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LARD

if there's one thing I never thought I'd read on CDX, it's a reference to LARD! dag that's awesome!

DK totally blew my mind when I first heard it. So unlike many of the punk cliches used in today's "punk." Like mad effects on the guitars when everyone else was doing the Minor Threat thing of just a guitar in an amp, or a distortion pedal at most. And their records are quite good recording quality when the norm for punk records what boombox style... yet they still cut through your speakers like a buzzsaw. It's craft of song and recording that make these records stand the test of time; like a good toy, you put some love and care and thought into something and it shows.

I share a lot of the same history with punk and skating. The Misfits were a big part of me starting to play music! Their tapes had me searching the library about all the horror movies they referenced. While I listen to lots of different music now, I still hold many of the ideas and thoughts DK put into my brain true to my heart. Doing the right thing is always good, for yourself and others.

This is such a bizarre product, kind of like WATCHMEN action figures; the subject being depicted has a lot of politics that would not normally lend themselves to merchandising. Ironic! Like Mojo though this is something you didn't know you actually wanted until you see someone made it!!

Young music fans -or old ones who haven't checked it out- would be well served, both morally and aurally to give Dead Kennedys a second listen, and learn!

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Posted by The Big R on 18 January, 2012 - 15:08
"I was 13 years old in 1986.

"I was 13 years old in 1986. ...I was struck with the desire for less childish things.

Enter Skateboarding.

For a period of time, skating defined me. That wooden board with wheels granted me a freedom I had not yet experienced. And with the skating I adopted the skate lifestyle. I read Thrasher magazine, and I bought Vans shoes. And of course, I started to listen to skate music"

Dude, the story of my life, Thrasher , Vans etc. That was me! I still get the urge to skate, but one fall and im done. Skateboarding changed my life as that is how I got into hardcore/punk music and eventually led to starting a band. We come from similar backgrounds and somehow continue along the same route with our collecting. I mean I knew you liked similar music, but I didnt know about the skateboarding part. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by chachipower on 18 January, 2012 - 16:09
 
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