After a bunch of Philadelphia bands my friend Bill Rude (the Koosmans, Rotgut, Stinkbomben, Tons of Nuns, Rear Admiral) was in a band based out of NYC called Bad Ronald (along with other Tons of Nuns, Stinkbomben, Rear Admiral member Brian Sussman on bass) which was called “One of the greatest NYC bands that nobody knows but which everyone should know! – by Tony Autoharp Arena.
Recently they released an album that had not been released before as a benefit for Bob A. Lingus who had passed away.
“A year ago today our lives changed forever when we lost Bob. Giorgio and Brian had this pressed as a tribute to Bob, with all proceeds going to his children. Special thanks to Simona Prives for making the record look great and Deborah Suchman Zeolla for the great photos within, and Ellen Rosenholtz for taking these photos.”
“So here you go, 19 years after it was recorded. You can get this, plus this fabulous t-shirt, and in case you missed it the first time (apparently you did!) our two 7″s from the nineties right here at badronaldnyc.com
Please go check it out and if you can help out by buying some Bad Ronald music or shirts you won’t regret it.
Molly Be Damned were from Boyertown Pennsylvania and started life in the 1980s as a band called the Demented Foolz. In 1989 Demented Foolz stopped playing but in the early 1990s three of them got together with a new member and changed the name to Molly Be Damned. IN 1995 they recorded their first demo and in 1996 they had several songs on compilation CDs but were never able to get their own record or CD released before splitting up.
Thanks for the files Brett Noise Addiction II
I can’t find any info about this tape or songs titles maybe after this post goes up someone can let me know.
Info about the band from John Terlesky’s Morning Call Article
The four-piece band, formed by students at Kutztown University in 1992, enjoyed a scrappy run on the area underground music circuit, self-releasing a charmingly eclectic, eponymous debut CD in 1997 before splitting up in January 2000 because various members relocated.
After moving back to Harrisburg from Boston last fall, guitarist Dave Slabonik renewed contact with singer Shaun McNally and began to collaborate on some new songs. Drummer Shawn Roth and bassist Lou Weller tentatively agreed to get back together.
Crop Circle’s music, driven by Slabonik’s rootsy string-bending and McNally’s moody vocalizing, has been described as surf/Goth/rockabilly/punk, but none of the labels sticks for Slabonik. “It’s pop music, that’s all it is,” he comments. “It’s sloppy and melodically oriented, energetic and catchy. I think it’s great. That’s the only reason I stick around.”
Black Hand was Kevin Bohannon – vocals, Micael Monroe – vocals, Dan Piombino – guitar, Tracy Stair – bass, Josh Moody – drums.
The Black Hand were a shortlived band based out of Pottstown, PA. Dan Piombino had been the original guitarist in 2.5 Children during 1990-1991 and the original drummer was Mark Fry ex-Irate Youth. The band practiced only a handful of times during the Spring and Summer of 1993 before they broke up. They never played live or made it to a recording studio. These songs are from a practice tape. Kevin wrote the lyrics and the basic chord sequence for the song TV, the lyrics to Prominance were written by Josh and the music was written by the band,and Anti-Man was originally a 2.5 Children song written by Dan. 01 – TV 02 – Prominance 05 – Anti-Man
Nightbreed consisted of Justin Kolb on bass, Todd Kinckener on guitar, Steve Faulkner on drums, Jon Walsh on vocals. The band were from Boyertown PA and existed for only around a year or so between 1992-1994. They organized and played a few shows at the Odd Fellows Hall in Boyertown as well as at fire halls around their hometown. In 1993 they recorded a 10-song tape at Cedric Rockgod’s Rippoff Studios which they sold on cassette at their shows. After the band split up Todd formed Generation 13, Steve joined Vomiting Leprechauns and then the Quartermanes, Justin Kolb joined Figurehead for a few years before moving to Austin Texas and can heard playing upright bass on the Jesse Dayton & Brennen Leigh “Holdin’ Our Own” CD from 2007, and Jon Walsh sang and played bass in another band named Disillusioned (during the late 90s and early 00s), sadly he died in 2010.
Irate Youth – Rob Sellers – vocals, Tom Allen – guitar, Mike Mash – guitar, Steve Rhoads – bass, Mark Fry – drums from Pottstown PA. They played at Unisound in Reading a bunch of times and recorded just this one 4-song tape. Mark Fry was later briefly in The Black Hand and then The Piss Shivers for a few years. There was also a video tape recorded live at Unisound floating around in the 1990s. (I couldn’t find it online)
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II
This compilation cassette was released by Meet Cafe fanzine from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Fatal Existence – Fatal Existence was from Reading Pennsylvania and formed in June 1983
Red Tide – Punk Rock band from Victoria, British Colombia, Canada.
Dead End (Canada)
Mere Mortals (USA)
The Bill Of Rights – The Bill Of Rights formed in 1984 in Vancouver B.C., Canada.
Immoral Minority – Pure Vancouver H/C from the 80’s
Silent Minority (Canada)
Polkaholics – 80s band from Toronto, Canada
Hates – Punk band from Houston, Texas, USA. Formed in 1978
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II Review from Maximum Rocknroll, No. 16 (Aug 1984)
Grieving Eucalyptus were from Topton/Mertztown area of Berks County. They played a lot at Unisound in Reading. This tape is one of their earliest releases. You can listen to their full length cd on the FOE site.
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II
Christian Science A.D. – Matt Kramer – Vocals, Adam Madiera – guitar, Evan Morey – guitar, Jeff “The Hitman” Hartman – bass, Tim Kerschner – drums. They were from Mertztown/Shamrock area of Berks County. Several members were previously in the band Rancid Posie. This 7inch was self released by the band in 1995 on their own Fugly Records label and was their first record. After this one was released Tim left and Bob Spotts took over as the drummer. In 1996 a CD was released on the Motherbox label from New York and a year later they had a split 7inch ep released on the Obese Records label from New Jersey. They mainly played around Southeastern Pennsylvania. The band split up in 1997 and most members went on to other bands.
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