Alice Bag Blueprint review

Alice Bag who is already a legend in the LA punk scene has a new album out entitled Blueprint. Of course this came across my desk. The whole thing is solid. There’s the gnarly riot grrl track 77 which features Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill. Also White Justice which is an amazing protest track that sounds more like something out of a musical. These decades later Alice Bag still has it! Get a copy of this and turn it up!

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On a MOVE! Fish Tank # 1

The gnarliest anarcho group you’ve never heard of. Fast facts to simplify this.

MOVE was an anarcho-primitivist organization. In Philadelphia, PA

MOVE was not black separatist as it had white members though its membership was primarily black.

Philadelphia police had brutalized several MOVE members over the years resulting in multiple miscarriages and the death of one child from a baton strike to the head.

In 1978 Philadelphia police had a standoff with MOVE at the MOVE house. This resulted in the death of one police officer from gunfire within the police line.

When MOVE members surrendered the police singled out Delbert Africa and brutally beat him for no reason.

9 MOVE members were given sentences ranging from 25 to 100 years for capital charges. Members have been denied parole as hearings came up.

In 1985 on Osage avenue (a black neighborhood) Philadelphia police had another standoff with MOVE members led by John Africa.

The police were armed with automatic rifles, uzis, 50 calibers and anti tank guns.

The police then dropped a bomb on the MOVE house and opted to let the fire burn as a “tactile weapon”.

MOVE members attempted to escape the burning house until police opened fire forcing them back into the house.

All 11 people in the house died. 6 of them were children. Evidence of gunshot wounds was found in the body of John Africa.

The Philadelphia municipality let the fire burn through the night resulting in the loss of 60 homes.

Ramona Africa who did escape was sentenced to 7 years in prison for a conspiracy charge (what conspiracy?)

These tactics are terrorism. The MOVE 7( 2 have died in prison) are political prisoners.

The 60 families left homeless are victims of terrorism.

Go to website for further information. http://onamove.com/

#onamove #freethemove9 #johnafrica

Below are links for documentaries on all of this.

Never Comply

Never comply! You can stock your malls with trash companies and try to shove fashion down our throats. But our b.s. detectors are on high. And those of us who know there’s more real skateboarding in parking lots or sketchy alleyways cannot and will not be bought or sold. You may have products, money and events but you have no claim on soul. The flow can only be had and handled by those who actually believe in it. We’re not in it for acclaim or money. We skate for the sake of it. For some it’s the only anchor we’ve got and damn you for even daring to kill it

Anarcho Punk Albums book review

The first publishing from long time punk site punkonline.co.uk came across my desk. It was a great read packed with a large amount of info from the pioneers of anarcho punk. This book consists of interviews with the bands covering their founding andbthe road to these seminal debut albums such as Crass’s Feeding of the 5000 and Subhumans day the country died. It was freaking great. 20 years ago when I got into punk those were 2 of my first albums. It also covers Zounds and Icons of Filth. The book is fairly cheap or free to read on Kindle unlimited. So get a fucking copy already and read it. Also do be kind enough to review it on Amazon. It means a lot to the author and bands who put this time capsule together for us.

-C Fish

390 A New Revolution

So I saw this amazing newish band 390 awhile back and a copy of their album Punk Resurrection made its way across my desk. It’s solid! Their sound is reminiscent of early Vandals. Especially Ronnie X’s voice. They also do interviews on their YouTube and have a couple awesome videos for the tracks Don’t Wanna Be Controlled and I Hate the Government. It’s a perfect shot of old school O.C. punk for this watered down era. These guys are total heroes for the underground.

Catch em live and get a copy of this album. And someone snag me a shirt! Kidding about the shirt. But do see em live and play the album loud!

Not Just Boys Fun

Yeah I’m referencing the 7 Seconds song. But I’m writing a shout to women’s skateboarding. There are some gnarly ones to know like Mimi Knoop, Burnside and Elissa Steamer. So if you’re an old dog and giving back by encouraging young local shredders, give that some stoke to the girls that ya do the boys. If you wanna see women’s skateboarding get more notice and coverage then put pressure on media like Thrashed and Transworld. But also become the media. Blog about it, video and photo it. If someone writes some good stuff on female skateboarding, we will happily publish it. Solidarity is the goal.

Peter 118: Punk as F**k

So a new punk band has been burning up social media and the center of some controversy. Now some may be wondering what makes a punk band controversial in 2018? The fact that they’re unabashed Christians. Now for those who don’t think that’s punk, you’re missing the point. Punk is about challenging the status quo. In the 80’s it was Thatcher and Reagan. Well when the status quo is atheism and overly tight black jeans in our own stagnating scene, then a guy in tan cargo shorts singing about Jesus is Joe freaking Strummer. It’s not about whether or not you believe in God. It’s about whether or not you still believe in punk at a time where Nazis are a real and true threat on both sides of the pond. The musically cool thing about Peter 118 is the variance of influences. One track sounded like Riverdales, one like 80’s Bad Religion and another like old street punk. So check em out. And don’t be a jerk about other’s beliefs, unless they’re Nazis.

-C Fish

A theory on Trump

A theory on Trump’s remarks on immigration. It’s a dog whistle to certain groups. Identity Evropa (white nationalist group behind the tiki torch Nazis) has been distancing themselves from the alt-right and therefore Trump. Which means that likely other white hate groups are doing the same. In other words Trump’s base is jumping ship. So he likely said something this radically offensive knowing full well it would be published and shared as a way of saying “hey guys, I hate like you”. It’s also an adept bit of misdirection as a lot of us missed the expansion of FISA (the warrantless wiretapping and data mining started under the Obama administration) which Trump denounced and then supported in strong man style in a span of 2 hours.

Giant Missile Parades Coming to a City Near You!

So Trump really does wanna play Fuher. Yep, he’s proposing a military parade to show strength. Just like our favorite totalitarian regimes (i.e. Stalin, Hitler, Kim Jong Il) just to name the classics. The alt-right is melting down screaming about it honoring the troops. No it’s not! That’s what Memorial and Veteran’s days our for. This is about preserving power and Trump dog whistling to his base in the alt-right. Most service members don’t want this. It’s a sick and grotesque display. This makes a dog and pony show out of our service members. Like we’re “Team America World Police”. We need to stand up and fight this behavior as it is simply unacceptable. If nothing else, ensure that everyone knows this is happening and that it’s wrong.