Friday, January 7, 2011

01.07.83 Misfits, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn Michigan

photo:  Mark Wakabayashi
Doyle, romancing the .016's while sweating out his 20-piece McNugget and McRib sandwich pre-gig appetizer. Wait! Is he wearing Pajama Jeans?!

In the crowd: Foxy Greg Boker, John Gumpf, toke!, and, directly in front of the D-man's strumming hand, Anna, sister of Larissa Strickland(Stolarchuk) of L-Seven and Laughing Hyenas.

Second on the bill were one of toke!'s all time faves, Big Boys from Austin,Texas, with Toledo's own Radical Left in the opening slot. Featuring long-time Glass-City scenesters Joe Testa on nicotine-stained screams and cries of social injustice and all-around good guy Mark Podany bashing the skins, the short-lived and virtually forgotten Rad Left remained unapologetically themselves and did what they needed to do regardless of trends or criticism. And that is about as punk as you can get. Except for maybe a big honkin' semi fully-laden with reproduction punk ephemera destined for Hot Topic mall stores crashing headlong into a Broadway theater auditorium during a command  performance of Green Day's American Idiot. That would really fuck society up.
If only Henry1 was around to see his namesake institution of higher learning finally actualize his dreams. But history indicates he was more into the D.K.'s anyhow.


Michael said...

Who took the picture, if you're being King of the Pit?
I am glad to see that Doyle took out the Kleenex from his nose.

Toke! said...

Although I cannot remember his name, his visage comes easily to mind. 5.6' or so tall, dark hair, slightly Asian features, glasses w/gold(ish) wire rims, always a smile. A jeans/button down/sweater type of guy. I think he was attending Wayne or U of M at the time.

If anyone remember, please check in w/details

Toke! said...

HEY! Got an email today form BCH who came through with the photo credit: Mark Wakabayashi

Thanks, Mark!
Drop us a line if this finds you.

chris said...

Unfortunately , Mark passed away Feb. 8 2011

Anonymous said...

thanks for the kind words.those were some really fun times. been thinking of reissuing some radical left music on cd ? think thats a good idea? thanks again for your review joe testa