Thursday, February 12, 2009


About a week (give or take) after September 11, 2001, The Briefs played an in-store at Vinyl Solution Records in Huntington Beach, where I was working at the time.

As they're known to be fans of early punk, have done a number of covers, and were playing in a punk record store, I was expecting them to treat the crowd to something special. A local music journalist who shall remain nameless had the same thought. Therefore, he continually requested they play The Randoms' classic rager "Let's Get Rid of New York" off their Dangerhouse 7". Highly inappropriate, even by punk standards. At first, the band tried to ignore him and brush off the request, but finally they were forced to admit that they just weren't that punk, and instead they played The Weirdos' "Solitary Confinement". They could've at least played "Neutron Bomb".

The Briefs doing their version of the oft-covered "Jet Boy, Jet Girl":

The Randoms "Let's Get Rid of NY" (audio only):

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