Listen: Los Angeles, Nwea, Greg Graphing discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"I might even go back even further and say, you know, if you look at people like the stooges MC five of velvet underground of the garage garage bands there, which you know, a again, none of them achieved any kind of financial success in. Any way until much later on and you know, and then and then the next generation the the mid to late seventies. Again, nothing it's not until the nineties that that, you know, to your point it all kind of comes together. And this does become a a musical style to to rule them all for a period of time. So the the the book points too, bad religion out of Los Angeles kinda as patient zero for what becomes the popular nineties punk bands? And they were they were formed in nineteen eighty so, but but before we can talk about well, so that's really where everything begins from your point of view in this book, right? Yeah. I mean, we we talk about a adjust station period. But this wasn't in the Evenflo t taking over of time I stopped in Los Angeles because the scene in Los Angeles to me the original seen with block flag, of course with gems fee. Although I'm not sure I can I can really wholeheartedly support. The anyway for me. It was the most exciting scene. It was the most interesting music, and it was the one that I liked the most I English punks might wanted to hang me from a lamp post from saying that for being treasonous. But that you have it. But by the trouble with a lot of these funds were they didn't particularly perhaps have the imagination to to really all the talent to really execute the second act, and they were overtaken by events and to the two that identify what thrash metal and particularly. In nineteen ninety six release of the sleigh as death Louis raining in blood album of but you record of such swivel I'd fury gnashing in foaming, you know. Madness of it that he just made punk sound sonically sound lame. It was upon Matt law, but with such amazing production values by Rick Rubin. That that it couldn't be touched. You know, really? So the person had run out of energy January and then along came bass, and then and then it didn't in different parts of LA. You had you had the emergence of NWEA, particularly under the UN. But but gangsta rap punks famously were you know. Received a terrible time at the hands of of the LAPD under the under leadership of delegates. You know, block flag comes what what would broken up that Kennedy's comes through broken up riots? We're not uncommon and police brutality. Was was nothing coming either the difference laws that for for that for that for the young men who who comprised NWEA, this is a very different thing entirely. Because the you know, this was before Rodney King the police. It was a matter of life and death to these people, and it wasn't to the people in N W A. It wasn't a, you know, people chose to become punks people. Don't choose the color of their skin that bowling with it. And they're identified by it. So that I was it was it was at a much more justifiable higher paced level. And so they were singing about shooting police officers in the face, and regardless of what you think of that kind of. Polemic? There is no there is no doubting its urgency and its immediate and that to made punk sound bit lame. And I do honestly believe that sort of eighty seven ninety eight. There was a chance of the of the very real possibility of the pilot light would would flicker out a note return would not be reignited. Abandoned who formed in nineteen eighty who were by any measure, second second tier thirty pops even bad religion had been so of a they made it a bit of initial splash, but it sort of being in hibernation for for for a number of years, the singer, Greg graphing was attending a college in Wisconsin, he returned to to to UCLA to studying the band sort of go back together that Taurus te a pivotal part of the story guitarist by them Brett Gervitz who founded the label on which bud.."