&if that doesnt get you off
13...channel (not chanel)
channel 13 was cool
Friday, December 9, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Sunday, July 21, 2013
The DOD crew built a special bond with Faith and Deadline. The Dance of Death, which involved playfully crawling under the legs of humorless slamdancers, was performed at Faith shows. "Every fucking show they all shave their heads, they write DOD on their heads, they're berserk," marveled Ian MacKaye. "The last night Faith played, these kids put their jackets up around their heads and zipped them up tight. They just fucking ran out [onstage], couldn't see anything, fucking ran out smashing. At the U.K. Subs show, this kid did a back flip off the stage, smashed his fucking head, and knocked himself out. I picked him up and carried him outside. He was back on the floor in like two minutes!"
The DOD crew was already part of D.C. folklore, and the Boston kids were apparently expecting to see an army of fierce rumblers. They were taken aback to discover that Picciotto, Fellows and their friends, for all their abandon, were more nerds than bruisers, with a style that subverted the rituals of slamming. Their creative, more-fun-than-fury dancing starkly contrasted that of the Boston crowd, who treated slamming as a contact sport combining tackle football and outright assault.
A new band from the DOD ranks had asked promoter Malcolm Riviera to play, but was told the bill was full. So at the end of Deadline's set, Chris Bald jumped into Brendan Canty's drum seat, Guy Picciotto grabbed the guitar, and Mike Fellows the bass. Riviera, who was filming the show with a new video camera, was briefly puzzled, but then put down the camera and evicted the unbilled group.
Closely allied to Faith was the unruly band of DOD insurrectionists who had briefly seized the stage at the June Wilson Center show, as well as at numerous house shows around the DC area. When Deadline broke up, Canty & Scanlon formed Insurrection with Picciotto and Fellows, drawing their inspiration from the early work of the U.K.'s Discharge. Instead of knocking themselves unconscious with their frenzied dancing-as Picciotto had done more than once, hitting his head on the ceiling- the DOD boys grabbed guitars and went wild. "They jumped around so much," one observer noted, "sometimes they forgot to play!" When the musician's only attempt at seriously recording their songs didn't satisfy them, they held a ceremony and burned the tapes.
As a member of Faith, (Eddie) Janney had been on the fringes of DOD and Insurrection. The group's spirit of abandon fascinated him. "I think he was impressed by the fact that we just went for it," said Guy Picciotto. "When we played, we just pushed it hard, we went over the top." However, Insurrection never really jelled musically, which became clear when the band recorded a demo with (Ian) MacKaye at Inner Ear. The demo "was really bad, and we never finished it," Picciotto recalled. "The songs weren't great. We were unhappy with how limited it was. I had started to write lyrics, which I had never really done before. Everybody was getting into new things, high school was coming to an end, and people were trying to figure out what to do. So, towards the end, the band just broke apart."
"Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital"
by,Mark Andersen & Mark Jenkins
Soon the DC crew developed its own particular style called the "Dance of Death". People like future Rites of Spring vocalist and Fugazi member Guy Picciotto would zip up their coats and dive into the crowd, flailing madly about. As "DOD" replaced the straight-edge X on the wrists of some of the DC crew, the phenomenom got far more notoriety than it warranted on the East Coast. A fan in another city asked John Stabbin awe if DOD was some kind of army. "He thought it was this huge thing," Stabb recalls bemusedly, "and I had to tell him that it was just something that like five people were into."
"Going Underground: American Punk 1979-1992"
by, George Hurchalla
I don't even remember where I picked up this little zine.
It is small & quickly over with.....
However, it is a very cool peek into the early D.C. scene.
This was their opening words:
"This is the first issue of the D.O.D. fanzine. Thanks to everyone who contributed
and anybody else who wants to give something just hand it to any of the people who
wrote in this ish. We hope to concentrate mainly on D.C. but we'll write about anything
that catches our interest. This first issue is pretty short and if there is another one hopefully
it'll be longer. Well thanks for buying it."
Insurrection (Dig the VENOM sticker)
FLIPPER / Deadline at 9:30
This show marked the return of Deadline after a long period of abstination from the blub circuit. They came out and played real hard, but you wouldn't know because you didn't go. The poor turn-out resulted in Ray breaking his wrist because he dove into the non-existent crowd. Anyway, the set was great highlights being "Decayed" and "Anti-Christ". Next, Flipper came out and played an hour plus set that forced many people to leave the club. The music was as good as any single they've put out, but they annoyed many with their pro-drug, anti-DC banter. Deadline cruised out for they're second set and was greeted by a rockin four person crowd. Seriously, I could count the dancers on one hand. Deadline did a good job anyway, and played a rollicking set until Chris burst into "Surfin' the Potomac" and the band stormed off the stage disgusted. Next time Deadline play, give them the support they derseve, OK?------ooooh whatever.