Ha ha ha ha I don't know how it came about, why it came about, or who finagled what to whomever to make it happen or if any free legal advice was used as bait to get The Civilians on the bill for the High Rollers Scooter Rally weekender, but it was a damn damn damn good idea! LOL What a fun night! Thanks to Eric for giving us the headlining spot that he did, very appreciated, and as always Thanx! to the crew at Triple B's for hooking us up something proper. We played for a long time, threw in some Cock Sparrer and Business (R.I.P. Micky) covers for good measure, and the crowd ate it up. Lots of congratulatory words of praise afterwords, which is always nice to hear. I had a fantastic time, and hope they ask us to play the event again next year. And Thanx! to whoever kept sending that free booze up to the stage... ha ha ha
Oh San Francisco, you'll always have my heart. <3 Best way to spend a birthday EVER!!! But I'll get back to that later. I'm really bad at updating this site, what with being in 4 bands both here and in CA and all that, but here's a probably 85% accurate listing of what's been added to the website as of late. People keep asking me and I forget to post it up...
The Mutants - Your Desert My Mind, an album featuring the lovely gentleman Mr. Rat Scabies on drums - click here to check that out.
Black Randy And The Metrosquad - Pass The Dust, I Think I'm Bowie, just recently reissued on cassette by (not) Burger Records, and if you think I'm not going to take the chance when given it to me to pontificate upon one of the best records to ever be released in the whole history of mankind, a record in my Top 5 list of all time favorite records ever, well then buddy I'm glad to tell you that you're hugely mistaken. Click here to see just how far I can stick my tongue up that bloated corpse's musical ass. <3
L7 - Wireless, a from-the-archives release of a kick ass L7 show from Australia, which I listen to a lot, because it's just that damn good - click here to read what I had to say about it.
Ramones - Ramones (40th Anniversary Edition), the amazingly brilliant and well deserved repackaging of an American classic that is chock full of unreleased stuff, demos, and killer live stuff. With both a mono and a stereo mix, it's the record that changed the world, and you can click here to read all about it and why you should own this classic, seminal release.
Green Day - Revolution Radio, just a sad, sad release from a band I used to be hyped on. Click here to read the disappointment.
So much for the end of last years Music Reviews, huh? ;)
The gigs filling in for Guilty By Association this week were fun!! I mean, besides blowing out my right knee playing at the Yucca Tap Room, and cracking an upper tooth while having breakfast at Harlow's the next morning, but other than that? Major fun! Down By Law were some really nice guys to pal around with, Punk Legends and all that, and their drummer Hunter and I bro'd down big time. Cool dude, and he loved my drum set, so he can't be all that bad, right? ha ha ha The guys in Guilty By Association are always a treat to hang around with, the drives weren't bad at all, basically Jason Ellis Show 24/7 and Janoff stopping to shit every hour or so, but the turnout for the gigs definitely could of been better - waaaay better. I mean, there was NOBODY there for the Triple B's gig, but I guarantee you that when Down By Law play one of the club shows for Punk Rock Posing (Oops! Did I say that?) the place will be packed with Locals all saying how great it is that Down By Law FINALLY is playing in Las Vegas. Finally!
Totally, totally weaksauce.
Whatever. Sometimes I hate Vegas, and this night was definitely one of them. Oh well. Me and my busted toofus and blown out knee are heading up to SF to check out the Adam Ant gig @The Fillmore. I need a vacation! ha ha ha So long Stinktown!!!