USE YOUR HEAD
May 2nd, 2013 by Tim
JASON JESSE WITH AN INVERT AND A WISHINGEWELL UNIFORM CHOICE - "USE YOUR HEAD" SHIRT | PHOTO: UNKNOWN

JASON JESSE WITH AN INVERT AND A FOUR SIDED WISHINGEWELL UNIFORM CHOICE – “USE YOUR HEAD” SHIRT | PHOTO: UNKNOWN

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

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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UNIFORM CHOICE IN THE 90s
August 31st, 2012 by Larry

UNIFORM CHOICE RAINMAKER DEMO | September 1992

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.

UNIFORM CHOICE CONSIDER THIS… DEMO | MARCH 1993

LEFT TO RIGHT: Trent Ober, Pat Longrie, Jim Viviano, Rich J Weinrauch, Mike Haynes

U.C. BOYZ
July 31st, 2012 by Ed

ROUGH VIDEO FEATURING SOUNDBOARD AUDIO OF UNIFORM CHOICE AT FENDERS BALLROOM, LONG BEACH, CA | C. 1984

NO THANKS
June 2nd, 2012 by Tim

WISHINGWELL RECORDS #3: UNIFORM CHOICE - "SCREAMING FOR CHANGE"

Deliberately put your head in a mindless state
Say without the crutch you can’t relate
Intoxicated you do stupid things
Things you don’t mean things you wished could be changed
Drink it down say it’s for the best
Bottle in the hand just like all the rest
Still you do it when you know it’s wrong
But it’s what’s accepted so you feel strong

Tell me, is it really worth it
Fuck it, to turn your brain to shit
My advice, why don`t you stop and think
Please man, it’s ok not to drink

If drinking’s what it take to be accepted
I’d rather stay aware and be rejected
I know what it takes to keep my head on straight
Putting shit in my mind and body is not the way
I don’t need the drugs, I don’t need a crutch
My mind is all I’ll ever need to stay in touch
You can laugh but you’ll get yours
Reason an excuse for your pressure

Finally, you understand
Drinking doesn’t make you a man
Not me, I know what’s smart
In touch, I’ll always be alert

Waiting do you feel better, does it make you
Feel good when you drink
Now you laugh and today you’re happy but
It’s not as funny as you think
You can do it now and still enjoy it,
The people that care are all still here
But one day when you’re laughing, you’ll
Turn around and no one will be standing there

Staring beyond for what it’ worth
Looking into faces where I see hurt
As the grain goes in you start to change
Searching for excuse and discovering pain
It’s time you open your eyes and let reality through
Fight the bitter wind that has bitten you
A clear mind is all you’ll ever need
For those are none as blind as those who will not see

PAT DUBAR WITH UNIFORM CHOICE AT THE WORD | PHOTO: TRENT NELSON

MINDFUNK
May 31st, 2012 by Gordo

CARE ENOUGH TO DO SOMETHING… KNOW ENOUGH TO DO IT RIGHT!
May 24th, 2012 by Ed

EARLY WISHINGWELL RECORDS AD

PAT DUBAR
May 22nd, 2012 by Gordo

PAT DUBAR AND UNIFORM CHOICE OUTSIDE THE FLASHDANCE CLUB | PHOTO: AL FLIPSIDE

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

UNIFORM CHOICE
May 15th, 2012 by Gordo

UNIFORM CHOICE | PHOTO: JEN BUCK KNIES

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