Thursday, November 5, 2009

The photography of Mikey Fast Break

A monster stage dive during Outspoken, 3-1-1991 at Moorpark High School, Photo: Mikey Garceau

It's been a fairly text heavy week here at DCXX, so we thought we'd hit you with a handful of selected photos from the lens of Mikey Fast Break. There's still at least one more entry coming from our interview with Mikey, so hang tight for that. In the meantime we take you back to the late 80's/early 90's Southern California hardcore scene... Animal Style. -Tim DCXX

Rob and Mark Haworth with Hard Stance at the Whiskey, Photo: Mikey Garceau

Mark Haworth Zack De La Rocha and Eric Ernst with Hard Stance at the Whiskey, Photo: Mikey Garceau

Mike Hartsfield with Freewill, Photo: Mikey Garceau

A Freewill sing along with Dan O, Joe Nelson and crew, Photo: Mikey Garceau

An off the drum riser jump by Pushed Aside guitarist, Jeff Carlyle, Photo: Mikey Garceau

Another Jeff Carlyle, Pushed Aside jump at the Whiskey, Photo: Mikey Garceau

Outspoken's first show in Jim Lavern's garage, Photo: Mikey Garceau

John Coyle with Outspoken, Moorpark high school gym, 3-1-1991, Photo: Mikey Garceau


Ben Edge said...

two questions:

Is Zack playing a Kramer? (I almost bought one of those, and yes, it was going to be white)


Were fanny packs ever considered not lame?

Mike Garceau said...

Fanny packs were tight. Actually, I have one that I use when I ride my bike.

But, yeah, I have no idea about Zack's guitar.


I had and still have a black Vision fanny pack. Use to wear it all the time skating back in the day, occasionally bust it out when I'm riding my bike these days.

In the late 80's the skate fanny packs were cool and made sense to wear. In the early 90's they turned into mini book bags with 53 different pockets and zippers and seemed to be embraced by an entirely different group of people. Due to the evolution of the fanny pack and who it ended up being worn by, it seems to have been branded lame for eternity.

I still tend to believe that the simpler Vision pack is acceptable and actually kinda cool, but that could be just me. -Tim DCXX

John said...

First and last shots are at Moorpark High School.

Jon said...

I too still have my Vision fanny pack. They were really cool for a very brief window in the late 80s. I still remember when my Mom came home with a HUGE leather one like Tim describes, around 1990. That was the last time I wore mine.

K Murphy said...

Fanny packs being a bad hardcore fashion statement is a no-brainer. But so is bleached blond hair. Sadly, I had that going on for a while but I don't recall O'Mahony rockin' that look. Apparently he did though. And white t-shirts. Whaddaya know?

Anonymous said...

Roach played a Jackson at that time. Fanny packs were a fashion risk but certainly utilitarian. The scales have since tipped on the side of fashion no-no, irrespective of its usefulness. I can only hope the clip on cell phone PDA holder takes the same path.

chad said...

i agree with Tim and Jon.. i had a Vision fanny pack circa 89 or 90.. i think i still have mine in a box somewhere.

ben, keep in mind that Vision marketed it as a "hip pack" and not a "fanny pack". this was before the concept caught on with the masses. the vision one had a single pocket and laid pretty flat even when it had stuff in it, so you could wear it on your waist and under a t-shirt and no one could really even see it. it was nice to put your keys and wallet and whatever in when you were skating so when you bailed you didn't slam on a set of keys in your pocket...(i guess that problem is now solved by the hipster/roadie carabiner)... but as was said, when people's moms and like, euro disneyland tourists started wearing gigantic leather ones with 50 pockets that stuck out from their body by a foot, that is when they became cringe.