Wednesday, October 7, 2009

An intro to the photography of Mikey "Fast Break" Garceau


A very early Outspoken show at Spanky's Cafe, Riverside CA, Photo: Mikey Garceau

Before there was a band called Fastbreak, there was a fanzine out of Huntington Beach, California called Fast Break and it was done by a guy named Mikey Garceau. Like a lot of zinesters at the time, Mikey shot most of his own photos that would end up in the zines. Eventually Mikey released an all photo issues called Fast Break Photozine.


Mikey recently got in touch with me and told me that he had discovered piles of his old negatives and asked if I would be interested in using any for DCXX, of course I said yes. From there I decided to shoot some questions Mikey's way and next week we'll start dropping segments of that interview. For now, here's a sample of what's to come. -Tim DCXX



Pushed Aside at Spanky's, Photo: Mikey Garceau


Roger Lambert with some major air during Up Front at Gilman St, Photo: Mikey Garceau


The first Inside Out show at Spanky's Cafe, Photo: Mikey Garceau


Zack De La Rocha with Hard Stance, Photo: Mikey Garceau

13 comments:

lenny zimkus said...

classic shots, looking forward to more.

Bad said...

those pictures are fuckin insane!

D. Sine said...

Mikey rocks. I look forward to reading the interview.

Jon said...

He's a great guy, and I was always bummed whenever he mentioned he lost or gave a way almost all of his pics/negs. Glad he found them and look forward to the interview...

Anonymous said...

siiiiiiiickkkkkkkk photos!!!!!!!!!

Damaged said...

In the second photo of pushed aside, it looks like the singer is choking the dude at the end of his right arm

JC said...

From one photographer to Mikey - great shots...people today are ruined a little by expectation in the post film world. Those shots all counted and you made the most of them...
great stuff
thanks DC for sharing

Justin said...

possible to get zip files for download of the issues?

chadski said...

awesome... always loved mikey's and dave sine's pics from that era. man, i just wish the pics were bigger on the DC blog. i was at all 3 of the spanky's shows pictured, would love to be able to see big pics and trainspot all the people in the crowd (including myself). i can definitely see myself and a couple other friends in the Outspoken one.

as i recall, that pushed aside show was their real last show, and it was an impromptu performance because they said they weren't satisfied with the previously advertised last show that was at the whisky. pushed aside were friggin' sick, randy was going off and i think he was rolling around on the floor screaming by the end of their set (waaaay before the 90s emo trend of doing so was in effect). flipped my wig back for sure.

looking forward to more from Mikey!

Anonymous said...

SICKNESS WITH A QUICKNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ERIC SXE said...

Killer shots! Mikey is a cool guy. I had bought issues of Fast Break over the years and then one day I was skating at the Sunnyvale (CA) skatepark and started talking to this guy who turned out to be him! We chatted about FB and even his band Drift Again (which I really liked). Then we stepped over to his car, he opened the trunk and GAVE me a new Drift Again shirt! For free. A seriously cool guy and excellent skater too!

OceanViewMadMan said...

Was that Pushed Aside show before or after Randy became a junky?

mundocruel90 said...

exelenttt shot, exelent band, exelent singuer and guitar for hes ideas and music, lirycs....