This is our last round of music videos from the locals here in Arizona for 2017. Absolutely the last until next year and it’s quite a mix that your friendly desert dwellers have concocted for the ears of all who will partake. We have some spooky songs, some loud songs, some pseudo-devil magic, and a whole lot of just plain good times. So, grab a buddy and check out the most recent A/V treats, won’t you?
Negative Approach is a hardcore punk band formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1981 by vocalist John Brannon and guitarist Rob McCulloch. Bassist Graham McCulloch and drummer Op Moore replaced the short-lived original rhythm section and this line-up remains, for many, the definitive Negative Approach line-up. The band was noted for their furious musical approach, combining hardcore punk and oi styles, unique for its time, and Brannon’s angry lyrics and vocals. The band released one EP and one LP (both on the Touch And Go label) during their lifetime. The classic Negative Approach line-up split in 1983 around the release of LP. Brannon attempted to tour with a new line-up but the group split after a short time on the road.
In 2006, it was announced that the band would be reuniting for an appearance at Touch And Go’s 25th Anniversary celebration in Chicago. However, the reunion was controversial since only Brannon and Moore would represent the original line-up, with Brannon explaining that the McCulloch brothers were too out of practice to be able to perform at the show. The McCullochs denied this and maintained that the appearance should not be billed as a Negative Approach reunion. Ron Sakowski (bass) and Harold Richardson (guitar) completed the new line-up. They have continued to perform and tour in the years since the Touch And Go show.
A few weeks back MDC made a stop at Pub Rock and like we usually do we were there and took some pictures. I have loved MDC since buying a 7” on a trip to L.A. back in my youth and recently even noticed on an old photo of me where I was wearing an MDC shirt. That shirt is long gone but not my love for the band so of course I was going to go and see them like I always do when they are in town.