Layout By Ed Interview By Billy.
Making the best out of a short trip to sunny HB, I went down to Main St. to meet up once again with some members of the OCHC outfit LAST LIGHT at the legendary Wahoo’s. A couple of days ago I met them at Paul Miner’s Buzzbomb Studios and they gave me an interview for DroidXRage but I thought, I have to dig deeper into some stuff.
Who doesn’t know LAST LIGHT yet, it’s Jae Hansel on vocals, Joe Foster and John Coyle on guitars, John Lorey on bass and Danny Baeza on drums.
Thanx guys for meeting up with me again. You know what stuck with me the most from our first interview, is that you didn’t count on ‘old glories’ and you didn’t mentioned the bands you used to play in prior to LAST LIGHT.
Layout By Ed Interview By Billy
After Drooling over some of my dude @Freddytwice pics I thought it was time we had more of a look into our Italian friend.
A few of his stunning YOT pictures have found them selves posted on the Rev & Youth Crew 88 Instagram accounts recently.
Here we find about a bit more about him and have a look at some of his other great pics and Rad flyers.
Unity are a legendary OC Straight Edge Hardcore band as well as being the first band to release anything on Wishing Well Records and being very influential in the Hardcore Scene. It goes without saying that Joe Foster himself has played in some very important bands and now has a band Blood Days with some OG HC top brass; members of No For An Answer, Unity, Ignite and Carry Nation, just to name a few. So when Joe emailed me and said he’d like to do something I jumped at the chance.
As far as I remember, the topic of unity always been a huge matter in the hardcore community. How many songs been written on that matter ? And even though, no one seems to have the same vision about it. Personnaly, I won’t extend myself on that item, but I got to say, I quiet agree with the way the band we’ll talk about today think this through.
In fact, with a name like that, they had to think about it at least a little bit. Being known as the first band being put out by Wishingwell records and a spearheader of the Orange County Hardcore sound, it’s also, at least for me, one of the bands that helped to shape the Youth Crew sound, alongside UNIFORM CHOICE.
You might disagree, but I’m not sure YOUTH OF TODAY, or even the whole 88′ NYHC wave for that matter, would have sounded the same without the You Are One EP. Indeed, they were a shortliving band, and I’m not sure how many show they played, but they weren’t the most active of that area. Still, for me, it’s hard not to recognize how influential they were.