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
May 22nd, 2012 by Gordo
Pat Dubar was fucking tough. During U.C. days he was not only a big dude and in great shape, but he was fearless. You have to also keep in mind that the era of U.C., which was the mid 80s, was the most violent time to be a punk/hardcore kid in Southern California. Punk/Hardcore shows back then were in the middle of the ghetto, so you had those kind of gangs to deal with on occasion. You also had these psycho punk gangs who actually fought for control of the clubs, such as Fender’s or the Olympic. The L.A.D.S., Suicidals, South Bay Skins, Sons of Samoa, Circle One, etc., were actual gangs that were 20 – 40 members deep. The fights that happened at clubs during the 80s were like 30 on 30 sometimes. I’m talking crazy, crazy, full on brawls were happening 3 – 4 times a night.
Also, shows at the time were averaging about 2000 people. Out of those people, maybe 20 – 25 kids were straight edge, and all of us were still in High School. We were always the minority, and by far not the scariest dudes in the room. Pat was our little straight edge scene’s protector back during that time. Without him we would not have exited some of those shows with all our teeth still in place. He definitely saved my ass a couple times.
I remember always being extremely cautious of where to stage dive during U.C. sets. The last thing you wanted was to land on some gang banger’s head, because they would just brutalize you. A couple times I made that mistake only to have Pat come into the crowd swinging at all of them, and to my rescue.
There’s actually a great video of Pat’s brother Courtney doing a stage dive during a U.C. set. He goes off camera and ends up getting pummeled by the L.A.D.S. in the crowd. In the video you see all the kids run to Courtney’s aid, only to have all of them come scattering back on stage into the video. Pat however stayed right smack in the middle of it. You can actually hear him punching dudes with the mic…”boom”… “boom”… “boom”… “boom”… “boom.” He must have hit and dropped 10 dudes. We’re not talking some dumb jock from the suburbs either, we’re talking about dropping guys who if they didn’t get killed 2 – 3 years later, are now all lifers for murder, armed robbery, or some other major crime. I mean these people were hardcore criminals.
So yeah, Pat Dubar was fucking tough.
-Joe Nelson, OC Sloth Crew
May 15th, 2012 by Gordo
Uniform Choice just seemed to run its course. Pat moved to New York with Mind Funk and pursued that genre of music and I had graduated from college and moved on. It is interesting when I read other people’s interpretations about UC, Unity or Wishingwell. Most are flattering and some are nasty. I’ll take the good with the bad any day. If you stand up for what you believe in you better be man enough to stand true.
-Pat Longrie, Uniform Choice/Unity