Re: What are you listening to?
this is hilarious!! two guys i'd never imagine listening to fugazi or minor threat... hell, i sat on stage with fugazi when they first came out, right next to ian on the guitar... "sitting in the waiting room". but that is nothing compared to minor threat..
yes, i was a straight-edge skinhead... ah... those were the days.... S.H.A.R.P. skin at that (skin heads AGAINST racial prejudice), keep that in mind. i don't want to get into all that stuff, it had to deal with it all the time in the 80s...
anyway, what am "I" listening to today?
well, on my long drive from the KC area to STL for my grandmas funeral, i went in this order:
System of a Down
Rage Against the Machine
talk about hardcore stuff... i could talk all day. any show that played in the STL area from, say, '85 - 90, i was there. pick a group... black flag was the first show i went to... my 16th B-day was spent getting my chin gashed open to a canadian band called SNFU (very cool singer, i talked to him for about an hour).
ah.... those were the days.
btw - my favorite black flag album is "my war". the first side is all hyped up, the 2nd side is only 3 songs, but they're 15 minutes each. when i would get depressed, i'd listen to the 2nd side all night long.
but, as my contest proved, BAD BRAINS is the best band of all time.
one time in school, our project was to name all the groups we've seen in concert.. some people had 1 or 2 groups, i filled up 2 pages front and back... obscure bands from all over the country... from NY (agnostic front 4 times, warzone twice) from chi (life sentence) from colorado (dead silence) to all the LA bands (7 seconds, circle jerks - in the same show!) even some cool pre-grunge groups in seattle, like the accused and a straight-edge group from up there as well, the brotherhood....
okay, i'll shut up now.
"To be second guessed, you have to be the first guesser."