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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

climber
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 Häagen-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
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2009 - 02:46pm PT
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 4, 2009 - 09:09pm PT
Bump, cuz it's Saturday night, and Rollins is on KCRW again!
http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/hr#recent
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Jul 5, 2009 - 12:16pm PT


I'm about to have a nervous breakdown
My head really hurts
If I don't find a way out of here
I'm gonna go berserk cause
I'm crazy and I'm hurt
Head on my shoulders
It's going... Berserk!
MisterE

Trad climber
One Step Beyond!
Jul 5, 2009 - 01:18pm PT
Big Black Flag Fan

Big Black Flag Fan

Big Black Flag Fan

Big Black Flag Fan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQC-QOlbZb8
pimpdaddy

climber
manchester, vermont
Jul 5, 2009 - 05:15pm PT
Henry Rollins ruined the best punk rock band there ever was.

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

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2009 - 10:33pm PT
It's Saturday Night and Rollins is baaaaccckkkk on KCRW!

http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/hr#recent
Or check it out on Itunes Radio>Public>KCRW Simulcast

Ray-J

Social climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 13, 2009 - 01:35am PT
Good thread...
Rollins fans: if U read just one, make it
"Get in the Van"

Truely great, on a scale w/ anything,

Henry Rollins autobiography
Get In The Van - flat out great book.

Truuuust me dahhlink :)
Josh Nash

Social climber
riverbank ca
Aug 10, 2009 - 05:41pm PT
henry rollins as duke=priceless
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/076041c13b/the-ballad-of-g-i-joe
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Aug 10, 2009 - 05:47pm PT
How did Rollins ruin Minor Threat?
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Aug 10, 2009 - 06:15pm PT
I don't think Rollins was to best of Black Flags singers. Listen to The first Four Years or Everything Turned Black. Gives you a wide variety.
Ray-J

Social climber
east L.A. vato...
Aug 10, 2009 - 08:44pm PT
A million nit-picks :)

Anyone wanna try and equal HR?

Huh?

No, not me either.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Aug 10, 2009 - 08:55pm PT
Kieth Morris any day
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Aug 10, 2009 - 10:24pm PT
Young Henry




paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Aug 10, 2009 - 11:04pm PT
it was henry, mike m, and jello
defined a generation of testosterone punk
i dare ANY of you to sing My War like he did ;-)

...tv party tonight...
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2009 - 11:16pm PT
TTR, that fanzine article is great...which one is it? What is he, 22 y/o in those pix? Some of the more priceless comments:

DO YOU TAKE DRUGS? No, I don't because I don't like them....I don't care what anybody else does so I don't smack joints our of other people's hands.

DO YOU LIKE BEING ALIVE?: I like to be alive. I don't think that I would try to kill myself....I don't hate people, I just have a general dislike for people.

FAVORITE FEMALE MOVIE STAR? I think Nastassia Kinski is great.

locker

Social climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Aug 10, 2009 - 11:18pm PT
ALWAYS has something to SAY...

and the way he say's it...

is a CRACK up...

I for one...

"Appreciate"...




Henry Rollins...
Ray-J

Social climber
east L.A. vato...
Aug 10, 2009 - 11:23pm PT
Not to mention his Ozzy interview is one
Of the best - Ozzy, plastered to the point of
Slurred speach...still pulls it off - funny as hell.

It's on youtube btw...
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Aug 10, 2009 - 11:27pm PT
apogee,
He says he's 21 in the viewable portion of the interview. From a 1981 NOMAG (downtown LA zine), getting yellowed and moth eaten. I scanned and posted some from my NOMAG collection (well, 3 to be exact) on an ST (not to be confused with SST) Minuteman tribute.
My bro was an artist for NOMAG BITD and used to show me the scene when I came down from the ditch.
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2009 - 11:31pm PT
TTR, I saw that reference to being 21, and a later comment about how he lived in DC for twenty years...
GDavis

Trad climber
Aug 10, 2009 - 11:32pm PT
I had never heard of him before today, pleez don't make fun of me :( good stuff tho!
GDavis

Trad climber
Aug 10, 2009 - 11:36pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9S5-EB8dR8

This is very rad.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 10, 2009 - 11:38pm PT
He didn't just die or something did he? Too much of that lately, please tell me this is just music/spoken word' homoerotica appreciation...
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2009 - 11:40pm PT
Nope, Jaybro, Henry still has a pulse and goes off on KCRW each Saturday night at 6 pm...
http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/hr#recent

(Some of his shows are probably archived there)
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 17, 2009 - 09:36pm PT
Bump 'cuz Henry's back....
Itunes: Radio>Eclectic>KCRW On Air

SuperDuperHenryRollins
SuperDuperHenryRollins
Credit: apogee
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 17, 2009 - 10:14pm PT
Right now:

Yep.
Yep.
Credit: apogee
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Oct 18, 2009 - 12:13am PT
No a big fan of the music, (just not my thing) except the song where he screams "I am a liar".

But, loved a couple of interviews with him. He just kept tearing into U2 and how bad the rhythm section is. It just seems to be a touchy subject for him.

Definitely doesn't pull punches, you got to like that nowadays!
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Oct 18, 2009 - 12:20am PT

It was never the same for me when I found out Rollins was gay. All the Black Flag angst took on a new meaning and sorta left me in the back row. Too bad really, 'cuz if I knew he was gay from the get-go, I probably would have continued to like his stuff down through the ages.
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2009 - 01:57am PT
Punk icon HENRY ROLLINS is furious when his sexuality is questioned - because he's never met anyone as blatantly "un-gay" as himself.

The former BLACK FLAG frontman is constantly being interviewed by homosexual magazines and is weary of denying rumours he's gay because he believes his tough appearance and heterosexual lovelife speaks for itself.

He complains, "I get interviewed by gay magazines at least six times a year and the first question is always, 'Are you gay?'. No. 'Are you sure?'. Yes.

"I ask why there's such a desire for me to be gay and they say, 'Because your hair's short, you're in shape, you're hot and you're smart.'

"In America it's a put down, like, 'Oh he's such a fecking fairy'. So here I am with the tattoos and a thick neck, talking sh*t. God, if you only saw how un-gay I am. I've never had a homosexual experience - and I could have had all the ones I wanted."

20/07/2005 01:54
http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/story/rollins-stop-questioning-my-sexuality#
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 18, 2009 - 02:00am PT
That photo of Rollins looks a lot like a Sheridan Anderson cartoon of Royal Robbins, in a Superman outfit. From Downward Bound, maybe.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 18, 2009 - 09:33am PT
Russ nailed it! I didn't know he was gay either nttawit, but it puts a different bent on things, he is always so direct, so ernest, did he come out a long time ago and just not make a big deal of it? Or was he in the closet? Kinda makes a difference ..... given his tendency to call people to honesty....

He was good in Johhny Mnemonic, though, in a preference neutral kind of way.
Ice T kicked Ass, too. it would have been better had he (HR, or IT) starred in it, and let that throw away, Keanu, twist in the wind.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 18, 2009 - 12:43pm PT
Huh?
WTF difference does it make?
Haven't we got other things to concern us?
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2009 - 01:27pm PT
"Huh?
WTF difference does it make?"

Word. It's a shame to miss out on the great things that individuals have to offer because of an inconsequential bias.
apogee

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 24, 2011 - 11:03pm PT
Henry's here tonight to kick your ass.
skywalker

climber
Sep 25, 2011 - 01:49am PT
He is certainly one of the most pointed, smart, aggressive, kick ass personalities I've heard in music and he kicks ass period.

S...
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Sep 25, 2011 - 01:59am PT
oh HELL YEAH. don't know who you are, flouride, but your taste in music is obviously impeccable. every black flag show i ever saw informed my life, and rollin's later work with the spoken word blew me away.

he's gay? prolly knew this, but didn't give a fuk, and forgot. seen him here at the orpheum in flagstaff twice. this is my favorite rollins riff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyRDDOpKaLM
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Sep 25, 2011 - 08:31am PT
henry is not afraid to speak his mind and step up to the mic.
much respect..
rbolton

Social climber
The home for...
Sep 26, 2011 - 04:48pm PT
Wow...I never fail to marvel at Russ's ability to set the hook.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2012 - 12:14am PT
It's Saturday night on KCRW....that means Henry's here...
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Jul 1, 2012 - 12:58am PT
Next Time Lyrics

I saw this cat leave my pad
And this made me awful sad
But in the mean time I was gettin` mad
And I said,"Baby what explanation do you have?"
She said, "Mmmmmmm, Next Time"
What do you mean Next Time?
No next time baby, that ws the last time
I got my hat and headed for the door
I knew I wouldn`t be back there no more
And the landlord came up a real cool jed he said,
"Hey buddy, how bout the rent?"
I said, "Mmmmmmmm, Next Time"
What do you mean Next Time?
He said no next time, you gonna pay me right now
Now after the confusion had all died down
I figured I`d better get outta town
But when I arrived at the airport
There stood a man with a notice sayin`
Failure to support
I said, "Mmmmmmm, Next Time"
What do you mean Next Time?
He said no, next time, you comin` home right now
They took me to see an old friend of mine
Yeah district court, room 229
Just say your payments are way behind
I said, "Don`t worry daddy, it won`t happen next time."
And he said, "Mmmmmmmm, Next Time."
What do you mean Next Time?
Ain`t gonna be no next time, cuz you goin` to jail right now."
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Jul 1, 2012 - 04:06pm PT
Heard him interviewed on a podcast recently. Smart, funny, eloquent, direct. And a great story-teller. Good guy to have when you get stranded on a desert island. Would never run out of things to talk about.

Eric
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jul 1, 2012 - 04:16pm PT





He's still got it
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Jul 1, 2012 - 10:39pm PT
In case you're in San Francisco, check out Goteblud's retrospective of Rollins images culled from 80s hardcore zines: http://goteblud.livejournal.com/18871.html The show'll be up through July 2012 and if you ask nicely, Matt can tell you all you need to know about Henry and the world of gay erotica.
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Jul 1, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
The guys a bum! Many moons ago my band opened for BF. They ended up using our PA gear. Henry smashed-up my brand new Shure microphone. Promised to replace it with same. Still waiting.....
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Jul 1, 2012 - 11:10pm PT
Johnny Mnemonic
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Jul 4, 2012 - 12:34am PT
Missed this one before, but psyched to hear he's still going strong. Used to have some bootleg tapes around somewhere...

Who gives a rat's a&& what his sexual preferences are? It's nobody's business but his own.

Think he lived in Arlington, VA outside of D.C.

Long-time admirer the artwork on his back, and his rants. Hot damn!
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 28, 2012 - 12:06am PT
Neat Neat Neat

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 28, 2012 - 12:13am PT
New Rose

BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Oct 28, 2012 - 01:12am PT
COOL! I I I
I I

I saw them play in North Tahoe around 84". At some Podunk bar. I rushed in cause I had to take a Schat. When I came out of the stall embarrassed from having to use my sock to wipe because there's no paper. I looked up to see Henry and some big dude standing at the urinals. When the big dude looked at Henry's back and saw the tatto say'in "search and destroy". He said that should say "skate and destroy". Well, Henry proceeded to shake it off.
Then turned grabbed the guy, threw him across the room against the wall. Ran over and knee'd him on his way out the door. I looked at the big dude. He just yelled "YEAH HENRY!"
He was stoked! We ran out to the front of the stage to find Henry pacing. We stood there the rest of the night. I was mostly enthralled by the hot young bassist!!
I still like to hear them when I bust out my skate!
Henry is a prodigal son!

Jus Be'in A Family Man!
BB
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Oct 28, 2012 - 10:33am PT
The Dammed did a great cover of help as a bid on their first on second 45 great stuff.
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Oct 28, 2012 - 04:28pm PT
Pre-Black Flag:


Post-Häagen-Dazs:


Post-Joe Cole:


The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Squamish
Oct 28, 2012 - 05:55pm PT
Something for all of us sitting and staring at screens:

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
Drop your thongs and grab your bongs....!

Your voice of choice is on the ray-deee-oh tonight!
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
Tonight's show should be of particular interest to all ST greybeards (or soon-to-be)...

Henry's describing his colonoscopy procedure!
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 16, 2013 - 11:22pm PT
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2013 - 12:50am PT
There is no better radio program than Henry Rollins on KCRW each Sunday night.

If you can match or beat it, post it. I'm all ears.
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