“Strange Tales From the Doc” #24 Here’s another “Growing up Strange” story for you friends….


“Strange Tales From the Doc” #24
Here’s another “Growing up Strange” story for you friends.

 

This one is all about the “Great Shaving Era”. As I’ve said before one of our rules (the only rule) was, “If you pass out you WILL get your eyebrows shaved and you are not allowed to get mad about it”. For the most part that held true. Until things started to get out of hand. Eyebrows were one thing but then that escalated into shaving pubes, giving fucked up haircuts, dying hair, marking on people etc… One of the best (worst?) was my buddy (he’s like a brother to me) Gary. I’ve known Gary since 3rd grade. Out of our entire group of friends Gary was probably the smartest of us all. His one downfall? He liked to drink and that always got him in trouble. Gary, Beaman and myself all lived together in a studio apartment in Upland in the early 80’s. And of course it became the “hang-out” of all our friends. People drinking, passing out etc was the norm. One night in particular I had been out all night at a gig. Thus giving me the perfect alibi of, “I wasn’t even there, how could I have done that?” But of course I always did…

I got home late to find Beaman asleep on the couch and Gary passed out in bed. I woke up Beaman and convinced him to shave Gary’s eyebrows. And then his arm hair. And then cut his hair. And then glue on his cut hair to his missing eyebrows. And then, here it comes, his pubes! Of course I was taking pictures the whole time while Beaman asked , “You’re not getting me in the pictures are you?”. I said, “No, no, don’t worry I’m not”. (yeah, I was…..). The night ending up with pictures of Gary getting shaved from head to toe and “revealing” pictures of Beaman “Tea-Bagging” him [and more disturbing images I still can’t get out of my head].

The next day I ran over to the 1 hour Photomart (you should have seen the owners face when I picked them up!) and mailed these pictures to Gary with a ransom note I cut out from the pages of a magazine. Something like “If you don’t leave $100.00 by the tree in front of your apartment we will send these to your Mom”. AWESOME! He wasn’t happy about it and I felt bad about it. I mean I felt bad I wasn’t there to stop Beaman from doing this to him. What a dick! Pictured here are some shots of our studio apartment, shaving Gary and more nonsense….

 
*want more info on this story? Email me directly at drstrange@drstrange.com — at Dr. Strange Records.


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Here’s just some of the 80+ new shirts that just arrived for your shifty-eyes to leer at… The Cure, GG Allin…


Here’s just some of the 80+ new shirts that just arrived for your shifty-eyes to leer at… The Cure, GG Allin– Hated, The Adicts, The Specials, Black Flag– Bars…

www.drstrange.com/punk-rock-clothing
Dr. Strange Records “What the fuck are you looking at?”

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Get these new Italian imported Dystopia CDs, or we’ll dock ya! All are just $10.90 each…



Get these new Italian imported Dystopia CDs, or we’ll dock ya! All are just $10.90 each… Dystopia- The Aftermath, “s/t” CD, and Human=Garbage….

1000’s more rare punk records for you to sink your “meat-hooks” into right here…
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Hey Mon! Lots o Reggae (and PUNK) has arrived yesterday. Stop by and “Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side”

 
 
Hey Mon! Lots o Reggae (and PUNK) has arrived yesterday. 
Stop by and “Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side”;

http://www.drstrange.com/products/newarrivals.php

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New review of the Beaver- s/t reissue on Dr. Strange Records in the latest issue of Razorcake…

New review of the Beaver- s/t reissue on  
Dr. Strange Records in the latest issue of 
Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc.

Check it out then have a listen to a 
couple tunes uploaded on soundcloud…
#punk


Beaver “Punch Him in the Head”

 

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“Strange Tales From The Doc” #23: Decry at Fenders, Long Beach, Ca. 1985?


“Strange Tales From The Doc” #23:  
Decry at Fenders, Long Beach, Ca. 1985?

Gotta make this one quick friends, I’m home feeling SICK! But I’ll be back for an all new store next Monday. But In the meantime….

Decry is a band that seemed to always “open” for the headliner although they could have easily been THE headliner. Ferrell [singer] always played barefoot, an homage to the great Rik L Rik (F-Word). They were always “on”. I’ve seen them at least 6 times back then and they always seemed to get the crowd riled up and into them. Never a bad show. We saw them a couple years back and they (Ferrel) hasn’t missed a step. Still fantastic! Check out the lyrics to their debut lp “Falling”. It’s about Ferrell’s addiction to Heroin. Drugs = TROUBLE people. Don’t even try. Okay, back to bed for me!

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#punk

*want more info on this story? Email me directly at drstrange@drstrange.com 


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Here’s another cropped and more enhanced version of the ghost picture, sent in by customer Alpi Norbac. If you look closely at the picture, it almost looks like there’s a face starring right into the camera….


 
 
Here’s another cropped and more enhanced version of the ghost picture, sent in by customer Alpi Norbac. If you look closely at the picture, it almost looks like there’s a face starring right into the camera, right in front of the counter-top. Everyone has a different perspective on what we see, a few people have said they notice it, the black is the hair, sunken eyes, high cheek-bones, facial expression looks stunned, rope going straight-up from the head, do you see?

Dr. Strange Records, Giving you “The Creeps” since 1988….
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Hi Boys and Ghouls! While searching through the records at City Hall, for more info on the “hanging” I did find some really cool photos of the record store.


Hi Boys and Ghouls! While searching through the records at City Hall, for more info on the “hanging” I did find some really cool photos of the record store. Circa 1920’s, I think, Dirt roads, horses…. this area was the original 

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