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Friday, January 13, 2012

Susan Hutchison and Slats in the Early '80s

Posted by on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Just look at the scorn on Susan's face when she talks about punk. No wonder she turned out to be a fucking Republican. From the television story:

Reporter: "Most punks here are straight on on the weekdays, and punk out on the weekends. But these are the full-timers, who are here on this weeknight to see Napalm Beach."

Reporter: "This is not a fight. This is slam dancing. The number of injuries is surprisingly minuscule."

Punker: "My mom had the first rock festival in the world."

Punker: "I didn't wanna live and stuff like that."

This Youtube channel has a ton of footage from the Seattle punk and rock scenes in the early '80s, back when Seattle was actually dangerous. Green River, Gruntruck, and Malfunkshun are all in there. See VHS-converted footage of Silly Killers after the cut, with late Seattle legend Slats as a young man!



h/t: Sanoj Sniksah!

 

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The reporter said Napalm Beach not Napalm Death.
Posted by wholetthedawgzout on January 13, 2012 at 9:19 AM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 2
'Tis fixed, thank you.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on January 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM · Report this
LEE. 3
Didn't Dow Constantine used to be a punk back in the day? That makes whole KC Exec race that much more iconic.
Posted by LEE. on January 13, 2012 at 9:44 AM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 4
Ha!
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on January 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM · Report this
Fnarf 5
I believe the word he spoke was "straight", not "strait".
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on January 13, 2012 at 11:31 AM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 6
I don't know what you're talking about.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on January 13, 2012 at 11:35 AM · Report this
stinkbug 7
Slightly related:

Here's how the Seattle Times reviewed the Ramones at the Paramount in '77:
http://classifiedhumanity.com/post/44965…

And here's their take on a Black Flag and Saccharine Trust show in '84:
http://classifiedhumanity.com/post/89875…

Posted by stinkbug on January 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM · Report this
Gern Blanston 8
When I saw Susan Hutchison and Punk in the same post it made me think of this 80's gem called "Kill Lou Guzzo" by The Dehumanizers. Guzzo was the KIRO commentator of the day who railed against the evils of punk rock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7NJsW74z…

Posted by Gern Blanston on January 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 9
@ Gern: YES!
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on January 13, 2012 at 12:22 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 10
Will you still take me fishing Lou?!?
Posted by Gern Blanston on January 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 11
Sorry Lou—can't afford Hairmasters!
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on January 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM · Report this
12
He said "minute", not "minuscule". Which makes me think you think a person could pronounce it "mynooskyule", which is adorable.
Posted by gloomy gus on January 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM · Report this
Erika K 13
Punk against the world. They thought it was about violence and debauchery, but it was about art, fun, and freedom. Regarding the band Napalm Beach, here is what Charles Cross had to say about them in 1981: Band drives stake to heart
Posted by Erika K on January 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM · Report this
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You got all four of those quotes wrong.

Well done.
Posted by Irving on January 13, 2012 at 3:22 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 15
OMG TYPOS ON A BLOG.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on January 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM · Report this
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@15: It's so cute when "journalists" make errors and try to minimize them as "typos" and then say it's OK anyway because it's just a blog.
Posted by bigyaz on January 13, 2012 at 4:33 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 17
I love you.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on January 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM · Report this

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