Can't believe it's been 20 years since we were three days before the LA riots.
― President Keyes, Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:57 (four years ago) Permalink
just read the Perry Farrell bio where they talk about actually being high on crack and going out looting and shooting things up.
― frogsclovetofu (beachville), Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:47 (four years ago) Permalink
I haven't heard enough Sublime to say either way what their "influences" are but regionally there's a strong sense of history out there so it would make sense for them to do bad religion (claremont & l.a. iirc) and descendants (manhattan beach) covers both in terms of sort of marking ground & in terms of indicating who cleared space for them - when those bands you're citing were playing clubs, there weren't many clubs, and the places they broke ground in would have been the places that kids from around there either went to or saw from their parents' cars or read about in the paper & thought "damn someday i'm going to go to those places and play music there"
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 26 April 2012 23:19 (four years ago) Permalink
lol heard this song on the radio today
― ✧✧✧✧✧✧@are.forever (some dude), Friday, 27 April 2012 00:59 (four years ago) Permalink
xpost, yeah but what also made them interesting is that they combined descendent/bad religion covers with grateful dead and toots & the maytalls covers and Eazy E/Just-Ice samples
― suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 27 April 2012 01:06 (four years ago) Permalink
yeah again I don't know anything about them musically but that just makes intuitive sense - a new generation of punk kids got into rap & were buying Ruthless 12"s & tapes at swap meets when those guys would have been first drinking beer in the garage and teaching themselves to play. really deeply syncretic moment in music out there, cf also Body Count who people don't seem to rep for but it was part of this ~mood~ imo that there were points of contact between scenes/styles/movements
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 27 April 2012 01:30 (four years ago) Permalink
a mood which I'd argue is less likely to get traction now because of the internet & the way growth at a local level, while still possible, is something you have to fetishize & consciously pursue as opposed to a bunch of guys in southern California sifting through the shit that's come across their radar that's interesting to them
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 27 April 2012 01:32 (four years ago) Permalink