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OS 101

We did this in December of 1996… Ian: Our ex drummer interview Faith No More for Sassy Magazine, kid from Friendly Fire…that’s a little history on me. BW: Oh, wow. Ian: I came from The Cause to Friendly Fire to Baxter to Hogan’s Heroes BW: With Jay Fisher Ian: …and being friends with Brian Strahle and all the crew from down there and having seen Hogan’s Heroes a million times, he decided to ask me when they needed a bass player. Skip: Johnny moved from bass to guitar BW: Well the record is coming out in February, but we already…
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By The Grace Of God-CR-Deadguy-Transmeggettti @ Manville Elks Lodge Manville NJ 1-18-97

The first thing I remember about this show was that it was FREEZING outside. A snow storm had come in a few days before the temperature dove down with it. Sitting in the back of a friend’s truck with no heat was a pretty brutal experience. What pissed me off though was he just called us a bunch of wimps. The same dude who fucking cried and made us listen to weak shit like Lifetime whenever a girl breathed near him. TransMegetti were a local emo band that one of the Tesi Brothers and Brian Strahele (also ex Hogans Heroes)…
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Baxter-Lucky No. 13-Whatever-Franklin at 508 House in Toms River, NJ 6-25-95

I went to high school with Ian from Hogan’s Heroes/OS101/Friendly Fire’s younger brother Pete. He dropped out of school sometime in the fall of 1996, but he was one of the people who introduced me to straight edge. We hung around at the Smith house for most of this day. Their parents were pretty nice people who put up with a ton of us running in and out the house all the time. A few generations of hardcore kids bounced around in there. It sucks both of the Smith parents have passed away. Baxter was Ian’s side project. They were…
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OS 101-Foil-Anger at Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ Fall 1997

This show was right before Halloween I am pretty sure. A bunch of locals packed it into the OS 101 van and headed up to this show. This may have been one of their first shows since the switch of name from Hogan’s Heroes? I cannot exactly remember the timeline for that swap. Some other bands played this too, but I do not remember them either. Foil was a ska band that had a dude we were going to college with in it. We saw him around campus a lot and he ate lunch with us all the time. They…
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Vision-Rain On The Parade-OS 101-All Things Considered-Black Turns Green at Melody Bar in New Brunswick, NJ 11-2-97

We went up to this show with OS 101 in their van I think along with Jenn West and a few other people. They got a decent reaction, which was always pretty hit or miss for them. I don’t remember anything from Rain On The Parade’s set. Black Turns Green had future members of Purpose. All Things Considered had members of Uprise and a few other MCYC bands. They did a demo…this might have been their last show? Vision were good and definitely played You and I!!

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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Maximum Penalty-Vision-OS 101 at Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ 10-26-96

Because of the last minute nature of us finding out about this show, we had to scramble to get together rides and all of that. We ended up going with Joe from Fists Of Fury’s aunt, who was an ex punk, I think? I remember she was pretty preppie and loved ska. Also she was cute, so everyone in the car acted like idiots all night around her. Ugh. OS 101 (formerly Hogan’s Heroes, sort of) had just recorded this first EP. Being the “hometown” band, I guess, we were, for better or worse, very supportive. I had been given…
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OS 101-Rain On The Parade-Shutdown @ New Providence NJ October (?) 1997

I don’t remember a ton about this show, but I remember it was during my first semester in college on a Friday night because I had class until late in the afternoon and I drove down to Manahawkin, picked up our crew, then drove back up past Toms River again to Island Heights to meet up with OS 101. I don’t remember a lot about Rain On The Parade at this show, but I feel like the show was pretty empty because there might have been another show going on that night? Shutdown did their usual 90 NYHC covers, which…
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