Rob emailed me after seeing this website and noting that his friend from 1983 Orange County, Pat Longrie, was credited for almost all of the flyers found in the "LA etc" folder. In addition to the Minor Threat photos he sent (with him captured in the background!) he included this one of himself and two friends, "back in the day". I took the liberty of posting this because a) its a good photo b) it puts a face to a name c) it somehow captures the "hardcore" feel of those days, that despite all the heavy overtones and the violent face that the media liked to paint on us, we were just having FUN and d) holy moly, were we young; really though, having been there at the time it didnt strike me what a "youth" scene this was, and seeing as a good portion of it (including Rob) was "straightedge" it was pretty positive and non-destructive (not that all recreational drug use is destructive, in fact much of it can be positive, but I digress). Thanks Harris, Rob, Peter, Steve.
From "Rob Garlic".
Photo by Harris Fogel, 1983.
Subject: Re: Fw: Web Site
Those photos of the Minor Threat show were actually found on a web site, my brother actually stumbled onto them, he is in the photos standing next to me. Do you happen to have the Minor Threat 12" Out of Step album? There was originally and insert in there my brother and I were in one of the photos with Minor Threat at another show at a roller rink in the valley if I remember correctly. I thought it was pretty cool at the time, I was really big into the Straight Edge thing and Minor Threat was one of my favorites of all time. We also had the pleasure of singing back up vocals on 7 Seconds "Crew" album along with Pat, Shawn Stern from Youth Brigade and other friends. That was cool!