G.B.H., Reagan Youth, Dopestoke Photos in Philly
Legendary English street punk outfit, G.B.H. recently plowed through Underground Arts in Philly with NYC’s Reagan Youth and Philly’s own Dopestroke supporting. Blow The Scene‘s photographer extraordinaire, Dante Torrieri was on hand to deliver a fresh batch of exclusive photos view-able below the fold.
G.B.H. continues to support their 2010 LP, Perfume and Piss via Hellcat Records that was produced by longtime friend Lars Frederiksen of Rancid. The release has seem favorable reviews from fans and critics alike with Exclaim.ca commenting, “From political jabs on “Power Corrupts” to social commentary via “This Is Not The Real World” and punk rock call-to-arms “Kids Get Down,” Perfume And Piss is a refreshing return to form that confirms why GBH have remained one of punk’s few notable, respectable and genuine outfits for so many decades.” With a stage presence still engaging and infectiously energetic, it is a fair assumption this is not the last we’ve seen of G.B.H. in the States.
Reagan Youth continue to tour sporadically since founding member, Paul ‘Cripple’ Bakija re-formed the band in 2006. Cripple is reportedly working on a ‘final’ Reagan Youth album that will conceptually focus on the band’s original singer and ‘guiding force’, Dave ‘Insurgent’ Rubinstein who committed suicide in 1993 following a rash of tragic occurrences. Rubinstein‘s final downward trajectory stemmed from a drug-deal turned violent attack, leaving Rubinstein in a temporary coma that he would only partially recover from. During the same time period, Rubinstein would lose his then girlfriend to the hands of infamous serial killer Joel Rifkin a week before taking his own life. While the Reagan Youth of 2014 is drastically different from the heydays of the late 80s and early 90s, playing alongside peers such as Dead Kennedys and Bad Brains, it will be interesting to see where this final album takes them and we’ll be keeping an eye out in 2015.
Without further ado, enjoy a fresh batch of exclusive photos by Blow The Scene‘s Senior Photographer, Date Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)