SONNY FROM YOUNGSTOWN’S UNDERDOG RECORDS HAD A BAND IN THE 70S AND THEY WERE PRETTY ROCKING

I remember going into Underdog Records with my dad as a kid. That may date me just a bit but it was when people were still utilizing vinyl as a popular format, right before the transition to the dreaded and disposable compact discs that took over the world. I don’t know too much about Sonny but what I do know is the guy has a wealth of knowledge about music from Ohio. This is actually something I would like to tap into as the man behind Rust Belt Hammer. Anyways, more will come later. For now, check out this single that features a young Sonny from 1974. Go Youngstown!

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KNUCKLES AND NIPPLES; FAST MUSIC FROM KENT OHIO (CIRCA 2006)

I lived in a place called “The Yellow House” in Kent, Ohio. It was basically a party/show house that hosted a lot of awesome punk rock and hip hop. We had people like Kill The Hippies, Vel, Ceschi, and more play the basement. One day I saw a dude in my living room with a DRI tattoo. I was a bit astonished and immediately had to find out who this guy was. His name was Doug, and he was actually from just outside Youngstown. He was a Japanese major at Kent and loved grindcore. Hell yes. We needed to start a band.

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