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BOMBSHELTER VIDEOS
presents legendary Alaskan punk band, the Clyng-Onz!

           
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Clyng-Onz: Loui, Jiz, Frank & Stu

Anchorage, Alaska and Seattle, Washington have a lot in common when it comes to cold wet and long dark winters. That's why suicides and the number of garage bands in both states far exceed most other metropolitan communities... Yes, its true.

The Clyng-Onz were one of Alaska's most productive bands of their era (early 80's). Members and many of their friends were involved in a lot of different projects like publishing fanzines, writing music & recording it, producing live shows and makin' cheesy music videos.

Bill Bored and Jiz got together one day and decided to document all of the Clyng-Onz music videos. Once they organized all the bits and pieces, it turned into a Bombshelter Videos Special Edition episode that Jiz hosted from the Bombshelter. We're telling you this because each video has a great introduction by none other then Jiz M. Clyng-Onz, himself! So please click on one of their music videos and witness the social rejects lovingly known as the Clyng-Onz! And, yes, the Clyng-Onz had a girl bass player, just like Black Flag. Pretty cool huh?

Jiz says, "click play on all the clips at the same time then turn the volume all the way up".


Clyng-Onz video: Let's Get Juvenile

Let's Get Juvenile is the first video from the Clyng-Onz album, "Lighten Up". This historical video includes a brief introduction by guitarist, Jiz and features vocalist Frank (a.k.a. Bill Bored) and the rest of the Clyng-Onz Clan. The video was shot on the original Bombshelter Videos set.

Band leader, Jiz wants you to know that, "This is not a song about anarchy! It's about those stupid little shits that just wanna F it up for the rest of us. This is not anthem for the nation's youth! But it could be."

Producer: Frank Harlan
Camera: Paul Jendryk ~1985


Clyng-Onz video: Bum

The Clyng-Onz pay tribute to Bums with their super hit, "BUM". Guitarist, Jiz provides a brief introduction to this video that reveals, in an almost imperceptible way, why this band was so successful and why, since the early 80's, the Clyng-Onz have endured as one of Alaska's defining punk rock bands.

This video features Jiz M. on Guitar, Loui on Bass, Stu on Drums and vocals by Bill Bored. BUM is from the Clyng-Onz vinyl album release, "Lighten Up" on indie label, Bullhead Records, 1985.

Producer: Frank Harlan
Camera: Paul Jendryk ~1985

Clyng-Onz video: Strange Ranger

It's been said that "Whatever happens the EPWR stays at the EPWR." Why before the Las Vegas' Chamber of Commerce started exploiting the phrase. This time the EPWR is exposed for what it really is! A dark dingy dive infested by the sick and ailing! Producer, Frank Harlan and Cameraman, Paul Jendryk used the unique environment to document what might come to pass if someone is left in the dark for too long.

This video was shot on location at the Eighth Peoples Warehaus Republic in beautiful downtown Anchorage, Alaska and features Clyng-Onz vocalist, Bill Bored.

Producer: Frank Harlan
Camera: Paul Jendryk ~1985


The Clyng-Onz video: Nuclear Combat

The Clyng-Onz pay tribute to Dr. Strangelove with their hit, "Nuclear Combat" This video clip is from a live concert in and features Jiz on Guitar, Loui on Bass, Stu on Drums, Bill Bored vocalizing...

The Clyng-Onz pay tribute to Dr. Strangelove with their hit, "Nuclear Combat" This video clip is from a live concert in and features Jiz on Guitar, Loui on Bass, Stu on Drums, Bill Bored vocalizing and guest musician, Jan on synthesizer. If you listen closely you'll hear that 99.9% of the lyrics are actually from the film's script.

"Nuclear Combat", inspired by the movie "Dr. Strangelove" is from the Clyng-Onz vinyl album release, "Lighten Up" on Bullhead Records, 1985.

Camera: Paul Jendryk ~1986


The Clyng-Onz video: Environmental Song
The Clyng-Onz were Green before Green was cool! Portions of this video were actually shot in the REI store formally located on Spenard Road in Anchortown, AK back in 1985. This video features vocals by lead guitarist, Jiz Clyng-On and Frank in multiple roles.

Once again the Clyng-Onz Midas Touch turns a good idea into a gold mine. Thanks to the Clyng-Onz, another down to earth environmental concept has gone corporate Is it any wonder that their legacy is alive and well where ever garage bands rock?

This videos was premiered on the Clyng-Onz Videofest video compilation.

Producer: Frank Harlan,
Camera: Paul Jendryk ~ 1985


Clyng-Onz video: Shootin' Winnebagos

This is the Clyng-Onz second attempt at a music video to represent their unique perspective of this "big-ass thing" that annoys many hardcore Alaskan Sourdoughs. The video features the original front man for the band, Muk Cottonswab as well as the usual suspects, Jiz M. on Guitar, Loui on Bass and Stu on Drums.

"Shootin' Winnebagos" is featured on a cassette only release entitled, "Hide Your Eskimos" that came out in 1983.

Producer: Frank Harlan

 



Clyng-Onz: Loui, Jiz, Frank & Stu.
Photo shoot for the "Lighten Up" album cover art, Jiz always the kidder...

circa 1985

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