Jawbreaker fireman single on geffen records. These were sent out to record stores as the new single from the dear you album. Pretty cool and actually really hard to find. Fireman on side a and Lurker II in side b. (later rereleased as an extra track on the Dear You reissue on Black Ball.
Daniel Rosen from Bitter End was out here this past weekend as well. We hung out did some record shopping @ TKO records in HB. TKO is one of the best record stores on the west coast. I hold it above Amoeba for punk / hardcore records. Daniel bought a ton of stuff. I just picked up a few random items like Faith No More earlier stuff. I used to think this record was the shit and upon listening to it i realize its just plain shit. I can see why Mike Patton is a better singer than Chuck Mosely. The first time I saw Faith No More was opening up for Billy Idol on the Charmed Life tour. I then saw them open up again for Gun's N Roses and Metallica in 1992. The last time I saw then was on the real thing tour 92 and Helmet opened up for them at the peppermint beach club in norfolk va near va beach. If you have hook ups for their show in Hollywood hit me up. I picked up the latest H2O record that was released on bridge 9. Mark from TKO threw in some tapes with our purchases. All in all a great score.
Im typing this entry as I am watching the independent film on Netflix call "I NEED THAT RECORD". Check it out its pretty good. It talks about the death of the independent record store. Dead by 23 was a fanzine that was done by the late Sean Mccabe of Ink and Dagger / Crud is a Cult etc. Robby Redcheeks started a record label and named it after the zine. Dead by 23 was the starting point for bands like This is Hell, Cold Word and Down To Nothing. This entry is for the infamous I HATE YOU discography lp. Im not going to get into the politics of the preorders. On the last POSI FEST 2005 Robby was selling the 40 lps that were not available for preorder. I actually bought my copy from Mike Rotting Out 3 years ago. The cover is silk screened with glow in the dark ink. I think there are only 125 pressed total of the lps. When Robby and Ink and Dagger came out this past weekend, He gave me a copy of a swirl lp out of 10 and a test pressing of the lp. I was pretty stoked, stupidly I didnt know that all of the I HATE YOU songs were written about my buddy Chris. Maybe I just forgot ha! Annoyed Chris told me to get rid of those records or he would break them in half. After a party in LA saturday night, Robby took pics of Chris past out on my couch with the records. He didnt know that these were taken. Chris T is an awesome dude and I HATE YOU was an awesome band. You can still get their discography from Deathwish Records.
Six Feet Under Records reraleased the original Ink and Dagger ep. It has the original labels on the repress. Robby Redcheeks silkscreened 60 covers for the show in LA this past weekend. These all sold out within 15 minutes. For 20 bucks you got a t shirt and the ep. The artwork is done by Linas Garsys. Now here is the kicker 4 of these have gold ink screened on the inside. Robby, Linas and Dave from Six Feet Under / Blacklisted got one. I got number 4.
Take frontman Blake S from Jawbreaker, Jets To Brazil, etc and a few new musicians and you have The Forgetters. Pretty good for 4 songs. My only complaint is that it was pressed on 2 eps. I rather it was just pressed on a lp. Well it does come with a download code so that is a plus. If you like Blake's past bands you will def like this. I think they are touring here soon.
TERROR -- KEEPERS OF THE FAITH JUST DROPPED TODAY. GO PICK IT UP! NICK JETT'S BEST WORK AND IT SOUNDS AWESOME FOR A 5TH RECORD! THE TTILE TRACK IS MY FAVORITE AND ITS OBVIOUSLY A WARZONE REFERENCE. THERE ARE A FEW SUICIDAL INFLUENCED TYPE SONGS ON THEIR AS WELL. YOU CANT KNOCK A GROUP LIKE TERROR IVE KNOWN THOSE DUDES FOR YEARS AND THEY PRETTY MUCH SACRIFICED EVERYTHING (RELATIONSHIPS, FAMILY LIFE, ETC) TO KEEP THIS BAND GOING. I DO MISS SEEING SCOTT SINCE HE NO LONGER LIVES DOWN MY STREET, BUT I SEE NICK AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK NOW. GO FOLLOW HIM ON TWITTER/NICKGODIE AND HAVE SOME GOOD LAUGHS.
50 LIONS - WHERE LIFE EXPIRES. My friend Nick Menio picked this up for me when 50 Lions played their LA show here this past summer. Al Vaz actually recommended it to me and told me to pick it up. The band is from Australia and is in the veign of Terror and Madball. Its actually pretty good and I kicked myself for missing them on this past tour. Six Feet Under released it for the states. Check out the bands stuff @ http://www.myspace.com/50lions
Strife -- My Fire Burns On repress on new age records. New Age is smart on repressing some of its classics on limited vinyl. Mike is one of the nicest people out there. New Age is still one of my favorites Hardcore labels from my youth. Strife is playing 5 shows on the east coast in the fall. You would be a fool if you miss out, they still are incredible live.
Outspoken -- A light in the dark. This record is actually the remastered version on vinyl and it is on 2 limited colors. Allot of people hate this record its actually awesome and Im sort of jealous they are playing St Stephens in Dc in the fall. That is actually the first time I saw the band live.
All I heard this weekend was, yikes she looks worse then before. What did you ever see in her? Her sister is so much cooler. Also if you have to post every 5 mins that you drink and do drugs, I'm sorry you're a fucking loser.
Dischord is doing the right thing and reissuing everything remastered and on color vinyl. They are also doing limited runs on certain items. The Ignition LP is on 180 gram vinyl and is limited to 300. I have never seen Ignition or The Faith live while growing up in DC. I have seen Alec Mackaye drunk at the Black Cat and The Warmers. I think his performance as a booze head was much more interesting then the Warmers live appearance.
The first time I witnessed Slant 6 was when they opened up for Fugazi and Hoover at the UMD college when I was in high school. I also ran into the singer at a party near U street where she came up to me and started making out with me. Seriously no shit, dont believe me as Jim Siege or was it Fat Rich. So of course I am a fan. This is also the catalyst for the reason I am always attracted to fucked up women. I saw Hoover open up for Fugazi and this might be the first time I actually going to be listening to them. I do remember that me and my good buddy Gabe V and Ron Tipa took the metro to see that show @ UMD. The singer had a huge beard and we thought he looked like Fidel Castro. I think the reissue is limited to 500 and is on green vinyl. All releases come with download codes as well.