Posts Tagged ‘punk’

Birthday Shots: Joey Ramone

May 19, 2010

One of a kind.



Hardcore Halfshells

February 10, 2010
Vodpod videos no longer available. 


This is definitely an oldie but goodie.  I saw this awhile back and then just saw it on DJ Skeet Skeet’s blog and started cracking up.  Amazing.

Things to look for:

1. Their decked out belts

2. Raphael doing the “Angus Young” at :33 sec.

3. The one stringed bass thrash

4. The keytar

5. The ill ass jean vests.

6. Leonardo’s microphone foot swoop (1:21) and his sumo move (1:50)

7. The double shot of  sunglass-bro fist pumping.

8. The crotch area of the shells look like giant vaginas.

Greatest job in the world.


Bad Brains Documentary Out Soon

February 4, 2010

It’s crazy to see this band still relevant and influential 30 years later.

BAD BRAINS has announced that it is in the final stages of production for its acclaimed documentary. No release date has been set yet.

The yet-untitled film was directed by Mandy Stein and Ben Logan and traces the history of the band from their formation in Washington, D.C. in 1979 to the present day. In addition to tons of footage from the band’s vault, the movie includes interviews with all four members (vocalist HR, guitarist Dr. Know, bassist Darryl Jenifer and drummer Earl Hudson) and their manager Anthony Countey, as well as testimonials from Henry Rollins, ex-Minor Threat and Fugazi vocalist Ian MacKaye, ex-Minor Threat guitarist Lyle Preslar, ex-Cro Mags vocalist Jon Joseph and guitarist Harley Flanagan, Murphys Law guitarist Jimmy Gestapo and Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, who produced Bad Brains 2007 album Build a Nation.

In addition to giving birth to the hardcore movement with their song “Pay to Cum” and inspiring all of the aforementioned musicians in the process, the Bad Brains had a huge influence on a new breed of late ‘80 and early ’90s metal bands, including Living Colour, Faith No More, 24-7 Spyz and Fishbone. While the Bad Brains flick is currently in post-production, it will be ready for release in a Jamaican minute.

via metalunderground


Obey Jim Jocoy

January 28, 2010

This just went up today on the Obey site and is now another member of the Rausch Hausch.

The illustration(minus spray can) is based on a photo by my friend Jim Jocoy who did a great book of late 70’s punk photos called “We’re Desperate”. Pick the book up if you can.

I saw this book on Amazon for $3. Go cop one son.


Let Fury Have The Hour

January 14, 2010

I just bought this print that Shepard Fairey did for the upcoming documentary Let Fury Have The Hour based on the book about The Clash and their music and cultural activism.

Super dope, signed by both Shepard and director Antonio D’Ambrosio.

Definitley a sexy addition to the Räusche Hausch.

Check out the trailer

via Obey


Young Punks

November 16, 2009

These little dudes, The Bots, rocked before our set at The Roxy on Friday.  Mikaiah (vocals/guitar) is 16 and Anaiah (drums) is 12.  It’s good, raw, pure punk music.  A lot of fun sharing the stage with them.

Peep their myspace page.  Can’t wait to see what they do in the next 5 years.

Thanks for letting me use your distortion pedal, that was clutch.


Original Raw Power

November 12, 2009

First off, the dude is 62!

It’s crazy to hear this with James Williamson nastily shredding exactly like he did on Raw Power in 1973.  

I’m always amazed watching Iggy perform, even if he’s starting to get a little bit of a belly.  I still wish I could write a song so good that Henry Rollins would tattoo it on his back.



April 30, 2009

I bought Glen E. Friedman’s Fuck You Heroes yesterday.  It’s in it’s fourth printing since 1994, with the photo quality just slightly revised.

From his work with the DogTown crew to Black Flag and Run DMC, Friedman encompasses everything that is hardcore.

Truly bodacious.

Peep his blog idealistpropaganda.


Henry Rollins Kicks Out The Jams

April 28, 2009


Just listening to Indie and heard this ridiculous version of “Kick Out The Jams” by Henry Rollins backed up by Bad Brains. 

Listen here.


62 Years of Raw Power

April 21, 2009


Still holding it down real thick.

Happy Birthday Iggy.


Vans Bad Brains Edition

February 26, 2009


Vans recently came out with a whole line of Bad Brains products.  I find the Sk8-Hi’s to be super ill, and I am placing my order shortly.


Another Classic Gone: RIP Lux Interior

February 5, 2009

The Cramps were the root of psychobilly punk rock music.

As a frontman, Lux was one of the most innovative, expressive, passionate, and rawest dude on the planet.



Long Live Indie 103.1

January 15, 2009


I can’t believe it.  It’s gone.

I woke up this morning,  listened to the morning show with TK, and everything seemed cool.  I get in my car at lunch and this is what I hear followed by The Clash’s “Guns of Brixton”.

This is an important message for the Indie 103.1 Radio Audience –


Indie 103.1 will cease broadcasting over this frequency effective immediately.  Because of changes in the radio industry and the way radio audiences are measured, stations in this market are being forced to play too much Britney, Puffy and alternative music that is neither new nor cutting edge.  Due to these challenges, Indie 103.1 was recently faced with only one option — to play the corporate radio game. 



We have decided not to play that game any longer.  Rather than changing the sound, spirit, and soul of what has made Indie 103.1 great   Indie 103.1 will bid farewell to the terrestrial airwaves and take an alternative course. 


This could only be done on the Internet, a place where rules do not apply and where new music thrives; be it grunge, punk, or alternative � simply put, only the best music. 


For those of you with a computer at home or at work, log on to and listen to the new Indie 103.1 – which is really the old Indie 103.1, not the version of Indie 103.1 we are removing from the broadcast airwaves.



We thank our listeners and advertisers for their support of the greatest radio station ever conceived, and look forward to continuing to deliver the famed Indie 103.1 music and spirit over the Internet to passionate music listeners around the world.


This is disgusting and unfortunate.  Indie 103.1 was the most refreshing taste of radio I’ve ever experienced.  It completely pushed the envelope and took chances, and most of all, created a community. 


Indie was everything radio should be and never once got old or boring.


Peace and thanks to TK, Mr. Shovel, Steve Jones (Jonesy), Surf Junkie Jeff, Joe Escalante, Kurt St. Thomas, Darren Revell, Dave Navarro, Alex Luke, Danny Masterson, Dred Scott, Sat Bisla, Henry Rollins, Joe Sib, DJ Paul V., Christian B, Mark Sovel, Chuck P, Full Metal Jackie, Suicide Girls, and my dude Native Wayne.


You guys started a revolution. Keep it crackin on the internet.





Goodbye To a Punk Legend: Ron Asheton

January 6, 2009


To the man who brought us the greatest punk riffs of all time, The Stooges founder and guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead today at age 60.

I’m keeping The Stooges and Raw Power on loop all day.


How long would you last in Black Flag?

December 12, 2008

I’m currently listening to Black Flag’s Damaged, probably one the greatest hardcore punk albums to ever grace this planet.  I came across this interview of frontman Henry Rollins displaying his ruthlessness on this young interviewer. Props to the little guy, he’s got some huevos.

I’d give him 36 hours of survival, tops.