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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.
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Re: West Coast punk

Postby kewl klive » 27 Jul 2017, 22:12

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

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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:

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(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.
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Re: West Coast punk

Postby kewl klive » 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...
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Re: West Coast punk

Postby kewl klive » 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.
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Re: West Coast punk

Postby COLIN LAND » 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.
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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.

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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.

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Re: West Coast punk

Postby COLIN LAND » 27 Jul 2017, 22:27

Gash is a romantic. The origin of these bands plays a big part, I dare say.
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Re: West Coast punk

Postby kewl klive » 27 Jul 2017, 22:27

Yeah why doesn't he? Wot a twat!
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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.


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Re: West Coast punk

Postby kewl klive » 27 Jul 2017, 22:38

Diamond Dog wrote:RIP Jake. A tough, tough, tough man. A man you really didn't want to get into a street brawl with.


Hodgson wrote:John posted a picture of me which he'd doctored nastily


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Re: West Coast punk

Postby kewl klive » 27 Jul 2017, 22:38

Im gonna have a smoke then expand.
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Re: West Coast punk

Postby COLIN LAND » 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.
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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.

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Re: West Coast punk

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Diamond Dog wrote:RIP Jake. A tough, tough, tough man. A man you really didn't want to get into a street brawl with.


Hodgson wrote:John posted a picture of me which he'd doctored nastily


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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...

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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.
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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.
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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!