MINUS THE BEAR’s Jake Snider sits down with Dave to try to dredge up fuzzy memories from the swirling depths of time. Their success may be questionable, but there is no question that important topics like the exact nature of Beast’s mutant abilities, the classic Yoda puppet’s range of articulation, and the levels of suck that were 1980s Nash skateboards are given as much consideration as discussions of the sketchy content of old Descendents lyrics, the validity of belief in Bigfoot, ghosts, and UFOs, and Jake’s various bands over the years. Michaelanne also interrupts again, but makes up for it by making burritos.
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CORRECTION THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE EPISODE:
Dave said that Cindy Baker played bass on the Greg Bennick spoken word track on the “Universal Choking Sign” LP.
This is incorrect. Derek Harn played bass on the recording. Cindy played live when the piece was performed at the Velvet Elvis.
Most of these conversations will contain shorthand speech and insider info that both parties will be familiar with and won’t necessarily stop to explain for the listener. Whenever possible, Dave will provide some after-the-fact definitions and descriptions. Like your own personal eavesdropping translator.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
MINUS THE BEAR: Jake’s current band. Click HERE.
SCREWJACK: Hardcore band that both Jake and Dave played in in the 90’s. Click HERE.
SHARKS KEEP MOVING: Jake’s band after the break up of STATE ROUTE 522. Nate Turpin played in this band also. Click HERE.
STATE ROUTE 522: Jake’s first band that people outside the NW would know. Click HERE.
Fallout Records: Now many years gone. A cooler record store you’d be hard-pressed to find. Click HERE.
“Universal Choking Sign” Comp.: A compilation LP on Excursion featuring NW bands. Click HERE.
PILLOW: Jake’s band prior to STATE ROUTE 522.
The Old Firehouse: Often mentioned on this podcast, it was a teen center in a converted firehouse in Redmond, WA that held many crucial all ages shows.
Ground Zero: A teen center and all ages music venue in Bellevue, WA.
Cindy Baker: Original bass player for STATE ROUTE 522.
Beast: Henry Philip “Hank” McCoy. One of the X-MEN. Click HERE.
Yoda Puppet: Possibly the worst toy ever. I wish I had one. Click HERE.
DESCENDENTS: An important early melodic punk band, despite songs with lyrics like THIS.
“Enjoy”: The 3rd album from The DESCENDENTS. Some real classics on this one, including THIS.
Nash Skateboard: If you were really unlucky in the 80s, you would ask for a skateboard and get one of these pieces of trash.
SST: A Record Label. Click HERE.
DAS DAMEN: A Band. Click HERE.
“CULT influenced”: That would mean influenced by THIS BAND.
Beware Records: A short-lived skate rock record label.
“Man in the Box” ALICE IN CHAINS Cover: That would be a cover of THIS SONG.
GREEN DAY: A pop punk band that got really big. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? Click HERE.
Lookout Records: A record label that was once great, then died. Click HERE.
SUPERCHUNK: Odds are you know someone who really loves this band. Click HERE.
HELMET: Another just solid good band. Click HERE.
“Bleach”: Nirvana’s lesser known 1st album. Click HERE.
LYNC: Olympia, WA band. Call them “emo” and someone might argue with you. Whatever. Click HERE.
SPARKMARKER: Vancouver, BC band. They were fantastic. Click HERE.
SMALL: A band from the Tri-Cities, WA. Click HERE.
FUGAZI: One of the most influential indie bands of all time. Click HERE.
SONIC YOUTH: This is almost like, indie rock square one. Click HERE.
“Toy Cow”: STATE ROUTE 522’s song on their side of the split 7” with LYING ON LOOT. Click HERE.
SLOWSIDEDOWN: Portland, OR hardcore band that Bill Baker sang for. Click HERE.
“Brewing” Comp.: A 4 song NW Hardcore compilation 7” on Excursion with tracks from SLOWSIDEDOWN, BOTCH, NINEIRONSPITFIRE, and JOUGH DAWN BAKER.
LYING ON LOOT: A band that Rocky Votolato played in before WAXWING. Click HERE.
DRIVE LIKE JEHU: 2 parts ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, all parts awesome. Click HERE.
Justin Deary: That guy from that band. Click HERE.
INK & DAGGER: A vampire band from way back before it was cool. Click HERE.
NINEIRONSPITFIRE: A post-Undertow NW hardcore band. Click HERE.
SHIFT: A NY post-hardcore band that Mark from Undertow joined. Click HERE.
THE MURDER CITY DEVILS: One of the best bands out of Seattle in the 90s. They also played various members of the punk gang in THE EDGE OF QUARREL. Click HERE.
Tom Harpel: THE Tom of Tornado Tom.
BOTCH: A NW band that received and deserved great acclaim. Guitarist Dave went on to play in MINUS THE BEAR with Jake. Click HERE.
KILL SADIE: A Band from Minneapolis who moved out to Seattle and seeded many crucial bands. Click HERE.
TORNADO TOM & THE TWISTERS: This was Tom Harpel, and I don’t know who The Twisters were.
Matt Bayles: Seattle-based record producer. Plays in bands sometimes too. Click HERE.
DON CABALLERO: Math Rock. Click HERE.
THE PROMISE RING: Emo band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Click HERE.
The video someone made for a BOTCH song…: They did indeed. Click HERE.
STATE ROUTE 522:
I’VE KNOWN YOU TOO LONG
David Larson is a screenwriter from the Seattle area who ran an independent record label called EXCURSION for many years. Over the course of the last three decades, Dave has formed friendships with a large number of people who have made an artistic impact, mostly in the world of Punk Rock and Hardcore music. Many of these people have gone on to greater and more varied adventures in the worlds of art, film, music, politics, and activism. In this podcast, Dave uses the timeline of their first meeting to explore back and forth through their histories to try and gain a better understanding of how they came to be the people they are today.
They say history is written by the conquerors, and while none of these campaigns are complete yet, it is time to get some of these tales nailed down before they are lost to time and age.
Check out Dave’s episode of the WORD ON THE STREET podcast HERE.
Check out Dave and Ron Guardipee’s episode of the EDGELAND podcast HERE.