I posted this photo to my Instagram a while back and the response was pretty awesome, so it inspired me, at least a little, to get off my butt and organize some more Montague photos. That place was pretty epic and important to skateboarding in the south bay area. I'm still working on gathering more, but following the tag Montague will get you to a bunch more photos of the spot, with more to come this week.
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
This song was definitely not one of Gavin's favorites -- he really did not want it on the Collection CD I put out. I sorta understand, lyrically it's not his strongest, but the bass is rad and the guitar parts work cool. Anyway, it's only available on a limited basis, so I thought I'd share...