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I never thought of myself a big fan of punk but the first tape i ever bought I believe was the dead kennedys back in the 80s. I always liked bands like them and the damned and the cramps. I guess its the horror movie vibe or the way they sing. its hard to explain but i like that style of punk way better then crap like black flag.
 

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Great stuff! Their usual guitar player, Captain Sensible, plays bass on that video. Actually, underneath the costumes and the silly moves, he's actually a decent enough player (and as far as I remember, he's usually an SG-type guy too):
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqp8ME_2wMo]The Damned - New Rose (Live at Jonathan Ross Show) - YouTube[/ame]
 

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A couple more iconic punk rock SG's: FEAR's Philo's (late 60's) and Bad Religion's Greg Hetson's (early 60's):

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_6_s_LXPi8]FEAR - Let's Have A War/Fear Anthem...Decline of Western Civilization - YouTube[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5XJd-vscYM]BAD RELIGION: TRUE NORTH (LIVE IN THE HURLEY STUDIOS) - YouTube[/ame]
 

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I never thought of myself a big fan of punk but the first tape i ever bought I believe was the dead kennedys back in the 80s. I always liked bands like them and the damned and the cramps. I guess its the horror movie vibe or the way they sing. its hard to explain but i like that style of punk way better then crap like black flag.

black flag were awesome greg ginn is a beast :dunno:
 

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D.O.A. one of my favorites..Joey always played SG's..[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH6qLCzvjjA]DOA - World War 3 - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Their usual guitar player, Captain Sensible, plays bass on that video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqp8ME_2wMo

Check your history. Brian James, the one playing the SG was the original guitarist and the one who wrote most of the songs on their first couple of albums. After they split in early 1978 he went on to form several other bands (including one with Stiv Bators) while the band reformed later in the year with Sensible taking over guitar and enlisting Algy Ward on bass. :)
 

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love all those bands mentioned, and one of my 2 tats are the Black Flag bars...he was a beast but he seems to be an a-hole lately....

havent heard that..I heard his Black Flag is better than the other Black Flag touring now
 

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Check your history. Brian James, the one playing the SG was the original guitarist and the one who wrote most of the songs on their first couple of albums. After they split in early 1978 he went on to form several other bands (including one with Stiv Bators) while the band reformed later in the year with Sensible taking over guitar and enlisting Algy Ward on bass. :)

That's what I meant! I know the Captain was the bass player in the early days.

Although I wasn't familiar with James' trajectory after the Damned; I've now checked it out and found out he was the guitar player and co-founder of The Lords of the New Church... I never noticed it was the same guy! :laugh2:

what bass is that?

Not a clue, but a pretty cool bass indeed!
 

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havent heard that..I heard his Black Flag is better than the other Black Flag touring now

You be the judge... My money's on Flag, but I'm not too keen on reunion acts, to be honest... And when it comes to Black Flag, I'm the kinda weirdo who prefers the slower, heavier albums with Rollins anyway :)

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWshvl8JRBM]FLAG - 1/7 (Revenge, Fix Me...) live at GROEZROCK 2013 (28/04/2013) - YouTube[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFG8-S17dDM]Black Flag - Revenge/I've Had It - Live Tempe 2013 - YouTube[/ame]
 
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Just dont really hear anything melodic when i hear them like i said I got more into the spooky bands. Im sure they may have 1 or 2 good songs just not for me.
 

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Well the SG can do it all. I had had a lot of fun playing Punk Rock with my classic, since the P-90s are well suited for the highs. The 57s' do a great job too.


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joey shithead joey shithead joey shithead.... DOA all the way! norlin sg and sounding hot! i got to play his tokai "love rock" guitar when my 74 SG broke a string in his rehearsal space many many years ago!
 

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The second I saw this thread title I immediately thought of Brian James on the back cover of the Damned's first album.
 

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Or maybe Lars Frederiksen? SG w/p90s, an upside down Gretsch Country Club and the best bass player in the mother effin' world? Punk rock.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm8C43iXKjI]Rancid - Maxwell Murder live Punkspring 2008 Japan - YouTube[/ame]
 
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That's what I meant! I know the Captain was the bass player in the early days.

Although I wasn't familiar with James' trajectory after the Damned; I've now checked it out and found out he was the guitar player and co-founder of The Lords of the New Church... I never noticed it was the same guy! :laugh2:
I saw James' band The Lords Of The New Church a number of times in concert and, man, were they incredible. The thing is their records really were sub-par. Nothing special at all, few good songs here and there. But damn did they give one hell of a concert.

And Brian James in concert had a detached way about him that was super cool. Everytime I saw The Lords I always stood in front of the stage right in front of James. He had some sound live. Sorry, SG fans, he didn't get that great sound from an SG. Rather, it was Telecaster through a cranked VOX AC30. Phenomenal tone. James was one of the best guitarists to ever see and hear live.

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havent heard that..I heard his Black Flag is better than the other Black Flag touring now
i saw videos of both Flag and Black Flag, id rather see Flag by 100 miles! i love Ginn in his heyday, but he just seems to be going through the motions..the guitarist Flag has from the Descendents, nails his sound, the way it was back in the day..edit: i saw other videos, i just saw the ones posted up top, and there you have it, Ginn just aint as Ginn-like as the old daze...
 


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