PUNK ROCK TOMBSTONES

Lux Interior 1946-2009 (CRAMPS)

Tom "Pig Champion" Roberts 1958-2006 (POISON IDEA)

Randy "Biscuits Turner" 1956-2005 (BIG BOYS)

SAD NEWS: Two of our dearest friends. Fred Janis and Derek Leveque of ZERO TOLERANCE TASK FORCE are no longer with us. They were involved in a fatal car accident in New Mexico about 2am Sunday July 27th 2003 while on tour. Fortunately, JJ survived and is back in Tucson. If you never had a chance to know Fred or Derrick, you are the loser. Fred was a unique Tucson punk icon and in the 13 years we've known him, he was the kindest, most unselfish person we've met. We will miss his sense of humor and his unmistakable laughter and of course, his music. Even if you think his band ZTTF sucked, Fred Janis embodied Tucson more than anyone I know. Face it, for many people this is a town of poverty, menial jobs, drug addiction and boredom. Zero Tolerance Task Force, in it's various incarnations with Fred at the helm made Tucson a more interesting place to live. For anyone who mocked his efforts or put down his band, you only made yourselves seem all that more insignificant and are undeserving of our respect. Anyone who took the time to know Fred and Derek will find their own lifes a little emptier now. I know ours will be. Even if you only caught one ZTTF show, you'll know what you'll miss in the future. No one can fill their shoes.

please, take care and drive safely!!
Bill and Julianna of Toxic Ranch records

RAW POWER were one of the first non-English European bands to make their mark by touring the USA incessantly during the 80's and 90's and as recently as 2001. They broke down doors and destroyed borders for many others to follow in their footsteps. Songs such as "Fuck Authority", "State Oppression" and "Burning the Factory" defined an attitude that many could identify with in spite of their citizenship.

In 2002, Raw Power went back into the studio to record yet another full length release. The new material was a celebration of the bands longevity, and the band decided to call it "Still Screaming After 20 Years". Shortly after the record was finished, on October 6, founding member Giuseppe Codeluppi suffered a fatal heart attack while playing soccer at home in Parma, Italy. Many thought the band would not recover from such a loss, but now they are more active than ever. There has been no replacement for Giuseppe, the bands leader. Now the band consists of 4 members, carrying on the name and the music and proving the words that Guiseppe wrote....."Raw Power WIll Never Die!!""

For more information on their history, discography and photos visit their web site :

http://www.rawpowerhc.com

Thank you for your time,
Bill Sassenberger
Toxic Shock Records


Wesley Willis
1962-2003


Johnny Cash
1932 - 2003


Joe Strummer
1952 - 2002


Henry Knowles (Agression)
1958 - 2002


Dee Dee Ramone
1952 - 2002


Bianca Butthole (Betty Blowtorch, Butt Trumpet)
1965 - 2001


Joey Ramone
1951 - 2001


Bryan Gregory (The Cramps)
1955 - 2001


Mark Hickey (Aggression)
1958 - 2000


Dennis Danell (Social Distortion)
1961 - 2000


Todd Barnes (TSOL)
1965 - 1999


Eddie Kurdziel (Redd Kross)
1961 - 1999

Hugh O’Neil Jr. (The Queers)
1958 - 1999


Wendy O Williams
1949 - 1998


Will Shatter (Flipper)
1961 - 1997


El Duce (The Mentors)
1958 - 1997


Jason Thirsk (Pennywise)
1967 - 1996


Jeffrey Lee Pierce (The Gun Club)
1958 - 1996


Bob Stinson (Replacements)
1959 - 1995


Ken Jensen (DOA)
1968 - 1995


Fred "Sonic" Smith (MC5)
1949 - 1994


Chuck Valle (Murphy's Law)
1965 - 1994

Ken Montgomery (DOA, Subhumans)
1958 - 1994

Simon Wilde (DOA)
1958 - 1994


GG Allin
1956 - 1993


Mick Ronson (Spiders From Mars)
1946 - 1993


Dave Insurgent (Reagan Youth)
1964 - 1993


Ricky Williams (Crime, Flipper, The Sleepers)
1955 - 1992


Jerry Nolan (New York Dolls)
1951 - 1992


Craig Lee (The Bags, Catholic Discipline)
1954 - 1991


Rob Tyner (MC5)
1944 - 1991


Johnny Thunders
1952 - 1991


Stiv Bators
1949 - 1990


D. Boon (The Minutemen)
1958 - 1985


Darby Crash
1959 - 1980


Sid Vicious
1957 - 1979