K-TOWN RAMP JAM
May 30th, 2014 by Tim

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K-Town when it was K-Town…the first annual Ramp Jam 10/20/85….Highlights include the heat showing up and ordering Crippled Youth to stop playing three songs in on a neighborhood complaint…Ray Cappo winning both the street and half-pipe competitions (Rat Bones 90A wheels and a Skull Skates deck being the respective prizes)…a fledgling member of K-Town’s infamous and notorious “Gashouse Gang” stealing my Agnostic Front “Victim in Pain” Ratcage cassette from the boom-box we were using to provide a soundtrack to the proceedings – upon learning the identity of the thief, word was sent that the band themselves (AF) along with twenty skinheads would show up at his house to beat up both he and his father on their front lawn (the punishment fitting the crime) if the tape wasn’t returned….the cassette mysteriously made its’ way back to me in the halls of John Jay the next day….simpler times. - Matt Warnke (Crippled Youth / BOLD)

RAY CAPPO WITH AN INVERT, WHILE MATT SITS ON THE RAMP AND WATCHES ON | PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT WARNKE

RAY CAPPO WITH AN INVERT, WHILE MATT SITS ON THE RAMP AND WATCHES ON | PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT WARNKE

4 Responses to “K-TOWN RAMP JAM”

  1. Larry Says:

    This rules! Would love to have a scan of it.

  2. Daniel Says:

    Who wouldn’t return the tape in fear of Agnostic Front and a skinhead army.?! Rad story.

  3. AK Says:

    I think I saw Ray Cappo do a similar pose last time YOT played!

  4. Tom M. Says:

    Great post, thanks!

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