A Subtle Plague moved to Philly for a while in the mid 80s from upstate New York before moving on to San Francisco. If I remember right the first time I meet them was at an Agitpop show probably at Dobbs. They had just moved here and soon after began playing all the clubs in Philly and very quickly became part of the scene. They had a very unique sound with world-wide influences that was unlike any other local bands at the time. They were defiantly one of my favorite bands to see live at that time. So, I’ve collected three live tapes all from Philly shows – the first two while they were living here and the third from when they returned in 1990. The first is a live tape they released from Bacchanal on October 21st 1987. The 2nd was a Live on WKDU (not sure of the date of this one – also Thanks Jackie & Diego for the tape) The third is from the Khyber on October 22, 1990. (Thanks Don for this one) As a bonus I’ve added a video about A Subtle Plague from Youtube and a couple of flyers, sticker and tape case images below.
New music is available these days, spawned from the past members of A Subtle Plague under monikers The Durgas featuring Chris & Benji Simmersbach and The Cult Inside My Head with Pat Ryan and Magnus Fleischmann.