Monday, November 23, 2009
Magic From The Past
I just found out that a friend of mine Steve Boltz (currently one of the owners and artists at the wonderful SMITH STREET TATTOO in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn) was a guitarist in KIRK AND THE JERKS - a band featured in the epic 1989 H-Street skate flick Hokus Pokus. The band had three consecutive songs on the video, including one of the catchiest and most memorable of songs featured in the film, "Gun & A Tear". It's pretty great that my friends and I have been unconsciously rocking out to the Jerks songs for as long as we can remember, and it's now even cooler knowing who was actually behind some of the music.
Melodic mid 80's punk is king. Add a garage edge and dare I say "glam" -inspired feel and you have something to work with... amazing.