The Nightcrawlers were an electronic trio from Camden, New Jersey who recorded many of their early albums live in band member Tom Gulch’s garage. Their can-do spirit endeared them to many in the underground electronic music scene, and they were featured often in fanzines and underground publications at the time. The band put out three proper LP’s and over 35 self-released cassettes during the ’80s, most of which could be had for $4 at the time.
I was introduced to Nightcrawlers by a roommate when I was living in the KDU house on Woodland Ave. Syd did a show that was mostly experimental and psychedelic music. At the time I wasn’t that much into that kind of music but there was something about the Nightcrawlers that I really liked and it broadened my interest in more experimental stuff. I wish I had gone to see them live and would have bought at least some of their self released tapes. (Of course to buy all their tapes I would have had to spend a lot more time in the Ivy Labs whirlpool testing sunscreens.) I did manage to record the lps from KDU and they are below. Also included is a recent comp release made up from those tapes that is available on Bandcamp. Plus a youtube verison of their live tape from St Marys.