Watch how fast everyone gets to their feet when the Jam starts kickin’ out…
When Hudson’s, a Detroit-based department store chain, refused to stock Kick Out The Jams due to the obscenity, the MC5 responded with a full page advertisement in the Fifth Estate saying “Fuck Hudson’s!” and prominently including the logo of MC5’s label, Elektra Records, in the ad.
Hudson’s pulled all Elektra records from their stores, and in the ensuing controversy, Jac Holzman, the head of Elektra, dropped the band from their contract, though there were later allegations of strong company support of the controversial content of the LP. Uncommonly, Elektra’s classical division (Nonesuch) was operated on a nearly pro bono basis due to profits generated by popular music releases, and the removal of Nonesuch records from Hudson’s represented a significant loss for the corporation.
The MC5 then signed with Atlantic Records, ironically now part of the same company as Elektra.
As Mr. Wong said in his post two days ago…”It’s an unfortunate reality that during most skate sessions someone is going to go down. Sometimes they go down pretty hard.” Well, sometimes it’s not the rider, but the board that gets the ‘short end of the straw‘- in this case, Sam Hell’s stick…snapped. (Dude shoulda been riding a Smash).
Sam Hell : Caveman drop > board break.
Q: And one more thing- who the hell is this guy..? (A: aZn ballz)
(photos : Lightner)
It’s an unfortunate reality that during most skate sessions someone is going to go down. Sometimes they go down pretty hard. Well yesterday, Mr. Lightner was the recipient of the short straw.
A little sore, but thankfully, no broken bones.
One a lighter note, we had an amazing session and Kyle brought out his camera arsenal and went to work (pre-obliteration of course)
Jake Reuter, boardslide over the stairs. First time done by anyone at Ridiculous.
I was looking thru some old photos and founds these from April 2005. Shawn was redoing his pool, so we got few days to destroy it. Brant, Shannon and I think Kannon (it’s been a while) came over to help.