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Romper Room Rejects Jam session in Oakland CA. 1987. Michael Roi(RIP), Kenny on drums, and Zoran on guitar. I sang and took the pic. miss these days. We recorded a demo tape at Gilman in the early days back when they recorded demos.
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The day before this gig we(devoid of faith) played the Providence RI fest. Spazz and Charles Bronson were on that show, and Mark and other Bronson dudes asked me to get Bronson on the Albany show the next day. Drove em back to Albany with Spazz, and the rest is history. One of the greatest hardcore shows that I’ve ever been apart of in Albany(at a gun range no less).
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This show was pretty out of control. My guess is it happened in 1990 or 91? I recall Steve EVR showing up to confront Sam mcpheeters about Sam writing a song about him called “eulogy”. Lots of yelling happened. People thought Steve was gonna snap Sam in half.
This show was in the heart of the ghetto of Schenectady NY. Some random kid leaving the show ended up calling one of the local residents on the street the N word. Within minutes the club was under siege by the local community. People had showed up with baseball bats, two by fours, pipes, etc. They attacked the kids out front of the club, and the people at the door. We had to shut the doors, and tons of us were pushing on the doors to keep the angry crowd out of the club, while rocks were being thrown through the windows. The person that put on the show had to call the police using the clubs phone(pre cell phone days). Finally the cops showed up, and some how straightened things out between the community and the punks. Beyond all that the show was great. Rorschach absolutely killed it.
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Get at me if you need some Sabbath sweatpants to hide your stash in the pockets. Fall is coming soon.
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Earlier today I was talking to a friend about the band Exodus, and all of the sudden a memory from my past hit me. 25 years ago my friend Zoran(themightyz)and I were “chillin” with Paul Baloff(former singer of Exodus) in an office he had at the Rock on broadway in San franscico. This was After he’d been booted from Exodus, and had started booking bands and doing shows. I think it was Baloff productions or something. I wish I still had his card. At any rate after we were done “chillin” with Paul, the three of us walked downstairs into the venue. Much to Paul’s dismay he realized he’d booked a show for that night, and totally forgotten about it. The show was the Redhot chili Peppers. Paul started freaking out, and trying to kick the packed club out of the venue so that he could collect money. He had absolutely no security there, so he gave zoran and myself flashlights and $20 to work the door and do security(we were deputized as he put it). I think within a half hour it became apparent that we had no control in the club at all, and Paul was upstairs hiding out. Zoran and I gave up, and just sorta joined the crowd. We watched a bunch of punk bands (whipping boy was one)open for the chilli peppers who played naked, and only wore socks(on their cocks). I’m not sure how they got paid, because no one paid at the door. I had totally forgotten that this was a life expiernce of mine until today…duh.
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Followed these guys around like the grateful dead for a few shows when they came out east in the 90s. This show at cbgbs was sick.
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This was Born Againsts third show. I recall lots of rolling around on the floor by Sam.
Verbal Assault got into town a day early, set up their gear in my friend Damon’s bedroom, and basically played a show to about 7 of us the night before this gig.
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Score!!! Remember these? They were prizes given out at fairs in the early 1980s. Teenagers would spend upwards of $20 trying to win one.
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