#1
I was on a punk record labels website and they had a contest going on for answering these 12 questions. I already sent in my answers but I thought some of you might know these answers too.

If you know the answers you could enter the contest too[if you want]. Its on the Asian Man Records website I'm not sure the exact url. And if you don't know the answers, try to sponge 'em from others.

See if you know them all

1.Name the hometown of punk pioneer Mike Watt and name two of his previous bands.
2.What do Toys That Kill and Mike Watt have in common?(Besides good looks, etc..)
3.What does GBH stand for?
4.What about JFA?
5.Who was the lead singer for Rudimentary Peni and what else is this person famous for?
6.The Dwarves were kicked off of SUB POP RECORDS because???
7.The Skatalites currently have three living members that tour with the band, please name them.
8.Before Operation Ivy, LINT and MATT were in another band. Please name them.
9.Greg Hetson has played in some very influential punk bands. Please name three of them.
10.Steve Caballero plays in what punk band?
11.Bad Manners front man Buster Bloodvessel's real name.
12.And finally, name the new band comprised of 3/4 of Hot Water Music
#2
1. San Pedro, CA. , Minutemen & Firehose
2. They both suck
3. GBH = Greivous Bodily Harm
4. JFA = Jody Fosters Army
5. Don't care
6. They suck
7. Lester Sterling, Lloyd Knibb
8. Skank till you suck
9. Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, Brett Gurewitz and Yesterdays Junkie Burnouts
10. Steve Caballero sucks
11. Douglas Trendle
12. Sucky and the Sucktones
Quote by sargasm
I don't like straight edge because it's part of Hardcore, and I don't like Hardcore because, aside from the terrible music, the kids are often very homophobic.


You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful.
#3
What is Skank till you suck? Was that a joke or .. is that both Lint/Armstrong and McCall/Freeman? I've never heard that. I've heard Downfall, Dance Hall Crashers, and Basic Radio.
#4
Skank Till You Suck used to open for Sucky and the Sucktones.
You could say it was a suck-a-thon.
Quote by sargasm
I don't like straight edge because it's part of Hardcore, and I don't like Hardcore because, aside from the terrible music, the kids are often very homophobic.


You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful.
#5
Asian Man Records is awesome!

Steve Cabellero's band is called Faction I think.
The answer to number 12 is The Draft.

That's all I know.
#6
Caballeros band is the Faction correct.

Asian Man is cool. They have some good skapunk CDs in their catelog check em out.
#8
Quote by VodkaPunk
What is Skank till you suck? Was that a joke or .. is that both Lint/Armstrong and McCall/Freeman? I've never heard that. I've heard Downfall, Dance Hall Crashers, and Basic Radio.


I thought DHC was after Op Ivy, and then they both left but DHC went on?

And yeah, johnnynemo is fuckin' with you.
#9
Youre right DHC was after Operation Ivy.

Was Nemo insisting that Operation Ivy sucks? Or Tim and Matt? If so, That has to be the dumbest thing I 've ever heard.
#10
Quote by VodkaPunk
Youre right DHC was after Operation Ivy.

Was Nemo insisting that Operation Ivy sucks? Or Tim and Matt? If so, That has to be the dumbest thing I 've ever heard.


I know he doesn't like Op Ivy's music, I think he's admitted that Freeman (or McCall, whatever you prefer) is a really good bassist. I don't know about Tim, but I'm gonna guess that he doesn't have a nice opinion of him.
#11
Oh well. Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

I think its hard not to respect those guys. Especially Matt and Tim. Perhaps Tims modern day music isn't great but they have done a lot of punk music and the scene. A lot for ska believe it or not too.
#12
Actually, i recall Nemo liking Operation Ivy.
"This shit here's called Death"
"What the fuck? You mean I'm gonna hit this shit and die?"
"No Nigga! I said Deaf. You hit this and you aint gonna hear shit!"
#13
Quote by VodkaPunk
Oh well. Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

I think its hard not to respect those guys. Especially Matt and Tim. Perhaps Tims modern day music isn't great but they have done a lot of punk music and the scene. A lot for ska believe it or not too.


I actually like Rancid a lot, but there are very few bands that compare to Op Ivy. And by very few I mean like two or three.
#14
I have always said, there is one band to ever play music.

And that is Operation Ivy. I don't even think 2 or 3 come close to Operation Ivy. Theres Operation Ivy and then the rest.
#15
Quote by VodkaPunk
I have always said, there is one band to ever play music.

And that is Operation Ivy. I don't even think 2 or 3 come close to Operation Ivy. Theres Operation Ivy and then the rest.


For me, it's always been the Ramones, Op Ivy, and Agnostic Front on a completely different plane than any other music, and then the other stuff. Those are like the Holy Trinity for me.
#16
Heh. Thats awesome.

I've got one God, being Operation Ivy. I have his only son savior Choking Victim. And various disciples which follow him around, Leftover Crack, Suicide Machines, Big D etc....
#18
Quote by JohnnyNapalm
Actually, i recall Nemo liking Operation Ivy.


I like the fact that they heckled missionaries, and some of the songs are okay.
But as there is more and more crappy "punky ska", I get angrier at Lint & Co.

In the same way, as hair metal gets deader and deader, I forgive Hanoi Rocks and the Dolls for their sins.
Quote by sargasm
I don't like straight edge because it's part of Hardcore, and I don't like Hardcore because, aside from the terrible music, the kids are often very homophobic.


You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful.
#19
Quote by johnnynemo
I like the fact that they heckled missionaries, and some of the songs are okay.
But as there is more and more crappy "punky ska", I get angrier at Lint & Co.

In the same way, as hair metal gets deader and deader, I forgive Hanoi Rocks and the Dolls for their sins.


Not meaning to be an arsehole, but why not just not listen to 'crappy punky ska' if you don't like it. Then you'll be free to enjoy the awesomeness of Op Ivy.

And even if you don't like the music/ what they influenced, you can't deny Jesse Micheals songwriting in Op Ivy was fucking brilliant.
Super Leeds and Classy Cas!
#20
I deny that Op Ivy stands the test of time.
They might be great when you're 14, but not so much when you 34.

Was Jesse the one who wrote the lyrics "Room without a window, can't see out. Room without a window, can't see out, can't see out"?
Cuz he deserved a Pulitzer for those mind-bending, earth shattering lyrics, 4 sure, dude.
Quote by sargasm
I don't like straight edge because it's part of Hardcore, and I don't like Hardcore because, aside from the terrible music, the kids are often very homophobic.


You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful.
#21
That is how the chorus goes. Theres must be a reason youre ignoring the verse...

The position being taken is not to be mistaken
For attempted education or righteous accusation
Only a description just an observation of the pitiful
Condition of our degeneration
Walls made of opinions thru which we speak and never listen
Ceiling made of pride vicious and self satisfied
Door thats made of rage hard and slowly aged
Always closing tighter with every war that's waged

Room without a window cant see out...
Floor is made of lives wed gladly end to stay inside
Corners made of borders, borders made of law and order
Painted with the words of politicians and religion
Plastered with the wreckage of our cultural division

Room without a window cant see out.

Maybe because its good.

Youre sure tackling a big beast by throwing disrespect at Jesse Michaels, Nemo.
Last edited by VodkaPunk at Sep 19, 2006,
#22
Jesse Michaels crawled in bed with Billie Joe in 1999, with that Common Rider crap.
He deserves as much vile as I can spew upon him.
Quote by sargasm
I don't like straight edge because it's part of Hardcore, and I don't like Hardcore because, aside from the terrible music, the kids are often very homophobic.


You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful.
#24
Jesse Malin from D Generation, you say?
You're right - it doesn't get better than D Generation's lyrics, such as

No Way Out

from the alleys to the valleys
see 'em ridin' just like sally
when you wake up in the middle
and you just can't stay

i've seen the movies and the groovies
and i'm searching for a ruby
in the gutter with a promise
and i'm on my way

send us all to high school
make us pray to statues
so we hang on corners lookin' bored

all the rubbish that you cherish
with your hedonistic pleasures
and your latest status symbols
just can't stay

seen the majors chase the minors
with the military blinders
dangle carrots in the faces
of the u.s.a.

i hate the local stiffness
and all the capitol sickness
you know they're waiting on a war

whisper in my ear dear
(tell me something)
why does suicide have such appeal
(never nothin')
no way-goin'
like sailors and valentine
failures ducking
rejection with walls of
protection

degeneration
cross the nation
lonely callers masturbation
for a minute

just can't stay
all the wheelers and the dealers
and the zombies kill the feelings
with a bottle and a vial
and i'm on my way

i seen my mother
watch her dreams just
smother

don't wanna sing the graveyard song

whisper in my ear dear
(tell me something)
why do you pretend it ain't ****ing real
(never nothin')
no way-heart felt attraction
that never takes action
just meetings and functions
and social corruptions

all your niches and your stitches
i'm not lyin' back and wishin'
for a cinderella savior
and i just can't stay
call us fags and call us phonies
but i make the ginamone
and you hate it cause i shake
it and i'm on my way

i can't wait till christmas
barking in the darkness
a broken hero at the bar

whisper in my ear dear
(tell me something)
why does suicide have such
appeal
(never nothin')

no way out
no way out
no way now
no way!

fire to ashes
and candy store flashes
scars from the gashes
and yesterday passes

from the alleys to the valleys
see 'em ridin' just like sally
when you wake up and you
just can't stay
Quote by sargasm
I don't like straight edge because it's part of Hardcore, and I don't like Hardcore because, aside from the terrible music, the kids are often very homophobic.


You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful.
#25
Thats a good song. Jesse had everything. Jesse had the perfect voice for Operation Ivy. He had some of the great lyrics in punk history. But above all others, he had the greatest flow in their songs. Jesse was a genius.

Empty factories to the east and all our waste
The shape of things that came shows on the broken workers
face
To the west you'll find our silicon promised lands where
Machines replace our minds for systematic profit plans
The course of human progress staggers like a drunk
Its steps are quick and heavy and its mind is slow and blunt
I look for optimism but I just dont know
Its seeds are planted in a poison place where nothing grows
Its 1989 stand up and take a look around
Weathers bitter tension it seems is sinking down
Drunk with power and fighting one another
Every hour shows the winter getting harder

Chorus
Theres a freezeup coming
One nation stands the tallest radiating blinding light
Plastic and fluorescent energy robbing us of sight
Set in our way content with our decay
We wave the flag of freedom as we conquer and invade
Ever ask yrself wheres my place in this hell
But no ones there to tell you cuz they dont know that
themselves
The well rehearsed lines from our elated politicians
No longer offer solace we can see the self destruction
Just one political song to drop into the list
That is years and years lo
#26
Sorry Nemo, But I'm gonna have to agree with VodkaPunk for once.

Jesse Michaels was a genious. Not Vocalwise, because I think he had a **** voice, but he was a lyrical genious and could flow like a BAMF.
"This shit here's called Death"
"What the fuck? You mean I'm gonna hit this shit and die?"
"No Nigga! I said Deaf. You hit this and you aint gonna hear shit!"
#27
Quote by johnnynemo
I deny that Op Ivy stands the test of time.
They might be great when you're 14, but not so much when you 34.

Was Jesse the one who wrote the lyrics "Room without a window, can't see out. Room without a window, can't see out, can't see out"?
Cuz he deserved a Pulitzer for those mind-bending, earth shattering lyrics, 4 sure, dude.


I can't argue the age point, cos I'm only 17 but as the other two above have pointed out some of his lyrics were brilliant.

Judging Jesse's abilities through just that line is liking judging Joe Strummer's songwriting on just the chorus to 'What's my name'.

Perhaps the reason for you not liking them so much is that you seem to have been into punk for at least a good 5 years before Op Ivy were around, whereas for me they were one of the first punk bands I got into.

Super Leeds and Classy Cas!