Post by Whoreshack on Dec 11, 2012 23:07:56 GMT -5
The book focuses on 13 bands: Black Flag (from Hermosa Beach/Los Angeles, California) Minutemen (from San Pedro/Los Angeles, California) Mission of Burma (from Boston, Massachusetts) Minor Threat (from Washington, D.C.) Hüsker Dü (from Minneapolis - Saint Paul, Minnesota) The Replacements (from Minneapolis - Saint Paul, Minnesota) Sonic Youth (from New York City, New York) Butthole Surfers (from San Antonio, Texas) Big Black (from Evanston/Chicago, Illinois) Dinosaur Jr. (from Amherst, Massachusetts) Fugazi (from Washington, D.C.) Mudhoney (from Seattle, Washington) Beat Happening (from Olympia, Washington)
Nat Baldwin, David Longstreth and Brian McOmber play Black Flag Delicate Steve plays the Minutemen Ted Leo plays Minor Threat Titus Andronicus plays the Replacements Tune-Yards plays Sonic Youth Dan Deacon plays the Butthole Surfers St. Vincent plays Big Black Wye Oak plays Dinosaur Jr Buke & Gass plays Fugazi
I'm planning on it actually. I'll be at the Black Cat for 2 nights in a few weeks for the Kingface/GI reunion.
I'm geeking about another opportunity to see Kingface.
I wish I were in town for these - that reunion is a Salad Days Party with Kingface, Black Market Baby, Dag Nasty, Scream, GI, and Youth Brigade over two nights. Should be fun - although watching 45 year old dudes slamdance in a non-existent mosh pit last week at X was hilarious and sad at the same time...
Finally, possibly my favorite label from those years. Those hand screened covers kinda gave notice to what was gonna be inside. Amateur at best, but heartfelt and sincere. Gravity gave me tons of new bands to listen to and while they didn't all ever sound the same, they had a cohesiveness that formed the "Gravity Sound". Most sounded like an artsy-fartsy Black Flag. If you didn't like that band, you'd hate these.
Also: These records will put my kid through college when I hock them on Ebay.
Second Story Window
Evergreen Of Note: The drummer, Jason Boesel, went on to Rilo Kiley after this band.
One of my resolutions this year is to buy a shizzy turntable to MP3 converter and put up a blog for these old records.