Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Posted by xjustinx |

Love him, or hate him, there's no denying that Dan O'Mahony has created quite a legacy for himself in hardcore over the years. Along with the material he released with 411, these are two of his more legendary releases.

No For An Answer - A Though Crusade

Carry Nation - Face The Nation


Nick said...

Cheers Justin - that's awesome. Haven't listened to that Carry Nation stuff in years.

What's Dan O'Mahoney up to these days?

xjustinx said...

I'm not sure really. The last thing I heard from him was the John Henry Holiday 7", but that was back in like 2002.

David Agranoff said...

When I was a senior in high school (way longer ago than I would like to admit)Dan O' bands were my favorite. I named my after a 7-inch he did (voicebox).

As much as I love Dan o' stuff i have to admit he sounds like the jetisons dog singing hardcore.

The Last Surviving Witness said...

I wish there were studio recordings of the unreleased Carry Nation stuff. Having been in both bands, I think that stuff would have held up way better.

Once I figured it out, I love the Jetson's dog reference.

Clifton Kump said...

Funny, Dan used to work in a store in Berkeley that had a downstairs hc/punk/metal shirt section - I went in there with my chick at the time and we were talking about how Dave Smalley sold out - I proclaim,"Speaking of sellouts, how about that fucking Dan O'Mahoney?!?!?!?!?"......."Hey, I am him!" I hear from the other side of the store....I didn't know he worked there. So we proceeded to have a heated but mature discussion about all the edge kids he let down. Classic.

Great blog by the way, thanks for the oldies that I no longer have......

gloom666 said...

Dan owns a bar these days.

theocisnotoc said...

The OTHER historical significance of January 20th, 2009

For the vast majority of the world, January 20th, 2009 will forever go down in history as the day that the first African-American became President of the United States of America. As a lifelong Democrat and champion of equality for all, I too will remember it as long as I live for that reason as well. However, I must confess that something else took place on that same day that holds just as much (if not a tiny bit more) personal significance for me.

January 20th, 2009 marks the very first time in my entire life that I purchased a ticket to a No For An Answer show, one of my all time favorite hardcore bands and one of a very few favorite bands of mine that I've never seen live in my 21+ years of concert/show going.

I totally missed out on NFAA during their all too brief two year run in the late '80s as I had taken something of a sabbatical from hardcore during that time for reasons which I still can't explain. However, in 1990, I returned to the hardcore scene with a vengeance in large part after witnessing The Legendary Carry Nation (singer Dan O'Mahony's and guitarist Gavin Oglesby's post-NFAA band) perform at the Country Club in Reseda early that year. After that, I must've seen Carry Nation perform at least 5 or 6 times before they too disbanded during the summer of 1990. The following year, Dan's band 411 burst onto the scene and that was it - I was completely hooked on anything and everything O'Mahony and O'Mahony-related, which I still remain to this very day. Naturally, I started listening to NFAA and buying everything NFAA that I could find. Pretty soon, I was just as hooked on NFAA as I was on 411. In fact, both bands are still tied for first place as my favorite Orange County, California bands of all time.

For almost 20 years, NFAA has taken residence on my very short list of bands I'd never seen live that I wish I'd seen. Now, thanks to the fine folks at Hardcore Reunion (David "Igby" Sattani, Mike Hartsfield and Colin Duckmanton), I can finally remove them from that list as on March 22nd, 2009, NFAA will be reuniting to play their first shows on American soil in over 20 years along with A Chorus of Disapproval, Headfirst and Blackspot (ALL of which are favorite bands of mine that I haven't seen live in well over 15 years) at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California. The last time I remember being this excited about a show was when I saw Fugazi and 411 play at the Hollywood Palladium in 1991. Oh yeah, The Offspring played that show as well but I didn't pay any attention to 'em (and, in my humble opinion, Fugazi and 411 wiped the floor with their asses).

That Obama thing was pretty cool too though.

Jake Jacobs said...