NO COMPRENDE - Comprende? EP (CD)
Marketed by Water Under the Bridge Records
Craig Ibarra vocals
Vinnie V. bass
Rick Pugliese guitar
Pat Speers drums
01. RUNNING FROM THE FIRE
02. TAKE THAT!
03. MONSTER IN ME
05. CIRCUIT MANIAC
Produced by No Comprende
Engineered by Steve Park
4-track recording done in Pat Meagher's bedroom
on Hamilton St. in San Pedro, CA
Mastered by Erik Korte
at Analog Cabin in Afton, VA – April 2017
Cover photo by Julie Land
Pedro dudes: Rick, Vinnie and Pat contemplated the idea of starting a heavy metal joke band sometime in mid-’87.
Vinnie played in a couple of Palos Verdes bands from 1982 to 1985 — Forgotten Trust and Assailants, both never made it out of the garage. Vinnie also played in a band called Disturbance for a short time in 1986. Rick and Pat previously played in a Pedro punk band called Bedlam from around 1983 to 1985. Pat also played drums for the Pedro/Palos Verdes band, Hippie Temptation in 1987, among others.
Kitchen jams began going down shortly after at the O.G. 15th Street punk house (near Gaffey) from which Vinnie resided, along with roommate, Craig Ibarra.
Craig had just ended his run singing in his first punk band called Bad Vibes along with other Pedro dudes: Mike Naylor, Elvis Segarich and Danny Torres. They never managed to get out of the garage.
Not long after the first couple kitchen jams, Craig showed interest and soon after, got jumped in. Craig immediately came up with the band name, No Comprende, and managed to push the band into more practice time and playing live for the first time on April 30, 1988 at a Palos Verdes house party — even though they weren’t ready.
The heavy metal joke band idea faded and their punk roots begun to seep in. No Comprende were strongly influenced by two black’s — Flag and Sabbath.
Practices soon moved over to Pat’s parents garage on Calzada Drive (near Dodson elementary), which drove his mother and neighbors up the wall.
After realizing there were not a lot of options to play live, Craig began relentlessly calling various acquaintances on weekends and pleading to them to let No Comprende play their backyards for impromptu shows, which worked for a couple months before the band wore out their welcome with their compadres.
No Comprende joined the tail end of the Pedro/P.V. ’80s backyard party era with flying, colors — and bodies.
Not long after, Steve Park who also played in Bedlam, engineered and recorded No Comprende’s five song demo on September 10-11, 1988 in Pat Meagher's bedroom on Hamilton Street, which turned out to be their only recorded output. This recording was released on Craig’s cassette label, S.A.D. Cassettes, sometime in 1989, titled: Comprende?
Eventually, N.C. landed their first club gig at the Anti-Club in Hollywood on September 1, 1989 with help from Philo Van Duyne, who was playing guitar with SWA at the time. N.C. managed to play one other Anti-Club gig the following year, but with not many connections, the backyard parties remained their bread and butter. N.C. backyard party performances were legendary for bringing out the town knuckleheads and the mayhem that ensued, not to mention, a certain red elephant g-string that also made appearances at said parties.
Eventually, certain members lost interest right around the time the Grateful Dead disease spread across parts of the Pedro punk community.
Being that certain members lost interest, their last show was in the daytime on February 25, 1990 at Hart Park in the city of Orange and that was that. Not long after, Craig and Rick went on to start a band with Christian Wabschall called Rig. Christian also played in Bedlam, Hippie Temptation, Skinhorse and much later, 400 Blows. No Comprende did reunion shows in ’95 and ’98. In ’99, they added Raven Harris on bass while Vinnie moved over to second guitar. They did a handful of shows with this lineup, which was jokingly called, New Comprende — by some. Oh yeah, they did one more reunion show with the original lineup (without Raven) in 2014 for Craig’s birthday party at Harold’s Place in San Pedro — and yes, the elephant made an appearance, in case you were wondering.
NO COMPRENDE - Comprende? (EP)
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• Jewel Case
• Originally released in 1989 on S.A.D. Cassettes
• S.A.D. Reissues
Release Date: 06.05.17
PROCRASTINATION YOUTH "A San Pedro Compilation" 1983-1987 (CASS + DL + BKLT + STCKR) 30 Year Anniversary Reissue
Marketed by Water Under the Bridge Records
01. In Pedro (Live)
02. Marina Anthem (Live)
03. S&M (Live)
04. Tye-Dye Nightmare
05. Land of the Lost
06. John Wayne Allen
08. Cretin Trait
09. Dark Wind (Live)
10. I Want Czeez
11. Fuck Me
14. Gilligan's Island
15. Circuit Maniac
16. Cube or Two
17. Life In the Board and Care
20. Party Song
21. Halfway Dead
22. Shoe Box
DIG IT ...
23. Marlboro Man
24. Money Addict
26. Whale of A Town
29. Labels Interchangeable
30. Monkey Chair
31. Tow Sawyer's Got Cancer
32. Idiot Savant
33. Timo Anthem
34. Lustful Loser
36. Pit or Poodle?
37. Rise and Shine
38. Bongs Not Bombs
39. Buddha Song
Concept by CRAIG IBARRA & ERIK KORTE
Compiled by CRAIG IBARRA, RICK PUGLIESE & MARC OLMOS
Mastered by RICK PUGLIESE at the Hippie Crash Pad in Pedro
Cover self-portrait by JOHN HROZA
Remastered by Dave Eck at Lucky Lacquers, 2017.
Here it is — a small dose of the latter Pedro backyard kegger-party bands of the eighties (1983-1987). Compiled here are most if not all of the party bands of that era that played the backyard party circuit and dealt with the animosity from the surfers, jocks and wannabe gangsters.
Punk rock was definitely not accepted during this time in our small town, or anywhere else for that matter. Anything different or out of the norm was definitely not accepted and basically hated on. The early punk rockers definitely took a lot of shit, some more than others.
These bands dodged spit wads and minor threats from numerous assholes and still managed to rock these backyard parties — igniting a burly stew of pricks engaging in a circle pit of swinging fists, elbows, a bit of tackling/grappling and dancing feet. Regardless, I always managed to have a blast and towards the end of the night, I looked forward to witnessing the confrontation between the drunk teenagers who didn't want the "fun" to end, and the cops who would always arrive early to harass us and end the night's festivities.
I came up with the idea to document these bands while working at SST Records in 1987. After a crash course in cut and paste (traditional style layout), I was inspired to put together a cassette compilation of my friends' bands which would also include a booklet of pictures, credits, lyrics, etc. All the bands were stoked to be on the comp. I knew this material would never be released so I felt like it was up to me to release it, for the moment and for posterity reasons, too. I came up with the fictitious record label name, S.A.D. — as in lame, but made it an acronym so that people would think it stood for something. I think it was Marc Olmos (Czeez, Dig It) who said it stood for, "suck a dick," which would gain momentum and eventually stick — sort of. Rick Pugliese (Bedlam) was instrumental in doing a few recordings and also mastering the comp with his trusty 4-track. Erik Korte (Throbbing Members, Dig It, Scent) came up with the title, Procrastination Youth, which I thought was perfect for this particular collection of bands. The SST Records Xerox machine came in handy too — that's how I was able to reduce and enlarge the pictures that were on the original 8.5 x 11" booklet. I also used some of SST's rub-down transfer type for the S.A.D. logo and a few other things in the booklet. I eventually purchased a Kenwood dual cassette dubbing deck and dubbed all the copies one by one. Vinnie Vegas printed the j-cards, booklets and sticker labels at his mom's print shop in Long Beach for free, if I remember correctly. These cassettes were mostly sold to friends, but we did sell quite a few at Peanut Records in Lomita, too. We also had them for sale at Zed in Long Beach and Mondo Video and A Combination of Three, both in Pedro.
Looking back, this was a great time in our lives. I will never forget these youth-filled days — they meant a lot to me. The group of people who hung out during this time period still remain some of my best friends to this day.
—Craig Ibarra, 2018
PROCASTINATION YOUTH - A San Pedro Compilation
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• Cassette w/ Translucent Yellow Shells
• Includes Digital Download
• 6 x 9 in. 20 Page Full Color Booklet
• S.A.D. Sticker
• Limited Edition of 100
Release Date: 04.07.18
Original Release Date: 05.88
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Triskaidekaphobia "A San Pedro Soundtrack" (CD + BKLT)
Marketed by Water Under the Bridge Records
* Previously unreleased and only available on this CD
(Sound bite from the 1989 film by Raymond Pettibon, featuring Mike Watt & Mike Kelley)
01. Intro - There Ain't No Scene In Pedro
03. French Kiss*
04. And The City Never Slept
05. Jump Start Me
MIKE WATT'S WE GO SPEEDRO
06. Down On The Street* (The Stooges)
TOYS THAT KILL
07. This Ain't Killing Time*
08. Night Of The Billyclub*
THE JAG OFFS
10. Creepy Crawly
SECOND TO LAST
12. Where In The World Is Taylor Kramer?*
13. Tendril Crack*
14. Ton Of Bricks*
15. Buddha's Working The Keg
16. Stool Pigeon
17. Dog Rocket*
FISHCAMP (featuring chuck dukowski)
18. Birdshit Windshield*
FEMALE CHAUVINIST PIGS
19. Sick Of It All*
21. Tight Sweats
22. Frying Pan*
FARMERS (featuring george hurley)
23. Bored Again
25. Lots Of Love*
THE JAG OFFS
26. Dookie Love
BEER DRINKIN' WHETHER
27. Happy Mind*
Compiled and directed by Craig Ibarra
Mastered by John Wyman & Irvo at Media Kitchen
The San Pedro CD you can live without. Fear of the number 13 is the only S.A.D. release that was ever pressed. 23 bands, 27 tracks. A 62 minute soundtrack for your boring life — get it togetherrrr ...
TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA - A San Pedro Soundtrack
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• Cover Art by Raymond Pettibon
• Booklet Cover & CD Label Art by Victor Gastelum
• Silver Fold-Out CD Cover
• 18 Page (5.5" x 8.5") Booklet
S.A.D. 10 / Recess #75
© 2001 S.A.D. Cassettes / Recess Records