Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Urban Struggle Battle Of The Cuckoos Nest

I have never seen this doc before.... interviews are great and the early super raw footage of Black Flag is some of the best I've seen...


For those (like me) who couldn't make Vegas... here's a little run through. My bike is at 2.40. No really... that's my actual bike... it went instead of me. Heads up to Mike, Gabe and the crew for throwing down Mash style as always!!

INTERBIKE 09' VEGAS SUCKAS from chris clappe on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Off With Their Heads

In response the the 'Fun Punk' post. Here's Off With Their Heads - who have fun and are punk. They are playinf SF soon with Cock Sparrer....

Witch - Introduction

Any reader(s) of the blog will know my fascination with Zambian music from the late 60's/early 70's. I only just discovered this shit last year even though I was born there and members of my family lived there for years. In fact, The Peace and Witch albums recorded in the next goddamn town!! wtf? Anyway, I paid top dollar for the reish of the Witch - Lazy Bones LP... and what a bonzer. Now those fuckers at Shadocks have delivered the first Witch album 'Introduction'. Hollllllllllly Shit. This is some primal fuzz... and the hooks? are you kidding me. I don't even want to tell you how many duckets I dropped on this repro. Trust me, it was worth every penny... and for all you collector fucks who think they'll track down the orig? it ain't gonna happen. Trust me. Don't have mp3's to share... but follow this link for a taste. 500 of them on thick-ass vinyl.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Limp Wrist

I posted about these local heroes before... here's some great quality footage of their recent Euro tour..

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dillinger Four/Riverboat Gamblers/arrivals/Young Offenders

Our shitty band is playing at the Botom Of The Hill in SF tonite...should be a banger - it's all ages too!!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


To temper the last post.... Here's Siege from 1984. This band were light years ahead of their time in terms of speed and agression. Boston. 1984. Rad.


After the West Coast rap frenzy of last week I have been digging back into the UK vibes. I love C-Mone. This vid is all 'classy' and shit, but lsiten to her accent and style....fierce. More soon come...

Status Quo

Friday, September 18, 2009

Roll Forever

Me and Mike hit the skatepark at 9am this morning - it was us, the old timers and and some young shavers skiving school and smokin blunts. We are old and tired, but it felt great to just roll.... and the weather was epic. It always feels positive to be moving on wheels.
Yesterday Mike saw Dennis Busenitz at the park...destroying it. The guy is one of my favorite skaters... fast and smooth...


Philthy Rich

New beats from the bay....

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Keepin' it local.. I've posted about this dude before. Taking harsh beats and revelutionary lyrics, I still haven't found an artist with beats as incediary coupled with sick political rhymes. Word.

Straight Outta Hunters Point

On the ghetto tip, thought I'd best rep the locals. Our band practices in Bayview , up the street from the HP, and our pal Ums has just moved his studio there..... ruffage...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pointed Sticks

We must have mentioned these Canadian pop geniuses before? I stuck on their 'Perfect Youth' LP which is pretty wimpy... but the hooks? Can't fault 'em.

Outta My Head

It was a rough week. That shit sucked. Fuck. But, you know how with all bad must come good...or some shit. I found myself digging deep into the collection for solace....pulling out gems that would make everything feel alright. So I went for the Infest, Cro Mags, No Comment, NWA records... filtered through some Roky Erickson, Hawkwind and African Psych to calm the frying nerves. In doing so I remembered the ultimate nihilist garage band, the Reatards. Now that that the punk elite have scoffed at Jay Reatard's 'selling out', he's the bloated fat rockstar creep we all loathe. Wait a minute. Didn't Jay himself always profess to the rock n roll ideal?. Outta My Mind? the dude was fucked at 17. What's more punk than recording hundreds of tracks of genius spite and bile in your bedroom then some record twerp is gonna get you high and laid and fucking paid to release them. Hats off Jay...punk as fuck. But the truth remains.... the Reatards were waaaaaay more punk than he is now......dude was 17 and clearing rooms full of seasoned punks with chair legs and bloody broken bottles. The real deal.....

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Screaming Dead

I stumbled across this band on the label No Future that most folks would know for releasing Blitz, Partisans, Red Alert and a number of other top not notch skin and punk bands. Screaming Dead were almost a total goth band (albeit with a punk edge). It took me years to track down their 12" on Future.... and it was worth the wait. I'm certain this shit ain't too rare as the punks probably avoided it ...... and they were too punk for the goths. Sounds good to me tho',.......

Monday, September 14, 2009

Edgar Broughton Band

Staright Outta Compton

Not exactly digging deep for this post, but this weekend had me digging out the 1st NWA LP. A lot of you heads have this I'm sure, but get the headphones on and listen deep. This is one fierce aural assault. Fuck. Just the opening salvo in the title track is enough for me. How the fuck Ice Cube became a respected Hollywood 'artist' is beyond me!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fun Punk

Punk isn't fucking fun... Logan was over last night and we were talking about how we have no fucking time for 'joke bands' or fucking in-jokes. Punk isn't fucking silly costumes and shit. Punk is the fucking Cro Mags.... fucking Poison Idea. Don't Tread On Me.....

For giggles, and shits.

As i'd actually forgotten I was part of this awesome sight, i thought i'd ease myself back in with a little bit of immature humour for our mutual time killing pleasure. Don't pretend you don't like this, not even just a little bit?


Thursday, September 10, 2009

San Diego

Awesome fast was fucked up..... we got blasted. Best dudes of the weekend were Shang-A-Lang from New Mexico. JoJo from the Marked Men is In them...... fuckin get real bitch... this is rad...

ps. when you search for them you get hella Bay City Rollers posts which is pretty cool!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Hot on the heels of Brooksy's Rorschach post, here's the new video from Rorschach guitarist Nick Forte's new Black Metal combo Hamsoken. The name is old English for "The offence of assaulting a man in his own dwelling."

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shark Pants

Shit name. Awesome band/ They killed it at awesome fast.....

Shark Pants

Shit name. Awesome band/ They killed it at awesome fast.....

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


One of the most forward thinking hardcore bands of the early 90's was Rorschach. I was lucky enough to see them dismantle a bar in Nottingham on their UK tour. They are doing a couple of reunion shows... I hope they come to the West Coast.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

We're all Gonna Die.

I liked Arab Strap, but I LOVE Malcolm Middleton's solo stuff waaaay more. He just released a new LP which is great... in fact all his stuff is great. Smart, cynical and funny.... I vaguely saw him at Green Man, but there were too many folkies in the way to see properly...

Forgot About Dre?

Fuck it, big label rap isn't usually my bag at all.... but there's no denying this track is the fuckin bomb.... Dre at his illest...