Thursday, 30 December 2010
Scorching demo versions of songs, recorded in 1982 that ended up on the MY WAR and SLIP IT IN albums.
Stuck with record contract hassles, BLACK FLAG secretly recorded a bunch of new songs.
In my opinion, these demos are superior to the official releases.
Rollins had just joined Greg Ginn, Dez Cadena and Chuck Dukowski plus amazing drummer Chuck Biscuits(RIP) a formidable line up and these songs showcase the direction the band was going to go in.......
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Here's a promo video we put together in 2004 for THE STAGS. The song is called "Husky" and was shot in literally a couple of hours in my old workspace in Wigan. Great fun to do and it's about time we did another one. You may notice the groovy orange backdrops in the vid are the very same ones we loaned and eventually sold to Frank Sidebottom and were used in every episode of his most recent PROPER TELLY SHOW on Channel M.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Jasons bike gets photographed for LOWRIDE mag
I JUST WANT SOME SKANK! The boots the girl in the last picture was wearing
ZAETA PRODUCTION BIKE
Just got back from a 5 day road trip to Milan, Italy to have a presence at a custom/hotrod show. We had a super hectic schedule, managing to take in an motorcycle art show launch in Paris, a home visit to photographer/RUBY HELMETS guy Dimitri Coste, an overnight stay with IVAN THE TERRIBLE which included some frantic record buying and then a US BOMBS gig on the way home in Belgium. It was a 2200 mile roundtrip and almost 40 hours behind the wheel.
Personal highlights were:
Getting to know Paulo from ZEATA MOTORCYCLES a little better. He booked us a nice hotel and generally made sure we enjoyed our stay in Milan.
Spending time with Ivan in Paris and getting the chance to buy some records out of his recently deceased good buddy "SF Sorrow Seb"s collection.
Driving in heavy snow conditions over the Alps.
Hooking up my portable record player and playing my records over the big PA at the show.
Catching up with DP in Belgium. I lent him some DVD's to while away the hours in the van. He almost borrowed a comp of classic british tv adverts including all the Leonard Rossiter/Joan Collins CHINZANO ads!
Thursday, 11 November 2010
The "long box" non-glow versions issued in the 60's are probably more valuable and sought after.... but these are the kits I remember buying with my pocket money as an 8 year old!
Aurora Plastics Company had been making figural models of the Universal monsters for a few years and they were really one of the first companies to captilize on the Monster craze of that decade. In the 70's they relaunched the line with a new feature, they now glowed in the dark. Monster items and glowing in the dark is still a prevelant trend to this day..The box art was re-vamped and looks really great, even more ghoulish and lurid.
The last picture of the BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN is a mock up of a kit that was never released.
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Friday, 5 November 2010
If you skate, do the right thing and hunt these wheels down and run 'em on yer board....if ya don't skate but dig what DP is about then buy a set and put 'em on the mantlepiece, use 'em as a paperweight, give 'em to the dog to chew etc.
All being well, Duane will be on a Euro tour which includes 2 UK dates 24th Nov. London Underworld and 25th Derby, The Old Bell........
I've been corresponding with Big Woody and he can confirm that he is able to supply these wheels here in the UK when they become available....He thinks the cost will be £36 per set (in line with all OJ wheels prices) If you want a set, then get in touch at www.bigwoodys.co.uk/
Monday, 1 November 2010
Great Stags party this Halloween weekend. A cookery-themed spooky show MONSTERCHEF that was half pantomine and half bordering on performance art!!......oh yeah, with some songs thrown in too!
Some memorable highlights were:
Satans Sausage Machine....and the two contestants Kerry and Chris.
Conways ridiculous head chefs hat.
Mobile Jones grotesque costume.
"The Replacement Hip" dance contest won by Wilky #99.
Sinderella strapped to the operating table and force fed Satans Sausage.
Mike the sax players presentation of a 5 foot tall Stags Carriage clock for services rendered.
Dennis the Barsteward stumbling off the stage and falling flat on his face, blind drunk.
Tons of friends travelled from far and wide to take part and "make the scene". and The Stags SALUTE YOU!!