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Pop Quizmickey-mac
Oct 22, 2002 9:02 PM
Name that band.
Buddy Holly & the Crickets nmrwbadley
Oct 22, 2002 9:08 PM
Well, no butmickey-mac
Oct 22, 2002 9:15 PM
like Buddy Holly, the lead singer of this band was tragically killed in an accident in the prime of his life and the height of his musical creativity.
Van Zant.. Skynard?nmrwbadley
Oct 22, 2002 9:48 PM
Minutemen? nmsn69
Oct 23, 2002 5:50 AM
Nicely donemickey-mac
Oct 23, 2002 5:59 AM
Minuteman, Torrance, CA, circa 1980: D. Boon, Mike Watt, George Hurley.
That was my next guess! (who?) nmrwbadley
Oct 23, 2002 6:49 AM
Nicely donesn69
Oct 23, 2002 7:03 AM
The van rolled over on D., right? Sumthin' like that.

Shame...good band. I was more into Black Flag back then, though. Henry Rollins still talks about them a lot at his spoken word shows, or which I've seen three. He's really good.

Punk-rock angst aside, living in Torrance would make anyone look like that!

We drove on up from San Pedromickey-mac
Oct 23, 2002 7:42 PM
The shot was taken in Torrance at SST studios, but the boys were from San Pedro. I saw Black Flag numerous times, but always before Rollins took over as singer: the Dez and Keith Morris days. Both Morris and Mike Watt apparently have had pretty serious health problems over the past few years.
We drove on up from San Pedrosn69
Oct 24, 2002 4:45 AM
Those guys lived hard, quite literally on the edge. Rollins reminisces about some of those years none-too-fondly in several of his books. That whole group really suffered for their art,...and suffered through numerous beatings by skinheads and everyone else. I remember Rollins going off on some girl at a concert in San Diego in 94 after she asked him to spit on her. Wow. Likewise, I also remember him going off at a spoken word show once about a group of skinheads beating up Mike Ness.

As for SST--they were to that decade what Taang was to the 90's. SST had Minutement, Blag Flag, REM (in the heady days before Stipe's lyrics became intelligible), etc. Taang gave us Buck O Nine, Sprung Monkey and such.

It makes me sad for radio today. I need to get that bumper sticker: "Clear Channel killed my radio."
We drove on up from San Pedromickey-mac
Oct 24, 2002 6:12 AM
Radio is sad. Fortunately in LA we have KCRW from Santa Monica College and KXLU out of Loyola Marymount University. KCRW is widely available through webcast but, as far as I know, KXLU is available only locally-and very locally at that.

The SST/Black Flag/Pettibon phenomenon was really pretty amazing. Some of the Pettibon flyers for the BF shows were better than the shows. I spent part of my work day yesterday reminiscing with a co-worker about the good old days in the early 80s. We were fortunate to have a great community of local musicians: John Doe, Exene, Dave and Phil Alvin, D Boon, Watt, Ness, Jack Grisham of TSOL, the Weirdos, Darby Crash (RIP), Tito Larriva, David Hidalgo, and many others. Apart from a few transplant solo artists, I don't even know what the local scene is like these days.
Even though I'm from Orange Countysn69
Oct 24, 2002 7:41 AM
I grew up in Central (Coastal) Florida. Believe it or not, there was a thriving underground/indie/alt/punk scene there. I'm not sure what my mother feared more, the Dead Kennedys and Fear, or all of the Iron Maiden Eddie posters I had in my room at the time.

Ironically, I spent '94-'01 living in San Diego. My wife (also a native SoCal-ian) and I would automatically gravitate towards the back stages at Street Scene every year to listen to SoCal indie favs like X, the Blasters, the Rugburns, Social D, etc....

Now we live in New Orleans, which is a pit of despair for radio. The jazz selection is great, but the rock and alt/indie selection sucks. Basically, all you get is a constant repeat of what I term "angry white boy" music like Staind, Limp Bizkit, etc. Yet again, Clear Channel has sucked the life from a market that used to have a terrific indie station--The Zephyr.

I listen to KCRW sometimes via the web, and I also listen to WFNX out of Boston a lot. It's testament to nationalized programming, but I also occassionally listen to CC's West Coast biggies, KROK and 91X just to get some ska and reggae.

At least we're moving back to SD in the spring!
the late D Boon on the left i think (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 23, 2002 8:48 AM
How 'bout this onesteve-z
Oct 24, 2002 2:05 PM
If you knew the last one you should know this one...
Husker Dumickey-mac
Oct 24, 2002 2:18 PM
If nothing else, Norton's moustache is always a give-away.
Yup..."The Baby Song" goofball classique nm.sn69
Oct 24, 2002 2:20 PM
that's early huskers..ColnagoFE
Oct 25, 2002 6:36 AM
look at the long hair! yow!