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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

xDOWNSHIFTx and BATTERY (DC) live videos!!!

Hello everyone. It's been a long while since I posted. Sorry about that. I was busy getting divorced and getting my life back on track.

Anyway here I have for you another show from my old band xDOWNSHIFTx. We played this one in Half Moon Bay, CA way back in 1998. Lots of fun! Check it out here...

This next show is from one of my favorite SXE bands.. Battery from DC. This is a ripping set from Buffalo, NY 12/31/1996. Check it out here....

Enjoy and thanks for reading this blog!!

Monday, May 17, 2010


Recently I've been uploading a big chunk of the 90's hardcore videos I have to my YouTube account. Some I shot myself, some I got from others. Lots of good stuff here and I'll be adding more as time permits.


EARTH CRISIS live in Kansas City 7/15/1995 SXE Vegan Syracuse hardcore Part 1

MOUTHPIECE live 1/13/1995 Buffalo, NY SXE hardcore Part 1


SACTO HOODS live Danville Grange Hall 1/24/1997 hardcore punk rock PART 1

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? live at Gilman 8/31/2001 hardcore x625x PART 1

live at Lindees 3/15/1998 hardcore, east bay, punk rock PART 1

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Another SXE blast from the past.....1997 to be exact. One of my favorite straight edge bands...ENVY...from Buffalo, NY. This is a great show from Erie, Pa. February 1997. There's 4 parts so be sure to watch them all and leave a comment!

Monday, April 26, 2010

IN MY EYES live video 8/24/1997 Bombshelter Oakland, CA

This is a very rare show that I shot in the summer of 1997. IN MY EYES were on their first "demo" tour on the West Coast and got booked to play a show with my band DOWNSHIFT along with a few others at the Bombshelter club in Oakland near the Coliseum. There had been some kind of an accident and their bassist had to go to the hospital to get his arm taken care of. You can see it bandaged up in the video. They ended up playing at like 12:30am after all the other bands. It's been 13 years and nobody has seen this footage. I don't remember ever making any copies of it. I was the only one shooting and if you weren't there, you didn't see it. The microphone cuts out in various places and the last song in Part 3 is cut by a few seconds. it's an old tape obviously. Pete and the guys were extra cool and gave their all.

This is part one. Click over to YouTube to see parts 2 and 3. XXX

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Missing Persons - Rhyme & Reason 1984

More musical time travel back to the 80's!

Missing Persons - Rhyme and Reason. Their second full length and a major change in sound most notably the drums. Terry got into electronic drums in a big way and had a set custom made just for him. He played them on this record and on the tour. I think he got burned out on them because I've never even heard of him playing them in any way since. They are probably sitting in the back of his drum storage space gathering dust over the last 25 years!! The record didn't do as well as Spring Session M which was a disappointment for the band. That being said, the material was not as good as SSM and there is some obvious filler. Give and Right Now were strong singles (and videos) and should have done better. Chuck Wild (keyboards) left permanently after the completion of the tour.

1. the closer that you get
2. give
3. now is the time
4. surrender your heart
5. clandestine people
6. right now
7. all fall down
8. racing against time
9. waiting for a million years
10. if only for the moment

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Faction - Live SF 1983 and NYC 1985

Another Faction post! Am I a fan or what?

These are two live shows, one from the Tool & Die in San Francisco 1983. I got this directly from Adam Bomb Segal, the original guitarist from the Faction years ago. The second show is from CBGB's in New York City in 1985 (also known as PEGGED FOR LIVE). Both soundboard and with excellent sound considering how old they are.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Red Flag - Naive Dance

Around 1989 there was a new synthpop group named Red Flag that released their first CD, Naive Art. It was great and had so many good songs and sold well. The next year a remix CD (Naive Dance)was released with club versions of songs from Naive Art. It's excellent as well but unfortunately went out of print many years ago. I was fortunate enough to get a copy way back when so now you can enjoy it as well!

01 Broken Heart (U.K. Remix) 5:20
Remix - Jon St. James , Stacey Q
02 Russian Radio (Glastnost Club Mix) 7:29
Remix - Paul Robb
03 If I Ever (1000 Years Mix) 6:41
Remix - Tony Garcia
04 Count To Three (House Mix) 7:33
Remix - Danny Tenaglia
05 Pretty In Pity (Painless Mix) 4:34
Remix - Jon St. James
06 Russian Radio (Razormaid Mix) 6:14
Remix - Joseph Watt
07 If I Ever (Razormaid Mix) 6:52
Remix - Joseph Watt
08 Give Me Your Hand (Razormaid Mix) 6:54
Remix - Art Maharg , Joseph Watt
09 Count To Three (Razormaid Mix) 6:51
Remix - Art Maharg , Joseph Watt
10 Broken Heart (Razormaid Mix) 6:02
Remix - Art Maharg , Joseph Watt

Friday, March 5, 2010

Debris - I've Seen Em On Gilman St.

DEBRIS was a late 90's pop punk band from the East Bay. I thought they were great and this CD was way overlooked. It should have gotten more attention. Unfortunately, I got into them right about the time when they were breaking up for good. I did manage to see them a couple of times. They had many member changes through their short lifespan. Gavin Freitas was the founder/lead singer/guitarist from the beginning to the end. Their biggest show was playing at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Sunnyvale opening for Blink 182. This is a great CD and if you like Blink 182, Green Day, etc. you'll probably like this.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Faction - Dark Room EP

The Faction - Dark Room EP 1985
I love The Faction! This music still holds up for me and makes me want to skate. This record has the immortal classic "Let's Go Get Cokes" which I first heard on a great punk radio show called 'Vinyl Rites' on KFJC from Los Altos Hills, CA. The DJ was named Last Will and he played soooo many great bands that turned out to be classics. His show was the first place I heard The Faction, Bad Brains, Black Flag, 7 Seconds, Youth Brigade etc. Anyway here's the download file!

1. dark room
2. let's go get cokes
3. terror in the streets
4. deathless
5. tongue like a battering ram
6. you are here

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Til Tuesday - Live in Philadelphia, PA 1986

Another one of my fave bands from the 80's...Til Tuesday.
This show was held at The Empire Club in 1986 on their 'Welcome Home' tour. It's an excellent pro recording from an FM broadcast.

on sunday
looking over my shoulder
sleeping and waking
love in a vacuum
coming up close
will she fall down?
no one is watching you now
voices carry
maybe monday
winning the war
lovers day
what about love?

Friday, February 26, 2010


In 1985, the Go-Go's broke up very messily. All members went their separate ways and started making their own music with varying degrees of success.

In 1988, Gina Schock, ex-drummer for the Go-Go's came out with her new band, HOUSE OF SCHOCK. Vance DeGeneres (yes, Ellen's brother) was co-leader and bassist.

They put out an excellent record with "Middle Of Nowhere" as the first single and video. From how I hear it, the record label dropped the ball, basically refused to promote it and eventually dropped the band. Big mistake.

This record has been out of print since the late 80's and it's a shame because I think it's a solid slice of late 80's new wave pop. Here it is for your listening pleasure!

1. Middle of Nowhere
2. Just to Dream
3. Walk in My Sleep
4. Love in Return
5. Where Love Goes
6. Never Be Enough
7. This Time
8. Seems Like Forever
9. World Goes 'Round
10. Walk Away

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Missing Persons LIVE 9 25 1981 New York

Another blast from the archives! One of my favorite bands ever, MISSING PERSONS, live at My Father's Place in New York. September 25, 1981. Live radio broadcast. Professional quality. Enjoy!