Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I recently was hipped to the audio version of John Jospeh's book "The Evolution Of A Cro-Magnon" by my buddy Tobey One from LOLTATZ and I have not been able to stop listening to the damn thing since I got it.
John Joseph was the original front man for the Cro-Mags amongst other things, but on here he is simply John Joseph narrator.
His story (autobiography) is nothing short of "crazy as fuck" and he tells it in a way that is less "how great he is" and more about how much environments and parents shape America's youth with his absurdly horrible upbringing as the primary example.
Right now I am at the part where he first meets H.R from Bad Brains and how he started the Cro-Mags. 30 years later from this point in the story I myself would get the chance to meet H.R from Bad Brains and it had far less impact on my life than John Joseph's. Given 30 years ago H.R was not a full blown bi-polar mess. The point being don't ever get excited about meeting your idol. 99% of the time they are going to bum you the fuck out.
This audio book is perfect for a road trip or iPod and I have to say it has a shit ton of replay value as Joseph is a damn fine story teller.
Even if you are not big on 80's hardcore punk or East Coast Hardcore you will thoroughly get into his story. Trust me.
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