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Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 21, 2010 - 04:45pm PT
Where Speed Metal smashes into Ska and Reggae and ultimately annihilates Jam Music.

Despite having turned into a Deadhead, Jazz and Reggae collector, Punk Rock was my initial introduction to live music as a little thrasher kid going to East Coast skate band shows and seeing DK, Black Flag, The Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies, and so many more.

When I got out West in the late 80's and early 90's I was lucky enough to catch NoFX, Rancid and Green Day all playing the same dives on the same night. Green Day was always the lowly opener.

Anyone else a fan? Some of you guys know the old school stuff- Ramones and Sex Pistols, GBH and The Automatics etc etc.

California has managed to keep the heart and soul of Punk alive and well. There's nothing as fun as a rowdy punk show.

A taste of my favorite, with a little Jerry diss (THE NERVE!) thrown in for good measure.



Trad climber
Nor Cal
Apr 21, 2010 - 05:00pm PT
I still listen to the many of the same bands I did 30 years ago, Flipper, Sex pistols, circle Jerks, DOA, The Mutants,etc on my ipod. My kids like Lady Gaga; where did I go wrong? Just missed a reunion show this past weekend with the Zero's, No Alturnative, and the Mutuants (well most of them, one of the singers couuld not make it) in Oakland.

Skiiing with Fritz Fox of the Mutants at A-Basin a rew weeks back.


Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Apr 21, 2010 - 05:02pm PT
I was thinking "Where is this Punk Rock and what kind of routes does it have?"

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Apr 21, 2010 - 05:04pm PT
d7 count?


zen out till 1:40.
after that, your zen will flee.
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Apr 21, 2010 - 05:12pm PT
X, pistols, DK, black flag, fugazi, minor threat, ramones, bad religion and all the rest...

one of the best gigs i ever had was: Vans Warped Tour 1996 and 1997.. My buddy Todd Alston had the contract to haul the climbing wall around and we would set it up and put 500 kids a day on. Some gigs we did comps at.
I got to tour for 7 weeks and live on the bus with the skater guys who built the Ramp, Steve Alba was the guy who ran that show and was a super cool cat to hang with.
So we got to tour with Nofx, Rancid, Bad Religion, boss tones, pennywise, rev horton heat and so many other bands. i got to hang with a lot of these cats and most were cool. I had all access passes and shot many slides of film on stage...
i'll try to post those soon..


Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Apr 21, 2010 - 05:15pm PT
May I nominate The Saints?


Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Apr 21, 2010 - 05:20pm PT
P.I.L. was in town last week and I could not go! DAMN!!!

I lived in San Francisco from 1978 to 1982... enough said.
The Larry

Moab, UT
Apr 21, 2010 - 05:27pm PT
I still listen to X, Meat Puppets, Joy Division, and so on but I do like Lady Gaga. La la oh la la
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Apr 21, 2010 - 05:48pm PT
Husker Du, the Replacements, Bad Religion, the Feelies bump

Social climber
Apr 21, 2010 - 05:53pm PT
For me I don’t know if it was punk rock, besides seeing X and the Clash, so much as the beginning of what they call alt/indie rock, the Beat Farmers, Rank and File, the Violent Femmes (what a fiasco of a show)the Mats, the Chili Peppers… just biding time until Nirvana/Grunge came and validated it all.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 21, 2010 - 06:00pm PT
Since my VCR's been on the fritz, I just got a copy of "X the unheard music". Great if you haven't seen it.

DK, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Damned, Meat Puppits, Angry Samoans, MDC, Ramones...

Fun stuff.

Social climber
Newport, OR
Apr 21, 2010 - 06:01pm PT
Was a Punk Rocker myself!! Got to see The Pistols when I was 15 in '76 and again in the '90's for their reunion tour...Even played in Joshua Tree's pseudo punk band "The Cactus Pricks" for 10 or so years off and on...:)
The Larry

Moab, UT
Apr 21, 2010 - 06:13pm PT

Private Eyes
The Larry

Moab, UT
Apr 21, 2010 - 06:17pm PT
Sorry I meant...

adam d

Apr 21, 2010 - 06:17pm PT
new school Toronto hardcore/punk...good stuff

F#cked Up



Apr 21, 2010 - 06:45pm PT
Wendyo, Williams She was a trip!

Game over RIP!

Trad climber
New York, NY
Apr 21, 2010 - 06:50pm PT
I was always a little "off" from my peers in my musical tastes - for example, albums owned in 4th grade were Bowie, Alice Cooper, Kraftwerk, Jefferson Airplane But I recall the day, in 1978, when the music world in general had it's switch flipped. There was a tv news story about this "new" music, and they featured The Talking Heads (WOW!!!!!) and The Sex Pistols(What The...? hahahah). I didn't quite get it, especially in that they seemed to include such vastly different styles as being of the same genre, but I knew there was something happening.

I loved the raucoussness of punk, but didn't have much access to it, save for some of the bands my brothers band did shows with and of course The Sex Pistols on the radio/news. Wishing and wondering how in hell I was going to get to be a part of it...

My brother's band, The Johnnies, was more New Wave, as you can see from the photo(I found on the web - possibly the sole surviving artifact of their group). Before being that, they called themselves Germane Shephard and the Police Dogs(and it seemed all the guys said THEY were Germane Shephard...)My brother is the one in the forefront, and the guy on the right was their drummer(and my boyfriend. swoon - my first love, but his cruelness made it easy to get over him when I finally decided to leave).

They did covers(Devo's "Gates of Steel", Elvis Costello, Blondie, Sex Pistols, Kraftwerk's "Model" - all made for a good night out. But also they had many originals, and it's really a shame none of the recordings any longer exist. They were very good, actually, and they style was unique. Pretty, poetic yet hard-rocking. Rumor had it at one time that, after the band broke up, the songwriter(guy on the left, the second from left played bass) sold one of the lyrics and snips of it morphed into a song recorded by Madonna. Don't know if that is true, but as they say - Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.


Trad climber
East Van
Apr 21, 2010 - 06:57pm PT
Cooladge- Descendents

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Apr 21, 2010 - 07:18pm PT
Hey Watusi, where did you see the Pistols in 76? I saw them in Winterland but the gigs in the south were said to be better, Also saw their 1996 reunion.

I was manager of this band for a while from Stockton- 2 of the originals just reformed for a few gigs and are playing in Canada, the U.S., Iceland and England. Pavement was also from Stockton and helped them get these gigs.

One of my best friends was the main promoter in Sacramento for the early eighties. Saw way too many bands to remember. The lead singer of Sewer Trout from Sacramento was a climber. He recorded an album(tape) of punk rock songs call Rock and Ice. I think I have a copy still kicking around.

Another band that aged well is The Adolescents
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMDEJOoFw1c&feature=related A couple of them also play in the band Punk Rock Karaoke go see them and participate. http://www.punkrockkaraoke.com/


Apr 21, 2010 - 07:24pm PT
In my middle/high school years, my life was all about skateboarding and punk rock. For my first real concert, a bunch of friends and I drove up to Cleveland to see Bad Religion with Greenday opening. It was the "Recipe for Hate" tour... I was 15 or 16. Spent the whole time in the pit and went home bruised and drenched in sweat... best time ever!

Some of my favorites are Bad Religion, Fugazi, Minor Threat, NOFX, Screeching Weasel, the Clash, and Descendents.
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