the Rock Shop (Hollywood, CA)
photo #1 between the Volvo and the truck you will notice a junkie being beaten up by the owner of the Rock Shop, also by the payphone you will notice Kurt of the Mapes
photo #2 you will notice Kurt of the Mapes doing nothing as the junkie that just got beat up by the owner of the Rock Shop is now being hit by a car. After the junkie got hit by the car the owner of the Rock Shop returned to beat up the junkie once again.
Afterwards, the owner of the Rock Shop said he would give us a free poster if we gave him copies of these pics, you don’t find customer service like that anymore.
Ben Way Bop a great Las Vegas record store that is no longer with us, don’t know who the douche bag in the pic is, probably a poser
Flipper - Love Canal / Ha Ha Ha 7” Subterranean Records
Ha Ha Ha one of my all time favorite songs!
Several years ago I bought a copy of the 7 Seconds 12” E.P. Praise at Keynote Records (South Lake Tahoe,CA) and I found a copy of the booklet that went with their One Plus One LP tucked inside…
Dead Kennedys - Frakenchrist Alternative Tentacles
I bought this cassette tape 26 years ago at the Hungry Ear (Kailua, HI), damn I have been listening to shitty music for a long time
forget Tainted Love, Sex Dwarf is a better song and way more interesting!
I don’t go to Natalie Merchant concerts because years of going to hard core and punk rocks shows has made me incapable of behaving in a manor that is acceptable in that kind of environment.
Buzzcocks the postcard
when I first got into the punk, the punk postcard was quite common
I have no problem with “back in the day” stories, but when old farts use “back in the day” as an instrument to refute what people are doing right now, it pisses me off! If they have moved on to better things that’s more than fine, but the dismissive way a lot of old punks talk about the current happenings of punk rock pisses me off.
Their evidence is usually gathered from taking their stupid kid to Hot Topics, shit they heard on the radio / TV, & jerking off to internet porn because their wife won’t fuck them because they are currently gross. They have no idea what is good or what truly does sucks.
For the official punk rock record, claiming you were once stabbed by a gang of Nazi skinheads at an Agnostic Front show in 1986 isn’t evidence that punk used to be better, it’s proof that your generation was full of idiots.