UNIFORM CHOICE – “SCREAMING FOR CHANGE” ORIGINAL REELS AND TRACKING SHEET
April 11th, 2016 by Tim
CALL ON MY BROTHERS
June 9th, 2014 by Ed
By now you’ve probably heard about Come Join Friends, the California underground music video archive effort manned by So Cal Hardcore scene veterans Joe Nelson (Triggerman/Ignite) and Brian Balchack (1134/Ignite). Already the pair have digitized and made available (via Youtube) a mind-blowing catalog of classic and previously-thought lost live videos from heavy-hitters like Inside Out, Carry Nation, Bold and Pushed Aside (among many others!)
I asked the boys of CJF how this massive undertaking came about and if we could be of any assistance. Here’s what Joe had to say:
A few months ago Brian Balchack of 1134/Ignite fame started a YouTube channel called “Come Join Friends” along with a slew of accompanying social media channels, his only goal being to archive and showcase as many Hardcore/Punk/Metal shows that took place in California as possible. So many of these shows are lost due to the disintegrating properties that are VHS tapes or the fact that nobody has a VCR anymore to watch them. These shows are important, even if only to our little Hardcore world. This is our history, and we MUST preserve it.
Ballmetal (as he is known in certain circles) has already spent a ton of hours digitizing old shows and throwing them up for the world to enjoy. He’s already found a few gems such as Inside Out shows nobody had ever really seen before or the Agnostic Front show at the Reseda Country Club. However there is still a long way to go.
We are not done. We need everyone’s help with this. Even if you don’t possess any shows you may know somebody who does. If you are thinking to yourself, “I wonder if they would be interested in this VHS tape I have at my mom’s house of (insert band name here)” the answer is YES! Even if it’s some lame band nobody ever heard of playing a backyard party (in California) we want to not only see it but digitally preserve it so that other people can make fun of it or perhaps even enjoy it. Who knows? The sky’s the limit.
The dream of Come Join Friends, the mission statement if you will, is to become the one-stop digital library for everything and anything that happened in the California Punk/Hardcore/Metal scene between the years of 1690 to present day.
However, it really won’t happen without your help. We haven’t even scratched the surface of what Come Join Friends is going to become. There’s shows such as Fugazi at the Country Club in Reseda that I personally shot but then, somewhere down the line, the tape was lent out and lost forever. We need that show back! Do you have it? What about Gorilla Biscuits at the Country Club with Porcell on bass during their “We wear all white phase”? They played a song that night called “The Machine” that they never played again. Where is that show? Do you have a copy? There’s also 4 or 5 Uniform Choice shows that I once had but no longer can find. They were not original copies so somewhere out there they must still exist. Maybe your friend has them? See what I am getting at? This is a group effort brothers (and sisters.) This is our history and we all must join together as friends and preserve it. Please COME JOIN FRIENDS!
Please contact Joe and Brian at Come Join Friends at comejoinfriends[at]gmail[dot]com or through their Come Join Friends Facebook Page.
UNIFORM CHOICE – OXNARD, CA (5.15.86)
June 7th, 2014 by Tim
USE YOUR HEAD
May 2nd, 2013 by Tim
THE AUCTIONS OF GORILLA BISCUITS DRUMMER, LUKE ABBEY
February 4th, 2013 by Tim
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
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:
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
Here is the list, all first pressings except where noted:
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,
UNIFORM CHOICE IN THE 90s
August 31st, 2012 by Larry
Did you know Uniform Choice recorded two demos in the ’90s? Me neither. I came across these scans of their demo covers online today. Totally bizarre.
July 31st, 2012 by Ed
June 2nd, 2012 by Tim
Deliberately put your head in a mindless state
Tell me, is it really worth it
If drinking’s what it take to be accepted
Finally, you understand
Waiting do you feel better, does it make you
Staring beyond for what it’ worth
May 31st, 2012 by Gordo
CARE ENOUGH TO DO SOMETHING… KNOW ENOUGH TO DO IT RIGHT!
May 24th, 2012 by Ed