Tag Archive: Fast Times

Floorpunch-In My Eyes-Fastbreak-Reach The Sky-Fast Times-Full Speed Ahead @ Casino Skate Park Asbury Park NJ 11-28-98

Rain On The Parade did not play this show. They had played their “final” show, before getting back together the next summer, a few weeks before. This was the record release show for the Floorpunch LP. The record had come out maybe a month before and we had been listening to it non-stop. I went on a date the night before (with someone who ended up being best friends with the sister of a friend of ours) and could not sit still during the date because I was so excited for the gig. I worked all morning and when I…
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Underdog-Rain On The Parade-Bane @ The Melody Bar In New Brunswick NJ 11-15-98

Maybe Fast Times played this show too???? Bane got super big like six months after this show, but at this one they played to very few people. I remember their drummer blasting out some beats from a Negative FX song before they played. I yelled out “play that instead!” to some tumbleweeds. Wah wah. He seemed to appreciate it though. Rain On The Parade broke up at this show. For the first time. It is a long story, but there was some beef and they ended up breaking up. Not many people were into them besides the car of people…
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Floorpunch-Fast Times-Parting Shot @ The Melody Bar In New Brunswick NJ 1-17-99

This show was right before Floorpunch went to Europe. Fast Times and Parting Shot opened this show, but not sure who else. Had to be others, right? No one seems to remember. Parting Shot were the dudes behind Impact Webzine (before it became a fanzine and then eventually Gordo did Double Cross with Tim) and Finish Line Fanzine. They did a pretty generic demo, but then a new recording that sounded a lot of Moondog and Beyond. Cool. Fast Times was Ali’s band. They played a LOT of shows back then. Pretty much got booked on anything they could it…
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In The Blink Of An Eye Fanzine #2: The Reviews

These were the reviews from In The Blink Of An Eye Fanzine #2 (#1 was a brief one pager that a few of these reviews appeared in originally). After a few issues of What Was Said, I switched names and tried pretty unsuccessfully to reboot the fanzine. A lot of the same problems that plagued WWS were all over this one too. This came out in the summer of 1998. I am thinking late in the month of August perhaps? I did not do another fanzine for about eight months before the first issue of Parade Brigade Fanzine came together.…
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Floorpunch

This interview was done in January of 1999 for Parade Brigade #1. Originally, John and I were going to do an interview with Porter but that fell through so we sat down with Bill and later Zev and Kingshot at the Melody Bar in New Brunswick NJ after their show with Fast Times, Parting Shot, and some others. *** Parade Brigade Staff in Bold Bill-OK so who is in the band (why did I ask this?) Bill Punch-You know that, you can write it down. *** Bill-What happened with Lana’s show in South Carolina? Bill Punch-We canceled it. We canceled…
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