Day: 681 Shirt: Morrissey - Tour Of Refusal 2009 Color: Black Brand: Anvil Source: I got this shirt in Albuquerque, NM in 2009. i was putting on a Mastodon show down the street literally two block s away when i got wind that Morrissey was playing down the street. i put my #2 in charge and told him id be back in a lil while.
I Missed the opener the Courteeners which i was really bummed about but i did manage to catch Morrissey. In NM, in a very tiny club which i was really excited about. i think i saw half the set, at least 3 shirt changes. but it was worth every minute.
Today is the big guys birthday. so this one is for him. Happy Birthday buddy. stay well don’t die, come to america again and play one more time.
Day: 680 Shirt: Queens Of the Stone Age - Rated R Color: Royal Blue Brand: Allstyle Apparel Source: Ok im caught Up now, and if you are one of th eposle that think i died, or fewll of the face of the earth cause my computer was in rpair for 5 days then you should follow me on Instagram here at www.instagram.com/theminorthread . no matter how lazy i am or how many technicals difficulties i have i always manage to keep that up to date. Not included on the Instagram are any of my whimsical memories. so depending on how you look at it, its either a good or band thing. also great for people that think cause i miss a blog post on here i stop the project.
So back to Queens. Maybe you already know, maybe you don’t but their new album “Like Clockwork” leaked sometime last week. I am not exaggerating when i say this that i have listened to it in its entirety at least 15 times. I think it is one of their best records to date. All i have to listen to it on right now is a shitty 192 kpbs mp3 file and the production sounds so beautiful and warm, and just amazing. i cant wrap my head around how good this will sound on a nice sound system on vinyl. I think about it so much i pre-ordered the album. do i have a record player? no. but i will most certainly give it to someone who i think will appreciate it.
Don’t get me wrong the entire record isn’t amazing, its not perfect, but the songs that aren’t amazing are just great. so you have two levels of songs here Amazing, then great. not bad in my book, right? i really am floored to see this show live. and get to see the newly adopted Ex Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore make solid work of Dave Grohl’s drum beats he bestowed on the record. it s a fucking good rock record. lately rock records are few and far between so when they come along i appreciate them even more. i look forward to jamming along to a few of these tracks 30 years from now on the Classic Rock station.
Well It appears ytou can stream the entire record on the bands website.. t hat rules , go listen to it instead of me going on and on…its ounds way better than me.
Day: 678 Shirt: Green Day - Warning Tour Color: Heather Grey Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Heavy Source: Playing Catch up since i have been without a computer for 5 days .. enjoy.
File This under i still gave a shit after Dookie. no pun intended. I wanted to hate them cause i felt kinda sold out as a kid, but then i realized i had no idea what sold out was. Green Day still kept it real, no doubt about that.
Not sure about now and the triple album scene..but you catch my drift.
Day: 676 Shirt: Metallica - Crash Course In Brain Surgery (re-issue) Color: White Brand: Gilden 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!