Hi all, I grew up in a musical family who love country and folk music. I got into rock initially through the many of the old favorites like Deep
purple, Led Zeppelin, ac/dc etc. But then i discovered Punk, Dischord Bands like Fugazi and Dag Nasty or Bad Religion.
I liked the idea of "do it yourself" music and began to squat buildings in order to do gigs for free and to collect donations rather than have an
entrance fee. This worked very well, the Bands sang songs with real impact and meaning rather than " i loved him/her its all so great or all so bad".
The people donated more than Venues were paying.
I got envolved with the politics of squatting and survival. Then The rave culture happened in the U.K, Lots of the punk soundsystems began
incorporating the new djs and acts into the parties.
They played electronic dance music, Tekno, drum and bass etc but kept the old punk attitudes alive. My system was called Shtonka, I got into
organisations like reclaim the streets and found that through my sklls i could send a political message through music and reach far more people than i
could just publishing my ideas.
I got a real Job in a recording and rehearsal studio and carried on my own sideline stuff. That is until tptb had enough of me, the police tried to
set me up on conspiracy charges but ironically i was saved from Jail by cctv footage (thats another story). I retired at 31 years old and moved with
my two young kids to southern spain. Led the quiet life farming and selling books until I was approached by this Band. "Absolut Pantz". We went to
record at my old studio in London and did some recordings at home here is two videos. I hope you like
edit on 6-4-2012 by discolo because: Cant get the boolox video to load. why is it
edit: Sorry, can't stand it! Seriously, 30 seconds in was enough for me, I must be getting old.
(I see where you tried to link it, you almost got the first one right, just without the v= bit would have worked... ALMOST! There was also a typo
iplmtmBejJ0 is what you should have, but you added an extra "i" in it near the end)
edit on 6-4-2012 by Qumulys because: (no reason given)
That dragon festival video happened when the local council tried to stop the festival by digging huge holes to stop people coming they knew there
would be a backlash so they said it was to plant trees in. its 4 years later now and they have not planted anything in the 8ftx5ftx6ft deep holes.
A fine selection, I was trying to decide which Chumbawamba song to put up I hadn't gotten around to thinking about crass. They were really the first
intelligent punk band for me. Honey Bane is still going strong.
I remember Anthrax too, I was a big 2000A.D Fan, loved their "I am The Law" single about Judge Dredd. Created by alan Moore. He also created V For
Vendetta didn't he?
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