Black Randy And Metrosquad – I Slept In An Arcade 7″

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Hands down one of the best releases from Dangerhouse. Only beaten by The Deadbeats 7″. And I Sleept In An Arcade along with Loner With A Boner is Black Randys crown jewels. Pure genius at work. Herky jerky punk with a great teasing organ to back it up. Give It Up Or Turnit Loose is a fonky cover of that old Charles Bobbitt classic. Shake your hips baby.

 

Thank CERN for the internet:”…his first action in the embryonic Hollywood punk scene was to steal the receipts of the Masque and heroically return them a few hours later.

 

Country: USA
Year: 1979
Label: Dangerhouse
Format: 7″
Songs:
I Slept In An Arcade.mp3
Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose.mp3

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53 Responses to Black Randy And Metrosquad – I Slept In An Arcade 7″

  1. Petter says:

    Pure GOLD! This is how good music is supposed to sound like, thank you Black Randy for the music! Can only agree with the words above, pure genius!

  2. milky says:

    You ought to post Randy’s “Trouble at the Cup” sometime if you’ve got it. I’ve never actually heard much of Black Randy’s stuff other than (trouble at the cup) but at the same time I’ve been fascinated by what I’ve read about him. From back in the fabled days when any idiosyncratic thing could be called “punk” and Edith Massey was the self proclaimed “QUEEN OF PUNK”.

  3. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Ever used the search feature found on the left :)?

  4. fred says:

    Best Dangerhouse 45? That’s a hard call to make.

  5. Todd says:

    Black Randy Blow…Compared to other Dangerhouse releases this NOT the best, not even one of the best. Give your head a shake! Now stop being a pretentious record collecting nerd and post the manic depressors demo (somewhere…anywhere). As always love the site.

  6. jens says:

    check your ears todd. black randy turned shit into gold.

  7. Todd says:

    jens…ears checked and seem to still be firmly attached to head, so I see no problem here. Just not a fan of Black Randy, maybe Im to young to understand the importance of their music.

  8. Todd says:

    Can I have your autograph?

  9. SwePete says:

    I liked the dog on the cover! Can you please do some more dog related posts!! Please Peter!!! Woooff!! I will be your bitch forevah!!

  10. milky says:

    (search) I didn’t think to do so…

    I don’t believe of all the Dangerhouse records that Randy’s could possibly be considered the most “important”, but if anything they are the most idiosyncratic. If he had a backing group that sounded a little less playful and more aggressive he would probably be remembered better. Randy’s material suffers in the same way a lot of Geza X’s material does in the sense that the musical style is unusual but sounds way too much like a group of “professional musicians” attempting to create a “weird” sound based upon existing musical theories. It’s Randy’s lyrics/vocals that push it forward and the musical half should be thought of as a sort of ambience for his rantings in order to really like it.
    (A what if…
    Imagine if Crime had used Randy as a vocalist, removed one guitar and replaced it with the electric organ?)

  11. Anonymous says:

    I always thought or was led to believe that the Black Randy stuff was lame. Looks like I was wrong after hearing this. Nice one! It’s not one the best dangerhouse releases though lets be serious!!

  12. strauss says:

    no book can tell you how how true his effect realy was

  13. fred says:

    Most stuff by Black Randy is the LA equiv of James Chance or SF’s Offs, with crazy drug damaged lyrics. Band is made out of guys from the Screamers and the Eyes etc, so when they punk out, you know it’s gonna be killer.

  14. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    If you’ll be my little sweet bitch forever dear Peter I’ll sure post some more dog postings. Maybe some Rasta Hunden?

  15. milky says:

    “JAMES CHANCE TAKE DOWN YOUR MOTHERFUCKIN PANTS, YOUR STEALING MY ACT, AIN’T NO GODDAMN ROMANCE.”

    -Black Randy

  16. Trucha says:

    Absolute rubbish. You should have saved this post for April 1st.

  17. jens says:

    another dude without a brain

  18. milky says:

    Maybe Peter can make them all happy if he posts a record by a bald headed goon who yells about his “straight edge” or something…

  19. ihatemakingscree says:

    @ milky: HAHAHAHHAHAHA!

    @ trucha & todd: If you don’t like this shit, then maybe you should just shut the fuck up/go elsewhere? There’s plenty of punk music blogs out there, don’t you think, for you to be trolling this one. Besides, do you think anyone cares about you/your tastes/interests? No, I don’t think so.

    /rant

  20. milky says:

    This reminds me of a terrible story, I had spoken to a fellow about a year ago (who happens to have the words “Hard Core” tatooed onto his body…really) say that he had just watched the movie “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains” featuring Black Randy and this fellow (with the “Hard Core” tatoo)said “The move said it was about PUNK, BUT THEY GOT EVERYTHING WRONG!”
    It was not the sentiment it’self that was so horrible, but the tone he said it in…

  21. milky says:

    This reminds me of a terrible story…
    I had spoken to a fellow about a year ago (who happens to have the words “Hard Core” tatooed onto his body…really) say that he had just watched the movie “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains” featuring Black Randy… and this fellow (with the “Hard Core” tatoo)said “The movie said it was about PUNK, BUT THEY GOT EVERYTHING WRONG, punk is about UNITY!”
    It was not the sentiment it’self that was so horrible, but the tone he said it in…

  22. milky says:

    (sorry about the double post)
    But it was the “UNITY” part which got me, imagine Mel Gibson in Braveheart screaming “FREEDOM” and make it about twice is bombastic.

  23. fred says:

    I have looked for quite awhile, why can’t I find a digital copy of the Fabulous Stains. I found just about any other film I have looked for, even Skidoo! I caught the Black Randy scene in that film once on TV ages ago, I flipped.

  24. milky says:

    I found this little piece of writing and just had to share it…
    “I’m 32 now and went through the mohawk stage and all the leather jackets with the buttons and pins, then flattops, I still wear “docs” .I’ve always worn them. But you’d never know by looking at me that i’m into punk. Here’s something for ya! I’m also a male witch, who practices Magick and ; very good at it!”

    Oh boy, I’m just so incredibly impressed by that… Aren’t you? Mohawks AND Wicca, how profoundly alternative he is…

    He probably wouldn’t like Black Randy at all.

    I’ll shut-up now…

  25. Slobodan B. says:

    NOT RASTA HUNDEN! I hate that shit. All my friends who never got into punk would always play fucking Rasta Hunden…argh! No don;t please. etc.

    On a serious note, I like this shit a lot actually, but I must say the flipside sucks big time (shouldta put a bleeding bootleg of Discharge on the flip instead imo)

    :)

  26. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Rasta Hunden post will be dedicated to you Slob! Just kidding. Never liked ’em either.

    The flip could’ve been a cover of 5 Percents For Nothing by Yes.

  27. strauss says:

    kill milky

  28. milky says:

    Strauss, I guess you must be a mohawked Wiccan, huh? Nah… Probably a Communist, or maybe a Muslim.Possibly a Homosexual, or a Jew. Maybe, maybe a Vietnamese Maoist into Alan Alda movies, or maybe a guilty caucasian… Could be one of them subculture people, possibly a pretend devilworshiper. Maybe a hippie, or a “post-modernist” fan of “transgressive” Nick Zedd movies. Very well could be an Otherkin, or an Otoku, or a furry, PROBABLY a FURRY. Or a Juggalo… Nah not a Juggalo. Maybe a Seven Day Adventist, no scrap that, you wouldn’t be on this blog if you were, but maybe; who knows right? Uhhhh, your a Vegan right? Or an idol worshiper.
    Or an ANARCHIST, PROBABLY an anarchist. Or a straightedger, that’s a possibilty. Or an office worker re-living he’s youth. Or a neo-Nazi vacum cleaner salesmen. Or a European from “old Europe”. Or a psudo-intellectual. Or a crypto-fascist. Or MAYBE a MARXIST. Or a college student… that’s possible. Or a dyke. Maybe a baldheaded homosexual Jewish Socialist straightedger with a fart fetish who licks the nostrils of Revolutionary Negros in order to destroy he’s “Whiteness”. Or maybe just a pinko.

  29. milky says:

    Or MAYBE he’s a Sweeeeediiiiiiiiissssssshhhhhhhh….

  30. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    What’s wrong with being a Swede?

  31. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Nothing at all, I’m just joshing you.

  32. milky says:

    (Joshing) is an Appalacian word, it loosly means joking or teasing in a way that appears somewhat serious or even mean spirited, OR sometimes pretending to be dumb, ignorant, or niave for sake of personal amusement. You will sometimes see locals purposly act like the most horrible stereotypical hillbilly lunatics around here for the SOUL PURPOSE of scaring/irritating/driving away tourists.

    I use the word so much that I’ll say it or write it and not realize it’s not a well known term. It might be used in some parts of the South outside of Southern WV, but I don’t know.
    Now, wasn’t that fascinating?

    Black Randy, Black Randy, Black Randy, proud proud Idi Amin, Randy… (There that means that, that post was on topic now)

  33. milky says:

    Oh, and one last example of joshin’in form of a prank: I like to go to local gas stations and packettes and find cars with out of state license plates and wait for the driver to come back to the car. When the driver comes back and gets in the car I leer into the window while wearing a pair of “Billy Bob” teeth and start saying stuff like “you be carefull, a fellow who killed skinned and ate 4 newborn babies at the local hospital just escaped from the county jail.”
    This is very amusing.

  34. milky says:

    See everyone, PETER is the GOOD Swedish who doesn’t have a spastic fit and delete my comments.
    ERICH is the BAD SSwediSSh (or whatever the hell he is, sense I don’t care enough to find out more about him other than the fact that he has the face of a Cabbage Patch Doll with Downs Syndrome and can’t sing.)

  35. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Ok, Milky we’ve heard you. Time to start your own blog.

  36. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    And please don’t use my name when posting. It will get deleted.

  37. Milky says:

    Why the hell would a want a blog? So I could be like the anus-twiddler SLOBODAN BURGHER?
    I’ll go away forever if you post a short written rant of mine against Slobodan….

  38. milky says:

    “the West is pointing an evil finger at the poor fuckers being slaughtered, saying “Stop killing the invanders – Lay down your evil Arab weapons”. If Hezbullah was a Western white organisation resisting invasion by evil brown black or yellow skinned monsters then…but no!”
    Slobodan Burgher (soon to be undergoing race-change surgery in order to silence his White-Guilt complex.)
    So, Slobodan name me ONE Arab/Islamic country that is more humanitarian than the United States? Being ashamed of your own race does not make you enlightened; your spitting out the same garbage heard on college campuses all over the world- your not “counter-culture” your a conformist who happens to be devoted to an anarchist utopian dream, the same “lets hold hands and deny the lizard brain” egalitarian theology stink-mongers in the 60s followed.
    If all those anti-Christian records Crass put out had been anti-Muslim you would want the group burned at the stake, because anything “whites” do is obviously more atrocious than anything “evil brown black or yellow skinned monsters” could do like set up Camp 731 or sell their own people to the slave-trade.
    You shitted your logic out years ago to fertilize a flower-child garden and the petals of those flowers are full of holes which you shove your little pin dick through in hope a bee will fly up your cock-hole so that you can punish your body for being white and male…

  39. milky says:

    A very tiny bee.

  40. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    This is not a forum to post rants against anyone. So obviously there’s a reason to start your own blog or contact the person to whom you want to communicate.

  41. milky says:

    I would have done it on his blog, but the anti-spam bot -code thingie he has won’t load so I can’t. I would hope that someone who writes something with a strong social/political etc bend, as he did would be happy that someone who does not agree with him has read it.

  42. solid citizen says:

    I never understood why FLEX gave these Black Randy records such low marks. I suppose many people believe that if it’s not fast and loud it’s not punk!!! The only thing more enjoyable is the LP (Pass the Dust I Think I’m Bowie). Thank you for the consistently great music.

  43. dylan says:

    black randy= great. ive never seen that sleeve before. nifty!

  44. strauss says:

    sorry i havent gotten around to to reply to your crap milky, im not a troll like you

    “Strauss, I guess you must be a mohawked Wiccan, huh? Nah… Probably a Communist, or maybe a Muslim.Possibly a Homosexual, or a Jew. Maybe, maybe a Vietnamese Maoist into Alan Alda movies, or maybe a guilty caucasian… Could be one of them subculture people, possibly a pretend devilworshiper. Maybe a hippie, or a “post-modernist” fan of “transgressive” Nick Zedd movies. Very well could be an Otherkin, or an Otoku, or a furry, PROBABLY a FURRY. Or a Juggalo… Nah not a Juggalo. Maybe a Seven Day Adventist, no scrap that, you wouldn’t be on this blog if you were, but maybe; who knows right? “Uhhhh, your a Vegan right? Or an idol worshiper.
    Or an ANARCHIST, PROBABLY an anarchist. Or a straightedger, that’s a possibilty. Or an office worker re-living he’s youth. Or a neo-Nazi vacum cleaner salesmen. Or a European from “old Europe”. Or a psudo-intellectual. Or a crypto-fascist. Or MAYBE a MARXIST. Or a college student… that’s possible. Or a dyke. Maybe a baldheaded homosexual Jewish Socialist straightedger with a fart fetish who licks the nostrils of Revolutionary Negros in order to destroy he’s “Whiteness”. Or maybe just a pinko.

    Strauss, I guess you must be a mohawked Wiccan, huh? Nah… Probably a Communist, or maybe a Muslim.Possibly a Homosexual, or a Jew. Maybe, maybe a Vietnamese Maoist into Alan Alda movies, or maybe a guilty caucasian… Could be one of them subculture people, possibly a pretend devilworshiper. Maybe a hippie, or a “post-modernist” fan of “transgressive” Nick Zedd movies. Very well could be an Otherkin, or an Otoku, or a furry, PROBABLY a FURRY. Or a Juggalo… Nah not a Juggalo. Maybe a Seven Day Adventist, no scrap that, you wouldn’t be on this blog if you were, but maybe; who knows right? Uhhhh, your a Vegan right? Or an idol worshiper.
    Or an ANARCHIST, PROBABLY an anarchist. Or a straightedger, that’s a possibilty. Or an office worker re-living he’s youth. Or a neo-Nazi vacum cleaner salesmen. Or a European from “old Europe”. Or a psudo-intellectual. Or a crypto-fascist. Or MAYBE a MARXIST. Or a college student… that’s possible. Or a dyke. Maybe a baldheaded homosexual Jewish Socialist straightedger with a fart fetish who licks the nostrils of Revolutionary Negros in order to destroy he’s “Whiteness”. Or maybe just a pinko.

  45. strauss says:

    i can empathise with the commies, negroes and homos

    you can just sling what im sure you beleive to be an overwhelming array of semi amusing quasi insults

  46. Chata Ortega says:

    He-he, or the flipside could have been the song “Close to the edge” by YES. No, it couldn’t actually, ‘cos of the time/space limit, but still, you can dream…

  47. gheng gheng says:

    …what up shiteaters?…PASS THE DUST, I THINK I’M BOWIE!!!…

  48. So far no dangerhouse 45er has made me dissapointed but the label is a fairly new discovery for me. It made me wonder if it could be possible to do some sort of label search on this fine site? In other words, a click on the label leads to all other records on the same one.

  49. Buddha says:

    Fuck yeah. Black Randy! This shit is so great. With the lyrics printed on the back, as well. Excellent post!

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