Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The songs were recorded live at Pony Express Pizza Parlor in Redwood City, California.
As for the music it reminds me of a lot of live recordings as it suffers from poor sound quality, which is kind of disappointing as I was really looking forward to this because of the people involved.
Two songs are presented on this little 45. Other than the sound quality, it's okay give it a listen yourself.
This was released in 1993 by Planet Pimp Records of San Francisco, CA and limited to 300 copies. Now the strange thing is I have two copies of this and they are both number 147. Kind of makes you wonder eh?
Monday, March 24, 2014
I'd have to say that this is pretty good, it's kind of country kind of rock. I think I called it alt country when I tagged it.
The flip side "Terwilliger Bridge" is pretty interesting as I'm not sure if the bridge actually exist or not. The Terwilliger curves on I-5 exist as does the road Terwilliger, but as for this bridge, I'm not sure. It's a good song any how.
Released by Ripcord Records of Vancouver, Washington, in the 1970s when I am not sure.
The Briefs also do an excellent cover of this KBD classic.
Lucky the driver was not injured, but had one of the other beams went thru the back of the cab it could have been fatal.
So for your sake and the sake of the drivers please secure your load and double check it!!
I bet when you saw the name on this post you thought it was going to be about something else eh?
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
First off the cover of this ep reminds me of the old plain label beer tops, my dad used to buy that beer for camping trips, that had the same kind of hieroglyphics that you had to try to figure out what they actually said. I always thought that was a great thing for people who had been drinking to do was try and figure out hieroglyphics, but I digress.
There are four good songs on this 11oz ep. One of them "Sid Vicious was Innocent," may or may not be a cover of the Exploited song of the same name, but honestly I can tell. "Hopeless," and Pot" are also great songs but I have to say that the song "Just a Fucking Lounge Version." is pretty good too.
This was released on Hopeless Records of Encino, CA in 1993
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
My wife bought this book for me for Christmas and I instantly dug into it as it looked interesting and it really is.
Morris talks not only about his own experiences in this book but other truck drivers as well. Most if not all of the truckers that are covered in this book are from the Currituck area of North Carolina.
I loved this book. The stories are entertaining and informative of what trucking used to be like. From trucks with no sleepers, to trucks having to push each other up hills due to one truck not having enough power and a lot of other things.
It is interesting that a lot of the stories are before the interstate system existed. This means that a lot of time they were driving on two lane roads, which had to cut down on the speed of which they could deliver their loads.
Reading this book really makes you appreciate what things are like today and how we take things for granted in this day and age.
Some of my favourite stories are the one about driving migrant workers to Florida to work in the fields and having a windshield blown out by standing water that a truck in front went through. Honestly there are really too many stories for me to really talk about in a review.
The pictures in this book are really fabulous sometimes they are a little out of focus, but they are still wonderful and make you think how things have changed.
If you are into the history of trucking on the East Coast of the USA, this is a book you must have and read.
Travis Morris was kind enough to autograph the book for me and write a note to me. He also enclosed part of another book that he is currently working on.
This book was published by Travis Morris of Coinjock, NC in 2010.
It is still available from the address below:
PO Box 66
Coinjock, NC 27923
It is $22 US includes shipping and handling.
Get this book you will not regret it.
Channel 3 was an Los Angeles, CA band that seemed like they were around for ever and released a lot of albums. My first exposure to them was a cassette tape that was put out by Posh Boy, called "The Skinhead Years," back in the late 80's. If my memory is correct this song was on that tape.
"I've Got a gun" is a classic.