SUPERBOWL SUNDAY
February 2nd, 2014 by Tim
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY

THE FIRST SUPERBOWL OF HARDCORE, JANUARY 30TH, 1988

THE ICEMEN AT CITY GARDENS
December 28th, 2013 by Ed

REST IN PEACE
December 27th, 2013 by Tim
CARL WITH THE ICEMEN IN DC | PHOTO: KEN SALERNO

CARL WITH THE ICEMEN IN DC | PHOTO: KEN SALERNO

It is with great sadness that we help fill everyone in on the passing of one of NYHC’s finest, simply known as Carl Mosher. A great frontman (The Icemen, Underdog, Dynamo, M13) and one hell of a dancer, Carl’s legacy will undoubtedly live on forever. I was lucky enough to catch Carl fronting The Icemen quite a few times and although I hardly knew him personally, I have had a few conversations with him and he was always beyond cool and very friendly. One more time I want to hear it… Rest In Peace. -Tim DCXX

CARL DOING SOME OF THE THINGS HE WAS BEST KNOWN FOR: DANCING, DIVING AND HAVING A GOOD TIME | PHOTO: KEN SALERNO

CARL DOING SOME OF THE THINGS HE WAS BEST KNOWN FOR: DANCING, DIVING AND HAVING A GOOD TIME | PHOTO: KEN SALERNO

 

THE AUCTIONS OF GORILLA BISCUITS DRUMMER, LUKE ABBEY
February 4th, 2013 by Tim
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GB 7″ LABEL PHOTO OF LUKIE LUKE

Every once in awhile, we here at DCXX are given the opportunity to shed some extra light on situations that we consider worthy. When Gorilla Biscuits drummer, Luke Abbey, reached out to us looking for a little assistance on selling some records, we were more than happy to help. Aside from the fact that Luke’s been dealing with a pretty significant injury and could use the extra money, we knew some of our readers would be more than interested in what Luke has to offer.

In addition to helping Luke with his auctions, we also managed to coordinate an interview with him. Expect in the very near future, a major interview with the guy that delivered the beats for bands like Warzone, Gorilla Biscuits and a handful of other legendary New York City Hardcore bands. I think it’s safe to say, we have high hopes for this one.

Now check out what Luke has to say regarding his auctions. –Tim DCXX

Hi Folks,
My name is Luke Abbey and I’m the drummer for the band Gorilla Biscuits. Recently, while we were playing in Chicago at the Revelation Records 25th anniversary show, I tore my biceps tendon. I’d already had a number of shoulder and arm injuries I’d been trying to manage on my own, but during our second song it finally gave out and completely snapped, forcing me to go in for surgery the following week. I underwent several repairs and am now embarking on a lengthy rehabilitation process while also facing considerable expenses.

A few days ago, I contacted Tim from Double Cross to ask if he would mind allowing me to post a collection of my own personal records and a few t-shirts on the Livewire message board in order to deal with my current and ensuing medical costs. He not only agreed to that, but was gracious enough to offer to run a full post on Double Cross in order to bring increased attention to my sale.

I’ve included absolutely every record I hope to sell – if it’s not listed, I don’t have it. All are in good playing condition and contain whatever lyric sheets were originally included – except where noted. They are all 1st pressings with a few exceptions which I’ve noted as well. The only drawback to any of these as far as I can tell, is that many of the jackets are distressed to some degree. That being said, nothing is in terrible condition, torn, or severely flawed. They’ve just got a bit of character. As for the t-shirts, they’ve been worn before but are neither torn nor altered, and are in wearable condition. 

Here is the link to the ebay pages where the auctions can be found. If anyone has any additional questions or would like additional photos, I’ll do my best to oblige.

My seller name is yebba72.

Additionally, I will respond to as many questions or requests as possible at the following email:
elaytogo@gmail.com

However, as I mentioned above, please respect the fact that I’ve nothing further to sell than what’s listed, nor am I interested in any trades.

Auction Schedules and Photos
The shirt auctions will begin 7:00 – 7:30 PST on 2/5
The record auctions will begin 8:00 – 8:30 PST on 2/5
The shirt auctions will end between 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM PST on 2/13
The record auctions will end between 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM PST on 2/13 

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Here is the list, all first pressings except where noted:

7″ Records
Last Rights: Chunks / So Ends Our Night – Taang
Youth of Today: Can’t Close My Eyes – Positive Force – White Lettering – 2nd pressing
Judge: NY Crew – Schism 
Warzone: Lower East Side Crew – Revelation Records 
NYHC: “Together” Compilation – Revelation Records
Crippled Youth: Join the Fight – New Beginning
Underdog: S/T – New Beginning
Side By Side: You’re Only Young Once… – Revelation Records
Slapshot: Same Mistake / Might Makes Right – Taang – Blue Vinyl
Unity: You Are One – Wishingwell Records – not sure what pressing
Alone In A Crowd: S/T – Flux Records – *Vinyl edge has a very slight upturn but does not affect playing at all*
7 Seconds: Blasts from the Past – Positive Force – Green Vinyl – not sure what pressing
Justice League: Think or Sink – Just 4 Fun Records
The Abused: Loud and Clear – Abused Music – *Missing lyric sheet and the cover has come unglued*
Civ: Et Tu Brute / Can’t Wait One Minute More – Revelation Records – White Vinyl
Quicksand: Dine Alone / Can Opener – Polydor Records – Promotional 

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12″ Records
Judge: Bringing It Down – Revelation Records – Green Marble Vinyl
Stalag 13: In Control – Upstart Records
Straight Ahead: S/T – I Risk 
Rest In Pieces: My Rage – One Step Ahead
Youth of Today: BDTW – Wishingwell Records
Uniform Choice: Screaming For Change – Wishingwell Records – Yellow Lettering
Slap Shot: Back On the Map – Taang
Insted: Bonds of Friendship – Wishingwell Records 
No For An Answer: A Thought Crusade – Hawker Records
NYHC Where the Wild Things Are: compilation – Blackout Records
Agnostic Front: Cause For Alarm – Combat Core 
DYS: S/T – Modern Method Records – Promotional
Agression: Don’t Be Mistaken -BYO 
Verbal Assault: Learn – Positive Force – *Missing Poster*
Quicksand: Manic Compression – Rev/Island
Dag Nasty: Can I Say – Dischord
Fair Warning: You Are the Scene – Fair Warning Records
Into Another: S/T – Revelation Records
Mike Judge and Old Smoke: Sights – Revelation Records

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Shirts
Uniform Choice: “Straight and Alert” / 4-sided / Wishingwell / White T w/ Blue and Red Print / Size L – slightly worn condition
Judge: “New York Crew” / 2-sided /Blue T w/ Yellow Schism logo on front pocket / White “Hammers” on back / Size L – good condition
Insted: “Chet” design / 2-sided / Blue T w/ White Insted logo on front pocket / White “Chet” design on back / Size L – good condition
Bad Trip: ? design / 2 sided / White T with Black logo and guy with beer on front pocket / Black drawing of crowd on back / Size L – good condition w/ light stain on front

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So thanks to all of you who decide to bid on any of these records or t-shirts and lend some support in the process. And of course, my gratitude goes to Tim who has helped me out beyond measure.

Take care all, 
Luke

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TRUE BLUE
January 7th, 2013 by Ed
UNDERDOG BANNER, 1987

UNDERDOG BANNER, 1987

UNDERDOG – “TRUE BLUE”
August 9th, 2012 by Larry

Underdog performing “True Blue” at the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary shows at the Glass House in Pomona, CA. June 9, 2012.

THE ICEMEN
June 19th, 2012 by Gordo

MACKIE, NOAH, AND CARL AT CB’S | PHOTO: JEFF LADD

YESTER YEARS CLUB
May 10th, 2012 by Gordo

After playing many great shows, with thousands of fantastic bands, one stands out in my mind. The most memorable would have to be the first Chain Of Strength show. Why? Probably because I am still good friends with people I met at that show (SD Glue Crew) and it was the birth of COS. My friend Trevor and I put on the show, which was a lot of work, but well worth the reward. It turned out that several great bands were on tour that summer and all in Southern California at the same time. I remember booking the show with Youth Of Today, Insted and CHAIN which alone would have been great, but I kept getting calls from other bands who wanted to play. The first call was Richie from Underdog, which was great so we added them to the bill. The second was Bobby from SoulSide. I love SoulSide, so how could I say no? The next was Zack from Hardstance, who knew he would soon become a big rock star (Rage Against The Machine) and forget about us punk rockers, but I said yes and that completed the lineup. That show was done in true D.I.Y. fashion, which helped make it so memorable, and everyone had the time of their lives.

And to add to the story, earlier that day while the sound guy was unloading the PA, Ray from Youth Of Today and I sat in my car in front of the venue and I played him the Chain Of Strength demo. He asked me a few things about the quality and why the vocals were so low, and then followed up by saying “I want this on Revelation.” I said “let’s do it,” and the rest is history. We considered remixing, but the master tape was lost so the demo Ray heard that day in my car was soon released as Rev:10 “True Till Death.” A truly memorable day.

-Ryan Hoffman, Chain Of Strength

MURPHY’S LAW
May 4th, 2012 by Gordo

MURPHY'S LAW | PHOTO: UNKNOWN

I became friends with Jimmy from going to shows around the city. I was introduced to him outside Irving Plaza. The bass player for Murphy’s Law was also playing in Reagan Youth and Agnostic Front so it was only a matter of time before something had to give. When Jimmy first asked me to play bass for the band, I had told him that I didn’t play bass. He insisted that if I could play guitar in Child Abuse that I could handle bass for ML. So I agreed, and then I was in the band.

The next week, Uncle Al taught me the songs and before I knew it we were playing the Rock Against Racism show with Reagan Youth in 1983.

-Russ Iglay, Murphy’s Law/Underdog

OVER THE EDGE
March 31st, 2012 by Tim

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Richie with Underdog at City Gardens, Trenton NJ, Photo: Ken Salerno

“I had met Richie from going to shows and his band, The Numbskuls, played with Murphy’s Law about three or four times.  I really liked their sound.  At the time, I really liked the Cro-Mags because they had a hard sound, but it was a different sound. It didn’t fit in with the ‘model’ NYHC sound. It wasn’t quite metal yet either.  I remember watching the Numbskuls and they had all these great riffs and, I guess you’d call them, breakdowns or mosh parts now…

They had a girl filling in on bass and were looking for a permanent replacement. Once I knew I was out of Murphy’s Law, the first call I made was to Richie to ask about playing for The Numbskuls.”

-Russ Iglay