Fifty year old men- pretending to be 20, to relive a time in their life when they were relevant. It’s a common issue. A semi-mid life crisis and the Peter Pan syndrome of ‘won’t grow up’. No one wants to be a pappy but time offers you no alternative- you grow old. You have three choices with Father Time. Go peacefully, Fight it like a psycho path, or resurrect your punk band and hope your grand kids don’t die of embarrassment.
We know the legal issues with the name- we know that Keith Morris is vile (well most of us do, others actually like him though I am unsure why) Rollins is done with it and Greg Ginn is just an old dude trying to rock and roll like a 20 year old.
Ron Reyes, original BF singer got the boot and was replaced with Mike Vallely, no surprise there right? The issue is actually WHY!?!? Now I’m getting pissed cuz I would really like the zombification of my childhood bands to stop. You’re dead please stay dead. Punk is dead too and if you cant admit that then you’re senile and its time for the memory patch. The wold has changed and so should you. Nostalgia acts are one thing- taking it this seriously is totally another thing- and its an embarrassment to those of us who laced Docs and held together our ‘scene’
Such a ploy for attention. But here is Vallely’s statement to Rolling Stone about the replacement not being ‘planned'” The question is WHY ARE THERE SO MANY TYPOS IN THIS QUOTE!
” Not so, says Vallely. As manager on the 2013 tour, he says he saw Reyes grow “disgruntled” and “combative” over the course of the reunion. Vallely alleges the singer didn’t jive with [Greg] Ginn’s goal of progressing the band, rather than celebrating the past, and that Reyes had attempted to quit previously. He says that when he interverned in Australia, he did so mid-set because he thought Reyes was going to “act out his grievances” and quit onstage. “I did not threaten him or physically remove him from the stage,” Vallely says. “I just told him very plainly, very simply, that it was over. And he looked at me and he almost seemed relieved. Then he walked off the stage.” Regarding the decision to elect Vallely as the new frontman, he said Ginn offered him the spot immediately after Reyes’ dismissal. “Greg just felt like, ‘I don’t want the Black Flag name to fizzle out with this or be tainted with this record that’s proven to be subpar compared to what the expectations for it were,'” Vallely says. “He told me he made a mistake by working with Ron and trying to pander to a sort of old-school thing. He just thought that I was the guy for the job. . . I’m not gonna say no to that.”
Miley makes it three at the top
better than you remember
it has been four years since her last long player
quickly get your music noticed
A fast rock & roll song performed with a retro punk vibe
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)
the final issue edited by Susan Whitall
hard rock meets classic rock meets Americana
Chuck D is at the Grammy Museum
On The Red Carpet For The Screening Of “The Beast Inside” At The Angelica Cinema, Sunday, January 29th, 2023: pictures by Billy Hess
a powerhouse performance by Sadie Katz and SohoJohnny as you never thought you’d see him