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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

26 September 2007

Blame it on the Bombs

Nathan Nothin here.
So this blogging shite is craziness.
I'm always reading on other blogs 'well, it's been quite a while since my last posting...
Or I look for a particular blog I like & it has ceased to exist...
Now I know why...some of us have real lives that consume day to day
existence & leave very little time to just, ahhh (I guess), PLAY!

I still haven't posted the Joyride songs that I mentioned last Saturday & I
need to get on it. I've been putting together their MySpace page
(www.myspace.com/joyridewecomeinpeace ) which has been
stealing minutes if not hours, plus now the We Come in Peace cd. is up
on cdbaby ( www.cdbaby.com/joyride) which has eaten hours if not days.
I guess between the tracks on myspace & the clips on cdbaby, this info
will have to suffice until I can post a track
(although I now have the opportunity to put Thighland here since
both the intro Here We Come & the title track We Come in Peace are elsewhere).

The reason I started this blog in the first place is because I have hours of DIY
punk from the second wave in San Jose (1988-2000) that I think
a home & also as a way to preserve some great music that was mostly
produced, pressed, promoted, & paid for by the bands themselves in limited
quantities that have long since dwindled to Ø.
I had the privilege of knowing most of these band,
having written about them in EAT POOP!,
having partied with them many a drunken night
& having put together many area shows with them.
Their creations & efforts deserve a place to rest, if not to flourish.
I also believe there are many people interested in hearing or having said
music. This is my way of honoring those times.

Perhaps because of the disparity of economic strata that existed at the time,
San Jose was both the center of Silicon Valley affluence & "the Pit"
that trapped many a impoverished wage slave.
This dichotomy created a volatile punk scene before the Bush era
changed all that. The first wave of San Jose punk centered around
The Laundry Works & all-ages shows at local halls. Bands like Ribsy,
Whipping Boy & Los Ovidados could be seen every week with
touring bands like The Minutemen, Husker Du, & Jodie Foster's Army
stopping by San Jose as they passed up or down California. By 1986
the first wave had crested & AOR radio rock (like Huey Lewis & the News)
had taken root. The second wave of San Jose punk began shortly
thereafter, as disenfranchised youth from the decaying suburbs
found their way to the once again thriving scene centered around the
South First Street (SOFA) area (Marsugi's & The Cactus Club...San Jose State).
By 2000 that wave had crashed against the burgeoning rocks of
hip-hop/rap & the SJ Redevelopment Agency's philosophy of 'NO FUN'.

So while I was working on the Joyride post, my friend Fudgie D. Clown
(aka Feel Christ) called from his hide-out in Pittsburgh, PA.
Fudgie was THE!!! self-proclaimed 'drum whore' who played in The Nines,
The By-Products(II), The Puds, Bombs for Whitey, & many more bands
too numerous to list here. After talking to him I was moved to write this
& post the following songs from Bombs for Whitey's first vinyl,
a 45rpm beauty recorded just before Fudgie became their drummer.
It features Paul Nevins on vocals,
Allen Langone & Eric Johnson on guitars,
Ken DeLaCruz on bass, & Burt Vail on drums.
It was released in 1992 after Fudgie D. had already picked up the sticks.
It was recorded in Palo Alto at the locally renowned House of Faith
by the equally renowned Bart Thurber. Bombs for Whitey
were heavily influenced by the likes of Iggy & the Stooges, The Dead Boys,
& Johnny Thunders.

Tracks:
Bullet to the Soul
Lost Generation

I hope you all enjoy them as much as I've enjoyed putting them here
& the memories that writing about those times has dredged up.



7 comments:

  1. HEY!!!! -- we're trying to get the ball rolling for a Marsugi's reunion sometime down the road, if enough folks are into it. For now, it's only on Myspace here.
    Spread the word. Now.

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  2. wild.. during the spring of 97 I was approached by San Jose blues guitarist Andy Mazilli (RIP) to play some shows with Bombs for Whitey on drums, as they'd moved to LA and needed a drummer. I was in the Idiot parade, and soon to rejoin the Eyesores at the time, but had seen Bombs 5 or 6 times at the cat piss club. Played the Bar Deluxe and the Whiskey in Hollywood, but then the two main guys, Alan and Paul decided to break the band up, have one last reunion show. I was "assed out", as they had their previous drummer from San Jose come down and do it, so I was a little pissed off, but what the hell, he probably knew the songs better. Anyway, that's about it; our singer Metalhed ran into someone who said thatthey were playing with Bombs for Whitey, and I sometimes see their CD at Streetlight, so maybe they're back at it.

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  3. oh yeah, I do have a video of the set at Bar Deluxe- one angle, semi shitty sound, but email us through Myspace if you're interested in checking it out or if you were/are in the band and want the original copy burnt (either to DVD or on a bonfire)! The lineup was Paul, Alan, Junior, Chilton, and myself.

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  4. i just got my hands on a copy of the Bombs For Whitey demo tape by accident and its not bad... i can't find any info on them besides this page, i'm glad i found it though.

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  5. The information here is great. I will invite my friends here.

    Thanks

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  6. Bombs For Whitey recorded a LP that never came out due to a horrible mix,it was pretty much our last shot at keeping the band going,when we heard it and how bad it was it was pretty much the end of the band in San Jose and Allen and Paul decided to try their luck in L.A,Not sure why they did not change the name of the band and start something new,the Line up for the LP was Paul,Allen,Ken and Phil on drums,the thing is being remixed and might see the light of day,there is also a 4 song ep that was mastered and ready for release but that never happened due to lack of money(i think it is the best stuff we did besides the LP) so pretty much the only things out there is the Single(i have about 20 Copies left in the closet)and the demo tape.

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  7. hey anonymous.. I can burn a copy of the Bar Deluxe video from the show in 97 if you're interested. shoot me an email @ http://www.myspace.com/theeyesores , the_eyesores@hotmail.com, or go to facebook and search for the eyesores. For a 1997 time period vhs it's ok and ready to go on a DVD. if not no worries.

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