Category: Local Bands (Page 1 of 3)

Bass Masters

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

Bass Masters

1st Demo

01 – She’s Left Alone
02 Parachute
03 Punchout
04 Speechless
05 The Long Walk
06 Broken Pieces
07 Wild Fish From Hell
08 WXAC Interview 10-06-95

2nd Demo

01 I Can’t Be Alone
02 She Left Me For A Volkswagen
03 Broken Pieces
04 The Long Walk
05 Parachute
06 Speechless
07 Chain Letter
08 Fuck The World
09 She’s Left Alone
10 Live It My Own Way

Live – Gilbertsville Fire Hall, Gilbertsville PA 12-30-96

01 The Long Walk
02 She Left Me For a Volkswagen
03 Friends And Foes
04 Punk Rock Woman
05 My World
06 title unknown
07 She Don’t Like Me
08 title unknown
09 You Make Me Want To Puke

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Bass Masters & Figurehead Live in Boyertown! Video

Crude PA Volume 1 Comp

First of two PA comps from Distortions Records come loaded with great garage rockers for info on bands on the comp and other 60s garage check out
Garage Hangover.

01 – Pat Farrell & the Believers – Brand New Baby
02 – Conductors – She Said So
03 – Soul Generation – I Cant See You
04 – Couriers – Feelings
05 – Changing Tymes – You Make it Hard
06 – Sands of Time – Come Back Little Girl
07 – Scholars – Im Gonna Make It
08 – Effects – Ive Been Told
09 – Bitter End – If You Want Somebody
10 – Snaps – Polka Dotted Eyes
11 – JC & the New Tones – Love – Human Emotion
12 – Nomads – Point Five
13 – Nomads – I Need Your Energy
14 – Facts of Life – Ive Seen Darker Nights
15 – Iron Gate – Feelin’ Bad
16 – Thee Young Generation – Ruby Tuesday
17 – Thee Young Generation – Stupidity
18 – Starfyres – Captain Dueseldorph
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Crude PA Bands

Brother JT – Live on WKDU

Brother JT with Jamie Knerr on drums Live from WKDU’s Studio – Sunday, June 3, 2012. Brother JT got started in 1985 or so, had a garage band called the Original Sins, then reincarnated as Brother JT in the early ’90’s. Had albums out on Siltbreeze, Drunken Fish, Drag City, and Birdman. Have been self-releasing for the last few years, most recent effort being Tornado Juice, which is available from his website,  The video was just shoot  with my phone during the in studio and then synced  with the audio from the board.

01 – Intro
02 – Throwaway
03 – Son of Man
04 – Intro
05 – Nothing Really
06 – Intro
07 – Red Cathedral
08 – Intro
09 – I Like Plaid
10 – Intro
11 – Gliding
12 – Intro
13 – Green Curtain
14 – Intro
15 – Be A
17 – Intro
18 – Cat Balloon
19 – Intro
20 – Warms New Cool
21 – Intro
22 – Idyll
23 – Intro
24 – Sunday Nights
25 – Intro
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Quartermanes

Short lived band from Gilbertsville/Boyertown/Pottstown PA that recorded a demo in 1995 but never finish mixing it. It was never distributed and the band only played 4 shows and a house party before splitting up. The band was Ron Mealy – guitar, Jeff Herbst – vocals, Mike Hausman – bass & Steve Faulkner – Drums

Thanks for the files Brett Noise Addiction II

Demo 9-18-95 + Interview 10-20-95

01 – Another Mistake
02 – My Way
03 – Girl Named Hate
04 – Stolen
05 – Real
06 – I Cant Be
07 – Letting it Go
08 – Straight Edge Girl
09 – WXAC Interview 10-20-95

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Suburban Youth (Reading)

Suburban Youth – Jeremy Nolan – guitar, Tony – vocals, Tom Rothermel – bass, Zach Hudock – drums. From Reading.
Suburban Youth was started in 1994 by three high school friends – Jeremy, Tom and Zach. Josh Pettinato was the orignal vocalist, who came from Oley. The band played one show before recording their first demo in 1995. Five songs were recorded on 4-track including Fuck The Army, No Respect, Angst, Drug Free Forever, and Nued Nick. Afterwards Josh left and Tony was added on vocals . During the summer of 1996 they recorded two songs for a compilation CD of local bands. Sometime after this the line up changed again with Andy added on drums. This line up recorded 8 new songs, again on 4-track, and 6 were released on a cassette tape titled Godzilla. They were primarily a local band and played all their shows around the Reading area.

Punk and Then Some (or Godzilla) Demo 1997

01-Puzzled.mp3
02-Godzilla.mp3
03-What Went Wrong.mp3
04-I Steal.mp3
05-Beerman.mp3
06-Cant Take Anymore.mp3

WXAC Reading PA 6-04-97

01 – Interview-.mp3
02 – What Went Wrong [Demo].mp3
03 – Interview-.mp3
04 – Cant Take Anymore [Demo].mp3
05 – Interview-.mp3
06 – Puzzled [Demo].mp3
07 – Interview-.mp3
08 – Godzilla [Demo].mp3
09 – Interview-.mp3
10 – I Steal [Demo].mp3
11 – Interview-.mp3
12 – Punker [Demo].mp3
13 – Interview-.mp3
14 – Reading Pa [Demo].mp3
15 – Interview-.mp3
16 – Interview-.mp3
17 – Funky Metal [Demo].mp3
18 – Interview-.mp3
19 – Interview-.mp3

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Bad Ronald

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

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

Demo Tape

01 – Joe Lunchpail (Demo 1995)
02 – Whats the Sense
03 – She Likes Crack
04 – Demented Fool
05 – Piss Off
06 – Warpath
07 – Chop

WXAC Interview 11-03-95

01 – If You Were My Friend (Wxac 11 – 03 – 95)
02 – Interview Segment –
03 – (I Fuck To) Mozart (Censored)
04 – Interview Segment –
05 – Warpath
06 – Joe Lunchpail
07 – Interview Segment –
08 – Demented Foolz – Bustin Out
09 – Interview Segment –
10 – She Likes Crack (Censored)
11 – Captain Beefheart – Title Unknown
12 – Interview Segment –
13 – Demented Foolz
14 – Piss Off
15 – Interview Segment –
16 – Warpath
17 – Chop
18 – Interview Segment –

Various Sayin Bye, Bye To Label Slavery Comp

07 – Petition
08 – Piss Off
09 – Mozart

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Some Videos of other songs

Molly Be Damned – Spider Webs

Molley Be Damned – Rat Race

Crop Circle – Venutian Suoix tape

Tape Cover

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.”

01 – Title Unknown
02 – Title Unknown
03 – Title Unknown
04 – Title Unknown
05 – Title Unknown
06 – Title Unknown
07 – Title Unknown

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Black Hand – Practice Tape

Black Hand Cassette

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

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