Wishniaks Live on WKDU 1989

Wishniaks Live on WKDU from sometime in 1989 on Jackie’s show.

It was a very long time ago. It may have been our first performance for radio. I know we were psyched to be there. I remember the headphone mix sounding nothing like us and was a bit thrown by that. We played everything really fast, or sped up during tunes, which was kind of our m.o. Nice to hear what Jim Hostetter was doing on guitar and vocals. We always made such a racket live that I could never really tune in to what he was doing. This set is the band after our first e.p. came out and we were getting songs and our chops together for recording our album in Spring of ‘90. “Left in the Dark” is a cover of the Vertebrats. – except for the Vertebrats cover, all words and music by me, publishing: Bang Quack Music. Hostetter took some lyrical liberties live a la Westerberg. – Andrew Chalfen

Wishniaks were Andrew Chalfen (Trolleyvox, I Think Like Midnight) – Guitar, David Frank – Drums, James B. Moran – Bass & Jim Hostetter – Guitar & Vocals.

Thanks for the tape Jackie & for Andrew for making the files sound better.

01 – One Eye Open
02 – Monterey
03 – Day to End All Days
04 – Chatting – Prior to Summertime
05 – Summertime
06 – 6am
07 – Double Taking
08 – Distraction
09 – Marcys Gone
10 – Marianne Faithfull
11 – Point of No Return
12 – Left in the Dark
13 – She Gets You
14 – One Eye Open -Practice
15 – Distraction – Practice

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Follow Fashion Monkeys – Live CE Center 3/23/85

Follow Fashion Monkeys from the CE Center in Philadelphia on March 23, 1985.
The set includes a couple of unreleased songs.I Don’t Fit In & Oi. The show was an Animal Rights benefit with Ruin, APPLE, Oblivion (looks like Orignally Reagan Youth was supposed to play)
I’ll add the 3 different flyers both with and without Reagan Youth however FFM was not on the flyers.

01 – Princess
02 – Animal New One
03 – I Yam
04 – Straight in the Face
05 – Degeneration X
06 – Chained to a Hole
07 – I Dont Fit In
08 – Hot Mustard
09 – Hot Mustard (Again)
10 – Memorial Day
11 – for What Its Worth
12 – Local Celebrity
13 – Why Destroy
14 – Oi

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Latimer – Demo Tape

Latimer was a fixture on the local scene in the mid-1990s, thanks to frequent live shows and tape, 7 inch releases plus later a pair of memorable albums on the World Domination record label.
The band — which at various times included singer/guitarist Geoff Doring (who sadly passed away in 2005) – bassist Dylan Cotton – drummer Rob Sherman – guitarist/singer Rich Fravel (Uptown Bones, Mt Vengeance, Ashtabula, Blue) and guitarist Kevin Morpurgo (Dandelion).

This is an early 6 song demo tape called Ted Morgan Muscle Car in the band at this time was Rich, Dylan, Geoff & Spidey. There are little excerpts of music in between the songs.

A1 – Carolida
A1-2 – Inbetween Music
A2 – Why Should I
A2-2 – Inbetween Music
A3 – Finger
A3-2 – Inbetween Music
B1 – Once
B1-2 – Inbetween Music
B2 – Stabs the Reason
B2-2 – Inbetween Music
B3 – Elixir
B3-2 – Inbetween Music

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demo back cover





Giant Sand – Live Khyber Pass April 6th 1990

Howe Gelb’s Giant Sand is the most resilient and consistently inventive American band of the last two decades–part of the well spring of the Tucson musical dynasty.
Along with Thin White Rope I thought Giant Sand was one of the most under-rated sort of country/indie/psych/whatever bands of the 90;s
(Again I will try to figure out the song titles later but I wanted to get this up)
Thanks for the tape file Don Sheluga

01 – Unknown
02 – Unknown
03 – Unknown
04 – Unknown
05 – Unknown
06 – Unknown
07 – Unknown
08 – Unknown
09 – Unknown
10 – Unknown

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Pedestrian Angels

Pedestrian Angels included Sam Steinig on Keyboards and Vocals, Eddie Beinlich on Drums, Henry on Vocals and Harmonica, Leonard on Bass and Rainy Orteca on Guitar. The band didn’t actually have an official name but Pedestrian Angels was one that was suggested and considered. They practiced in the basement of the Big Brothers Big Sisters building on N.13th Street where some of the members worked and where this practice was recorded. Pedestrian Angels only existed for two and a half months, in 1988, and never played a live show. In 1992 Sam and Eddie would start the band Mondo Topless. After Pedestrian Angles, Rainy played in the Philly bands Baby Flamehead and Gimme before moving to Brooklyn where she played bass for Joan Osbourne in 1995 and since 2004 can be heard playing bass in the band Joan As Police Woman.
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II

01 – Practice Track One
02 – Practice Track Two
03 – Practice Track Three

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Note: I didn’t have any kind of image for this post so I made a wings of desire (angels) pedestrian sign – this is nothing anyone in the band had anything to do with

Heroics

I forget when or where Jason, Chris and I first spoke about trying to collaborate; was it at a show at the Khyber? taco tueday at Mom’s? I have zero recollection anyway, we had tried a few years before when I tried out for lead singer in their previous combo Dagobah System. that wasn’t the right fit as they were pretty jammy and had an established mode of band communication. I wasn’t about to jump in and force song arrangements on them and they wouldn’t have let me anyway! also I was in 3 other bands at that time, but I always wanted to play with Chris and I definitely always wanted to be a part of the mystique that Jason had with the legendary Kitschchao. they knew the vick logic tapes as well and being Philadelphia players in Phila bands we had all seen another’s bands for years, played on bills together and been on social scene terms of course (man, Philadelphia was much smaller back then wasn’t it?) so, NO the Dagobah System thrived for quite a bit when the band members eventually all did their vocals and gang vocals on their own (a side note: one of the Dagobah jams we rehearsed [and taped] became a mid-period heroics tune in ‘the Elk’) after I left KeN and the city I swore that I wouldn’t and couldn’t play in another band ever. I just didn’t (still don’t) have the political grace to navigate the scene and the band politics always tested or even ruined relationships and friendships. it’s just alot of fucking work creatively, politically and emotionally . . . had I had some level of outward success and an infrastructure (read: musical career) I could have jumped into something more willingly and I don’t think I SUCK necessarily either, it’s just that audience success never came

I think Jason and Chris were also reticent in the same way as the broke up Dagobah for some personal reasons as well. so before we even played a note I said “no pressure. no restrictions. no set ideas. if we don’t gel let’s not force it” when we finally did get together it was effortless. even with a limited line-up in 2 guitars and a vocal it was clear that we could mesh our ideas and our talent Chris is a fucking genius and JCLo has a punk rock soul (and a great guitar tone). I think they dug my ability to wedge a hook and melody into their progressions we got off on it and decided to become a band after a few weeks plus, these were some of the greatest funnest drunken-ish practices ever. total freeform fun. we became fast friends and solid writing partners right then that first month. now to find a drummer . . .-Marc

the heroics: 12.1999 – 8.2004
the heroics:
Marc Beck vocals
Chris Hunter guitar
Jason Clouser guitar
Roger Bodine bass
Lenny America drums 1
Matt Kovalchuk drums 2

Bottle cover


Bottle / Is this the Seminar

01-Is this the Seminar
02-(I miss my) Bottle

4 song ep

01-Sweet Tart
02-Bottle
03-Is This the Seminar
04-Th Revealor

Heroics

CD

01 – Sweet Tart
02 – Bottle
03 – Is This the Seminar
04 – Sunshine
05 – Akai Akai
06 – Running With the New Punx
07 – Th Revealor
08 – Th Volunteer
Bonues Track: Pull-Tab Currency

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