12
May
12
May

Castration Squad “A Date with Jack”(1980)

The groovy Castration Squad New Wave Theater appearance.

Castration Squad was a Los Angeles based all-female punk band back in the early 1980’s. Started by Alice Bags roommate Shannon Wilhelm a dark haired Death Punk beauty. She found her deathly beautiful blonde counterpart in another L.A. punk, Mary Bat-Thing later to become famous as Dinah Cancer, the lead singer of 45 Grave.

Among others, Castration Squad’s lineup included Tracy Lea (who was also in Red Cross and appeared as Tanya Hearst in the cult movie Desperate Teenage Lovedolls), Tiffany Kennedy (Cambridge Apostles), Phranc (Nervous Gender, Catholic Discipline), Elissa Bello (Go-Go’s) and Alice Bag.

With Shannon as lead singer and Mary as backup, Castration Squad and its avowed mission “to repair men would leave a lasting impression on the LA Punk scene and all the little punk boys around the country that caught this appearance on New Wave Theater.

Castration Squad Manifesto

31
Jan

IT’S PUNK ROCK MOVIE DAY!

TODAY WE BRING YOU:

URBAN STRUGGLE (1981) - a rad doc about the Cuckoo’s Nest

This one features many of our childhood favorites Black Flag, T.S.O.L, Circle Jerks and some decent interviews. Personally the Circle Jerks footage reminds me why they were one my favorite live bands back in the early 80’s, I know everyone talks about the intensity of Black Flag but I always thought DOA, T.S.O.L. and the Circle Jerks were more fun live.

THE VANDALS LYRICS

"Urban Struggle"

I want to be a Cowboy
I got to be a Cowboy
I’m born to be a Cowboy
I want to be a Cowboy
A Cowboy! Uh-huh

Tonight we’re taking me fast car
Were gonna go down to the Cowboy bar
I’m gonna wait till the club is full
and I’m gonna ride the mechanical bull

Cowboy look is the one I sought
Can’t change now cause the clothes are bought
To be a true Cowboy was my fate
I can’t help it if I was born late

All the Cowgirls in their Stetson hats
and their tight fitting jeans so they don’t look fat
We’ll all be listening to the Cowboy tunes
and stomp around like a bunch of goons

Cowboy look is the one I sought
Can’t change now cause the clothes are bought
To be a true cowboy was my fate
I can’t help it if I was born late

We’re all OD’d on the Olden West
Seein’ who’s Cowboy clothes look the best
I can ride that phony bull so damn good
Sometimes I think I’m Clint Eastwood

Cowboy look is the one I sought
Can’t change now cause the clothes are bought
To be a true cowboy was my fate
I can’t help it if I was born late

I know I’m a Cowboy deep inside
My hat band’s made out of synthetic rattle snake hide
After a couple shit kickin’ Cowboy movies
I’ll check out the Cowboy scene down at Zubie’s

Cowboy look is the one I sought
Can’t change now cause the clothes are bought
To be a true cowboy was my fate
I can’t help it if I was born late

Find out who all fights the best
We start fights with them punks at the Cuckoo’s Nest
Those damn punks are crazy (though)
and meaner than a bull at a rodeo

Cowboy look is the one I sought
Can’t change now cause the clothes are bought
To be a true cowboy was my fate
I can’t help it if I was born late

You call me an Urban clone of course
A big deal if I’m afraid to ride a horse
With a broken nose and a fucked up knee
Maybe this Cowboy scene just ain’t for me

Cowboy look is the one I sought
Can’t change now cause the clothes are bought
To be a true cowboy was my fate
I can’t help it if I was born late

Yee Haw

Cowboy look is the one I sought
Can’t change now cause the clothes are bought
To be a true cowboy was my fate
I can’t help it if I was born late

( I couldn’t make it as a Punker )

 

30
Jan
I’m not always excited to go see reunited bands play live, there have just been too many disappointments over the years. But here’s an example of a band who’s first three records I just love to death and now I’m thinking I might have to make this trek out the Parkside on May 28th.

http://holdmyticket.com/event/130643
-Dal

I’m not always excited to go see reunited bands play live, there have just been too many disappointments over the years. But here’s an example of a band who’s first three records I just love to death and now I’m thinking I might have to make this trek out the Parkside on May 28th.

http://holdmyticket.com/event/130643

-Dal

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22
Jan

IT’S PUNK ROCK MOVIE DAY PART TWO!

This time we travel back in time to 1977 and take a look at Punk Rock Canadian style, the short film is split into 4 parts on you tube, just click on the video and parts 2,3 and 4 are on the right side.


Peter Vronsky film featuring Steve Leckie (Nazi Dog) and the Viletones, Teenage Head, the Dishes and interviews with David W. Buchan, Peter Goddard, Danny Fields and Gary Cormier. Shot at the Crash’n’Burn and the New Yorker Theater in Toronto June 1977 and CBGB and Times Square Motor Inn in New York City, the summer of punk rock and new wave, when Toronto punk bands played the Bowery: July 7-8, 1977 (7-7-77) .

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