Tuesday, February 10, 2015
BCT #10 - V/A - I'm Buck Naked
Chris BCT Says:
I've been able to hear Music on Fire from the remaster Enormous Door did. Still shows tape wear but I can't stop, pretty much. I'm stunned how intense and amazing the music is. I'm not sure I've heard 60 minutes of this caliber of HC made since 1986. For I'm Buck Naked the name came from a SNL skit some guy flashes his coat open with his back to us, "I'm buck naked!" We generally stayed by countries but still had Akutt Innleggelse and Raw Power. Mostly cuz the tapes from bands came in as they came in. Detention is one of those bands that's a bit flat on studio releases but kills live and this is a 5 song live set that, if the world was right, some songs would be killa hits and Dead Rock n Rollers would definitely be one of them (along with Mom, I Think I Gave the Cat Some Acid and F. Authority and Raw Power and Mass Media, well you get the idea). Eat the Rich was on 2 comps, they sent us two different tapes at two different times. Psycho almost became a house band ending up on maybe 3 comps and on I've Got An Attitude Problem. When enterruption re-issued the best of this along with the best of #3 Eat Me, on cd, they edited the radio show of the Psycho tracks and basically wham bammed 'em with no inter song talk per se and it really tightened up the set. We were surprised when White Pride sent us a tape. I don't remember if we'd heard of them before. We were in a quagmire. What to do?
We referenced the DK's inner lp sleeve of a bunch of male genitals and I sure wasn't into that but considered it in terms of free speech which, btw, is what radical Muslims get upset about the Western world, they see our willingness to allow free speech and, thus, tons of porn and other over the line stuff, as endorsing them but really it's tolerating it in the name of free speech. So we wrote them back and said, ya know, yer dealing with a Mexican and a liberal and whatever else we were that racists would hate. They sent back a note that was fine. We didn't use one song cuz the racism was just too stupid. We loved one song which wasn't racist. There is one racist song but we figured anyone could figure out that it's stupid. When we did the Raw Power tour in '84 Jello was speaking with punx in the front of the Adams Avenue Theater and he asked to speak with BCT about WP bring on our tape. Basically, we told him it was in the name of free speech which, ya know, that's what free speech is, allowing someone who's opinion you detest to holler at the top of their lungs their nonsense while you do the same (see the American President, Michael Douglas, best president speech in the movies ever). Looking back over 30 years I still can't decide what the right thing to do was but we had to make a decision and reluctantly made this one. Velved sells the BCT tapes but has simply edited out the WP trax as they will have nothing to do with racism. We don't either and still used these trax. A real dilemma. I love Akutt I. Classic non Finnish Scandinavian HC sound. Love Canal and the Drills (Seattle) also are on 2 BCT comps, again cuz they sent 2 different tapes. We used a 4 second song by Suburban Decay on our lst lp, We Can Do Whatever We Want. It was the only song by them we used. Great tiny song too. I remember we didn't have quite enough music to make the full 60 minutes so we took another Raw Power song from some source that we'd not previously used and used that one track to fill it out. We released this 6/84 and did the Raw Power and Riistetyt tour from July to September '84, 2 of the first non UK HC bands to ever tour the U.S. BGK also toured for the first time that same summer. The one show we did together was that lst International HC gig at the Olympic Auditorium, 5,000 punx, 5 slam pits. Some kid bashed into Jello and he got a cast on his leg outta it and kids were swarming the stage when RP was on the whole time. Totally memorable. I still can't believe we did a tour and then after I lost $5,000 doing that my next BCT partner, Christopher, convinced me to do the Indigesti tour in '86. We broke even cuz we didn't rent any vehicles cuz Follow Fashion Monkeys had a van! Stiv of T.V.O.R., one of the greatest zines in the world, from Italy, was also on that tour. Man, these tapes are bringin' back the memories. And I have yet to hear one cuz I can't figure out how to download 'em but Doc is gonna hep me out. Meanwhile, it's clear to me that me and Dave just happened to decide to do BCT in about 1982 and finally got off our discussing it butts and started doing it in 1983 while thru 1986 the explosion of awesome HC from around the mostly Western world exploded all around us. And we happened to catch this stuff outta the HC sky and ended up keeping it for posterity. I'm glad we made it a point to try hard to not use any songs that sucked cuz then it made the comps stronger and better lasting over the years. Thanks again Doc. Cool.