Monday Photo Blog: Pat Blashill and Texas punk!


July 21st, 2014 by

A few weeks ago we ran some stellar shots from Pat Blashill in the  Monday Photo Blog, and we’re running some more. This batch is from the mid 1980s Texas punk era. I’m personally stoked to see the Meat Joy photo, as they were a bit of mysterious band for me. I used to hear them on Dave Fallis’ radio show on KGOU out of Norman, OK in the early to mid 80s. Then heard them on a Damned mix tape I found in a parking lot in Moore, OK in 1986 before finally procuring a copy of their self-titled LP on ESR/Flesh & Blood (seek it out). For more from Pat, check out his site.

Biscuit strong man. Big Boys at Liberty Lunch, Austin 1984. (photo by Pat Blashill)

The Offenders in the studio, Austin, 1985. (photo by Pat Blashill)

Scratch Acid on the terlet, Austin 1986. (photo by Pat Blashill)

Meatjoy in Voltaire’s Basement, 1984. (photo by Pat Blashill)

Meredith, Dumplin Beth Danger and Tales of Terror at Woodshock, 1985. (photo by Pat Blashill)

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