In late July, BMX vet Rick Thorne announced the "last show in a long while" for his music project, Good Guys in Black. Promptly following Good Guys' last show in early August, Thorne decided to continue his ventures into music, heading up a solo project known simply as "Thorne."
Over the past two months, Thorne has played a benefit show for the Russian punk band Pussy Riot at the Viper Room in Hollywood, self-released a cover of the 1988 Fugazi song "Waiting Room," and just last week, Thorne released their first album via iTunes and Amazon. Dubbed "No Place for Disgrace," the new album features several songs from the Good Guys in Black canon, as well as new songs from Thorne that take on a more melodic tone, in addition to musical contributions from former pro snowboarder Ceekay Jones.
Recorded at the Robert Berson Studios in Hollywood, Calif. with help from musician Dan Keyes, "No Place for Disgrace" features the ever-present Thorne logo, and new songs such "Stand Up," "Dad I Never Had" and a biting commentary on the area Rick has lived in for the past decade dubbed "F--- Hollywood."