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Wishniaks Live on WKDU 1989

Wishniaks Live on WKDU from sometime in 1989 on Jackie’s show.

It was a very long time ago. It may have been our first performance for radio. I know we were psyched to be there. I remember the headphone mix sounding nothing like us and was a bit thrown by that. We played everything really fast, or sped up during tunes, which was kind of our m.o. Nice to hear what Jim Hostetter was doing on guitar and vocals. We always made such a racket live that I could never really tune in to what he was doing. This set is the band after our first e.p. came out and we were getting songs and our chops together for recording our album in Spring of ‘90. “Left in the Dark” is a cover of the Vertebrats. – except for the Vertebrats cover, all words and music by me, publishing: Bang Quack Music. Hostetter took some lyrical liberties live a la Westerberg. – Andrew Chalfen

Wishniaks were Andrew Chalfen (Trolleyvox, I Think Like Midnight) – Guitar, David Frank – Drums, James B. Moran – Bass & Jim Hostetter – Guitar & Vocals.

Thanks for the tape Jackie & for Andrew for making the files sound better.

01 – One Eye Open
02 – Monterey
03 – Day to End All Days
04 – Chatting – Prior to Summertime
05 – Summertime
06 – 6am
07 – Double Taking
08 – Distraction
09 – Marcys Gone
10 – Marianne Faithfull
11 – Point of No Return
12 – Left in the Dark
13 – She Gets You
14 – One Eye Open -Practice
15 – Distraction – Practice

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Latimer – Demo Tape

Latimer was a fixture on the local scene in the mid-1990s, thanks to frequent live shows and tape, 7 inch releases plus later a pair of memorable albums on the World Domination record label.
The band — which at various times included singer/guitarist Geoff Doring (who sadly passed away in 2005) – bassist Dylan Cotton – drummer Rob Sherman – guitarist/singer Rich Fravel (Uptown Bones, Mt Vengeance, Ashtabula, Blue) and guitarist Kevin Morpurgo (Dandelion).

This is an early 6 song demo tape called Ted Morgan Muscle Car in the band at this time was Rich, Dylan, Geoff & Spidey. There are little excerpts of music in between the songs.

A1 – Carolida
A1-2 – Inbetween Music
A2 – Why Should I
A2-2 – Inbetween Music
A3 – Finger
A3-2 – Inbetween Music
B1 – Once
B1-2 – Inbetween Music
B2 – Stabs the Reason
B2-2 – Inbetween Music
B3 – Elixir
B3-2 – Inbetween Music

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demo back cover





Pedestrian Angels

Pedestrian Angels included Sam Steinig on Keyboards and Vocals, Eddie Beinlich on Drums, Henry on Vocals and Harmonica, Leonard on Bass and Rainy Orteca on Guitar. The band didn’t actually have an official name but Pedestrian Angels was one that was suggested and considered. They practiced in the basement of the Big Brothers Big Sisters building on N.13th Street where some of the members worked and where this practice was recorded. Pedestrian Angels only existed for two and a half months, in 1988, and never played a live show. In 1992 Sam and Eddie would start the band Mondo Topless. After Pedestrian Angles, Rainy played in the Philly bands Baby Flamehead and Gimme before moving to Brooklyn where she played bass for Joan Osbourne in 1995 and since 2004 can be heard playing bass in the band Joan As Police Woman.
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II

01 – Practice Track One
02 – Practice Track Two
03 – Practice Track Three

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Note: I didn’t have any kind of image for this post so I made a wings of desire (angels) pedestrian sign – this is nothing anyone in the band had anything to do with

Heroics

I forget when or where Jason, Chris and I first spoke about trying to collaborate; was it at a show at the Khyber? taco tueday at Mom’s? I have zero recollection anyway, we had tried a few years before when I tried out for lead singer in their previous combo Dagobah System. that wasn’t the right fit as they were pretty jammy and had an established mode of band communication. I wasn’t about to jump in and force song arrangements on them and they wouldn’t have let me anyway! also I was in 3 other bands at that time, but I always wanted to play with Chris and I definitely always wanted to be a part of the mystique that Jason had with the legendary Kitschchao. they knew the vick logic tapes as well and being Philadelphia players in Phila bands we had all seen another’s bands for years, played on bills together and been on social scene terms of course (man, Philadelphia was much smaller back then wasn’t it?) so, NO the Dagobah System thrived for quite a bit when the band members eventually all did their vocals and gang vocals on their own (a side note: one of the Dagobah jams we rehearsed [and taped] became a mid-period heroics tune in ‘the Elk’) after I left KeN and the city I swore that I wouldn’t and couldn’t play in another band ever. I just didn’t (still don’t) have the political grace to navigate the scene and the band politics always tested or even ruined relationships and friendships. it’s just alot of fucking work creatively, politically and emotionally . . . had I had some level of outward success and an infrastructure (read: musical career) I could have jumped into something more willingly and I don’t think I SUCK necessarily either, it’s just that audience success never came

I think Jason and Chris were also reticent in the same way as the broke up Dagobah for some personal reasons as well. so before we even played a note I said “no pressure. no restrictions. no set ideas. if we don’t gel let’s not force it” when we finally did get together it was effortless. even with a limited line-up in 2 guitars and a vocal it was clear that we could mesh our ideas and our talent Chris is a fucking genius and JCLo has a punk rock soul (and a great guitar tone). I think they dug my ability to wedge a hook and melody into their progressions we got off on it and decided to become a band after a few weeks plus, these were some of the greatest funnest drunken-ish practices ever. total freeform fun. we became fast friends and solid writing partners right then that first month. now to find a drummer . . .-Marc

the heroics: 12.1999 – 8.2004
the heroics:
Marc Beck vocals
Chris Hunter guitar
Jason Clouser guitar
Roger Bodine bass
Lenny America drums 1
Matt Kovalchuk drums 2

Bottle cover


Bottle / Is this the Seminar

01-Is this the Seminar
02-(I miss my) Bottle

4 song ep

01-Sweet Tart
02-Bottle
03-Is This the Seminar
04-Th Revealor

Heroics

CD

01 – Sweet Tart
02 – Bottle
03 – Is This the Seminar
04 – Sunshine
05 – Akai Akai
06 – Running With the New Punx
07 – Th Revealor
08 – Th Volunteer
Bonues Track: Pull-Tab Currency

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Grisly Fiction – Live on WKDU (May 16, 1989)

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.

00 – Intro
01 – CRT
02 – Shadows
03 – Outside
04 – Kitchen Utensils
05 – Expanding
06 – Sculpt
07 – History
08 – Questions
09 – Coloures
10 – P-4
11 – Prostitution
12 – Cows
13 – Cerebral Maintenance
14 – Outro
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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

Mudpie on WKDU

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

01 – (Not Too) Deep
02 – A Different Kind of Suck
03 – My Last Day
04 – Modena
05 – Questions
06 – Blues Sex King
07 – Newanna
08 – Lady Marmalade
09 – Practice – Blues Sex King
10 – Practice – Modena

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Throttle

Throttle Tape back
4 piece jazzcore/thrash band started by former Gwar vocalist Joe Annaruma, former She-Males guitarist Paul Billbrough, and former Serial Killers bassist Tom Donovan. The band was started in 1988, with drummer Chuck Treece of McRad playing their first few shows, as well as recording drums on 4 songs on their 1st release, the Cassette only album Freaks (1989). Below is I assume an earlier  version of the demo with the 4 songs Chuck was on.

Demo 89

01 – Ugly World
02 – Lifes Tragedies
03 – Out of My Head
04 – Dead Mans Song
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