I searched my mail server and a few mail magazines are stil there so I put them on here.

Too many to just be a coincidence, did you ever notice that
Dischord Records catalog numbers that are even multiples of ten
(i.e. Dischord Records #10, 20, 30, etc.) are all releases from
bands that the label's founder, Ian MacKaye, played in? Here's
the list:

#10. Minor Threat "Out Of Step" 12"ep
#20. Egg Hunt "S/T" 7"
#30. Fugazi "S/T" 12"ep
#40. Minor Threat "Complete Discography" CD
#50. Skewbald/Grand Union 7"
#60. Fugazi "Steady Diet Of Nothing" LP
#70. Fugazi "In On The Killtaker" LP
#80. Fugazi "Instrument" DVD
#90. Fugazi "Red Medicine" LP
#100. Teen Idles "S/T" 7"
#110. Fugazi "End Hits" LP
#120. Fugazi "Instrument Of Sound" LP
#130. Fugazi "The Argument" LP
#140. Minor Threat "First Demo Tape" 7"
#150. The Evens "S/T" LP
#160. The Evens "Get Evens" LP

Not all of Ian's bands' releases on Dischord follow this
formula, however, as there are a few of them with catalog
numbers that don't end with zero, such as the Minor Threat
"Salad Days" 7" (#15) and the Embrace LP (#24) but it is
enough to make you wonder what Dischord 170 is going to be.

Did you know that Mike Hartsfield, founder of New Age Records,
former member of southern California hardcore legends Outspoken
and champion of the straight edge, is now a part of XPW, Xtreme
Pro Wrestling? Mike's obsession with wrestling has followed him
from his childhood into his adult life and now finds him
producing and promoting their events. Coincidentally, XPW
wrestler Matt Cross (a.k.a. M-Dogg 20) will be a part of the
ten-year anniversary XPW event coming up on August 22nd at The
Arena in Los Angeles. For those of you who don't know, M-Dogg 20
lives a straight edge lifestyle and can be seen in the ring from
time to time with "X"s on his uniform. You can find out more
here: http://www.thexpw.com/

Harley Flanagan made a name for himself growing up in the late
'70s/early '80s New York punk/hardcore scene, playing in
legendary bands like the Stimulators, Cro-Mags and, later,
Harley's War. But did you know that before he recorded tracks
for his first album at the age of twelve, he was already a
published author?

It's true. Apparently, when Harley was only nine years old,
Charlatan Press in Denmark printed a book called "Stories &
Illustrations By Harley." It's described as "Two stories in
words and water colors by nine year old Harley," and the book
even had an introduction by late beat poet Allen Ginsberg, who
wrote that Harley's mother was "a Lower East Side Hippie and a
friend of mine." Check out the cover and introduction here:

Considering how many hardcore and punk records there are in the
world, it's no wonder some layouts start to look alike simply by
chance. It's a different story, however, when a band purposely
sets out to make their record look like another whether as a
tribute or parody. Leaving aside punk records that parody
mainstream records (like Black Randy's "Pass The Dust, I Think
I'm Bowie") and the many "Never Mind The Bollocks" nods, there
are still quite a few within the indie/punk/hardcore world. A
few cases in point, please let us know any we've missed:

Sweet Diesel's "Search And Annoy"
looks like: Chain Of Strength's "True Till Death"

Triple Threat's "Into The Darkness"
looks like: 7 Seconds "Walk Together Rock Together"
(complete with Brian Walsby artwork)

Judge "New York Crew"
looks like: Cockney Rejects "On The Streets Again" 7" cover.

Lifetime "Hello Bastards"
looks like: Housemartins "London 0 Hull 4"

The Ergs "Jersey's Best Prancers"
looks like: Lifetime's "Jersey's Best Dancers" (obviously)

And a new release this week that actually gives layout credit to
the band they borrowed it from:

Explode And Make Up "S/T,"
looks like: Bold's "Speak Out"

If you've heard Madball's 1988 debut EP "Ball Of Destruction,"
you may remember the song "Colossal Man." You may have also
wondered who the heck they were talking about. According to
the song, "Colossal Man was a skinhead" and "he got radiation
and grew real big." But did you know Madball was actually
referencing a character from a 1957 science fiction movie?

"The Amazing Colossal Man," directed by Bert I. Gordon and
starring Glenn Langan, was about a soldier who gets radiation
poisoning from an explosion. As the Madball lyrics imply, it
causes his hair to fall out and he grows into a giant. But,
unlike the song, which says he was killed by the radiation,
Colossal Man was actually shot and killed by the U.S. Army.
Watch the trailer on YouTube or see the movie poster here:

At the beginning of the Judge song "The Storm II," you can hear
the sound of a motorcycle revving its engine. But most people
don't know that instead of the sound of the motorcycle, there
was originally supposed to be a sound sample excerpt from Martin
Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech, as Judge guitarist
Porcell recently revealed:

"For the song 'The Storm II' we originally wanted to have Martin
Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech at the beginning, but when
Mike (Judge) went to get the record with the speech on it from
the library, it had already been lent out. Left with nothing to
open the song with, at the last minute we had Don Fury mic up
Mike's Harley Davidson right there on the sidewalk in front of
the studio. In the end the motorcycle sound was a really cool
segue into the song since even then Mike was known as an outlaw
biker kind of dude."

In a similar fashion, but with better luck at the checkout
counter, Gorilla Biscuits' horn sample at the beginning of the
"Start Today" album was from a sound effects record checked out
at the library.

The now iconic cover of 7 Seconds' "The Crew" LP features a
high-contrast, black and white photo of band frontman Kevin
"Seconds" Marvelli along with a couple of fans singing along.
The photo was taken from the side of the stage during the song
"Out Of Touch" at a show in Los Angeles in 1984, which was also
being filmed by Flipside Fanzine for release on video. That very
moment was captured from the opposite side of the stage and from
the front, all of which can be seen on the following YouTube
video. Watch at about 5:15 when a kid with a beanie joins the
guy with the shaved head to sing along with Kevin. Further in
the video, starting at about 5:45, another show goer helps Kevin
Seconds finish singing the rest of the song, hanging out on
stage and doing backup vocals. This kid was none other than
Uniform Choice/Unity drummer Pat Longrie. Pat was also credited
as being the photographer who took the insert photo on "The
Crew" LP and was also part of The Crew's "Heavy Duty Crew Of 13
Boys Choir," doing backup vocals on the record with 12 other
people including fellow Unity member Joe Foster. Check out the
video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNDg9ov5ITI

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