Saturday, January 28, 2012
Neo Cons - Neo Cons
Buy it here from Deranged Records
Neo Cons are a punk rock band from San Francisco. Their singer, Jason, used to drum for 86 Mentality. Their guitarist, Mark, also sings in The Streetwalkers, thought they're not very active at the moment. Their bassist, Jasmine, also plays bass in The Neighborhood Brats. They play a simplistic type of punk similar to the Teen Idles. They've also been compared to the Zero Boys.
They have an amazing live show. Jason flings himself all over the place and runs into everything. I saw them last night and was surprised their set didn't end with him being carted off to the hospital. He lost the mic four times and dove off of everything: the PA, bass drum, and kevin's head.
They recorded this live at Atomic Garden Studios. Here's an artist's rendition
I once saw them at The Swamp in Oakland with Zero Progress. Jason fell on a concrete block and split his head open. They kept on playing though, and as his blood splattered on the ground, the only complaint he had was that he ruined the new shirt he was wearing.