TODD YOUTH PART II
June 13th, 2016 by Tim
RAYBEEZ, TODD YOUTH AND GOOBER IN FRONT OF CB'S, 1986 | PHOTO: KATHLEEN TOBIN

RAYBEEZ, TODD YOUTH AND MARK GOOBER IN FRONT OF CB’S, 1986 | PHOTO: KATHLEEN TOBIN

What is your current guitar set up? What do you always come back to?
My current live rig is the new EVH 5150III, not those crappy ones made by Peavey. Hands down the best production amp on the market, I a/b’d against a Soldano SLO 100 and one of Dave Friedman’s (boutique builder) and the EVH just shit all over both of them! I actually went out and bought the amp instead of getting a freebie if that says anything. My studio amp I’ve had since I was 16, I bought it from Jack of The Mob, it still says “The Mob” stencilled in huge letters on the back which I’ll never cover up out of respect for Jack and The Mob. As far as guitars I’m endorsing ESP guitars, I did a session a few weeks ago and I had an ESP 401and a 70’s Gibson Les Paul standard and the ESP just had a better tone.

Favorite punk/hardcore guitarists?
First, Dr. Know (there’s no one better than him as far as originality, he invented the genre as far as I’m concerned)…also, Bubba Dupree from Void was rad. I once saw him do a show thru a Pignose amp on a chair and kill it! There are so many I could list:  Parris and Doug in the Cro-Mags prime, Lyle from Minor Threat…but the most important of them all, VINNY STIGMA!!!

TODD YOUTH WITH AGNOSTIC FRONT AT A7, 1983

TODD YOUTH WITH AGNOSTIC FRONT AT A7, 1983

What do you wish you could do as a guitarist?  What makes it exciting to keep playing?
I wish I could take some time off and have the money to go to the Musician’s Institute. In terms of excitement…writing a new song, coming up with a new lick, and I’m still a fan boy, so tapping into that 12 year old kid that worshipped the Bad Brains, that’s what keeps me going.

Favorite people you played with over the years?
Playing in Motorhead was such an honor, playing with Ace Frehley (even though he’s not hardcore)…he was my hero growing up so playing with him was pretty cool. But to be perfectly honest, this is my dream band. John is my favorite frontman, Joey is my favorite drummer and nobody can touch Phil at the Motorhead style bass playing, it really is the dream team.

Favorite punk/HC recording?  Can anyone capture the sound of Roir or the Cro-Mags demo now?
Well unfortunatley the Roir and Cro-Mags demo were both recorded by Jerry Williams who passed away a few years ago, but listen to the first three Off! records, I think they captured that rawness! To me recording hardcore is about capturing the moment, that’s what is so great about those early HC records. They weren’t thinking about getting on the radio, they were capturing a moment in time and we are so fortunate to have these records.

TODD YOUTH WITH MURPHY'S LAW AT CITY GARDENS | PHOTO: KEN SALERNO

TODD YOUTH WITH MURPHY’S LAW AT CITY GARDENS | PHOTO: KEN SALERNO

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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RAY JAMES
June 19th, 2012 by Ed