Another Greg Narvas Interview…Pre-Hepcat this time!

Greg Narvas of HepcatWell first there were the duel posts (HERE & HERE) detailing bits and pieces of history about NYC’s early 80’s punky reggae masters The Terrorists that hit the blog-o-sphere at the same time and now there are these two competing Greg Narvas pieces! What are the odds of that happening?

Recently Kyle Hickenbottem was coaxed out of semi-retirement and agreed to start posting some material from his writing days as mentioned a couple of days ago. Some of it will be old and already seen before but others such as the interview we posted yesterday he did with Greg Narvas and Lino Trujillo of Hepcat after they had gotten the band back together will be brand new – straight to you – Bonus for us!

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again I’m a fan of Kyle’s thoughtful and insightful reviews and writing. That and we both have a hunger for good comics and a proper Los Angeles Ska History story.

The other bit of Greg Narvas memorabilia that hit at the same time is this interview with Greg discussing his early pre-Hepcat days as drummer for the oi! band Lion’s Pride and his continuing discussion of that period in his ongoing comic “I Was A Teenage Filipino Skinhead”, which is well worth picking up. This interview also includes Martin Ruane, guitar player for Lion’s Pride, as well as singer for Headstrong.

Time to get reading folks! ENJOY!

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.