A fan sent me this remix of a song that The Trauma Dolls wrote called “Good Boy”. The Trauma Dolls are an off-shoot of The Bottle Babies in case you didn’t know. You can listen to the original version of the song[here] (http://www.thebottlebabies.com/goodboy.mp3). Compare the two.
List of Things I Loved and Hated About The 80’s
Things That I Hated in the 80’s
1.) Day Glo Clothing
2.) Big Hair
3.) Hair Metal bands
4.) Most “pop” music
5.) Rubik’s Cube
6.) Little Wonder and Silver Spoons (TV Shows) props if you remember Little Wonder
7.) The phrase “Where’s the beef?”
9.) Lame Cartoons
10.) The Noid
11.) Charm bracelets with tons of clunky charms
12.) Break Dancing
14.) One word: Izod
15.) The whole “wanna be” Madonna, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Boy George, etc. crowd
Things That I Loved in the 80’s
1.) Punk Rock & New Wave
2.) Ripped Jeans
3.) Devo type sun-glasses
4.) Cool TV shows (A-Team, Night Flight, Early MTV, That’s Incredible, Pee Wee’s Playhouse —props if you remember Night Flight)
5.) Garbage Pail Kids
6.) Converse Tennis Shoes ( I had a camouflaged pair)
7.) Ronald Reagan
8.) Slasher movies ruled!!
9.) Asymmetrical haircuts
10.) The microwave oven
11.) The Brat-Pack Movies
12.) Skinny ties
13.) The Yugo (wish I still had mine, even though it was an embarrassing piece of crap)
14.) Cable TV
15.) Video Arcade: (i.e.SPACEPORT in Pembroke Mall)
Grandpa gets his rebellion on.
I wrote the music to this song in 1996, Idle wrote the lyrics. The song’s titled ” My Dad Smokes Crack”.
It was featured on MTV’s show MADE in the episode where ‘17 year old Selena is MADE into a Surfer Chick’ after she decides she wants to become a competitive surfer.
Here’s a link to the MTV episode. http://on.mtv.com/dbXgdP
Expose Your Kids to Wildlife
Poster I’ve had for about 15 years, maybe longer. It’s a lil’ faded and dated, but everyone that sees it gives it a thumbs up. I contacted the photographer several years ago and tried to by the negative, but he wanted $1500.00; too much. Need to get this poster re-done somehow.
Punk Rock fun
The Bottle Babies playing “Kick Out The Jams” by MC5 in Norfolk, VA. @ Club 37th & Zen. I played until my fingers bled that night…literally.
A picture of a drunk chick…because bird-bird-bird-bird’s the word
The Plimsouls——“A Million Miles Away”
The Plimsouls achieved its greatest notoriety in 1983 when the “New Wave” release “A Million Miles Away" was included on Valley Girl’s motion picture soundtrack and became a minor hit. The band, which also appeared on camera in the movie (Valley Girl), performing the song and parts of two others, quickly re-recorded the song for inclusion on a second album, "Everywhere At Once", but broke up shortly after.
Watusi Rodeo by Guadalcanal Diary.
I dare say that this the best song EVER about rodeos of any sort.
CHINA by RED ROCKERS
Red Rockers were largely and unjustly ignored by radio and left undiscovered by the general public. They had a minor hit with “China" in 1983.
The song’s music video, which was popular on early MTV during its run, was shot in New Orleans (the band’s hometown) doubling as a Shanghai-esque Chinese city.
“China" was included on Rhino Records’ new wave compilation album series, Just Can’t Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the 80’s.
MY BEACH by THE SURF PUNKS
The live shows of the Surf Punks, in the heyday of the punk explosion in L.A., were wild and abandoned. High points of the show were “I Can’t Get a Tan” and “Big Top” and “My Beach”.
The lyrics of the band centered primarily on the in-group/out-group experiences of “locals” (surfers living on the beach in Malibu) and “valleys” (commuters from the San Fernando Valley to the private and public beaches of the exclusive Malibu Beach community). Never truly “punk” in the traditional sense of the word, the Surf Punks were sort of a “Beach Boys” of the punk world, offering an intelligent take on the “turf wars” over the southern California beaches and its waves.
The term “surf punk” was a generational adaptation of the term “surf Nazi” which was in wide use in the early days of the sport in the 60s and 70s, and also used tongue-in-cheek to describe people who were fanatically dedicated to their sport.