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apogee

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 28, 2009 - 02:33am PT
Like eclectic music? Classic Punk?

Rollins has a show on KCRW that kicks *ss. Highly recommended for the true audiophile.

http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/hr#recent
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2009 - 01:13am PT
Bump!

Fluoride

Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Jun 29, 2009 - 01:19am PT
Love...this...man.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jun 29, 2009 - 01:24am PT
Saw him with his hard-core band at Bumpershoot one year--LOUD as it could go, ear-splitting good music:-)
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2009 - 01:25am PT
Fluoride

Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Jun 29, 2009 - 01:36am PT
He looks smokin' as a cop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxrd_jZJxkg
Fluoride

Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Jun 29, 2009 - 01:39am PT
Best wikipedia entry ever...he quit his job at HAAGEN-DAZS:

After joining Black Flag in 1981, Rollins quit his job at Hšagen-Dazs, sold his car, and moved to Los Angeles, California. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Rollins got the Black Flag logo tattooed on his left bicep[3] and changed his surname to Rollins, a surname he and MacKaye had used as teenagers.[9] Rollins was in a different environment in Los Angeles; the police soon realized he was a member of Black Flag and he was hassled as a result. Rollins later said "That really scared me. It freaked me out that an adult would do that. [...] My little eyes were opened big time."[10]

Before concerts, as the rest of band tuned up, Rollins would stride about the stage dressed only in a pair of black shorts, grinding his teeth; to focus before the show he would squeeze a pool ball.[11] His stage persona impressed several critics; after a 1982 show in Anacortes, Washington, Sub Pop critic Calvin Johnson wrote: "Henry was incredible. Pacing back and forth, lunging, lurching, growling; it was all real, the most intense emotional experiences I have ever seen."[12]
Fluoride

Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Jun 29, 2009 - 01:45am PT
Ian MacKaye deserves some love (this is a Henry thread after all, he has to be mentioned).

Fugazi was amazing.

Thanks for this thread apogee. I'm having fun listening to good tunes right now thanks to you.

Waiting Room...LIVE!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGJFWirQ3ks
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2009 - 01:45am PT
...tool'ed by Rollins...oh, my...
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2009 - 01:58am PT
Fluoride, if you are into classic punk, last night's show (6/27) was a must-hear. The Saints, Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks, to more familiar classics like the Pistols & Blondie... Rollins is my radio hero!
Fluoride

Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Jun 29, 2009 - 02:02am PT
I miss Indie-103.1FM here in LA SO MUCH!!

It was the best alternative station that ever existed. RIP.

Henry had a show on it.

I'll check that broadcast out. Thanks for the heads up apogee.
jbar

Social climber
urasymptote
Jun 29, 2009 - 04:49am PT
I loved his stand up/spoken word bits. I think he called ronnie james dio a "little evil gnome" and when you get depressed you can go into a dark room and write dark poetry on black paper with black ink and it'll all be good.
Last I saw him was as the cop in the movie "The New Guy".
D. Rivas

Trad climber
Ventura, CA.
Jun 29, 2009 - 07:59am PT
I love his music and spoken word, cant stand his acting.

He was the best singer for Flag.

I allways thought it funny that he and Ian were pals growing up considering the sheer volume work they would eventually put out.

Best song with Black Flag-"My War"
Best song solo-"Disconnect"
Best colaberation-"We are 138" w/ the Misfits.

davi.
Fresh

Trad climber
meffa, ma
Jun 29, 2009 - 10:49am PT
I saw his spoken word act at the orpheum last october. no opener, he walked on and launched into his thing and for two straight hours did not let up. he must have stopped to take a breath at some point, but I didn't notice it. a thoughtful man, the things he has to say always resonate with me. he inspires one to be a more honest, principled person.

my favorite story of his was of his trip on the trans-siberian railroad. he sees an open spot in his schedule, and immediately fills it with a painful, cold experience. "vacation? who wants to vacate themselves? who would honestly want to sit and do nothing? when I have free time, I don't want to sit and do nothing. I want something visceral. I want pain and struggle and fear." that's paraphrased, but you get the idea.

if mark twight was a singer, he would have been henry rollins.
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Jun 29, 2009 - 10:53am PT
Rollins is the man.... Love the spoken word stuff... get in the van.... good stuff!
wildone

climber
GHOST TOWN
Jun 29, 2009 - 11:13am PT
I read a great interview with him after the Rollin's Band album "Come in and Burn" (KILLER if you like metal) where he said he basically does music to keep his small publishing imprint alive (it bleeds money) because he believes in putting out these books that no-one will touch. Always made me want to find out what his imprint was and buy some titles...
Josh Nash

Social climber
riverbank ca
Jun 29, 2009 - 01:49pm PT

Josh Nash

Social climber
riverbank ca
Jun 29, 2009 - 01:53pm PT
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jun 29, 2009 - 02:02pm PT
Well that Keanu Reeves movie had its moments but don't waste your money on The Devil's Tomb.

Pardon the pun, but it is a grave disappointment.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 29, 2009 - 02:38pm PT


Saw Henry front Black Flag in '85. Wild, wild show. Too close to one of the bloodiest fights I've ever seen...

Anyhoo, Henry was pretty bulked up and piped, stomping around on stage with that "search and destroy" tatoo on his back.

He did a piece on, I seem to recall, the first gulf war that was pretty interesting. I've enjoyed his musings...and miss the Indie 103 thing too. Pretty big void but I guess he still does a radio show. Good taste in music (!).

His duet with Shatner is a riot..."I can't get behind that". Hilarious.

Uncle Tupelo does a great cover of "gimme gimme gimme"...

-Brian in SLC
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