the NECROS from Maumee Ohio, on of those mid west hardcore punk groups that made a real impact, COREY RUSK, BARRY HENSLER, TODD SWALLA and Brian on guitar not pictured (circa 1981), inspired a lot of kids. This photo was made at NYC’s Infamous MUDD CLUB when they were on a “midwest” band tour with “Negative Approach” and the jokers in the “Meatmen”. It was really a great showcase for their midwest take on the genre... there were a few others to follow but these guys got around...They skated too! Other mid west greats i got to see later were Die Kreuzen, the Effigies, Zero Boys and a few others you should look up.
Barry wrote a piece for my original MY RULES photozine and the portrait i used beside his words was of him doing a “bert” at the hallowed Kenter Canyon school yard. the ingenuous editorials in the back of the MY RULES ‘zine, Barry was in good company along side H.R. of Bad Brains, Jello Biafra, Chuck Dukowski, Keith Morris, Al Barile, Ian MacKaye and Tim Kerr (for Biscuit of the Big Boys)... ... #punkrock #punk #midwest #NECROS #HardcorePunk #skaters #inspiration #integrity #IQ32 #MyRules #MyRulesPhotozine #MuddClub #TouchAndGo