A modicum of praise for Los Angeles’ SIN 34 in NO MAG, circa 1982.
Sin 34 (whom the editors of Dynamite Hemorrhage have a bit of a guilty-pleasure soft spot for) were the perennial opening band on hardcore bills all over LA and the San Fernando Valley in the early 80s. Members later went on to Painted Willie; Dave Markey became an infamous underground filmmaker and was putting out We Got Power fanzine around the time of this review as well.
Thought I’d dash off another radio show/podcast for you to make sure your week was stacked with fantastic tuneage from the underground….this one’s just over an hour, and is Edition #11 of theDynamite Hemorrhage Radio Podcast, which is streamable and downloadable at the links below. Somehow I jammed 25 songs into 60+ minutes; some of ‘em are dumb, some of ’em are fast, some of them are edifying and artful and totally mind-expanding. Some may blow you from here into the next century. If that happens, please let me know, OK?
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ZODIAC KILLERS – Kamikaze Attack
CLAW HAMMER – Sick Fish Belly Up
FERAL BEAT – Feral Beat
THE VICTIMS – Perth is a Culture Shock
GORILLA – Vein Popper
DOG-FACED HERMANS – Fortune
COME – Dead Molly
PAMELA – I’m Nobody (Cold Shoulder)
PUSSY GALORE – Biker Rock Loser
MIKA MIKO – Sex
SILVER DAGGERS – Joy
VELVET MONKEYS – Everything Is Right
PRISSY CLERKS – Death Wish
WILD BILLY CHILDISH & THE MUSICIANS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE – He’s Making a Tape
THE MINDERS – Chatty Patty
FRANKIE’S CREW – Somebody
KAREN VERROS – You Just Gotta Know My Mind
THINKING FELLERS UNION LOCAL 282 – Tell Me
THE OSCARS – Limited Offer
SIN 34 – Nuclear War
X – Home Is Where The Floor Is
THE BRIDES – Get To You
THE MOTARDS – Yo Heart Mexico
DOO RAG – Engine Bread
EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS – Catholic Quilt
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Julie Lanfeld from SF Valley hardcore heroes SIN 34 at their reunion show in 2008. Wow. Read about it here.
This morning I listened to a podcast version of a old KXLU show from 1988 hosted by “Adam Bomb” in LA, whom I believe was actually Pat Hoed from the band The Nip Drivers. He “interviewed” ANARCHY 6, the best phony hardcore punk band of all time, which featured the Redd Kross McDonald brothers ripping it up Circle One/Suicidal style.
The interview wears thin pretty fast, although they said some pretty great stuff. They were playing the tiny Anti-Club later that night, and mentioned that it was “the first Gary Tovar show ever held at the Anti-Club”. Tovar and his Goldenvoice concerts were putting on mega-spectacular hardcore shows at the time at the huge Olympic Auditorium and sometimes the Santa Monica Civic.
They also opined that “you have to look fast to be fast”, and so to play hardcore, you’d better cut your hair, hippie. To the best of my knowledge, the show at the Anti-Club that night was the only show the band ever played, and I actually drove down w/ my cousin from Santa Barbara and went to it. It was hilarious.
The band backing up the McDonald brothers were Phil and Dave from SIN 34. They played about 15 minutes, skanked a bunch on stage and in the pit with the rest of us, and at the end Steve McDonald’s bandana was torn from his head and his long hair came spilling out. They kept making jokes I didn’t understand about “breaking Julie out of jail” (Julie being Julie Lanfeld of Sin 34). And they did the song you see here, their only documented online performance, from the movie “Lovedolls Superstar”. Totally, totally ‘core.