Category: Philly bands (Page 3 of 16)

YDI – live WKDU 1983

Formed in the early 80’s (and still going today) Philly legends YDI live @ the WKDU band bash – Drexel Quad, Philadelphia-PA October 1st, 1983

Recorded by John Coffey
Digitalized by DANISTHEBASTARD

Stinkbomben – Live on WKDU

Stinkbomben Live on WKDU – May 19, 1988 – We think it was on Jackie’s show and Produced by Diego.  Thanks for the tape  and pictures Bill
Stinkbomben was:
Steve Tiberi (Meister Squad, Rotgut, Rear Admiral) – Vocals,
Bill Rude (the Koosmans, Bad Ronald, Rotgut, Tons of Nuns, Rear Admiral), – guitar, vocals
Brian Sussman (Bad Ronald, Tons of Nuns) – bass,
Rockbottom Rob (Mothra, Blue Train, Rockula, Beretta 76, Creem Circus) – drums.

01 – Quiet the World
02 – Stinkbomben Theme
03 – Bread and Butter
03 – Brown Sugar
04 – I Dont Want to Go Down to the Basement
05 – Masocist
06 – Mongolode
07 – Disturbing the Police
08 – Desperate Dejects and Stones
09 – Keep Your Distance
10 – One Step Closer
11 – Outro

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She Males – Demos

Original She-Males:
John Gilmour – vox
Jon Graf – Bass
Weezul – Drums
Piss Torpedo – Lead Guitar
Bayen – Rythym Guitar

I started band after 5 Story Fall loved 5sf but it was getting kinda limiting you know? i was digging heavier stuff…. Weezul (Mike Mosely currently in Brown Sugar/Gibbous Moon) was drumming for the Sadistic Exploits who were kinda packing it in….he came on board to join 5sf but i told him lets do something new instead. I met Bayen thru Toby from Mr Mehta.  Weez grew up with Piss (who went on to play in Throttle after Shemales) We met Graf who was visiting from VA and decided to move to Philly start the band. When it wasn’t a complete shitshow Shemales was an amazing band.

We were in the right place at the right time with the right sound and we looked really cool…. this was before the 90s made all that rocknroll stuff look stock you know? We were taking influences from everywhere…. it was kinda freeing in 86 87 to breakout of that rigid hardcore boots and teeshirts look…. we were dressing like 1/4 crossdressing english post-punk glam shit 1/4 grebo zodiac mindwarp, motorhead etc… it was all fucking thrift store chic at the time. A lot of credit for how we looked goes to our girlfriends at the time.- Mine, Lisa Hilliard, Bayen’s Tammy Diner and Heather who was Dating Jon Young from the Slacks The girls, well Lisa owned a badass thrift shop in west philly called South of Soho Tammy and Heather worked there.. so they had access to tons of cool clothes and used to Hand Make all of our cool shit. I don’t think they ever got enough credit without them no distinctive shemale look

Me and Graf were drawing our lyric inspiration from Birthday party Nick Cave, Vosco from Ruin, Jim Thirwell. Baudelaire, cool cool shit when put on top of cool ass riffs We never wanted to play stock riffs Piss and Weez were music school grads so they were throwing in off time shit and crazy chords in the back ground that on top off Bayen’s absolute ear for killer rock riffs made for amazing tunes….. and we used to fuck with song structure as much as possible… no choruses or putting them at the end rarely verse chorus verse chorus. Then the whole traveling sideshow aspect e. g.

We named the band after a VHS porn series called She Male Encounters… our first early flyers were straight up shemale porn. Our first show, a bunch of Tranny streetwalkers thought it was some kind of support group, lol So about 15-20 showed up. They were awesome, became instant fans. We were the most popular rock band among phila’s black trans sexworkers. At one show three of them Diamond, Fabulous and So What saved me from being stomped by some skinheads around the corner from Revival. They carry razors in there wigs and who knew that high heels are amazing weapons.

Anyway the band had like 2 perfect years and i think we easily would have been on a major in the 90s, we were way ahead of the times e. g. Slash wore his She Male Tee shirt when GnR played their first show at the Troc. Chris Schwartz from Ruffhouse, who at the time was my best friend and our manager, was working his ass off for us but……..

My drug addiction ruined everything. I really let those guys down getting lost in Heroin/Alcohol and just this Ego driven Rock Star entitlement. I mean i was a kid i was 19-21and shooting Dope with Johnny Thunders…… shit so went to my head it stopped being about the music for me, it became about everything else. I stopped being able to create. It was weird after writing like 10 songs a week since i was 12 i spent the last year not being able to put 2 words together in a creative way. I would scat sing and pretend i had written lyrics…. puke on stage….. the whole 9.Same old story about too much too soon. Chris used to tell me “Nothing says nothing like nothing from the oven” He meant that no matter how big the hype at the end of the day if you can’t produce it just doesn’t matter so…..

Anyway She Males was great I had more fun than 100 monkeys…. people, and the band guys, ask me about doing a reunion but i can’t we tried one, it was awful for me lol, i can’t be the singer that the band and the crowd deserves when im sober. She Males need to stay Young Pretty and Mangled.

oh i forgot to mention the rest of the members…. so after Piss we had Trick from Grafs old VA hardcore band Schmyzer on Lead for a minute then he went on to play with Shag Motor Pony which was Charlie and Alice from The Vels band we then got Carl Hinds (later he went on to start Dandelion) on Lead and the line up with Carl was the best, that was the definitive SheMales line up however the line up with Piss was the most interesting

Its actually a little known fact that She Males was a heavy Acid/Shrooms band on top of the Heroin and Booze lol The pic of me with red hair and red white stripe pants was at the Troc first time opening up for Anvil Bitch and Motorhead. I had taken 4 hits of some Mind blowing pink window pane. I spent the whole gig staring at our own light show and rolling around on stage making David Yow hairball noises! I shaved off my eyebrows right before the show like Bob Geldof in the Wall! The metal kids loved it they didn’t know what to think – John Gilmour
Thanks for the tape Jackie  and the additional tracks  Rennie Resmini

Demo Tape

01 – Love Crawl
02 – Dr Octopus
03 – Metal

Studio 4 Tracks

01 – Blind Drunk
02 – Last Call
03 – Metal
04 – Miss Nude New York
05 – Love Crawl
06 – Monica

The Farm Tapes Tracks

01 – Yin Yang Machine Gun
02 – Miss Nude New York
03 – Bruised
04 – Last Call
05 – Dr Octopus
07 – Tarot Song

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Info about the Studio 14 and Farm Tape:

ok so these two tapes are like…. a pretty clear documentation of the band(i should prob just say me, lol) imploding.
So you notice that the Studio 4 demos have no vocals, but man the tracks sound awesome, and believe me they would have been great songs, lyrics were killer, vocal arrangements awesome. Problem was nobody and i mean NOBODY, could get me to stand up straight in the studio long enough to actually cut the great vocal tracks in my head, that occasionally made their way into a microphone at a live show between psychotic babbling incoherent mumbling and incessant demands for more whiskey on stage. This was when Chris Schwartz was busting his ass to get us signed. The guys at Studio 4 believed in us too and were their usual fucking wizard selves!
Anyway….. We(by we of course I mean I) couldn’t complete the demo.
Wiser minds decided the band(i mean me) basically needed a time out.
The band (me) needed to go away from all the distractions that the streets of (north) Philly had to offer. We(I) needed to clean up and refocus. So our lighting guy Fran’s Family had a Cabin in the woods outside of Puxatawny PA.
Chris Schwartz and Sean Tierney set us up with a 16 track studio and left us there in the middle of the Blair Witch Project to get our(my) shit together. So the results should be the farm tape.
Unfortunately the opposite of what everyone intended actually happened!
See by the time we(i mean me) got out to the farm we(i) had burned most of my bridges, all the bartenders in the few bars i wasn’t kicked out of actually began to want me to pay for my drinks and my drug dealers were done fronting me….. so things were looking a bleak on the old free ride horizon
……. well,
so anyway by the time we got to the farm we (the royal we meaning me of course) were pretty much persona non grata literally everywhere.
But the funny thing is when we(I) went to the farm to get our(my) shit together people became like “hey im kinda proud of them, they (Gilmour) is trying to get their (really just his) shit together, i think ill bring him a little something something” but EVERYBODY thought that way! So everybody that visited us(me) came out stocked up. Oh baby the rainy season had returned at last!!!
I wound up with more dope, acid and booze out there then i could ever have gotten my grubby little hands on at home.
Alls i really remember is tripping face everyday, snorting dope off a female friends belly, playing dungeons and dragons and shooting guns drunk.
Needless to say, the plan was sound. The execution….. not so much.
Fuck it what can i say?
I was just a dumb kid.
Paraphrase Lin Manual-Miranda….. I didn’t know how to say no to it all.
Anyway that’s my point of view.
You can ask Michael Mosley Lindsey Williams Butler Jon Graf et al.
Maybe they remember different
– John Gilmour (Thanks for all the background John)

Jack Gorry

My first memory of Jack was at an all ages show at one of the Penn frats and he was drunkenly moshing in the pit. Then at one point he lay down on the stage and seemed to take a nap. He later got off the stage and returned to the pit. His size made it intimidating but soon it was obvious he was just having a good time and all was good. As most people in Philadelphia, Jack lived in my house rent free for a while when he was dating one of my housemates. Jack was a force to watch during Scab Cadillac. He had a great presence as a front man and they were always a great band to see live. I feel fortunate that I ran into Jack on one of his last times back in Philadelphia – he had a way of making you feel like seeing you was the best possible thing that could happen to him that day. It was devastating that he accidentally drowned in California, it’s still hard to believe that it was even possible.
Jack’s family released this collection of songs with donations going to a fund they set up to send underprivileged children to Cummington, MA’s Shire Village — the summer camp Jack attended and later worked at as a counselor. I couldn’t find the camp fund online any longer but please donate to Shire Village Camp in Jack’s  name if you want to support the intention of these songs being released.
Photos of Jack taken by Toni Farina

01 – Love Inspiration
02 – One U Will
03 – Grateful
04 – Wildflowers
05 – Voices (live)
06 – Saint of San Francisco (live)
07 – When We Return
08 – Orange
09 – Hands & Time
10 – Shine
12 – Gone for Good
13 – When We Return (reprise)
14 – Bonus track

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Bunnydrums- Reunion Show 2006

Bunnydrums reunion show from 2006 at World Cafe Live.
The summer of 2006, Frank Marr and I started to play live shows again with Marc Laurick (bass; 9 Fireman 9, Certain General, King Britt, Byard Lancaster), Howard Harrison (guitar; Martin Bisi) and Michael Mongiello (drums; Scareho). It was Marc Laurick that engineered the return of the band to play live again and we continued to do shows for about another ten years, until Marc’s untimely passing away. In that period, we shared the stage with the Bush Tetras, Certain General, Pure Hell, Richard Lloyd, Stan Ridgway, Note Killers and others. These shows were a lot of fun to play, at one-point Marc arranged to have the great avant-garde saxophonist, Byard Lancaster to sit in with us which was a trip. Greg Davis, Bunnydrums’ original bass player and Joe Ankenbrand (drums), unfortunately, were not available to participate in this reunion. – from the Last Day Deaf interview
Thanks to Flipo from the Excuses for the audio.

01 – Boundaries
02 – Deep in the Heart
03 – Shiver
04 – Closed Eyes
05 – Frozen Hands
06 – Unknown
07 – TV Eye

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Suktub – Live on WKDU

Live on Marina’s show from March 7, 1997. Suktub was Roger Bodine (Grisly Fiction, Underraga, DTO) on bass and vocals, John Malloy on guitar and vocals and Jeremy Sustare (Grisly Fiction, Underraga, Skeeter & the Itch) on drums.

00 – Intro
01 – When the Chevy Breaks
02 – Son of Sevenless
03 – Needle
04 – Whiskey Biscuit
05 – Cathartic
06 – Space Beetle
07 – Idiot Child
08 – Cultivate the Culture
09 – Safety Glass
10 – Outro

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Scab Cadillac – Live

2 Scab Cadillac Live shows from 1989 and some Flyers & Pictures
(The live  pictures are not form either of these shows – they are from a Troc show.) Thanks for the tapes Jackie.

Scab Cadillac Press Kit

Live – JC Dobbs 6-19-89

01 – Pious Hatred
02 – Ring
03 – Twenty-Four Stories
04 – Explain This
05 – Unknown
06 – Unknown
07 – Engine 11
08 – Gaza Strip Tease
09 – Unknown
10 – Unknown
11 – Unknown
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Live – Khyber Pass 6-3-89

01 – Explain This
02 – Tentry Four Stories
03 – Engine11-Stupid Flu
04 – Unknown
05 – Gaza Strip Tease
06 – Forgotten Children
07 – Poor Mans Boots
08 – Land of the Who- Home of the What
09 – Driver
10 – Boogie Man
11 – Driver
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Sweet Pussy – Live on WKDU

Or as Marina calls them Sweet P-word. They played live on her show on WKDU on March, 28, 1997. I don’t have a lot of information on them – I know some of the band members are Pablo Bravo, Paul Green (of The Paul Green School of Rock Music)
and Lisa Green. (I will update this info when I get more.)
But check out their live on WKDU set.
Thanks for the tape Marina
00 – Intro
01 – Unknown
02 – Unknown
03 – Unknown
04 – Unknown
05 – 2-Unknown-Songs
06 – Unknown
07 – Unknown
08 – Outro

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