2008-12-05

I say D because...


I'm a Dead Boy. (Young, Loud and Snotty or s/t are on the plate here)

The Dead Boys preceded most hardcore/punk bands excluding Iggy and the Stooges, The Ramones, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The NY Dolls and a slew of lesser known but equally rad late 70's bands.

They sang about simple things with simple riffs, much like contemporary hardcore, except they knew how to write a hook.  I think the guitar work, solo-wise was better than the Ramones and they had more songs about banging and underage chicks than their counterparts of the era.  The songs are classic rock-and-roll, perfect for a bike-ride or cruise to the Clif's new record store.

They also came from Youngstown before doing Cleveland and then New York.  You can tell they're from NE Ohio because the moves illustrated below were taught to Millin early in his 'core guitaring career.  Also note that the fashion of the current middle-class white boy paradigm did not originate on Coventry in 2005, but on Coventry in 1975.

Peep anything they put out, it won't disappoint...

7 comments:

Hess said...

Is this where I say I used to work for Johnny 'Blitz' Madinsky's bro? Apparantly Johnny partied too hard for the band (and himself). Dunno what I'm missing but off the top of my head I would have went with the Descendents. Deadstop is a more current band I gave alot of play.

XSLABAX said...

DIEHARD YOUTH!!! All for one, one for all. Here is another over looked band(or my taste is bad) this release is one of my all time favorites!

Head2Wall said...

off the top of my head... what about Discharge? DYS? Dead Prez?

John Committed said...

100% backed.

I'm an old man now, so Drive By Truckers trumps Discharge. That said, Dead Boys is the perfect "origin for Right Idea" choice -- though, Dropkicks (pre-Al Barr) would be an alright number 2.

I'm working on "E" right now so yous bitches don't put up Destroy the Machines, or the 8-Mile soundtrack.

Nate Hough-Snee said...

Runners up: Dead Stop, "Done With You," Descendents, "I don't want to grow up," Dag Nasty, "Can I Say," Devo "Are we not men" Dead Kennedy's "Fresh fruit for rotting vegetables" Dropkick Murphy's "Do or Die" Damage Control "Can't Keep us Down" and DOA. Chuck would say Dr. Dre.

SD Hough-Snee said...

I waited all day to get home and look for E....but I was left hanging. Bummed

Chuck Right said...

100% on Dr. Dre.