Post by reasontorevelate on Jan 15, 2018 20:31:51 GMT
Youth of Today fans are most likely familiar with the song "Put It Aside" from their album We're Not In This Alone. But did you know that the lyrics that ended up on the record are not exactly how they started out?
In 1987, Rev friend Fred Hammer from Oxnard, CA published "It's Alive" fanzine issue #6. It featured a Youth of Today interview accompanied by what was meant to be the lyrics for a new song, "Put It Aside." However, the lyrics that were eventually recorded were quite different, expanding on the theme from the original version.
On a side note, although it might look like it, the photo on the cover of of the zine is NOT of Youth of Today frontman Ray Cappo. It is actually of Billy Rubin, frontman of Halfoff and operator of New Beginning Records, which was covered in the same issue. Whatever you're doing, put it aside and check out the image below to compare both versions of the lyrics.
Post by reasontorevelate on Jan 15, 2018 20:34:45 GMT
FUN FACTS We've told you about Donut Friend, a Los Angeles-based, punk-themed donut shop run by Mark Trombino from Drive Like Jehu. But Mark isn't the only person from the world of hardcore or punk who has crossed over into the world of culinary confections.
Daniel Bader runs a German hardcore/punk label that has released records by a variety of bands such as Dmize, Yuppicide and White Flag. You might think that the name of the label - Cupcake Records - is a bit odd for a record label, but of course, there is an explanation.
Daniel is also the proprietor of Cupcake Berlin, a bakery he opened in 2007. Three years later, he founded the record label, carrying over the same theme.
Check out their website at the link below. If you happen to be in Germany, be sure to visit his shop and pick up one of their Black Flag-logo Cupcake Berlin t-shirts:
Post by reasontorevelate on Jan 15, 2018 20:36:20 GMT
FUN FACT Fans of late-'80s hardcore may remember the cover of the Up Front LP, Spirit, on Smorgasbord Records. The 1988 release features a drawing of a crew of hardcore kids, one of which is spray painting an "X" and the band's name on a wall. The cover was an early example of the artistic talent that would later take artist Russ Braun into the world of Walt Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, and more.
Braun cut his teeth in the '80s Connecticut hardcore scene and was friends with the Up Front guys from high school. He also drew the design for the band's Where The Kids Will Stand Together t-shirt in 1987, and followed it up with the Spirit cover a year later. A short time later, in 1989, he started working for DC Comics, where he did some work on Batman titles. Later he moved to a position at Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida, where he worked on such films as Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, and more. In 2004, he returned to the world of comics, doing work for Marvel, Dynamite, and more. Check out a few selections of his work here:
Post by reasontorevelate on Jan 15, 2018 20:38:29 GMT
FUN FACT Have you ever received a package or record from us with the "Go!" stamp on it? If you did, you may have wondered what was behind it. Were we big fans of the band Go? Was it a message to your mail carrier?
Well, sadly, nobody here can really remember why it was made in the first place. We've covered the prevalence of the word in punk and hardcore here before and that's all we can really say about it. The exclamation "Go!" was a regular topic here at the HQ warehouse back in the early 1990s, and for some reason someone had a rubber stamp made. Maybe it was used as a hand stamp for a show, maybe it was just for grins, we can't really say. The good news is that it's still here and in pretty good shape.
Post by reasontorevelate on Jan 15, 2018 20:43:32 GMT
FUN FACTS We've previously compiled lists of people from hardcore and punk bands who have gone to the same high school. A while back we told you that former students of Oxnard High School (CA) include members of Stalag 13, Agression, Dr. Know, NOFX, and others.
An East Coast high school, Woodrow Wilson High School (DC), is the former school of Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen of '60s rock legends Jefferson Airplane, Muppets creator Jim Henson, and the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett.
But Woodrow Wilson was also a nexus for some of the most prolific groups of hardcore/punk musicians ever, a place that spawned harDCore and Revolution Summer, and whose cultural contributions reverberate to this day. Thanks to Chris Thomson and Ian MacKaye for their help in compiling this list of former students:
Chris Bald (The Faith, Embrace, Ignition, The Chrisbald 96)
Josh Bennett (Tone)
Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Deadline, Rites Of Spring, One Last Wish, Happy Go Licky, Brief Weeds, Lois, Allscars, Deathfix, Messthetics)
Alexis Fleisig (Soul Side, Girls Against Boys, Paramount Styles, Bellini)
Geordie Grindle (The Teen Idles, The Slinkees, Tone, Charm Offensive)
Danny Ingram (Youth Brigade, Madhouse, Strange Boutique, Dot Dash)
Eddie Janney (The Untouchables, The Faith, Skewbald, Rites Of Spring, One Last Wish, Happy Go Licky)
Andy Kaulkin (Epitaph Records/Anti-)
Alec MacKaye (The Untouchables, The Faith, Ignition, The Warmers, Bells Of)
Post by reasontorevelate on Jan 15, 2018 20:48:25 GMT
FUN FACTS We shared a list of bands that had members who attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC, in the early-'80s such as of Minor Threat, Rites Of Spring, Soul Side and others. One of the bands we mentioned is largely responsible for an iconic symbol in the straight edge scene: X'ed hands.
Early DC hardcore band, The Teen Idles, featured Ian MacKaye on bass, Jeff Nelson on drums, Geordie Grindle on guitar, and Nathan Strejcek on vocals. In the summer of 1980, they set out to tour the West Coast with roadies Mark Sullivan and Henry Rollins. They played a show at the legendary SF punk club, Mabuhay Gardens, and the staff marked an "X" on the hands of underage people to prevent them from being served alcohol.
The Teen Idles took this idea back to the local Washington, DC venue 9:30 Club and convinced management to admit minors who wanted to see the bands - as long as they had Xs on their hands. The cover of the band's posthumously released "Minor Disturbance" EP has a photo of someone with crossed arms and Xs on their hands, capturing the practice and helping start the tradition of X'ed hands.
Post by reasontorevelate on Jan 15, 2018 20:52:32 GMT
FUNFACTS Drew Carolan's recent book, "Matinee: All Ages On The Bowery," is a collection of the author's photographs of hardcore/punk matinee attendees at NYC's CBGB. Spanning the years 1983-1985, the book is full of great pictures of the kids who were going to shows at that time, but one of the show-goers in particular may surprise you.
New York-born actor Matt Dillion is well known for his roles in such classic early-'80s films as Tex, The Outsiders, and Rumble Fish, but during the same period, was also a frequent visitor to CBGB. The actor's attendance at one 1984 hardcore matinee is documented in a photo in Carolan's "Matinee" book on page 105. We reached out to the actor via social media and he confirmed that the photo was taken at an Agnostic Front show, with Murphy's Law possibly opening.
Check out the actor's Instagram post about the book here:
Post by reasontorevelate on Jan 15, 2018 20:55:14 GMT
FUN FACTS Dave Smalley is, of course, best known as the one-time vocalist of Washington, DC's Dag Nasty. Through the years, he has been the frontman for numerous bands. Coincidentally, the names of most of these bands start with the letter "D." DYS, Dag Nasty, and Down By Law are all filed under "D." His new band, Don't Sleep, matches both initials. Even his band ALL was once called the Descendents.
We asked Dave to shed light on this fact. Here is what he had to say: "Great eye. Yes, it has been a constant through my career. Not planned, ever, but a really cool and frankly mysterious coincidence. I too thought of that Descendents connection, which was about the time I started to realize the trend. The guys in Don't Sleep definitely were having fun with it. I think that's the only one that's been intentional. I guess it means I can never join Metallica!"
Post by reasontorevelate on Jan 15, 2018 20:58:43 GMT
FUN FACT A critical, though little-known nexus in the Westchester NY hardcore scene was the Katonah School of Music.
Three members of Bold took lessons there starting in 4th grade, and the band's first decent amp came from the school, a Kustom head that you can see in many early Bold/Crippled Youth pictures. They also met a kid there who would later play a significant role in the NYHC scene: Gavin Van Vlack. As Tim recalls, he was shredding metal riffs in the store/school and they became friends and ended up going to shows together not long after that. The Katonah School of Music is also where Young Republicans (Porcell's band before Violent Children and Youth Of Today) recorded their demo and bought strings and the other odds and ends that a band needs.
Post by reasontorevelate on Jan 15, 2018 21:00:34 GMT
FUN FACT Studio 54 was a notorious NYC nightclub in the late '70s, with a list of regulars that included everyone from Andy Warhol to Mick Jagger to Michael Jackson. The hotspot even garnered a film in 1998, with "54." But you may not know that in the late '80s, the disco-era venue was taken over by the hardcore/punk scene.
In 1989, Studio 54's name was changed to The Ritz, a club that relocated its business there from 11th St. and Third Ave. It was during this era that The Ritz, now located at the famed 254 W. 54th St. address, hosted shows for such bands as Burn, Killing Time, Quicksand, Token Entry, and numerous others. Check out the following image of a flyer for Superbowl Saturday in 1991 (the "In-Effect" video shoot) featuring Agnostic Front, Gorilla Biscuits, Sick Of It All, and more, 26-years ago almost to the day:
Post by reasontorevelate on Jan 20, 2018 15:15:59 GMT
FUN FACT If you have a copy of Youth Of Today "Break Down The Walls" on Wishingwell Records, you may have noticed a few of the lyrics for the track "Free At Last" were missing on the insert.
In Tony Rettman's recent book, "Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History," YOT guitarist Porcell mentioned that a couple of lines from the song were cut from the lyric sheet. The missing lyrics, which were some of the first to deal with the issue of vegetarianism in the straight edge scene, were omitted by Wishingwell Records during production, possibly for being "too weird" or extreme:
From the animals in the slaughterhouse to the fucking drugs on the streets pollute our minds and bodies but we'll fight until we break...
The band didn't find out about the lyrical edit until after the album's release and were surprised, to say the least. When "Break Down The Walls" was reissued, the band made sure the lyrics made their way back onto the lyric sheet.
While Porcell remembers the label's explanation being that the missing lyrics didn't fit on the insert, more conspiracy-minded individuals may believe it was because of the content. Elsewhere in Rettman's book, members of Uniform Choice (who ran Wishingwell) mention not believing that vegetarianism is a part of straight edge. Particularly astute observers may have even noticed the inclusion of El Pollo Loco on the thanks list for Wishingwell's previous release, Uniform Choice "Screaming For Change." Coincidence? We'll try not to lose any sleep over it.
Check out both versions of the lyrics to "Free At Last" here:
Post by reasontorevelate on Feb 27, 2018 19:40:26 GMT
Back in 1983, Pomona Valley, CA hardcore stalwarts Justice League nearly had a very unlikely backup vocalist for a straight edge song.
For the "We Got Power #2: Party Animal" Mystic Records compilation, the band entered Mystic Studios to record their anthem "Hardcore." Justice League, featuring a young Jon Roa on vocals and a similarly young Ryan Hoffman (later of Chain Of Strength) on guitar, ran into the Mentors vocalist/drummer El Duce, who just happened to be at the studio at the time of the recording. El Duce took an interest in the band and asked if he could do back up vocals on the recording, to which the band obliged. But, instead of singing the correct word in the chorus of the song - "HARDCORE" - El Duce (known the world over for his shocking and vile lyrics in his own band) repeatedly sang "HARD ON" instead. The band was having none of this and told him he couldn't do back up vocals if he wasn't going to sing the correct lyrics. El Duce, for one reason or another, couldn't stop himself, and the band had to tell him thanks, but no thanks, leaving him visibly disappointed.
On a side note, the song "Hardcore" appears on the "Party Animal" compilation under a different name ("Attitude"). Mystic Records provided free studio time in exchange for technically own the recording afterward, so the band changed the name in case they wanted to reuse the song later on with the correct song title.
Check out the Justice League track at about the 22:45 mark here:
Post by reasontorevelate on Feb 27, 2018 19:41:45 GMT
If you were a fan of professional wrestling and the WWE in the early-2000s, you may remember a wrestler who went by the name of Lita. The female wrestler was involved with the WWE from 2000 to 2006, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014. What you may not know, however, is that before she ever entered the ring, she was a part of the hardcore/punk scene.
Lita, born Amy Dumas, grew up in Atlanta, and started listening to hardcore and punk in middle school. After high school, in a twist of fate, she ended up moving to Maryland to share a house with nine other people, one being a member of Revelation's own Damnation A.D. According to Dumas' book, "Lita: A Less Traveled R.O.A.D." (2003), she ended up sharing the basement with Damnation A.D. guitar player Ken Olden, a basement which housed Ken's recording equipment for SNP Studios (where Damnation and Unbroken, among others, recorded). Ken taught Amy how to play bass, and they would have jam sessions at the house (some that included current and longtime RevHQ staffer Greg Brown as well as Alex from Damnation AD, a trio that recorded one track for a compilation that was never released). She ended up playing bass in some other projects as well including one with Guy Picciotto from Fugazi and another with Chris Bald from Embrace.
In the mid-2000s, she sang for a punk band called The Luchagors, releasing their debut full-length in 2007. The band ended up getting signed to Hellcat Records, but broke up prior to the release of their sophomore effort.
Post by reasontorevelate on Feb 27, 2018 19:44:58 GMT
Johnny Depp became a household name after his appearance on the late-'80s TV show "21 Jump Street." In the 1987 pilot episode, Depp's character, Officer Tom Hanson, goes undercover to investigate a drug dealer. Dressed as a "rebellious youth" in a leather jacket, rock t-shirt, and new haircut, he needs to know about underground music, too. So he hits a music shop to buy some records that the "kids" would be listening to. One in particular, which you can see at about the 29:55 mark in the episode, is the "Convicted" LP by Southern California's hardcore/thrash/crossover stalwarts Cryptic Slaughter. The scene is a montage with music on top of it instead of dialogue and when Depp is handed the record, you can see him saying the band's name in surprise.
We asked Scott from Cryptic Slaughter about it, and it turns out that bass player Rob Nicholson's mother had a friend that worked on the show, and was able to get the band's record into the scene. Check out the clip here (and if that wasn't enough, watch a few seconds past the aforementioned scene for a guy wearing a leather jacket with Dr. Know artwork painted on it):
Post by reasontorevelate on Mar 9, 2018 22:14:47 GMT
FUN FACT If you're a fan of Turning Point, you are more than likely familiar with their handprint graphic that appeared in the layout of their "It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn" LP. Some people might think it was taken out of a clip-art book, or that it was simply drawn, but it is actually the hand of the artist, Chris Laughlin, brother of Turning Point guitarist Jay. As told in the recently released "Life.Love.Shirts." book, Chris covered his hand in ink and made a print of it, cleaned it up, and it ended up on their records and T-shirts, becoming one of the most recognizable logos in hardcore.
Another popular handprint from the hardcore/punk scene that comes to mind is the Pusmort Records logo. Pusmort Records, the label of famed punk artist Brian "Pushead" Schroeder, had a logo of a handprint with a skeleton in the palm. While not widely known, the handprint was also actually that of the artist Pushead, stylized afterward with a skeleton in traditional Pushead fashion.
Last but not least is the Mankind Records logo, one that was achieved with its label owner putting his hand down on the scanner of recording engineer Paul Miner, who just happened to be helping him with the layout of his first release, The Missing 23rd LP. Paul scanned his hand, did a little Photoshop magic, and the rest is history.
Post by reasontorevelate on Mar 17, 2018 21:26:35 GMT
Last week we told you about the first wave of hardcore or punk records that used live photos on their covers. Then that got us thinking... what were the first HC/punk records to be pressed on colored vinyl? Colored vinyl of course can be traced all the way back to the mid-1900s, but here's a list of the first HC/punk records to do it that we could find:
999 "Nasty, Nasty" 7" (1977 - green vinyl) Avengers "We Are The One" 7" (1977 - red vinyl) The Damned "Damned Damned Damned" LP (1977 - blue vinyl) The Damned "Don't Cry Wolf" 7" (1977 - orange vinyl, pink vinyl, yellow vinyl) The Damned "Music For Pleasure" LP (1978 - blue vinyl) The Deadbeats "Kill The Hippies" 7" (1978 - clear vinyl and gold vinyl) Dickies "Paranoid" 7" (UK) and 10" (US) (1978 - white vinyl) The Lurkers "Shadow" 7" (1978 - blue vinyl, red vinyl, and white vinyl) Shock "This Generation's On Vacation" 7" (1978 - red vinyl) Shock "We Were That Noise" 7" (1978 - blue vinyl) UK Subs "C.I.D." 7" (1978 - multiple colors of vinyl) X-Ray Spex "The Day The World Turned Day-Glo" 7" (1978 - orange vinyl) Misfits "Bullet" 7" (1979 - red vinyl) Misfits "Horror Business" 7" (1979 - yellow vinyl) V/A "Yes L.A." compilation LP (1979 - clear vinyl) UK Subs "Another Kind Of Blues" LP (1979 - blue vinyl) UK Subs "She's Not There" 7" (1979 - green vinyl) UK Subs "Stranglehold" 7" (1979 - red vinyl) UK Subs "Tomorrows Girls" 7" (1979 - blue vinyl) UK Subs "Brand New Age" LP (1980 - clear vinyl) UK Subs "Crash Course" LP (1980 - purple vinyl) UK Subs "Party In Paris" 7" (1980 - orange vinyl, as well as orange/black split, possibly the first HC/punk record to do a blended color) UK Subs "Teenage" 7" (1980 - pink vinyl) UK Subs "Warhead" 7" (1980 - brown vinyl) Minor Threat "In My Eyes" 7" (1981 - red vinyl) SOA "No Policy" 7" (1981 - green vinyl) UK Subs "Diminished Responsibility" LP (1981 - red vinyl) UK Subs "Keep On Running (Til You Burn" 7" (1981 - blue vinyl)
With Dischord Records being one of the first hardcore labels to do it, we asked what influenced them to start pressing records on colored vinyl. Ian MacKaye had this to say:
"We loved the colored vinyl that was coming in from England (for instance, the UK Subs were releasing each record on different colors) and there was some West Coast stuff (i.e., the Dangerhouse 'Yes LA' 12" and the Dickies 10"). The Teen Idles were too thrifty to spend the extra dough on color, but Henry [Rollins] put up all of the money for the SOA 'No Policy' first pressing and he wanted it on green vinyl. We were all pretty blown away when we first laid eyes on the records, but it wasn't until we did the 'In My Eyes' 7" that we decided to do another color pressing."
Post by reasontorevelate on Mar 31, 2018 21:56:41 GMT
Fans of Revelation Records' early releases may have noticed that the first three 12"s were originally released by the label only on black vinyl, and wondered "Why?"
Well, it turns out that "The Way It Is" compilation (Rev 7), Youth Of Today's "Break Down The Walls" (Rev 8) and Bold's "Speak Out" (Rev 9) were all manufactured at the same pressing plant: Electrosound in Indiana. Unfortunately, Electrosound did not offer colored vinyl, so all three of the records were only released on black vinyl at the time. After Revelation switched manufacturers, colored vinyl versions of the three LPs were made - but only the new test pressings. It wasn't until 1997 for "Break Down The Walls" and 2001 for "The Way It Is" and "Speak Out" that the releases were made available generally on colored vinyl.
Some lucky buyers of those records, however, were sent green vinyl test pressings in place of the black vinyl versions, with record labels hand-glued to the records. These are some of the rarest versions of any Revelation release ever. Were you one of the lucky ones? Send in your pics!
Post by reasontorevelate on Apr 17, 2018 20:45:16 GMT
FUN FACT The Misfits are a band forever intertwined with film, fame, and Hollywood. Their band name, of course, was taken from the 1961 Marilyn Monroe film of the same name, and their skull logo derives from the frames of the 1946 serial "The Crimson Ghost." Their songs followed this theme as well, with many of them named after movies, or with lyrics inspired by them.
Here's a list of all the Misfits songs/records that we could think of that came from films:
Astro Zombies (1968 film "The Astro-Zombies") Bloodfeast (1963 film) Braineaters (1958 film "The Brain Eaters") Die, Die My Darling (1965 film) Ghouls Night Out (1959 film "Night Of The Ghouls") Green Hell (1940 film) Horror Hotel (1960 film) Night Of The Living Dead (1968 film) Plan 9 (label name) (1959 film "Plan 9 From Outer Space") Return Of The Fly (1959 film) Walk Among Us (1956 film "The Creature Walks Among Us") We Are 138 (1971 film "THX-1138")
We're going to assume that John Carpenter's 1978 classic film Halloween was not the inspiration for their song of the same name, but we could not confirm that by press time. Did we miss anything?
Post by reasontorevelate on Apr 30, 2018 19:46:26 GMT
FUN FACT If you're a fan of John Cusack, you may have noticed the recurring theme of The Clash making their way into his films one way or another. In High Fidelity, he plays a record store owner who names The Clash's "Janie Jones" as one of his favorite opening tracks on an album. In Grosse Pointe Blank, The Clash's "Rudie Can't Fail" and "Armagideon Time" appear on the soundtrack, and Cusack's character's ex-girlfriend in the film has a Clash poster on her bedroom wall. And, probably most famously, in the movie Say Anything, he sports a Clash t-shirt throughout most of the film. And while his love for The Clash is obvious, his love for punk goes a little deeper than his film soundtracks and wardrobe.
In a 2008 radio interview, Cusack shed light on his affinity for music and punk, talking about growing up in the late-'70s/early-'80s Chicago punk scene, record shopping and taking the train to go to the local all-ages punk venue to see bands such as the Dead Kennedys and local legends The Effigies. He also mentioned bands from overseas like the Sex Pistols and The Clash, the latter of course finding their way into several of his big screen projects.
The catalyst behind this week's tidbit was a story recently told to us by former RevHQ staffer Glen G. He once spotted John Cusack at a Fugazi show in the early-'90s, and jokingly asked the actor what he was doing there.
Post by reasontorevelate on Apr 30, 2018 22:01:20 GMT
FUN FACT Diehard and casual Black Flag fans alike will be familiar with their tongue-in-cheek anthem "TV Party." It was one of their most memorable (and often most maligned) songs, and it was even made into a music video early on, directed by photographer and band friend Glen E. Friedman. Black Flag recorded the song multiple times, and it appeared on Damaged, the TV Party EP, and the Repo Man soundtrack. Former Black Flag vocalist Henry Rollins also did a cover version of it for the "Rise Above" benefit compilation.
The song mentions a myriad of different TV shows, and interestingly, the shows mentioned in it vary from version to version. We've broken it down for convenience:
That's Incredible Hill Street Blues Dallas Fridays Saturday Night Live Monday Night Football The Jeffersons Vegas
TV Party EP (1982):
That's Incredible Hill Street Blues Dallas Quincy Saturday Night Live Monday Night Football Dynasty Fridays
Repo Man soundtrack (1984):
Hill Street Blues Monday Night Football Dallas Fall Guy Magnum PI A-Team Love Boat Fantasy Island Different Strokes CHiPs
Rise Above (2002):
WWF Rockford Files Night Visions Scrubs Temptation Island Judge Judy Sopranos Cops Ally McBeal Rosie O'Donnell V.I.P.
Post by reasontorevelate on May 18, 2018 21:04:33 GMT
FUN FACT If you're a fan of Judge, you've probably heard their debut EP, New York Crew. Originally released by Schism Records and later re-issued by Revelation, the EP featured vocals and drums by Mike Judge with Porcell pulling double-duty on guitar and bass. When it came out in 1988, the band had not yet played their first show, so you might be wondering about the photos on the records.
We asked Porcell to shed some light on how the duo came up with the images, and this is what he had to say:
"Yeah, we didn't play till the record came out. Since we hadn't played, we had to get creative with pics. The OG Schism version was a pic of me moshing across the stage to Bold, and Alex Brown took the pic of Mike in Williamsburg because we needed one and didn't have any of him. We decided to keep the same motif with the Rev re-release, so we used a pic of me stagediving to 7 Seconds and Mike playing drums for Youth Of Today."
Check out both back covers here, and note the inverted triangles from layout to layout:
Post by reasontorevelate on Aug 4, 2018 9:00:38 GMT
FUN FACT Although several hardcore/punk luminaries have written books, only a few have contributed to the young reader's library. Now that everyone we know has kids, we decided to put together a short list of hardcore/punk-related people we who have written children's books. We couldn't think of very many:
Gregory Attonito (Bouncing Souls) - "I Went For A Walk"
Chris Gorman (Verbal Assault cover photographer/Belly drummer) - "One of a Kind," and "Indie Surfs"
Harley Flanagan (Cro-Mags) - "Stories and Illustrations by Harley" (written when he was nine years old)
Evan Jacobs (Ice/Ringside Records/Orange County Hardcore Scenester) - "The Amazing Adventures of Abby Mcquade," "The Underdogs," "Emoji of Doom," and "Zombies!", among others
Chris Spliedt (Nora) - "How Do Animals Live?", "A Pig Is a Piggy," "Wishes for Fishes," and others
Kevin Cross (Nerve Agents/Pitch Black) - "A Little Dachshund's Tale," "Frances Peabody" (illustrations)
Derrick Brown (John Wilkes Kissing Booth) - "Valentine the Porcupine Dances Funny," "I Looooove You, Whale," "Hot Hands and The Weirdo Winter"
Post by reasontorevelate on Aug 4, 2018 9:02:17 GMT
FUN FACT Speaking of Shelter, check out this one-minute clip of Ray Cappo talking with barbershop owner Marc "Pappy" Bennett about Ray's iconic haircut on the cover the band's "Break Down The Walls" album.
Post by reasontorevelate on Aug 4, 2018 9:06:52 GMT
FUN FACT It's not uncommon for brothers and/or sisters to play in bands, often pulling different duties in the same band. But it's less common to find multiple vocalists in one family. Here's a list of all of the siblings that we could think of who have each accosted the mic:
Dave Bratton -- Rhino 39 Joel Bratton -- Rhino 39
John Coyle -- Outspoken, Kill The Messenger Walt Coyle -- Back To Back, Straightarm
Chris Erba -- H 100S, Upstab Tony Erba -- Face Value, 9 Shocks Terror
Alec MacKaye -- The Faith, Ignition Amanda MacKaye -- Desiderata, Routineers Ian MacKaye -- Minor Threat, Fugazi
Brian McTernan -- Battery Mike McTernan -- Damnation A.D., When Tigers Fight
Roger Miret -- Agnostic Front, The Disasters Freddy Cricien -- Madball, Hazen Street
Ned Russin -- (Title Fight, Disengage, Glitterer) Alex Russin -- (Gypsy)
Nic Samayoa -- Forced Order, Harness Alex Samayoa -- Illusion
Mike Scondotto -- (Inhuman, The Last Stand) Mark Scondotto -- (Shutdown) John Scondotto -- (Lament)
Bobby Sullivan -- Soulside, Seven League Boots Mark Sullivan -- Kingface, Sevens
Post by reasontorevelate on Aug 4, 2018 9:09:46 GMT
FUN FACT Don Fury is a name that's synonymous with the New York Hardcore scene, having been behind the boards at his studios for everyone from Agnostic Front to Gorilla Biscuits to Born Against to Youth Of Today. With a resume that spans more than 30 years and hundreds of releases, you may be surprised that he's only ever been a guest musician on an album ONCE.
A musician himself, Fury bought a Les Paul Custom guitar as a teenager in 1972, and had played in various bands over the years, with a love of music that eventually led him to starting a recording studio in the early-'80s. But it wasn't until 1990, during the recording of Shelter's "Perfection Of Desire" 12", that he made an appearance on one of his own recordings, on only one track. While the details are fuzzy, track #7, eponymously titled "Shelter," featured Don Fury performing with scene cohorts Porcell - who had yet to officially join Ray's new band, and Dylan Schreifels - who himself was also credited with the drum programming on the Ray & Porcell 7".
On a side note, Don's Les Paul made more guest appearances than Don himself, having been used on Quicksand's second album "Manic Compression" and others.