On The Guest List
May 7th, 2013
1. View From My Cadillac feat. Walter Lure of the Heartbreakers
2. 2nd Skin feat. Chris Spedding
3. Automatic Lover feat. Ty Segall
4. Every Dog feat. Brian James of the Damned
5. Prisoner In The Mirror feat. Wayne Kramer of MC5
6. Turn Up The Heat feat. Tomomi Nabana of DETROITSEVEN
7. Rain To Town feat. Hugh Cornwell of the Stranglers
8. Baby Baby feat. Campino of Die Toten Hosen
9. Birdland Is Closed feat. Ross the Boss of the Dictators
10. One More feat. Tony Lovato of Mest
11. My Stalker feat. Eddie Spaghetti & Dan Thunder Bolton of Supersuckers
12. Rock n Roll Clown feat. Bill Davis of Dash Rip Rock
13. The Ohio feat. Nicky Garratt of UK Subs
14. Whips and Furs feat. Leonard Graves Phillips & Stan Lee of the Dickies
15. Long Beach Police feat. James Donovan & Lorne Behrman of the Dead Tricks
16. Voodoo Eye feat. Mickey Finn of Cold Blue Rebels
One of the most legendary punk bands still bashing heads and flinging their sweat on stage, The Vibrators, are joined by a slew of VIP guests to celebrate 37 years of punk music.
13 all new tunes written and recorded by founding Vibrators Ian ‘Knox’ Carnochan and John ‘Eddie’ Edwards with longtime bassist Pete Honkamaki and engineered by the group’s original bassist, Pat Collier.
What makes the album special are the guest appearance throughout from Supersuckers, MC5, UK Subs, The Damned, The Stranglers, The Dickies and more.
The album has a definite 1977 British sound. It’s a solid sound and will be a favorite for anyone that’s a fan of vintage punk.
Rating: ** * two out of three stars
Stand out track: Baby Baby
On to the story . . .
I was driving through Hollywood the other day with my son and my nephew. And for some reason the huge difference in class hit me. I’m at a stoplight on Melrose and right in front of me is a guy in a $100,000.00 Mercedes and to my right, on the sidewalk, is a homeless guy digging out cans. I made them look over. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe it was going to be a “Stay in School” speech. But it came out more like, this world isn’t fair.
I know for a fact that without family and that safety net, that I could’ve been that guy at the trash can. And the guy in the Mercedes would not have batted an eye at me.
Heading out of Hollywood, on Highland between Hollywood and Franklin, I see two police officers walking along, uniforms crisp and pressed, laughing and talking. They walk past a homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk against a building. They don’t look over or notice.
Then an idea hit me. What if it was a requirement for every police officer to carry a stack of postcards listing every place that had things for the homeless? Restaurants that gave free coffee, organizations that gave free blankets, soup kitchens, missions that offered a cot for the night, any place that could help the homeless, hell even libraries that throw out old books.
The officers had to give one out to every homeless person that they passed when they were on foot. Might sound nutty, but I see dozens of pages on Facebook to help animals (nothing wrong with that), but what about the people we treat like animals?
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