Altar Boys

This one gets filed in the "blast from the past" category. Back in about 1985 I worked as a roadie for one of Christian music's earliest punk bands, the Altar Boys. They were a band influenced by the early Southern California punk rock scene, and were together from 1982 through the 90's.

Here is where it gets fun. When they made their first music video in '85 I was invited to be a part of it. Along with my love for music, I also loved skateboarding, so imagine my excitement when I was asked to ride my skateboard and be in a music video!

Thanks to the wonder of YouTube, I just found that little gem of a video. Hang on because it's old and low budget. Oh, I'm the sleeveless kid riding up on his skateboard and then hanging out in the garage.

8 comments:

Shawn M. Shoup said...

So cool! Can I get your autograph?

Adam Wygle said...

most excellent!

Chris Day said...

altar boys. this reminds me of bands like bloodgood, angelica, the 77's, mike roe and the list goes on.

Brian Eberly said...

Great bands Chris!

Matt Singley said...

Wow. Just wow...to so much of this. Wow.

The Thief said...

You were already my hero, but now you're my HERO.

Pastor Jon "dude" said...

Wasn't Gene Eugene in this band?

Brian Eberly said...

Gene Eugene was not in the band. It was Mike Stand, Ric Alba, and Jeff Crandall and Steve Pannier. Steve was not playing in the band at the time of this video.

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