fence (my fav collar he has done)

TY / White Fence by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

or producers (like whomever did his new album Manipulator

which is kind of an amazing album i think.  Cause i think when you crank and write like he does you only really refine your craft.  you get more technical, more comfortable, and confident.  Manipulator to me is an album that is just telling people, oh you think i can only make a garage album..well suck on this!  its got hooks, great production the works.  it rides that fine line like i think In Utero did where it was polished but still punk with the roots fully in there and obvious.  

Luckily for me, not only is he playing fyffest but he is also doing 4 Nights at the Echo in Los angeles, where he undoubtedly could play every song he has ever written in a row.  who knows what he does.  but i bet each night will be fucking good and he will def melt some faces and blow some minds.  

and he has some great support bands, like the Zig Zags and Endless Bummer.  click the image to buy tickets if you will be in the LA area.  cause lets face it, you are dumb if you don’t.  but i mean that in a nice way…like you would kick yourself if i told you 10 years form now you could a seen him 4 nights in a row at the echo.  you low what i mean?  go buy manipulator when it comes out.  its fucking good.  Ps this is not a paid advertisement.  i just get hyped on this guy who does rad stuff.  

love me

Day: 1131
Shirt: Bouncing Souls - Pretty In Pink
Color:  White
Brand: Screen Stars Best
Source: I saw this in the closet today and i reached for it it made me smile.  i love it how simple it is a s a design, but knowing the bands music you know what it means to them. man Jay Adams dying today sucks, fucking remind me about how much of a loss it is that we lost John Huges so many years back.  I hate that creative pioneers die, but i love what they gave us.  it really only teaches you to enjoy today and do what ever you can.  
Jay left the best quote in skateboarding..  ”You don’t stop p skateboarding cause you got old.  You got old because you quit skateboarding.”  I feel like that applies to a lot of aspects in our life.  once you stop contributing, celebrating and do what you love, you start to die.  so to all o you still breathing out there.  keep listening, playing and going to see music.  keep skateboarding, drawing, and creating.  

Day: 1131

Shirt: Bouncing Souls - Pretty In Pink

Color:  White

Brand: Screen Stars Best

Source: I saw this in the closet today and i reached for it it made me smile.  i love it how simple it is a s a design, but knowing the bands music you know what it means to them. man Jay Adams dying today sucks, fucking remind me about how much of a loss it is that we lost John Huges so many years back.  I hate that creative pioneers die, but i love what they gave us.  it really only teaches you to enjoy today and do what ever you can.  

Jay left the best quote in skateboarding..  ”You don’t stop p skateboarding cause you got old.  You got old because you quit skateboarding.”  I feel like that applies to a lot of aspects in our life.  once you stop contributing, celebrating and do what you love, you start to die.  so to all o you still breathing out there.  keep listening, playing and going to see music.  keep skateboarding, drawing, and creating.  

Day: 1124

Shirt: Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse?

Color:  Red

Brand: M&O

Source:  yesterdays pick.  i get so lay on the weekends, but truth be told this classic album is also included on the previous pick form a week or two ago on Bad Religion’s - 80-85 shirt.  if you didn’t scoop this album up back in the day you got it bundled in on the comp, but id say this artwork, while 80-85 is classic, this is way better.  this one really tells the album title through this album cover.  

my how the LA Skyline has changed.  from 1982 to now, 32 years later so much has changed  

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