West Coast punk

Do talk back
User avatar
Goat Boy
Bogarting the joint
Posts: 29399
Joined: 20 Mar 2007, 12:11
Location: In the perfumed garden

Re: West Coast punk

Postby Goat Boy » 27 Jul 2017, 22:11

Up On The Sun is the one I like.

I listened to about two minutes of that Descendants album and turned it off. I don't wanna sound like an arsehole but this sorta thing does nothing for me these days. I kinda feel it's just a bit adolescent and not in a good way.

I should try The Minutemen again. I do own Double Nickels.
Copehead wrote:You are making a fool of yourself.


Muskrat wrote:I'm undemonstrative during shows; no matter how much I enjoy them. People who get up and move around ("dance," if they will) strike me as show-offs

User avatar
neville harp
cultural defective
Posts: 13231
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: pivoting towards woke-ness

Re: West Coast punk

Postby neville harp » 27 Jul 2017, 22:12

The Fear SNL appearence, arranged by Belushi, Teen Idles in the audience, is fucking great

Diamond Dog wrote:I can only suggest you check the FB thread The Prof started about us - and see how well you did in that me old china.


K wrote: (But I am happily married, John)


User avatar
Goat Boy
Bogarting the joint
Posts: 29399
Joined: 20 Mar 2007, 12:11
Location: In the perfumed garden

Re: West Coast punk

Postby Goat Boy » 27 Jul 2017, 22:13

Dr. B. Eef wrote:
I quite like some Fear. I got into them years ago because I read this:

Image

(which is great btw)

and Belushi was a HUGE fan, almost obsessive. They're aggressive and a little goes a long way, but this is something that will probably always give me a wee kick:





Fucking crap.
Copehead wrote:You are making a fool of yourself.


Muskrat wrote:I'm undemonstrative during shows; no matter how much I enjoy them. People who get up and move around ("dance," if they will) strike me as show-offs

User avatar
neville harp
cultural defective
Posts: 13231
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: pivoting towards woke-ness

Re: West Coast punk

Postby neville harp » 27 Jul 2017, 22:14

Goat Boy wrote:Up On The Sun is the one I like.

I listened to about two minutes of that Descendants album and turned it off. I don't wanna sound like an arsehole but this sorta thing does nothing for me these days. I kinda feel it's just a bit adolescent and not in a good way.

I should try The Minutemen again. I do own Double Nickels.


Try Meat Puppets II and Mirage (a slightly more polished Up on the Sun).

The best Minutemen record is What Makes a Man...
Diamond Dog wrote:I can only suggest you check the FB thread The Prof started about us - and see how well you did in that me old china.


K wrote: (But I am happily married, John)


User avatar
neville harp
cultural defective
Posts: 13231
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: pivoting towards woke-ness

Re: West Coast punk

Postby neville harp » 27 Jul 2017, 22:16

:)

The Belushi bio, along with Final Cut, Confederacy of Dunces and Helter Skelter was a mind fuck the summer I read it.
Diamond Dog wrote:I can only suggest you check the FB thread The Prof started about us - and see how well you did in that me old china.


K wrote: (But I am happily married, John)


User avatar
THE FILING FEE
hounds people off the board
Posts: 12990
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21

Re: West Coast punk

Postby THE FILING FEE » 27 Jul 2017, 22:17

The Savage Young Gash wrote:The Fear SNL appearence, arranged by Belushi, Teen Idles in the audience, is fucking great



Yeah.



I always have to pick and choose from Double Nickels..., but some of it really is great.

This one is my favourite:




I'm going to give What Makes A Man..a go, then.
BB wrote:The exodus of posters from here over the years can be put directly at your door. Many people don't agree, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.

User avatar
George P. Smackers
Posts: 51
Joined: 11 Jun 2017, 23:18

Re: West Coast punk

Postby George P. Smackers » 27 Jul 2017, 22:21

I grew up with it. San Jose, not L.A. though. They had better bands down there.

I don't listen to it much these days, and I was never totally sold on the faster-the-better, screaming slogans over two chords stuff. It was fine for frustrated kids, and it was a real scene that expressed something about how they were feeling.

The better stuff went off that track. Gun Club, Minutemen, Flipper--I still listen to that occasionally, and X I like, but have to admit Exene's voice is something to put up with, not enjoy. Their songs are good.

I don't much listen to the Damned or the Sex Pistols any more either, for that matter.

User avatar
The Modernist
Posts: 8136
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: West Coast punk

Postby The Modernist » 27 Jul 2017, 22:23

Dr. B. Eef wrote:


Rubbish, tho', yeah? :lol:

Minor Threat and Black Flag are horrible.


I genuinely don't get why this cadre of US bands has always been venerated by a number of BCBers, yet you don't see them going on about GBH, The Exploited or Menace. Why doesn't Gash go on about those - it's pretty much the same thing.

User avatar
THE FILING FEE
hounds people off the board
Posts: 12990
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21

Re: West Coast punk

Postby THE FILING FEE » 27 Jul 2017, 22:27

Gash is a romantic. The origin of these bands plays a big part, I dare say.
BB wrote:The exodus of posters from here over the years can be put directly at your door. Many people don't agree, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.

User avatar
neville harp
cultural defective
Posts: 13231
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: pivoting towards woke-ness

Re: West Coast punk

Postby neville harp » 27 Jul 2017, 22:27

Yeah why doesn't he? Wot a twat!
Diamond Dog wrote:I can only suggest you check the FB thread The Prof started about us - and see how well you did in that me old china.


K wrote: (But I am happily married, John)


User avatar
The Modernist
Posts: 8136
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 20:42

Re: West Coast punk

Postby The Modernist » 27 Jul 2017, 22:35

The Savage Young Gash wrote:Yeah why doesn't he? Wot a twat!


Here you go -enjoy.


User avatar
neville harp
cultural defective
Posts: 13231
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: pivoting towards woke-ness

Re: West Coast punk

Postby neville harp » 27 Jul 2017, 22:38

Diamond Dog wrote:I can only suggest you check the FB thread The Prof started about us - and see how well you did in that me old china.


K wrote: (But I am happily married, John)


User avatar
neville harp
cultural defective
Posts: 13231
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: pivoting towards woke-ness

Re: West Coast punk

Postby neville harp » 27 Jul 2017, 22:38

Im gonna have a smoke then expand.
Diamond Dog wrote:I can only suggest you check the FB thread The Prof started about us - and see how well you did in that me old china.


K wrote: (But I am happily married, John)


User avatar
THE FILING FEE
hounds people off the board
Posts: 12990
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21

Re: West Coast punk

Postby THE FILING FEE » 27 Jul 2017, 22:47

Oh man, I've just discovered this:



I know fuck-all about D Boon, but he always comes across as, well, as very much not a dickhead.
BB wrote:The exodus of posters from here over the years can be put directly at your door. Many people don't agree, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 28090
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Re: West Coast punk

Postby Matt Wilson » 27 Jul 2017, 22:51

John, the thing is, what do you know fuck all about? 8-)

Seriously, the Minutemen were great. Get someone like zoomboogity to tell you stories. I'm pretty sure he lived with D. Boon for awhile.
John 'master of temperance and tolerance' Coan wrote:Oh calm down for fuck's sake!

User avatar
neville harp
cultural defective
Posts: 13231
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: pivoting towards woke-ness

Re: West Coast punk

Postby neville harp » 27 Jul 2017, 22:52

Diamond Dog wrote:I can only suggest you check the FB thread The Prof started about us - and see how well you did in that me old china.


K wrote: (But I am happily married, John)


User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 28090
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Re: West Coast punk

Postby Matt Wilson » 27 Jul 2017, 23:50

Hey, I'm watching the Minutemen documentary that gash just posted and zoomboogity is in it! Go to 49:30 and there he is...
John 'master of temperance and tolerance' Coan wrote:Oh calm down for fuck's sake!

User avatar
sloopjohnc
Posts: 58766
Joined: 03 Jun 2004, 20:12
Location: One quake away from beachfront property
Contact:

Re: West Coast punk

Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Jul 2017, 23:58

George P. Smackers wrote:I grew up with it. San Jose, not L.A. though


Are you still in the Bay Area? I grew up on the Peninsula in Redwood City, went to San Jose State, lived in San Francisco for five or six years, moved back to the Peninsula, got married and have been in the East Bay for 25 or so years.
Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:I for one wouldn't want to know what memories and deep and dark forces drive Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, or Radiohead, for certain.

User avatar
sloopjohnc
Posts: 58766
Joined: 03 Jun 2004, 20:12
Location: One quake away from beachfront property
Contact:

Re: West Coast punk

Postby sloopjohnc » 28 Jul 2017, 00:00

Matt Wilson wrote:Hey, I'm watching the Minutemen documentary that gash just posted and zoomboogity is in it! Go to 49:30 and there he is...


Man, it sure goes downhill after that.

In all seriousness, that's the Richard I remember.
Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:I for one wouldn't want to know what memories and deep and dark forces drive Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, or Radiohead, for certain.

User avatar
George P. Smackers
Posts: 51
Joined: 11 Jun 2017, 23:18

Re: West Coast punk

Postby George P. Smackers » 28 Jul 2017, 02:26

sloopjohnc wrote:
George P. Smackers wrote:I grew up with it. San Jose, not L.A. though


Are you still in the Bay Area? I grew up on the Peninsula in Redwood City, went to San Jose State, lived in San Francisco for five or six years, moved back to the Peninsula, got married and have been in the East Bay for 25 or so years.

Nope, I'm in a Boston suburb now.

I've lived in California off and on a lot, though--Berkeley, LA, San Francisco, Oakland. I love it!


Return to “Yakety Yak”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 3 guests