Porcell saw this photo that we had posted at some point and sent us a great story to go along with it. Big thanks to Porcell for this contribution. -Tim DCXX
That live shot was the Freeze at the Stamford Anthrax, somewhere around 1984. Cappo is the guy at the bottom of the pile up, lying flat on his back on the right hand side.
Written by Tony Rettman (Author and Host of Sandpaper Lullaby Podcast). Check out some of his books, available here
Trying to corral all the things I dislike about myself into one convenient pile can be a tough task. Even tougher is trying to snake back and figure out where all this self-loathing began. Small blips come in on my mental radar when I find the time to dwell on such matters; which seems like all the time. During adolescence, there was a rapidly enveloping pressure to either adapt or succeed. The thing is, no one explained how to do either one to me.
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For the first half of the tour, we played with Gorilla Biscuits and then Judge for the second half, and you could tell Porcell was in between things, Youth of Today was playing their last show on this tour. Matt and I were about to start college. Drew was moving to NYC with Ritchie, there was just a sense of closure or transition with things ending and new things happening.
Written by: Anthony Pappalardo1990. Revelation Records released five 7”s that year and one LP, perfectly balanced by half heritage, half new(ish). Judge and Youth of Today represented tradition as much as Inside Out, Quicksand, Burn, and the pleasant anomaly, Supertouch loosened the knots and rewired things. Burn specifically brought a unique blend of fire and fusion, pounding the pavement like a demo-era Cro-Mags and locking into bouncy beats and drifts often in the same song.
Written by: Anthony Pappalardo
Recorded in April 1990 at Don Fury’s Demo Demo Studios in New York City and released the same year, Quicksand’s debut 7” immediately made an impression to fans of Gorilla Biscuits, Revelation Records, and beyond. Speaking of beyond, the line up on the EP featured Alan Cage on drums, Tom "TC3" Capone on guitar, Sergio Vega (Absolution and the underrated Collapse) on bass, and Walter Schreifels (The entire NYHC scene) on guitar and vox.