skaterock

Day: 535

Shirt: JFA - Out Of School Tour 1983 (Reissue)

Color: Turquoise

Brand: Jerzees

Source:  Taking a break to show off a shirt that was re-issued/replicated that was not made by me but another friend of the punk rock shirt.  Clearly i was not at this tour.  i would be A: old as fuck, and B: punk s fuck.  I would be 10 years old if i was there, and while i would like to think i am that punk i was still prolly jamming to Wham! at that time.  and i have no problem saying that.  

JFA is was and always will be the king of skate rock.  yeah there are others and they are equally badass but when your founding band member also works at Thrasher Magazine there isn’t really much you can do to be more Skaterock, so Brian Brannon Wins.  

Much respect for him, who i believe is kind of unsung in what he has done for punk rock music.  if you ever picked up a thrasher and saw Pushead art, a Misfits, Minor Thread, Black Flag, Faction article you can prolly bet that Brian Brannon had a hand in that.  I mean the dude kinda curated and help push skate rock / punk rock out in the world to kids who can only read about it.  then you got places like Sessions to advertise so kids could mail-order music and shirts (like me) .  It really opened up a lot of eyes to a scene that would have went mostly unnoticed to kids in FL, OR, KS etc..  

So Brian, to that i thank you for opening my eyes, and many others around me,  i recognize your contribution and to that i tip my hat..er beanie to you my good sir.  

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the faction - california dreamin’

“I walked in the store just to get a Coke
And all they had as Pepsi, what a fuckin’ joke”

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code of honor - waiting always

ez egészen durva ahogy első generációs 81/82es kaliforniai gördeszkás-politikus tukko trashpunk bandák elkezdenek gitározni és énekelni 84ben, ahogy tényleg nagyon fura zenét kezdenek csinálni. nem tudok hozzászokni csak csodálkozok, ez klassz

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McRad - weakness

ez klassz. a McRad-et 5-6 éve hallgatom de csak most esik le hogy ez mekkora kibaszott nagy sláger. ezzel álmodtam, szóval megérett.

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Day: 1319
Shirt: the Faction - Bat (from 2014)
Color: Black
Brand: Gilden
Source: (Friday) Of all the things I never thought I’d see in my life high on top of that list is a car commercial featuring a Faction song. Wow. Now either this cat company is specifically targeting guys like me or Ray Stevens got a job at an ad agency. Either way that bands payday is long over due. So good for those dudes who finally get to collect a decent check (I hope it was decent at least) and enjoy the good life. Sans @steviecab who seems like he has been doin just fine since the 7th grade. But we all know some bands make a mark on life and never get their nut. So here’s to @the_faction_official and getting some of the corporate tit just because you’re doing what you love and got recognized for it

Day: 570

Shirt: Misfits - Pushead Design

Color: Black

Brand: Screen Stars Red

Source: Talk about complimenting each other.  Misfits and Pushead go together like peanut butter and jelly.  i am trying to rack my brain to think of a modern day version of this but my brain is too riddled with other things to figure it out.  chime in below if you have a good example.  

Day: 967
Shirt: the Accüsed - the Curse Of Martha Splatterhead
Color:  Black
Brand: Hanes 
Source:  Does any one give thrasher Magazine for creating a genre of Music?  I mean would skate rock exist if they didn’t put out skate rock comps?  i mean the music might, but the title sure as hell wouldn’t.  so here i am taking  a moment to thank Thrasher Magazine for amongst a million other things, giving us Skaterock.  

I have been listening to shitloads of skate rock recently ever since the Faction announced their club show in San Jose, i have just had those songs coursing through my veins.  One song / band i completely forgot about was the band Ungh! do any of you remember this album…Cement?  

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I’m almost sure that you do if you give a shit about this blog and owned a skateboard in the 90’s.  it would shave been spoken about tin the same breath as Drunk Injuns, McRad, Odd Man out and Skate Master Tate.  

So ilistened to this song last night.. “Skate Affrikaana” and thought to myself at first, is this LCD Soundstsytem? 

Is this where James Murphy found his inspiration from?  i mean come on the Cow bell, the beat, its uncanny.  And how crazy is it that this was Skaterock in 1988.  My mind was a little blown away for a second.  so bizarre but awesome, but at the same time funny how this band was way before their time.  

NONE of the above has to do with the Accüsed i know, but i tried to find a shirt that had something to do with skate rock and this was all i could find.  the Accüsed are a whole different beast with some crazy vocal stylings that i liked but never loved but again one of them bands where the art and the culture was so intertwined with my life i learned to love them.  now i think i love them way more that i used to, or appreciate them way more.  

Man Skaterock.  thanks again Thrasher