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(Spinner)   Tony Sly, frontman of seminal California punk band No Use For A Name, has died at age 41   (spinner.com) divider line 74
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2012-08-01 02:07:41 PM  
F*ck, man, I was just listening to the acoustic album he released with Joey Cape from Lagwagon yesterday. Pretty f*cking sad right now.
 
2012-08-01 02:45:08 PM  
I'll see you on the outside, man.
 
2012-08-01 03:13:18 PM  
is 'Seminal' the internet meme for 'who'?
 
2012-08-01 03:14:13 PM  
Uh, who?
 
2012-08-01 03:15:25 PM  
Wow. That sucks.
 
2012-08-01 03:15:37 PM  
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R.I.P. Sly.
 
2012-08-01 03:15:59 PM  
Well, I guess he has no use for his name now.
 
2012-08-01 03:23:29 PM  
His name is Tony Sly....His name is Tony Sly...
 
2012-08-01 03:24:30 PM  

AngryPoet: His name is was Tony Sly....His name is was Tony Sly...


FTFY
 
2012-08-01 03:25:04 PM  
damn, haven't listened to them in years. Daily Grind and Leche con Carne, where the two CDs I had
 
2012-08-01 03:34:02 PM  
Damn that sucks. I was a fan.
 
2012-08-01 03:35:14 PM  
"No Use for a Name (sometimes abbreviated NUFAN or No Use) was a punk rock band from San Jose, California, United States[1] formed in 1987"

Can you call it a "seminal" band when there California punk rock bands 10 years earlier?
 
2012-08-01 03:38:03 PM  
Sucks to hear. I will have my Cali Punk playlist turned up to 11 today.

RIP
 
2012-08-01 03:47:18 PM  

drongozone:
Can you call it a "seminal" band when there California punk rock bands 10 years earlier?



If you take the definition of seminal as "Strongly influencing later developments", then I'd say it fits.

/Google's other definition for seminal was "Of, relating to, or denoting semen"
 
2012-08-01 03:53:23 PM  
Will his grave have the family stone?
 
2012-08-01 04:03:08 PM  

CavalierEternal: F*ck, man, I was just listening to the acoustic album he released with Joey Cape from Lagwagon yesterday. Pretty f*cking sad right now.


That is an amazing record, and one of the things that actually got my wife to listen to punk. After hearing it done acoustic she gave it a chance. I think they were touring together right now as well. Very sad.
 
2012-08-01 04:07:16 PM  
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RIP Sly
 
2012-08-01 04:20:43 PM  
Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.
 
2012-08-01 04:25:29 PM  

kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.


I really like "Hard Rock Bottom".
 
2012-08-01 04:25:39 PM  
How can he be punk, he was in kindergarten in the 70's?
 
2012-08-01 04:27:10 PM  

kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.


Incognito is really good. I guess they re-released it in 2001 but, it doesn't include their cover of Truth hits everybody.
 
2012-08-01 04:31:15 PM  

CavalierEternal: kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.

I really like "Hard Rock Bottom".


listening to it now...

California "Pop" Punk is definately a lot more melodic than other punk, might be easier for you to get into...
 
2012-08-01 04:32:25 PM  

kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.

More Betterness

One of their best followed by Keep Them Confused IMHO.
 
2012-08-01 04:42:00 PM  

Quasar: I'll see you on the outside, man.


Came to say this.

/bummed
 
2012-08-01 04:44:14 PM  

kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.


My favorite is Leche con Carne.

And my favorite song on that album is Fatal Flu.
 
2012-08-01 04:48:14 PM  
semenal?
 
2012-08-01 04:49:25 PM  
I remember seeing them in 1995 with a bunch of other bands and yelling, "No Use for a Name because you suck!" Granted, I was 22, but that was kind of mean.
 
2012-08-01 04:51:04 PM  
The only song I know I've heard of theirs is their cover of "Turning Japanese," which is pretty good.
 
2012-08-01 04:53:25 PM  
http://youtu.be/NJpNkrwFMuo

Song that has been stuck in my head this week
 
2012-08-01 04:54:54 PM  

MisterLoki: kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.

My favorite is Leche con Carne.

And my favorite song on that album is Fatal Flu.


Very much THIS.

I love that album. Wasn't a fan of their later work but this is still sad.
41? That's way too young.

/Redemption Song
 
2012-08-01 05:02:55 PM  

kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.


Hard to go wrong. Just hit Pandora or Youtube or whatever and see what you like. If I had to pick just one I'd probably go with "Making Friends".
 
2012-08-01 05:06:58 PM  

kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.


I don't like the punk music that you describe. I love stuff like Bad Religion, Offspring, AFI, NUFAN, Lagwagon, Pennywise, Millencolin, etc because while they have some songs like that, they have a lot with great melodies and meaning.
 
2012-08-01 05:16:39 PM  

Quasar: kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.

I don't like the punk music that you describe. I love stuff like Bad Religion, Offspring, AFI, NUFAN, Lagwagon, Pennywise, Millencolin, etc because while they have some songs like that, they have a lot with great melodies and meaning.


Very true. Room 19 is one of my favorite sadder songs by a punk band.
 
2012-08-01 05:21:10 PM  
Dang. Was just listening to Leche Con Carne the other day. That acoustic work with Joey Cape was also great.
 
2012-08-01 05:49:41 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
RIP
 
2012-08-01 05:59:39 PM  
www.popularmechanics.com

RIP Nye.
 
2012-08-01 06:34:27 PM  

Theonceovertwice: I remember seeing them in 1995 with a bunch of other bands and yelling, "No Use for a Name because you suck!" Granted, I was 22, but that was kind of mean.


So punk rock.
 
2012-08-01 06:46:26 PM  
They were my first punk show. Saw them back in 99 or 2000 at the Roxy. They played with One Man Army and Pulley. It was a pretty great show.

/Sad stuff
 
2012-08-01 06:48:27 PM  
That kinda sucks. I was kind of really burned out on skate punk when No Use blew up so I was never really into them until a few years ago. If he could read this I'd tell him thanks.
 
2012-08-01 07:05:27 PM  

HatMadeOfAss: Pulley


Fun Fact: Scott Radinsky from Pulley is our (the Cleveland Indians) pitching coach now.

/He'll probably be fired soon.
 
2012-08-01 07:17:34 PM  
Semen.
 
2012-08-01 07:30:24 PM  

urban.derelict: semenal?


Should have had his stomach pumped. It saved Rod Stewart's life.
 
2012-08-01 07:36:52 PM  
I have never heard of them. I watched the video in the article, and now I has a sad. Some damn good music.
I'll have to go download some of their stuff.
 
JXS
2012-08-01 07:49:58 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I have never heard of them. I watched the video in the article, and now I has a sad. Some damn good music.
I'll have to go download some of their stuff.


Check out "Live In A Dive". It has a good mix of songs from several of their albums.

Their old guitarist, Dave Nassie, is one of my best friends and I knew Tony (and Matt and Rory) well. This is a sad day indeed. Tony had two young daughters.
 
2012-08-01 07:50:10 PM  

CavalierEternal: HatMadeOfAss: Pulley

Fun Fact: Scott Radinsky from Pulley is our (the Cleveland Indians) pitching coach now.

/He'll probably be fired soon.


He was a pitcher in the minor leagues, also.

Another fun fact is that I rocked my god damn face off at that show. Pulley was awesome. No Use was pretty decent too.
 
2012-08-01 07:54:48 PM  

JXS: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I have never heard of them. I watched the video in the article, and now I has a sad. Some damn good music.
I'll have to go download some of their stuff.

Check out "Live In A Dive". It has a good mix of songs from several of their albums.

Their old guitarist, Dave Nassie, is one of my best friends and I knew Tony (and Matt and Rory) well. This is a sad day indeed. Tony had two young daughters.


Thanks. I'll go there first.
 
2012-08-01 07:56:35 PM  
www.dailyplunge.com

R.I.P.- Guy Smiley
 
2012-08-01 07:58:00 PM  
I finally listened to the acoustic album he did with Joey Cape (I know, eight years late). That is one Hell of an album.

Great band, and they were pretty influential on the pop punk genre in the 90s.
 
2012-08-01 08:30:25 PM  

kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.


Not true at all. It's a big, big punk world out there.
 
2012-08-01 08:35:05 PM  
Just listening to the acoustic album for the first time now. It's interesting. I was a huge fan of Lagwagon growing up. Fans of acoustic pop punk might want to check out Even in Blackouts featuring Jughead from Screeching Weasel and a female lead singer.
 
2012-08-01 08:38:20 PM  

Theonceovertwice: I remember seeing them in 1995 with a bunch of other bands and yelling, "No Use for a Name because you suck!" Granted, I was 22, but that was kind of mean.


I went to a show they were headlining around then, although I was 15. The openers were some random ska band (the Smooths? I forget) and Anti-Flag. I missed the ska band, but after that Anti-Flag came in and just tore the place down, they were waaaay better than they should have been. When their set was over, I would say about 400-500 people left all at once. It was downstairs at the Middle East in Boston, the place was pretty much empty after that.

/punk music is meant for teenagers
//it's practically like listening to Rafi
 
2012-08-01 08:40:09 PM  

FriarReb98: The only song I know I've heard of theirs is their cover of "Turning Japanese," which is pretty good.


Agreed. I like it better than The Vapors' version in a few ways.
 
2012-08-01 08:48:28 PM  
Sucks....So many good songs and such a good lyric writer. RIP he'll be missed.
 
2012-08-01 09:56:18 PM  

CavalierEternal: HatMadeOfAss: Pulley

Fun Fact: Scott Radinsky from Pulley is our (the Cleveland Indians) pitching coach now.

/He'll probably be fired soon.


Really? I saw them ages ago and I always wonder what happened to all those shiatty bands you saw during that era. So many 80s, 90s and early 2000 bands that have since bitten the dust or been spotted at your local Warped Tour sporting a bald spot and beer gut.
 
2012-08-01 10:27:16 PM  
woah, that sucks
 
2012-08-01 11:33:52 PM  

Dee Snarl: kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.

Not true at all. It's a big, big punk world out there.


Thank you clarifying this. "Punk" encompasses so many styles of music these days. Too bad most of the newer stuff lacks originality and creativity.

/RIP Tony. NUFAN was one of the few bands of that sub-genre that I liked.
 
2012-08-02 12:01:27 AM  
That is really sad.

Now i feel bad that i missed No Use For A Name at the free concert in Toronto where they opened for Good Roddance and Bad Religion.

I only caught the other 2 bands.
I filmed some of that show if u search youtube. But no No Use For a Name. :(

RIP Sly
 
2012-08-02 12:08:23 AM  

MisterLoki: kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.

My favorite is Leche con Carne.

And my favorite song on that album is Fatal Flu.


Sounds like Green day.

Not sure if highest praise or not, but since green day was one of my favorite-er bands in junior high, that's cool.

To make people cringe, the first green day album I owned was Warning (hey, I liked it. Haven't listened to it in 12 years so dunno, just know 'greenday fans' about shiat themselves when they saw me listening to it). Someone gave me dookie, but I never really got in to it.

If demonoid ever comes back up I'll give their albums a once over, and probably buy one or three next time I'm buying music. (I just find it easier to find bands I like, sample the album, and then buy it if I like it (I really do buy them)).
 
2012-08-02 12:42:36 AM  
Sad. One of my favorites from back in the day: Soulmate
 
2012-08-02 01:59:12 AM  
Cape & Sly actually just released a second acoustic album a month or two ago. It's a pretty great piece of work. (MP3 link)
 
2012-08-02 02:17:31 AM  

CavalierEternal: Cape & Sly actually just released a second acoustic album a month or two ago. It's a pretty great piece of work. (MP3 link)


Thanks. I remember when Jawbreaker rocked the boat and that song was awesome.

/I wanna be a boat
//I wanna learn to swim
 
2012-08-02 02:35:43 AM  
Now, that's some shiat. Dis playa was 41 so that means when he was 15, it was 1986. Now ain't no punk music in Reagan's America. No, this motherf*cker was no punk. Now he is dead. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Do punks live to old age?
 
2012-08-02 02:46:05 AM  

Dialectic: Now ain't no punk music in Reagan's America.


Black Flag, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Religion, Reagan Youth, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Social Distortion, Suicidal Tendencies, The Damned, X, Buzzcocks, Fear and The Exploited would like to know what the f*ck you're on about.
 
2012-08-02 03:13:02 AM  
CavalierEternal

You right, dawg, All o' them good. Ma' bad!
 
2012-08-02 03:27:02 AM  

CavalierEternal: Dialectic: Now ain't no punk music in Reagan's America.

Black Flag, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Religion, Reagan Youth, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Social Distortion, Suicidal Tendencies, The Damned, X, Buzzcocks, Fear and The Exploited would like to know what the f*ck you're on about.


I have no idea what he's talking about either.. or what he's on for that matter.

Btw, those are all good bands, but The Damned, Buzzcocks, and the Exploited are not American. But I assume you knew that. And the Exploited have fascist leanings.

Here is Wattie from the Exploited posing with Nazis..
 
2012-08-02 03:31:59 AM  

danielscissorhands: CavalierEternal: Dialectic: Now ain't no punk music in Reagan's America.

Black Flag, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Religion, Reagan Youth, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Social Distortion, Suicidal Tendencies, The Damned, X, Buzzcocks, Fear and The Exploited would like to know what the f*ck you're on about.

I have no idea what he's talking about either.. or what he's on for that matter.

Btw, those are all good bands, but The Damned, Buzzcocks, and the Exploited are not American. But I assume you knew that. And the Exploited have fascist leanings.

Here is Wattie from the Exploited posing with Nazis..


Wow. Everyone is so white in that picture it matches the Fark background.
 
2012-08-02 03:34:22 AM  
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2012-08-02 03:36:28 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe:

Wow. Everyone is so white in that picture it matches the Fark background.



Lol.. the first picture I posted got thrown away. Unfetchable url message, etc.
 
2012-08-02 08:10:52 AM  

Quasar: kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.

I don't like the punk music that you describe. I love stuff like Bad Religion, Offspring, AFI, NUFAN, Lagwagon, Pennywise, Millencolin, etc because while they have some songs like that, they have a lot with great melodies and meaning.


Great list. I'll add Social Distortion, Swingin Utters, Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, and Less than Jake for anyone looking for some accessible punk rock.
 
2012-08-02 11:24:23 AM  

edronny: Quasar: kroonermanblack: Anyone recommend an album? Never heard of them, and always liked the concept of punk, but most people just scream at things and spaz on instruments.

I don't like the punk music that you describe. I love stuff like Bad Religion, Offspring, AFI, NUFAN, Lagwagon, Pennywise, Millencolin, etc because while they have some songs like that, they have a lot with great melodies and meaning.

Great list. I'll add Social Distortion, Swingin Utters, Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, and Less than Jake for anyone looking for some accessible punk rock.


I'd like to add Good Ridddance to the mix if I could.
 
2012-08-02 03:35:23 PM  

Gunny Highway: Theonceovertwice: I remember seeing them in 1995 with a bunch of other bands and yelling, "No Use for a Name because you suck!" Granted, I was 22, but that was kind of mean.

So punk rock.


Right?
 
2012-08-02 07:32:38 PM  

semi-ok: Sad. One of my favorites from back in the day: Soulmate


Dude. Right there with you.
 
2012-08-03 01:00:50 AM  
Sad what passes for punk these days. Not happy he died or anything but you can't be punk in America anymore, they're all just playing dress-up. Check out Pussy Riot for some real punk.
 
2012-08-03 10:20:22 AM  

darkmayo: damn, haven't listened to them in years. Daily Grind and Leche con Carne, where the two CDs I had


Those two albums, especially DG, were a soundtrack to my youth.
 
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