Monday, September 21, 2009

Danger


Reprinted from my post on the hardcore band, F:

The story of the two bands that existed in South Florida in the '80s using the obscure moniker of "F" is a confusing one at best, but I will attempt to explain as best as I can. In the late '70s a single band called F surfaced, contributing a track to the Land That Time Forgot compilation LP. This lineup consisted of an enigmatic frontman named Flash as well as guitarist Mike Hasson and drummer Pete Moss. Ken "Duke" Decter may or may have not also been in this early F incarnation, I just don't know. Anyways, around 1983 another band, a hardcore band called F released a fantastic blistering 12" ep called You Are An EP What was even more confounding was the fact that the ep had at least 3 songs that had been penned by the original F back in the '70s. The only real connection between the old and new F was Mike Hasson, who now went by the extremely tough nickname of "Ravenous" and was now playing drums rather than guitar. Then as if to further confuse anyone who cared, Flash returned to the fold with a new band called, you guessed it, F. Flash's F was a more Dead Boys type deal that did many of the same songs as the previous two Fs. There appeared to be no animosity between the two concurrent Fs, in fact, Mike "Ravenous" Hasson even lent his guitar playing to the Flash-led F's great cassette releases

The Flash F was sometimes referred to as "The Metal F" by locals, but I don't really think this is very metal. Sure Flash sings in higher register than he maybe should have, but metal? Flash is (he still performs as F) an enigmatic and eccentric frontman that never got his due on the big stages (like Bobby Leibling.) Here is the first of those brilliant Flash-led F cassettes titled The Danger Is Here. Word around town is that Flash hates these blog type things and will probably tell me to take this down or face a beating. Hopefully that won't happen, it'd be a real shame if you didn't get to hear this, and I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of a Flash ass whooping, the dude is tough. The rest of you can straight up drink my nuts.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes, this is a real danger when flashgordon have some dreams that can't be possible
it's like listen a tv show and crying or fighting when you see that this is not reality and that you're not alone to be wrong
the most dangerous thing in human race, after ignorance, is frustration

Jill e said...

That's as good as any explanaation as I've heard. Flash has shaved off that cool cheek hair and the last time we saw Rav, he was buying diapers at a Winn-Dixie in Coral Springs. Phil (singer of "punk" F) is my financial planner. It's true!!!

Anonymous said...

this one is a member of a censorship of free expression band that prefer stupidity than self education, in fact they are responsible about their frustrations and like to make plenty of people like them

Anonymous said...

So that's the story behind this mystery. That's the same reason as why there are two versions of Supertramp playing in Europe.

Mike Desert said...

Awesome

Mike Desert said...

That's really funny, "I saw Your Vision in a 3 Car Collision" was a song Brutus sang to Olive Oil in Popeye. Same name anyway...

Ryan said...

Drink my nuts! Best insult ever, thanks Aesop.

evil eye hOneytree said...

Wow, I like this. Thanks for the sacrifice.