Youtube suggested this video to me the other day and I got curious as the frame was of famed 80s pro skateboarder Steve Olson. Its a great documentary on the early days of the Orange County Punk rock scene in the late 70s early 80s. Featuring Interviews from Henry Rollins and Chuck from Black Flag, Keith Morris from the Circle Jerks, Pro Skaters Duane Peters and Steve Olson, Joe from the Vandals , Jack Grisham from TSOL and so many more who played the Cuckoo’s Next back in the late 70s early 80s.
“Sid Vicious was Innocent” was the name of a song on the 1982 Exploited album “Troops of Tomorrow” I used to love that song but at the time I was like “yeah right of course he is” Over the year even before the internet there was talk that he actually might have been innocent and set up by a local low life druggie friend of theirs. Since this time there have been various books and documentaries delving into the entire sordid state of affairs – Check out who killed Nancy here:
I used to be a HUGE Black Flag fan back in the day. I was messing about on Youtube today and found this Black Flag documentary – great stuff from Rollins, Keith Morris, Flea, Raymond Pettibon and many more. If you were a fan back then or still are you’re going to love this documentary. I never knew that at one point the band was going to be called “Rope” Check it out here and leave a comment below on your thoughts
I loved the Sex Pistols growing up (in fact Nevermind the bollocks still holds up today as one of the greatest rock n roll records of all time). When I was first getting into punk I devoured any book or magazine that had something on the Sex Pistols, keep in mind kids i am talking 1977-78 Australia a long long time before the interwebz. Anyhoo I just discovered this documentary today even though it was shot 7 years ago. Its great to see Steve Jones, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook go back to their old stomping grounds regaling us of tales of crappy clubs, dirty rehearsal rooms and filthy flats. Check it out and see what you think
My buddy sent me this link today to some super rare early footage of TSOL. Filmed in OC at Orange Coast College (probably one of those free lunch gigs) during the last days of the real TSOL before Jack left. Its a good mix of punk classics and their 1982 new wave record. Weird as fuck outfits which is 100% TSOL finery. Enjoy!
I loved the Amebix growing up – what they did was so different from every other “punk” band out there. I mean I don’t even know if you could call it “punk” per se but in the true spirit of “do your own thing” I guess yes it was definitely punk..although I think more appropriately you could say it was the “sound track to the apocalypse” Check out this rare documentary on the band and let me know what you think
I am not the world’s biggest Bad Brains fan but their influence on the US HC scene is undeniable.
Check out this pretty cool documentary on them – grab the popcorn as its nearly 2 hrs long. Enjoy!
As Glenn Danzig preps for the release of his band’s upcoming ‘Skeletons’ covers album, the singer stopped by Rolling Stone to discuss some of his early influences and how he emerged from New York’s nascent punk scene with the Misfits.
In a rare conversation with Anthony Bourdain, Harley Flanagan shares his incredible experiences in the limelight of the music and arts scene of the Lower East Side as a young kid. It was New York City in the 1970s.
Keith Morris chimes in on the recent drama on the Black Flag / Flag situation