Monday, July 6, 2009

Tim Owen - Axtion Packed / Jade Tree Records


Swiz - No Punches Pulled discography on Jade Tree Records

It may be cliche but I would have to say my favorite punk/hardcore show memory would be from my first. It was Swiz and Dag Nasty at the old 9:30 Club on F street in 1987. I believe the date of the show was November 11, 1987. Mike Mcternan from Damnation used to have the flyer on his bedroom wall. There was nothing like the old 9:30 club, I saw some great shows there. Part of the reason this show also had a lot of meaning for me was Jason Farrell from Swiz used to work at the Sunshine House in Bethesda, MD where I lived and worked on my skateboards. Sunshine House was a hangout spot for myself and other skater friends in high school and Jason was a great skater and someone I always looked up to. I would have never thought years later I would have started a record label (Jade Tree) and ended up putting out Swiz records and working with Jason. I had always loved Swiz so it meant a lot that Jason gave me that opportunity.


Jason Farrell of Swiz in 2005 with a Smith Vert

6 comments:

mlp said...
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ERIC SXE said...

Tim "Owen me some products"...

I'm still waiting for my Release-The Pain Inside, Four Walls Falling and Even Score 7"s I ordered from Axtion Packed Records a million years ago......

Ben Edge said...

It is frightening how talented Jason Farrell is.

Gold Frog Digital said...

I was going to say the same thing as Ben.

andydiesel said...

I love Swiz, and not just because my bro was in the band. Sunshine House also ruled as much, great place to hang as a tiny skater kid. HI TIM!

gwadzilla said...

Jason Farrell is not human.