013: Matt Matsuoka

Published On June 5, 2015 | I’VE KNOWN YOU TOO LONG, PODCASTS


For the first episode with a content warning right up front, long-time Larson collaborator Matt Matsuoka sits down for an interview after getting far too high for even his infamous “Stoned Bill Clinton” impression to work properly. The standard show format goes out the window as Dave attempts in vain to keep Matt on topic. The discussion swerves unpredictably from Matt’s days playing guitar and singing in 10:07 and RED ROCKET to likely all-too-true tales of sexual deviancy, vandalism, and pyromania. Top that off with a serious discussion of aliens, the supernatural, conspiracy theories, and political assassinations, and you have a fairly realistic impression of what it’s like when these two get together.

The 10:07 – Chainsaw Orchestra LP on Dedbeet Records and the RED ROCKET – July CD on Excursion are both available in the STORE.

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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.

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MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

10:07: The first of Matt’s bands bands that had releases on Excursion. Matt Played guitar and sang. Also known as TEN-O-SEVEN. Click HERE.

RED ROCKET: The second of Matt’s bands that had releases on Excursion. Matt Played guitar and shared vocal duties.

THE HIT: The last of Matt’s bands that had releases on Excursion. Also had an excellent full-length on Cydonia Records. CLICK HERE (The song starts about 40 seconds in).

The Old Firehouse: Often mentioned on this podcast, it is a teen center in a converted firehouse in Redmond, WA that held many crucial all ages shows. Click HERE.

You all know what we’re talking about when we’re referencing parts of GREASE, right?

GREEN DAY 1st 7”: Called “1000 Hours”, it’s where the 1000 comes from in the “1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours” title of their first CD. Click HERE.

YEASTIE GIRLZ: A three piece feminist rap group who formed in the late 1980s, supposedly writing and performing many of their raps while in line at Gilman Street. Click HERE and HERE.

Lookout!: An East Bay record label that once was a huge player in the punk scene. Released the early GREEN DAY material. Click HERE.

The NIRVANA record on White Vinyl: Bleach. THIS RECORD.

KIDS FOR CASH: They released a single 7” called “No More Walls” – Click HERE.

SCREAM: DC band probably best known now for being Dave Grohl’s band before NIRVANA. Click HERE.

KINGFACE: A somewhat lesser known DC band. Click HERE and HERE.

Uncle Goddamn: Really awful stuff. Makes the Jackass guys look like little angels. Click HERE.

The Budd Dwyer Suicide: You can read about it HERE. It’s on video from a couple of different angles and I’m sure you can find it online, but I don’t feel like seeing it again.

The Steve Vai Groupie Tapes: CLICK HERE and jump ahead in the video for some of the SFW portion of the tape.
(If you want the NSFW stuff, you’ll have to search it out on your own.)

More to come…

Matt made this:

The Classic 10:07 guitar:

10:07:

RED ROCKET:

Various Matt Things:

Matt with Rick Rodney:

Matt and I have had our issues in the past…

Matt sings an EMBRACE cover with UNDERTOW:


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.

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