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Cvlt Nation put video this up today

It’s Black Flag plating a rare 1984 gig. Rollins (check), Kira (check), Ginn (check) and Stevenson 

In 1984, BLACK FLAG changed what a hardcore band had to sound like and were expanding minds everywhere. 

As it was, so it is.

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Posted at 7:38 PM 25 November 2013

This is Ian MacKaye ‘doing a Rollins’ (or doing a ‘MacKaye’ even) i.e. some spoken word, q n a stuff. Not much new tbh but always worth watching him innit (as I said last time I posted a clip of him talking i think).

Oh, and watch out if you’re straight of edge coz at one point your here takes a swig of summat that quite probably is either coffee of tea evoking gasps from the audience members. (oh ok, laughter). 

Props & hat tips to Mike Davies of the BBC’s punk show for tipping me off on this.

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Posted at 4:27 AM 16 September 2012

Trailers For Hardcore / Punk / No Wave Docs

I think the expression is “And then three come along at once”. Actually, including the Bad Brains one I mentioned t’other day it’s actually four amazing American music docs from the 80’s, all about hardcore bands & similar & all readying for release any time soon.

First, Salad days, a documentary about the DC hardcore scene when it was in it’s pomp, early 80’s to the end of the decade. It features Ian Mackaye, Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl, Alec Mackaye & more. A first trailer dropped a while back, a second one just last week. They’re both below:

Second documentary, this one about the Boston Hardcore scene, again early 80’s, features SS Decontrol, DYS, Gang Green, Jerry’s Kids, The F.U’s, Negative FX, The Freeze and Deep Wound. 

Talking about Boston & Hardcore gives me an opportunity to mention the news last week that Boston police tried to make moshing at hardcore gigs illegal. Obviously noses get bloodied & bones broken in mosh pits but only in a friendly way. Unlike the dorks who get bladdered of a friday / saturday night in every city centre & end up glassing each other.

The really funny thing though was the move to try & ban moshing followed someone getting hurt at a Flogging Molly gig. Last time I saw Flogging Molly the most aggressive the mosh pit got was two elderly balding guys running up to each other and doing something that looked like they were playing pat-a-cake. Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration but Flogging Molly aren’t exactly known for their mad crazy aggressive mosh pits.

Finally, a documentary about the scene that became known as No Wave. Been waiting for this for ages, it documents New York in its lawless, chaotic heyday, the end of the 70’s early 80’s. No Wave’ll probably always be my favourite music genre so I’m looking forward to this one especially. And check the roll call: Patti Smith, Basquiat, Thurston Moore, Steve Buscemi, Blondie, Lydia Lunch & John Waters.


Bad Brains

No one should go more than one working week without listening to Bad Brains at least once. 

No one should go one kicking back week without listening to Bad Brains at least once either. 

Bases (check). Covered. (check).

In case you missed it here’s their SXSW 2012 ‘Accepted Film’. It has one of the most perfect sign outs to one of these things ever:

Now FFS go dig out your copy of I Against I  & rinse the freaking thing to buggeration & back.

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Posted at 6:27 AM 21 March 2012