Die erste Show, die erste Platte und seine größten Einflüsse! Wir sprachen anlässlich der Debüt-EP von Field Day mit Doug Carrion (ex-Dag Nasty) über seine Hardcore-Punk-Roots und wie er in den Neunzigern zur Musik und Szene gekommen ist.
AFL: Do you remember the first hardcore / punk show you went to? Is the club still open today?
Doug Carrion: My first official punk show was 21th April 1981 Circle Jerks, TSOL at the Starwood in West Hollywood, CA. The Starwood was torn down 13th June 1981 This was an insane SoCal punk rock show, this is when the Huntington Beach punks really liked to start fights and destroy clubs.
AFL: What is your all-time favorite club or location?
I really liked seeing shows at the Barn in Alpine Village, Torrance, CA. Lots of great shows, usually on Thursday’s which kinda worked out for me since it was about 5 miles from Hermosa Beach, CA where I grew up. My second favorite place was the Whiskey in West Hollywood but that was 22 miles away and more a weekend adventure.
AFL: Do you remember the first hardcore / punk record you got?
These are some of my first records:
- Bad Religion – Bad Religion (1981)
- Minutemen – Joy (1981)
- Ramones – Ramones (1977)
AFL: In your opinion what is the perfect hardcore show?
11th July 1982 Dancing Waters, San Pedro CA, getting to see Minor Threat. There I am up front fist in the air! Also noted in the photo is a scruffy Henry Rollins with a Misfits shirt on. This was an EPIC life changing punk show!
AFL: What is your all-time favorite show you’ve played?
I was in the Descendents and got to play (that’s amazing) but to see Kevin Seconds rock a room was nothing shy of amazing!!! That entire place was singing and people were flying in every different direction. YES a wonderful site to see!
AFL: Is there a show you missed in the past that still makes you angry that you could not be there?
This show turned into a riot and I got stuck outside dodging the riot police with Fletcher from Pennywise. We got separated and Fletcher ended up sneaking in through the roof of the building, I hid in the van (our ride home) with El Duce from the Mentors who was also trying to avoid getting beat up by the cops. Ugg!
AFL: What band would you like to see again?
Do I get to be in a time machine? I’m pretty lucky, I got to see a lot of bands in their prime but if I could jump in a time machine, I’d see Minor Threat, Dead Kennedy’s, Misfits, Dez era Black Flag.
AFL: Is there a person who has influenced you especially in hardcore / punk?
Ian McKaye has always been a big influence musically and later on while I was in Dag Nasty ethically. Just a straight up honest guy trying to do the right thing even if it wasn’t the most popular idea in the room. Also Bill Stevenson, while I was in the Descendents I learned a ton about the DIY world and how to grind it out and stay on your hustle. Bill has an intense work ethic that has always been inspirational and a big influence.
AFL: What are your top 3 hardcore-punk front men/women?
I can’t do three, how about Jello (Dead Kennedys), Ian (Minor Threat), early HR (Bad Brains), Milo (Descendents), Ray Cappo (Youth Of Today) and Toby Morse (H20).
AFL: What is in your opinion the most underrated hardcore-punk band?
That’s a hard question to answer since there are a bunch of internal and external factors that gauge if a band is popular. Sometimes it’s just timing and the world isn’t ready for a band like the Ramones who should have been much bigger when they were active or like Minutemen who were too angular and strange for a mass audience.
I think CIV might be a good example, that first record was really well written, sounded great all that, but they should have been bigger when they were active. Maybe the most underrated band is still in the garage and I’m not aware of them.
Are there some newer bands you could mention?
- Be Well from the East Coast
- SharpTooth from Baltimore, MD
- Glue Traps from Baltimore, MD
- Noogy from Dallas, TX
- The Love Songs from the San Francisco area
Bei Field Day handelt es sich um eine Hardcore-Punk-Band aus Los Angeles, die 2018 von den ehemaligen Dag Nasty-Mitglieder Peter Cortner und Doug Carrion gegründet wurde. Seit 2019 spielt die Band Shows und geben dort Songs des Dag Nasty-Klassikers Field Day zum Besten. Nebenbei hat die Band auch eigene Tracks geschrieben, die nun im Juni 2020 nun unter dem Titel 2.0 über UNITY Worldwide Records erscheinen werden.
Peter und Doug wirkten bei Dag Nastys legendären Veröffentlichungen Wig Out At Denko’s (1987, Dischord Records) und Field Day (1988, Giant Records) mit. In dieser Zeit spielten beide rund 300 Shows mit der einflussreichen Hardcore-Punk-Band, die 1985 unter anderem von Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religoin etc.) gegründet wurde.