The precursor to Tar was a hardcore punk outfit called Blatant Dissent, which formed in DeKalb, Illinois where singer/guitarist John Mohr and drummer Mike Greenlees were attending Northern Illinois University. Joining Mohr and Greenlees in Tar were original bassist Tim Mescher (only until 1991 and who also played for Snailboy), bassist Tom Zaluckyj and guitarist Mark Zablocki. Zaluckyj and Mohr played unique instruments, crafted of aluminum, designed by Ian Schneller of Specimen Products.
Paisley Underground band Three O’Clock started as Salvation Army (but was forced to change their name by the religious charity) – Here is a live tape of them playing St Mary’s in West Philly in November 1983.
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II
The Mighty Fall from the Chestnut Cabaret in May of 1988. From the time frame the band was most likely – Brix Smith / Steve Hanley / Craig Scanlon / Simon Wolstencroft / Marcia Schofield and of course (do I even have to mention) Mark E Smith. Thanks for the tape Don Sheluga
In a year and a half one of my favorite 80’s Australian bands the Celibate Rifles played Revival 3 times. The one that stands out for me was the April 12, 87 show – earlier on that day I saw Motorhead and the She Males at the Troc, then biked down to Revival to catch the Rifles. They were awesome that night and were amazing and surpsingly louder than Motorhead. They were part of a very Stoogies/Ramones inspired Australian sound from back then that I still really enjoy listening to. Sadly their singer Damien Lovelock died in 2019 here is a link to a tribute article from the Guardian. Also found and interview with the Rifles that aired on WKDU many years ago with Bill MacFarland Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II
3 different Butthole Surfers shows from the Chestnut Cabaret – the first is from one of Don Sheluga’s tapes (Thanks Don) and the other 2 were already up on archive.org
I missed some song titles if anyone can figure out the titles of the ones listed as unknown please let me know.
Butthole Surfers Live at Chestnut Cabaret on 10-21-1989
Long time Philly-area rockers Pink Slip Daddy, the brainchild of Mick Cancer, Sal Mineo’s Only Son, Barb Dwyer and Palmyra Delran, was formed in the late 1980s after its members had intersected in various combos, including Sic Kidz and Das Yahoos.
Originally intended as a solo project for Mick, it quickly morphed into a breathing reality, as for several decades the band has delivered wildly received live performances and a series of acclaimed recordings, including Rock Damage And Other Love Songs and the groundbreaking LSD ten-inch vinyl package.
– stolen from their soundcloud page that has FREE DOWNLOADS!
Complete live on Jackie’s show set on WKDU January 10, 1989 – Plus a pre-air version of L.S.D.
Again I have no info on this very Zappa influenced band – I remember the band name and vaguely think they were a west philly band but that’s it. This is a live on WKDU set I assume on Jackie’s show but I’m not even sure of that.
If anyone has more info on this band please send it to me. (Thanks)
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