Great song from Bad Shit called Fired Up.
Tony Trujillo sings and plays bass. Trixie plays drums and screams a little, and Jake Phelps plays guitar.
4 am, burning bright
Me and Stranger, out all night
Bomb Delores in the rain
Sleeping on a beach in Spain
Want it taste what it's about
Hear it smell it something something
Pour it up, need more speed
Pointech wheels all i need
Ride with style to the store
It's OK I'll get more more
Want it taste what it's about
Hear it smell it the flame you cannot doubt
Great song -- I decided to put it up today after hearing the line "I hope ya get drafted, I hope you burn and die; you apolitical asshole, hope you're the first to fry. 'Cause you don't care what happens to me as long as it don't happen to you." I wish I was in New York during the Occupy Wall Street Protests, made me listen to a bunch of good protest music, though.
Worked World used to break down some songs to the core section -- the most important section of the song, and Contribution has carried on the tradition. Here's a cool version recorded very live, with very little mixing, of The Jam's Down In The Tube Station At Midnight.
Skate Rock 2010 has come and gone. My body has broken down and I feel crappy, but I'm at home and I've survived and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Over the next week or so in this space I will add photos and links and collect everything I can find from all the sites into this one spot. It was a hell of a great trip. Wanna find out how great it can be? Go start your own band!
Here's the teaser video Altamont made for the tour:
Skate Rock Tour 2010 is finally here. We leave tomorrow. It's gonna be madness. Super fun, lots of skateboarding and music, and I am very amped. I'll have updates as often as possible, plus check for my updates on AltamontApparel.com
This is another song that was decided would not be included on the band's discography CD. It was released on the Thrasher Skate Rock Vol. 1 cassette in 1983 and not on anything else. It was a reaction to the factions within the Northern California punk scene that worshiped all the English bands and styles of the time. A.U.K. stood for Anti-U.K. and I think by 1994, when we did the CD, it just was not relevant anymore. I can't remember all the lyrics, but here are most of them:
AUK! AUK! AUK!
A little island way far away
That's loved and admired in the USA
England's scene it's cool for them
But here it just creates a bunch of problems
People here wear circle As
Right beside it the flag of the UK
Circle A--no government that's quite clear
So what's the Union Jack still doing here?
A-U.K. means anti-UK
United Kingdom go away
Remember you live in the USA
England's stale anyway
I don't care what Wattie says
Fuck the UK is what I say
Well, thinking about the ultimate skate rock tour, bands like JFA, The Faction, and the Big Boys come to mind. There are other legends: Agression, Los Olvidados, Drunk Injuns, Riot .303, The Kingpins, Clay Wheels, US Bombs, Exploding Fuck Dolls, and more. But of the newer bands the two that I'd like to see most on one bill are The Goat and Bad Shit. Now that would be a show! Reynolds, Spanky, Atiba, Shane, Beagle One-ism, Phelps, Boozy, and TNT -- what a list! (You heard it here first.)
Devo: Spud Wars, by Andy Gill. Originally published in NME, December 9, 1978
They came from Outer Akron. Their purpose: conquest. Their methods: unpleasant. This was... Spud Wars.
Jackie Leven of Doll By Doll is Not Happy. A large man in a leather jacket, he's pacing back and forth across the foyer of Newcastle City Hall, thwacking a leather fist into a leather palm. Anger. Frustration. "Surly" might best describe his demeanor.
Doll By Doll, see, have just been relieved of their support spot on the Devo tour, the only reason given being that they "weren't devo". He is understandably miffed. DBD's manager, a leather-jacketed bloke of somewhat slighter build, points out that it's not just a case of the exposure the Devo tour would have provided.
Pretty damn cool that the San Francisco library would have Ruby Ray's photos on display, and add to that a whole slew of related displays and exhibits and it just doesn't seem like that could happen anywhere else in the world... at a public library. Los Angeles is too cool, New York is to busy, London wouldn't hear of it, they're still burying that whole Jubilee-ruining boat ride... and really, there's no place else with the history. If you're in SF, you've got to go see this.