Sunday, June 05, 2005

Random punk stuff

Digging around emusic this weekend I came across a band called the "Daredevils". It was formed by the mid-90's departed guitarits from Bad Religion (a band of which I'm an admitted fanboy). The random association thing that caught my eye was this:

"A couple years after Epitaph honcho Brett Gurewitz exited Bad Religion, he formed the Daredevils with guitarist Gore Verbinski (the Little Kings), journeyman drummer Josh Freese (the Vandals, Devo, Paul Westerberg, Wayne Kramer), and bassist Dean Opseth (Medicine). Formed with the intention to release a number of two-song singles, the Daredevils released one such thing in early 1996 with Hate You. The A-side, a scathing song in the vein of the Soft Boys' "I Wanna Destroy You," was rumored to be about Bad Religion bassist Jay Bentley. Unfortunately, nothing more surfaced from the band. Gurewitz rejoined Bad Religion for 2002's The Process of Belief, which found the band back on Epitaph. Verbinski, who has directed videos for the likes of Bad Religion, furthered his career behind the camera by directing movies such as The Mexican..."

It took me a second to catch it, but Verbinski is probably best known for directing The Ring, and The Pirates of the Carabbean. Who knew he was punk?

So I bought the two songs by the Daredevils. Not as good as BR stuff, but not bad.