WAKE UP TO THE REAL DEAL
May 31st, 2012 by Ed

LOUIE ANTIDOTE BUSTING OUT | PHOTO: UNKNOWN

What follows is a rare interview with Louie, Antidote’s original vocalist.
Originally printed in Hodgepodge Fanzine #2, Fall 1997

HP: Ok, so introduce yourself…

Louie: I’m Louie, the original singer with Antidote NYHC.

HP: Did you sing on the 7″

Louie: The one and only.

HP: So how did the band get started?
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BREAK DOWN THE WALLS
May 31st, 2012 by Gordo

RICHIE AND RAY WITH YOT 1987 GILMAN STREET | PHOTO: TRENT NELSON

I used to think that labels were just symbols of pride
But over time I’ve seen they only serve to divide
It’s so easy to judge people by the way they seem to be
We must overcome this problem to live life peacefully
Look beyond the fashion or the crowd that they are in
Look beyond their riches or the color of their skin
Look beyond appearance and the truth you will find
Look for what’s inside before you make up your mind
Break down the walls

IN MY HEAD
May 31st, 2012 by Gordo

HENRY AND KIRA WITH BLACK FLAG | PHOTO: UNKNOWN

There wasn’t a lot of money involved. There were legal hassles when I joined the band. There was some legal stuff that had happened with the record company before me, so we had some legal bills we owed that a lot of money went towards. And we had the P.A. system, which cost us quite a bit. Our expenses were pretty high. So there wasn’t a lot of money.

And we had a per diem, a daily stipend to get by and buy our food, and basically that’s all about it would cover. And we slept on peoples’ floors and in the van, and expenses were kept down and the money would go to that. There was not really any extra money. But I was never in it for the money! There was never any expectation of money either. So it was very faithful to what I expected it to be, which was just sort of surviving. I was going to UCLA at the time, and taking quarters off to tour. I’d take a quarter off to tour, and then I’d come back. So that was really insane. Like, getting dropped out of a van after a tour, at UCLA to go to my first class. Trying to go back to studying calculus and applied math.
Did people in the class know who you were?

No, Black Flag was not very famous at UCLA. I was a scumbag as far as they were concerned. There were a couple people that were a little punky maybe, but it wasn’t where you found a contingent, like now. I mean, even then, when we’d go to Ohio or something like that, the colleges would have radio stations and be interviewing Black Flag or whatever; they were heavy into us. But UCLA, man, I never met anybody.

Really!?

I really only, well — And I’m in the MATH department! I’m in the, you know — I’m not exactly hanging around in the artistic areas where there might be someone too, you know? I was like hanging around math classes and economics and stuff. I didn’t bump into anybody. I didn’t get a lot of attention, man. I was pretty much just a scumbag who had trouble finding people who I could compare notes with.

-Kira Roessler of Black Flag, as told to Mark Prindle of Citizine

THE NICE SONG IN THE KEY OF D
May 31st, 2012 by Ed

A.O.D. "HUMUNGOUSFUNGUSAMONGUS" ERA PROMO PHOTO C.1986

Adrenalin O.D. Live at CBGB C.1988

I’m feeling really fine on such a lovely day
I’m feeling really fine, feel like wasting my time
It’s such a lovely day, got nothing to do
I’m lying in my bed on such a lovely day
I’m lying in my bed, don’t want to see no friends
It’s such a lovely day, got nothing to do

I’m lying in the tub on such a lovely day
I’m lying in the tub, give me a body scrub
It’s such a lovely day, got nothing to do

I’m sitting on the steps on such a lovely day
I’m sitting on the steps smoking cigarettes
It’s such a lovely day, got nothing to do

—A.O.D. “The Nice Song In The Key of D”

MINDFUNK
May 31st, 2012 by Gordo

LANCE MOUNTAIN
May 31st, 2012 by Larry

Since hosting the first skate video ever with The Bones Brigade Video Show in ’84, Lance Mountain has ensured that skateboarding continue to put a smile on your face through four decades of clocking in as a pro. His most recent full pool part in Flip’s Extremely Sorry reminded the world that Lance is also really, really good. Number 18 on Transworld Skateboarding’s list of The 30 Most Influential Skaters Of All Time.

NOW I’VE GOT THE CHANCE I DON’T CARE ABOUT WHAT I DO – WHEN I DONE THEM THINGS I DONE THEM JUST FOR YOU…
May 31st, 2012 by Ed

01.21.1978 Melody Maker ad for Sham 69 single "Borstal Break Out" on Polydor Records

OUT OF STEP
May 31st, 2012 by Gordo

MODERN IAN WITH THE ORIGINAL MINOR THREAT BOARD

MOTORCYCLES ARE COOL
May 31st, 2012 by Gordo

MAX SCHAAF | PHOTO: SCOTT POMMIER

CRUSH THE DEMONIAC
May 31st, 2012 by Gordo

DOUG HOLLAND WITH THE CRO MAGS | PHOTO: ED ESPOSITO