MUSIC : SUB SOCIETY : OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY
was a four-piece Punk / Skate Rock band from San Diego,
California made non-famous world-wide in the late '80s and
early '90s thanks to songs in popular skateboard and snowboard
videos. The band held a strong local following due to constantly
playing live and selling thousands of independetly realeased
7" records, Iceman ('90) and Relaxin' ('91).
Society was Stimy on
Congress of the Cow, Lakeside Orchestra, Harvey
Valle on guitar (Gangbusters), Didier on
drums (9,000 Lbs, Furious IV) and Hesh One on bass. Prior members
Knife) and Tommy Barnes on guitar and Petey
From The Crypt) on bass.
the songs and you can hear high school student Stimy's introspective
lyrics and note the change in the band's sound as Chris and
I morphed it from pure punk to something more metal and
melodic. Didier's atypical approach to drums further defined the
The bands raw demo, No
Legs To Stand On, landed five songs in H-Street's influential Hokus
Pokus ('90) video including "Rockstar" during
the Tony Magnussen segment and "A Lot Less" during
Hensley segment. Inclusion in Hokus Pokus was a really
good accomplisihment for four teenagers who practiced in
the drummer's parent's garage.
Lot Less" was later covered by Millencolin on "The
Melancholy Collection" and "Skauch", both
on Epitaph Records. (Hey, guys, where are the royalties!?)
Other video credits include
H-Street's Not The New H-Street Video ('91) and Next Generation
('92) as well as Life's A Beach's Skaters From Uranus II ('91)
and Mack Dawg's New Kids On The Twock ('90), Pocahontas ('91)
and Decade ('98).
Sub Society tracks on
CD compilations include "1,000 Yard Stare" on Thrasher
Magazine's Explicit Sk8 Rok Volume 10 ('91), Palomar College's
Immolation ('92) as well as "greatest hits" compilations
by H-Street and Mack Dawg released in the late '90s.
Sub Society performed
with a lot of great bands including 7 Seconds, All, Amenity, Big Drill Car, Chemical
People, Daddy Longleggs, The Descendents, The Doughboys, Forced Down, G.B.H., House
Of Suffering, Inside Out, Jawbreaker, Mr. Bungle, Olivelawn, Pitchfork, Rocket From
The Crypt, Rollins Band, Samiam, Seaweed, Sprung Monkey, Unwritten Law and Victim's Family.
Sadly, we lost our brother Stimy on December 30, 2010. Michael "Stimy" Steinman: 1972-2010.
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Here is every song Sub Society released plus the Doubletime Sesssion and a bonus live song (recorded by Stimy's Mom on VHS from the outdoor deck). Click on the album cover for 500 x 500 version for your iTunes or whatevs. Like this page on Facebook!