ORIGIN OF THE FIRE PICK
November 21st, 2013 by Larry
EDGEGAZER ISSUE 1 AVAILABLE NOW
November 10th, 2013 by Tim
I’m a big fan of the printed fanzine and this new zine from Ted Del Toro called Edgegazer is one that is well worth checking out. Ted’s first run sold out quickly, but he just had more printed up and they’re available now. Go to Ted’s website and order yourself up a copy of Edgegazer issue 1. Here’s a link to the website teddeltoro.org. -Tim DCXX
November 7th, 2013 by Tim
X Claim! with the perfectly executed hardcore graphic design and photography. I’ve stared at and studied these records for hours on end, as did so many others. These guys laid the blueprint for how so many of us went on to do things, ideologically, musically and graphically. Thanks Al Barile and crew. -Tim DCXX
DEL MAR SKATE RANCH PHOTO SHOW
November 5th, 2013 by Larry
OBEY x SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
October 22nd, 2013 by Larry
OBEY Clothing teamed up with Suicidal Tendencies for release a clothing collection celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the release of the first Suicidal Tendencies record. They took the iconic graphics of Ric Clayton and the original line drawings done by Lance Mountain as the base of the collection. The idea was to pay homage to the original artists behind the Suicidal graphics as well as celebrate the history and influence Suicidal Tendencies has had on Shepard and OBEY.
SOBER FOR ’89
September 23rd, 2013 by Tim
MY RULES BOOK – COMING 2014
September 16th, 2013 by Larry
Glen E Friedman has a new book coming out next year entitled, My Rules, named after his original photozine from 1982. Here’s the official news from Glen himself…
“I know it’s a bit early, but I’m very excited to announce this news here, with some of the details for the first time since starting work on this book project over a year ago, and finally agreeing to the deal with Rizzoli just last week.
The book will be released on the 20th anniversary of FUCK YOU HEROES original publication, in September of 2014.
The new book is going to be called MY RULES. Taking much inspiration from the same title I used for my 1st ever solo publication, I did by myself in 1982 – (MY RULES Photozine, the one and only issue). It’s going to be a monster and you are going to LOVE IT! I am sure.
324 pages – 11.5″ tall by 13″ wide – It will contain the best of both my books FUCK YOU HEROES (out of print for over a year now) and FUCK YOU TOO (out of print for over two years now).
But it won’t just be a rehash, because the images will be larger than ever, many as full bleed, and up to 300% of the there originally published size, with scans better than ever, for more detail than ever, for many of the most classic photographs I’ve ever created. PLUS over 30% of the book will be never before published work (around 100 never seen pic’s)!
There will also be essays from many of my favorite and most respected and interesting subjects over the years, speaking truths that will blow your mind and inspire you, without a doubt.
Let’s leave it at that. I just wanted to make the announcement here and official!
Overseas folks, now you can start hitting up your international arms of books stores and distributors that carry Rizzoli books and see if they will be carrying editions of the book in your country and native language!
The prospects of real international distribution for this monster is very exciting for me, because I know. at times, over the years, my books over seas have been difficult to come by, if not priced higher than what I would have liked due to import and shipping costs.
All my friends and supporters in Italia, Japan, Germany, France, Brazil, Poland, Sweden, Spain, get on on it, I’d love to see it in Italian, Japanese, French, German, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Spanish and MORE!
Any more exciting news I will let you know when it becomes official.
Next thing I plan on sharing will be the actual cover we should have done soon, and before the end of the year we should have some ideas on which territories will have their own editions…” – Glen E. Friedman
JODIE FOSTER’S ARMY
September 7th, 2013 by Tim
Flyer from JFA’s first gig. May 5, 1981, before we were even called JFA, we were called The Breakers. Then we found out that some hippy surf band in California already had that name, so since all our friends already called themselves JFA after our song “Jodie Foster’s Army” and we already had bandannas that Bam-Bam made by stealing his mother’s bed sheet, dying it green, cutting it in squares, and writing JxFxAx on it with a black marker, we had a pretty easy time coming up with our new name. -JFA
MIKE JUDGE – PART II
August 29th, 2013 by Tim
Here it is, part two of our all-encompassing interview with Mike Judge. We’re hoping to post at least two entries a week from this interview, so stay tuned and keep checking back often. -Tim DCXX
So in my freshman year I’m in the lunch room and there was a table of punks. Loud, crazy, obnoxious. They don’t give a fuck, they are throwing shit, people are making fun of them but they don’t even care that people are making fun of them so they start throwing shit right back at them. Here I am, and I am scared of my own shadow. I’m a total wallflower hating myself and I’m just like, “how can I be like THOSE guys? Because they don’t give a fuck.” Any chance I could get I went out of my to run into them. Eventually I got to meet them. Paul Schraft was one of the first ones I met. I remember talking to him and he’s like, “I have my own band.” I’m like, “what?” He says, “yeah, I have a band called Sand In The Face.” I’m like, “you’re a kid, you don’t have a fuckin’ band.” He was like, “dude, come over to my house. We’re gonna practice on Friday night.” So now I’m stoked because I’m gonna tell my dad I actually have something to do on a Friday night for once in my life. Like, shit, things are looking up.
So Paul Schraft knows I bought these records and am listening to this stuff and he says “Oh you like that? Man, listen to this.” And he lets me borrow Jealous Again. So I take that home and that was just like…man…that was IT. When I listened to the Sex Pistols, they were a group of guys that gave off a feeling of “FUCK YOU.” But now I have a band who is flat out saying: FUCK YOU. Like, “Look, maybe you don’t quite get the drift. Maybe we aren’t spelling it out enough for you, OK? FUCK YOU.” It was right there. “It’s not my imagination, I got a gun on my back!!!” Listening to that…man, I don’t even know how to describe it…I felt reborn. It was amazing.
Paul Schraft took me to my first show soon after that. It was Misfits and Necros and I thought it was also Kraut, but I’m not sure if it was Kraut because Doug Holland says it wasn’t. That was at Hittsville in New Jersey. A few nights later I went into NYC for the first time and saw the same bands at Irving Plaza. I was fucking hooked man. It was like a big room of people who were kinda just like me. And everyone was talking. I’m thinking “no wonder I couldn’t fucking meet anyone, because none of those guys in school are like these guys.” Now it was easy to meet people…you just show up, AND bands play. I was blown away. All of that was awesome.