Wednesday, April 28, 2010
3."Ton Erreur" (Your Mistake)
6.Ready To Fight
14.Path Of Least Resistance
15.Necklace Of Thorns
16.To Be Made An Example Of
19.Denial By Machinery
21.3 Fold Law
22.Shark Fin Soup
25.I'll Keep You Safe From Me
DOF was a band I played in from around 1992-1999. Myself, Jim MacNaughton, and Kevin O'Sullivan started the band out of the ashes of Affirmative Action, and Intent in Albany NY. We later added Mark Telfian on second guitar, and then Jay D after we kicked Mark out. We played a lot of shows, got in a lot of fights, and We put out a shit load of stuff. About half of it is on this Discography CD that was put out by a good friend, fellow band mate John Moran. There is an entire other discography part 2, that never came out. That would feature lots of stuff with Paul(third drummer). We really did have a good time back then, playing fast music to people who just stood there and looked at us as though we'd lost our minds. I have nothing but fond memories.
The first three tracks on this are with our second drummer(the metal years with Greg). He only ever recorded these three songs with us. The tracks were supposed to be on a split with Counterblast. The shit never happened. The other songs were off of comps, the 10", and some splits. We left off the first 7"(dysgusher records)because we hated the record. It was imperfect. ha! At any rate enjoy these tunes. We were Devoid Of Talent.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
7.pacifica on saturday
8.drink and drive
I haven't been keeping up much with the blog lately, as the spring has got me spending much of my time outside working on our new house.
As I recall Kwik Way was a 7-11 type store in the California area. I'm not to sure if they still exist or not? At any rate this Northern California band named themselves after the convenient store-food chain, they even used the stores logo. I think there might have been some sort of law suit over this.
I was lucky enough to see these guys twice back in 1986 and 1987 with my buddy Zoran. Once at the Mab and the other time at the Farm. The band were great because they poked fun at the punk audience, and just seemed to torment the crowd by telling kids how closed minded the scene had become, and they used sarcasm to try an get their point across. It was hilarious, People would get so worked up and angry screaming shit like "Fuck You posers!" etc. The band would be pelted with beer cans and garbage. They just acted like nothing happened, and would bust into some fast thrashing hardcore song, and the forgiving punks would forget how pissed the band had just made them, and would slam into one another enjoying the energy. The band didn't look very punk either. They were rad.
The lyrics on this album reflect all that crap. The band also recorded a killer demo tape with some of the same songs that went on to be on this 12".
1986 was really a great year for me, and hardcore in the bay area. I think it was my favorite year in punk. I was seeing shows at the Mab, the Farm, Ruthies inn, the Stone, the On Broadway, etc. Things had definitely exploded. Theses guys were part of that memory for me. Enjoy the tunes.