CLAW ON MY SHOULDER
March 21st, 2014 by Ed
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CHOKE FROM SLAPSHOT AND A KOALA ENJOY A MOMENT (OF TRUTH) IN AUSTRALIA

CHIP ON MY SHOULDER
February 22nd, 2014 by Tim

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After years of eager anticipation, I finally got my hands on the Slapshot documentary, “Chip On My Shoulder” and I have to say, it was definitely well worth the wait. The production on this far exceeded my expectations, I had no idea they had such a wealth of archival tour, hangout and live footage. The interviews were also very well done and the band members truly opened themselves up, sometimes to the point of being brutally honest. The inclusion of many of the key road crew guys only helped sculpt the real Slapshot landscape.

I particularly found a lot of the inner workings and band dynamics to be interesting and sometimes, very surprising. With the title of the documentary including, “The Cautionary Tale of Slapshot”, I knew I was in for some drama, but even that exceeded my expectations. I don’t want to give too much away, because I honestly feel that whether you’re a fan of Slapshot or not, you’re more than likely going to enjoy this documentary, because it’s just that well put together.

So a huge congrats to all those involved: Ian McFarland, Anthony Moreschi, Mark McKay, Jack Kelly, Steven Risteen, Jonathan Anastas, Jaime Sciarappa, Rev. Hank Peirce and everyone else. I’ll be listening to Slapshot records with a little more significance, appreciation and insight from here on out. -Tim DCXX

ED WALTERS AND THE BOSTON CROWD IN ACTION FOR SLAPSHOT'S FOR SHOW AT THE RAT IN BOSTON | PHOTO: BRUCE RHODES

ED WALTERS AND THE BOSTON CROWD IN ACTION FOR SLAPSHOT’S FIRST SHOW AT THE RAT IN BOSTON | PHOTO: BRUCE RHODES

SLAPSHOT “CHIP ON MY SHOULDER” DOCUMENTARY – OUT NOW
February 13th, 2014 by Larry

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Boston, Massachusetts 1985: The first great wave of hardcore-punk bands like SSD, DYS, and Jerry’s Kids were breaking up or moving on, leaving a generation of kids and adults inspired and in search of someone, something, or some band to light the powder keg once more.

Enter Slapshot; a viciously unapologetic new take on hardcore-punk that stemmed from the seemingly polar opposite personalities of singer Jack “Choke” Kelley, guitarist Steve Risteen, and drummer Mark McKay and put the Boston scene back on the map.

“Chip on My Shoulder” follows the members of Slapshot through their turbulent twenty-year history, documenting every up and down along the way. It is an unflinching look into the life of a band that was seemingly destined to implode from its very inception. “Chip on My Shoulder” is a story of friendship and betrayal, loss and redemption, self-destruction and sacrifice. Born in the streets and underground music halls of Boston, Slapshot went on to inspire millions worldwide while simultaneously tearing a group of friends apart.

Through hundreds of hours of the band’s own archival footage, rare images, and revealing present day interviews comes the true story of one of the most influential hardcore bands of all time. It is a unique look at the ugly side of music– a side that few people have a chance to see. It is what happens when sanity and stability are thrown to the wind in pursuit of passion, regardless of how destructive that passion may be and regardless of how it will forever change the trajectory of people’s lives.

ORDER NOW.

STEP ON IT
January 27th, 2014 by Tim

 

ORIGINAL CONTACT SHEET FROM THE SLAPSHOT - "STEP ON IT" PHOTO SHOOT
ORIGINAL CONTACT SHEET FROM THE SLAPSHOT – “STEP ON IT” PHOTO SHOOT

 

SLAPSHOT DEBUTS NEW MATERIAL
January 20th, 2014 by Ed

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Check out Slapshot’s brand new “Everything Wants To Kill You” Australian Tour 7″. These tracks have been recorded for the band’s first ever Australian tour.

THIS IS HARDCORE 2013 LATEST LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT
May 20th, 2013 by Ed

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I’m sure the copy quoted below was prepared before the addition of The Almighty JUDGE to the bill. It looks like Joe has put together another incredible weekend of Hardcore revelry. —Ed DCXX

Lets get excited about Sick Of It All finally playing TIH!!! Returning to TIH after a few years off is our friends in Ceremony. We will also have annual fan favorites Cold World and Wisdom In Chains keeping the PAHC scene on top at TIH. H20, Bane, Ringworm and Rival Mob can’t seem to say no TIH after the last 3 years have been great sets for those bands.

Defeater is making their TIH Debut while No Redeeming Social Value is performing a 25th anniversary set with the return of Mike Dixon, original part of the vocal duo. This is not a reunion but the band hasn’t performed with Mike since ’97. NYHC legends Absolution are set to show the new generation what the Old School has to offer. This year’s fest has plenty of other planned activities that will be disclosed in early June. In the meantime – get your tickets now. —TIHC Crew

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SAME MISTAKE / MIGHT MAKES RIGHT
April 19th, 2013 by Ed

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SLAPSHOT BOSTON
April 16th, 2013 by Ed
TAANG! RECORDS FULL-PAGE AD FOR SLAPSHOT'S "STEP ON IT" LP

TAANG! RECORDS FULL-PAGE AD FOR SLAPSHOT’S “STEP ON IT” LP

BACK ON THE MAP
June 26th, 2012 by Gordo

SLAPSHOT AT THE RAT | PHOTO: UNKNOWN

STRAIGHT EDGE IN YOUR FACE
June 20th, 2012 by Ed

SLAPSHOT’S STEVE RISTEEN AND CHOKE (HOCKEY STICK IN-HAND) DOMINEERING THE CROWD | PHOTO: UKNOWN

Get your booze away from me
Keep your pills out of sight
Don’t get smoke in my face
Or you’ll get the Straight-edge in your face