The Movielife formed in 1997 in Long Island, New York. They’ve released quite a few records such as It's Go Time (1999) This Time Next Year (2000) Forty Hour Train Back to Penn (2003) Cities in Search of a Heart (2017). Website: www.thiswasthescene.com Instagram - @thiswasthescene
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Grieving Eucalyptus was a three-piece band from Berks County, PA who combined the sounds of Buddy Holly, garage rock, and punk-pop groups like The Buzzcocks and the Rezillos. That’s the write-up that Angelo gave me and I’m sticking to it.
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the fiendz are a Jersey pop-punk band that formed in 1987. Their catalog includes 13 releases since 1987 including their James from Fun Size’s favorite album Wact which we talk about in this interview. The fiendz are Jersey legends who had an influence on a ton of bands in the late 90s so I thought it would be fitting to have Jerry on the show.
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Donuts N' Glory were a couple of high school friends with similar musical tastes started playing together with no intentions of anything serious. They put an ad up in a local record store (Vinyl Solution in Huntington Beach, CA) seeking a singer and bass player. A few days later they met and played with Freddie, who played bass and sang. They liked him instantly and began writing songs, playing parties, and developing a fan base. Once a buzz started developing, they started playing real shows at local clubs. A friend of theirs released the "I can Pee EP" on Pinkie Records out of San Diego. His good friend knew someone in Blink (who later became Blink-182) and they landed a show with them. This got them some attention and they signed a two-record deal with Liberation Records out of Anaheim, California, started by a sixteen-year-old, Dave T. The band was featured on the Liberation Records compilation, "Punk Sucks". Dave set the band up with bigger shows, opening for bigger acts, like No Use for A Name, Suicide Machines, Nonsense, Ten Foot Pole, The Queers, The Quincy Punks, etc. In 1996 they recorded "When Pregnasaurs Ruled The Earth" at Westbeach Recorders in Hollywood with Donell Cameron, the same studio where Fat Wreck Chords had used for recording many of its bands in their early years. After the release of their record, they toured the west coast once, and toured to the east coast and back twice. A second album was never recorded. I reached out to Garry Cassidy on Instagram to get him on the Skype and this is what we talk about: Boxcar Playing shows with Blink Recording with Mike Rosas of Inside Out Playing a show in a cave What were their crowds like being on Liberation Records Would they do a reunion show The artwork for When Pregnasaurus Ruled the Earth And a ton more Gary is a General Contractor out in Costa Mesa, CA and his domain is gccrocks.com. You should hire him. If you market aggressively on Instagram Stories and want custom stickers then go here to get custom stickers or just email email@example.com and I can send you samples. These are great for B2C companies and Realtors. Feel free to support the podcast for as little as $1 a month through Patreon Or go to thiswasthescene.com to possibly buy some merch.
1 hr 30 min
Slow Gherkin was formed in 1993 and released their first album, Double Happiness, which was distributed by Asian Man Records, on July 29, 1996. Their second album, Shed Some Skin, in 1998. In 2002, the band released Run Screaming, their final album. In 2016, the band reunited to play at the Asian Man Records 20-year anniversary show and released two new songs. In 2018, the band played a few shows in California as well.
1 hr 45 min
Mustard Plug is an American ska punk band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Formed in 1991, the band has regularly toured throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and South America. They have toured with the Warped Tour twice and participated in the Ska Against Racism Tour. As of 2014, the band has released seven studio albums and continues to tour actively.
1 hr 33 min
In a mix of interviews, essays, personal stories, historical snapshots, obscure anecdotes, and think pieces, In Defense of Ska dissects, analyzes, and celebrates ska in exactly the way fans have been craving for decades. This book will enlist ska-lovers as soldiers in the ska army, and challenge ska-haters’ prejudices to the core. Ships in April 2021 including special ska swag and surprises.
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Since calling it quits in 1997, Tampa, FL's Pohgoh has been known to break out the guitars for the occasional one-off reunion over the years. With a rich history within the 90's DIY/indie/emo scene, Pohgoh was in a small league of female-fronted bands of the era alongside peers like Rainer Maria, Dahlia Seed & Jejune. The band's previous catalog includes several singles, a split 7" with Braid, the closing track on the Emo Diaries, Vol. 1 and Secret Club.
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Yermomlluvus have no write-ups anywhere on the internet. So luckily, this interview exists. instagram - @thiswasthescene www.thiswasthescene.com
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Hellcat Records is an independent record label based in Los Angeles, California. The label, an offshoot of Epitaph Records, was started as a partnership between Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion, the owner of Epitaph, and Tim Armstrong of Rancid. Some of the bands that have grazed their roster are The Gadjits, Hepcat, The Pietasters, Op Ivy, Tiger Army, Dropkick Murphys, and a ton more. instagram - @thiswasthescene www.thiswasthescene.com
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