Sister Double Happiness was an alternative blues rock band that existed from 1986 until 1995, formed in San Francisco, CA, United States. It’s core members were Gary Floyd and Lynn Perko, who were in the seminal punk rock band The Dicks, and Ben Cohen of the Pop-O-Pies. Thanks for the tape files Don Sheluga.
Philly five-piece S-21 made politically-charged punk rock 2015 – 2017 S-21 was Cella (Fugitive Family), Brian (Fugitive Family), Nneka, Tiff (Haldol) and Cassidy (Blank Spell, Cape Of Bats, Destructos). My friend Bret gave me the files from their live set on WFMU – but I found FMU had already posted it on the freemusicarchive (see link to it below). So, instead I pieced together everything I could find for S-21 so here are their recordings and some live videos for YouTube.
Philadelphia tape compilation from 1987 with a wide mix of musical styles. Bands included are Executive Slacks, Ruin, The Stick Men, Uh-Oh, Charles Cohen, Jim Meneses, The Ambush Bugs, The Heathens, Woz, Interplay, Jack Wright, Da Pliar, Peter Rose, Stephen DiJoseph, Increase The Angle, The Shamanistics, Lump, The Polite Force & Peggy Carrigan. The original wav file is here https://archive.org/details/noise-arch_ww-mfp. It is one file for each side of the tape – I edited out the different tracks from the original file.
Psychic TV bargain with Genesis P-Orridge (RIP) and Alex Fergusson (Alternative TV) in 1981 after the break-up of Throbbing Gristle. After they released 17 albums with Allegory and Self (1988) P-Orridge became interested in the burgeoning acid house and techno movements. Alex Fergusson left soon after and was replaced by techno artist Fred Giannelli, They embarked on a long tour of the US and UK in 1988, Europe in 1989 and another long tour of the United States in 1990. These two live tapes where from that tour. (Thanks for the files Don) You can find their music at these two bandcamp sites https://psychictv.bandcamp.com/ & https://psychictv-ptv3.bandcamp.com/
What is the Punkin’Pie Hubbub? We still don’t know! But it has something to do with carting a bunch of city slickers through a small town main street, with screeching guitars and freaked-out antics aboard some approximation of a float.
Shot in a variety of formats including 16mm color film, Simon Nagle and I created and recorded this event for a documentary film course at Temple in 1990.
Look for Richard Fravel, Arthur DiFuria, Andrew Clees and Noel Babineau of the Uptown Bones. Also Eric DeJesus, Elizabeth Duby, Tom Miller, Jim Reed, Joe David, and an entourage of Hubbub followers and fans.
cave canem was a Philadelphia band comprised of former members of Electric Love Muffin. Frank Campbell (drums) and Brian Campbell (Bass) The two joined forces with Kate Heim on lead vocal and Rich Cartes on lead guitar and began playing locally in March ‘91. cave canem formed in the fall of 1990 and have since sought to combine the simple emotion and power of hard rock with a unique melodic quality. Each member contributes their own diverse influences to the band to create cave canem’s powerful moody original sound. Kate and Brian are currently in a reformed Poppy with Craig from Scram.
The Chills – first up basically it’s just one song from a show in 1990 at JC Dobbs. After Pink Frost you can hear the tour manager ask to stop recording. But I wanted to put it up anyway. (Thanks for the tape Don) But since one song and a partial isn’t very much I added two recent show videos from Youtube. One from the Troc and the other from City Winery.
The Clean Live from Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia June 6, 2012. Just filmed a few songs – some are not complete and I didn’t have a tracklist so they are most likely not in the order they were played. I first heard the Clean (David Kilgour, Hamish Kilgour (RIP) & Robert Scott) when kdu got the Tuatara – A Flying Nun Compilation in the Mid-80s. Although I instantly became a fan of all the bands on the comp and it opened me up to the whole New Zealand scene, the Clean were my favorite. I soon go the compilation not sure if was album or cd at that point and tried to find anything by them. The one problem of discovering this band this way was they had broken up in 1982, so I figured I would never see them. I did manage to see the ex-members current band (ie. The Bats, The Mad Scene and David’s solo bands). Then they reunited and I got to see them at Maxwell’s and then more new music and tours that brought them to Philly. These vidoe clips were shoot on my phone from their show at Johnny Brenda’s. I wasn’t sure I was going to put them up but with the deeply sad passing of Hamish and no other clips that I could find for that show I decided to add them here.
0:00 – 1:59 – Anything Could Happen 2:00 – 4:45 – Fish 4:46 – 7:13 – The Dream Life U Need A Rubber Soul 7:14 – 12:00 – Getting Older 12:01 – 15:17 – Odditty 15:18 – 17:35 – Tally Ho
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.
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