Oblivion was formed in Philadelphia in the fall of 1984. Originally, the band was the four-piece lineup of Steve (who had formerly been bassist in YDI), Marc (ex-Kremlin Korps and Vatican Commandos), and Mick (formerly of Wasted Talent), with Todd Cote on vocals. After Todd left the band, Dave replaced him as singer, and Fil was brought on as second/lead guitarist. Oblivion played frequently in the Philly punk/hardcore scene between 1984-86, finally breaking up in late ’86.
The basic tracks for these songs were laid down at Philly’s Spectrum Studios in 1985, and then finished (with some overdubs) in 1986.
The image accompanying the first song in this video is a sticker that was printed at the time, while the photo appearing with the second track is a 1986 group shot.
Dave Wynter: vocals
Steve Lukshides: guitar
Fil Cerny: lead guitar
Marc Fernich: bass
Mick Begnal: drums
Live Kennel Club – February 19, 1986
This show was recorded at Philadelphia’s Kennel Club on February 19, 1986 and was one of our last, if not the last show. This gig didn’t start until about 1 AM due to equipment breakdowns that required trips in freezing cold weather for spare parts. Hopefully, the few hardy souls that stayed felt it worth their time. Members of the band were:
Mick Begnal – drums (also of Wasted Talent fame)
Fil Cerny – lead guitar
Marc Fernich – bass (ex-Kremlin Korps & Homo Picnic)
Steve Lukshides – rhythm guitar (ex-Y DI bass player)
Dave Wynter – vocals
3. Heavy Hand
4. Dolled Up
6. 6000 Years
7. Magic Theatre
8. Judgment Day
12. Forty Days
Grisly Fiction was formed in the mid 1980’s in Syracuse, NY. The band moved to Philadelphia, PA in 1988 and signed with Brooklyn based label Community 3 Records later that year. Their debut EP “Scrape Face” was released in 1989 and was well received even earning a Futures Pick designation from CMJ. The band toured the Northeast, Midwest and parts of the South in support of the disc, playing with up and coming bands such as Slint, The Jesus Lizard and Fugazi in the process.
The band released their second Comm 3 album “C’mon Bean Juice” in 1990 and again toured the Northeast and Midwest. After releasing the “Electrolytes”/”Dear Meat” 7″ single in 1991 the band called it quits.
In 2010, on the occasion of a punk rock reunion show in Syracuse, N.Y. over Labor Day weekend, the band reconvened and prepared some new songs for the event. After a rousing return to performing live, additional shows were arranged and in August of 2011 the band recorded their latest CD “My Emotional Geometry Is Like Spider Webs“.
Grisly Fiction for this performance from Jackie’s show on WKDU was Rob Coye (Crankcase, Phantom Pilots) Gtr and Voc, Chuck Hanning (Crankcase) Drums and Voc and Roger Bodine (DTO, Underraga, Suktub, Heroics) on Bass and Voc. (Sometime after this Jeremy took over for Chuck on drums.)
Thanks for the tape Jackie.
Bass Masters were from Boyertown Pennsylvania and were one of hundreds of bands that formed across the country in the resurgence of Punk Rock in the mid-1990s after Nirvana and Green Day hit the big time. The band started out as a three piece line-up in 1995 and recorded two demo tapes before a line-up change added a second guitarist. In 1997, the year they split up, they had two songs on the Rumors From The Air-Conditioned Tiger Pit CD compilation along with other bands from their area. Collected here is two demo tapes, a radio interview, a live tape and a video.
The live recording is from the second line-up and is copied from a video tape. Sound quality is good
King face was a band based out of Washington, DC that started around 1985. They were more straight ahead rock influenced then most of the DC bands at the time. It really made them stand out. The band consisted of Mark Sullivan on vocals, Patrick Bobst on guitar, Andrew Rapoport on bass and Larry Colbert on drums. The band members all had roots in the local hardcore scene. Mark Sullivan had played in a band called The Slinkees in high school. This band featured two members who would go on to start Minor Threat and Dischord Records: Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson. This is them live from Club Pizazz which was just off the Bridge & Pratt el stop (or was it the one before that?) More info at WFMU’s Beware of the Blogpost
Mudpie on Jackie’s WKDU show from Wednesday August 10, 1988
The members of the band were:
Steven – Guitar, vocals, percussion
Tom – Bass
Bernie – Drums, backing vocals
Mudpie 1987-88 Bio
Steven and Tom (gtr/vocals and bass, both from Lancaster’s The Real Gone & Jack Lord’s Hair) formed Mudpie in Philadelphia in the fall of 1987, recruiting Bernie (drums, backing vocals, ex- Lost Barbeque & More Fiends) at Philadelphia Record Exchange. They rehearsed at Bernie’s West Philly twin near 49th and Springfield, sharing the basement with Trained Attack Dogs and Van Gogh’s Ear.
Mudpie played at local haunts like Bacchanal and Tops in 1988, and recorded two tapes: the best-left-unheard “Mudhenge,” and the “York” EP. Their sound at the time was influenced by contemporary power trios like Volcano Suns, Minutemen/Firehose, Dinosaur, Huskers, Agitpop, etc. The name was inspired by Budgie.
This live WKDU set in August 1988 was the next-to-last performance of this line-up. After that, Steven went on to play drums in Blue for a spell.
Steven and Tom reformed Mud Pie sideways as a very different home-recording outfit from 1989-1992. Tom also formed Rocknoceros in the early 90s. In 2003 Steven and Tom re-formed and continue to the present day as Mud Pie Sun, releasing several tapes and CDs and occasionally playing live.
Thanks for the Tapes Jackie & Diego and Tom for the info & images
RUDE AWAKENING – formerly known as Y.I.A. from Wilmington,Delaware this is their slaves of freedom demo tape,released in 1983 and a classic in my book. incl. a Judas Priest cover of headin’ out to the highway…
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