Maty’s Corner #26 U.S. Bombs The World and Has a War Birth

Maty’s Corner #26 U.S. Bombs The World and Has a War Birth   Starting in 1993 out of Orange County, CA was Duane Peters’ first major band, U.S. Bombs. This band was founded after the implosion of Duane’s first band, Exploding Fuck Dolls. These guys were a straight up 77 style punk band with a number of songs about skating. Easily on of the best all time skate punk bands. They spent a number of years on the perfect fit of Hell Cat Records. 1994 brought out their first album Put Strength in the Final Blow. As strong a debut … Continue reading Maty’s Corner #26 U.S. Bombs The World and Has a War Birth

Maty’s Corner #16 Pulley: The Esteem Driven Engine Still Matters

Maty’s Corner #16 Pulley: The Esteem Driven Engine Still Matters Pulley started up in 1994, right in the beginning thick of the Southern California skate punk revolution of music that shaped my life. This 5 piece hard hitting melodic punk unit is led by Scott Radinsky who was no stranger the punk scene by 94 having been in Scared Straight during its 10 year existence (83-93) being heavy hitters in the Nardcore Mystic Records scene. They then went on to become skate punk greats Ten Foot Pole. Radinsky was in charge of that unit for their first 2 releases then … Continue reading Maty’s Corner #16 Pulley: The Esteem Driven Engine Still Matters

California’s Skateboarding Underground

Rich Monday – Skateboarding Reality Check Starting in 1977 Rich Monday joined the skate community and became a local presence in the Modesto skateboard community. His parents used the local skateboard park, “The Heat Wave” as a 7 day a week day care and each day he was dropped off for hour after hour of skateboarding adventure. Rich Monday started competing locally and after the popular park closed the local crew united again through high school and at an empty swimming pool in the neighborhood on Rumble Road. The Rumble Pool Crew, after seeing their beloved skate park close, now … Continue reading California’s Skateboarding Underground

Duane Peters Biography Update 2014

The Master Of Disaster Adds Another Chapter To His Skate Punk Book Of Horrors! I’m sorry to announce this about a friend and hero of mine, Skateboarding and punk rock legend Duane Peters has come under the gun again in what looks to be yet another tragic chapter in Duane’s life. Last Friday the 7th of February, Duane Peters committed career suicide, which now we hear, may end up with time spent in state prison for felony domestic violence. Technically he was charged with, “felony willful infliction of corporal injury.” This news has already affected the industry in some areas … Continue reading Duane Peters Biography Update 2014