Category: Scram

Scram – Live Tapes

Live Tapes of Scram recorded and given to me by Don Sheluga (Thanks Don!).
I will add more as I split up the tracks and figure out the titles (where I can)

Houston Hall Auditorium – Penn 09/16/1989

01 – Whose Side You’re On
02 – Here Tonight
03 – Forward # Onward
04 – Passing Me By
05 – Listen to Your Mama
06 – Can’t Get Over It
07 – Power
08 – Fire
09 – Piece of the Pie

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Chestnut-Cabaret January 18, 1990

00 – Intro (Bob Denny)
01 – Forward – Onward
02 – Whose Side You’re On
03 – Self Defense
04 – Dont Run Away
05 – Passing Me By
06 – Here Tonight
07 – One Way Or Another
08 – A Place in Your World
09 – But Its Alright
10 – Power
11 – Can’t Get Over It
12 – Listen to Your Mama
13 – Fire
14 – Piece of the Pie
15 – Outro (Bob Denny)

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City Gardens – March 30, 1990

00 – Intro
01 – Whos Side Are You On
02 – Moving Onward
03 – Unknown
04 – Embrace the New World
05 – Unknown
06 – Unknown
07 – Listen to Your Mamma

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Scram - toasters flyer

Chestnut Cabaret – March 01, 1990

End of the All Ages set
01 – Listen to Your Momma
02 – Piece of the Pie

Bar set
03 – Intro
04 – Whose Side You’re On
05 – Here Tonight
06 – Forward Onward
07 – Power
08 – Its Aright
09 – A Place in Your World
10 – Unknown
11 – Cant Get Over It
12 – Listen to Your Momma
13 – Piece of the Pie

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Arch Street Empire – May 26, 1989

00 – Intro
01 – Here Tonight
02 – Whose Side You’re On
03 – Forward- Onward
04 – Passing Me By
05 – Listen to Your Momma
06 – Cant Get Over It.
07 – Power
08 – Don’t Run Away
09 – But Its Alright
10 – Piece of the Pie
11 – Imagine
12 – (Band Intros) Whose Side You’re On
13 – Fire
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PhilaMOCA – 1-13-18 (Complete Show)


As I mentioned in my Electric Love Muffin post I don’t see anyway that I could ever see a band now as many times as I went to Scram and ELM shows. It seemed like Scram was on the bill for every all ages show in the mid to late-80’s. However, they didn’t just play all ages show they seemed to play every club in the city. One of the strangest (but amazing) shows was seeing them back up Schooly D at the Chestnut Cabaret. (Which might have been the first hip hop tours with a live backing bands- I’m not sure)
The things I’ve collected below are an early in studio recording from WXPN, their first album Stand Up and then Kingsessing Trials. The first two were Scram as a three piece with a heavy Reggae influence. By Kingsessing Trials they had added horns and additional musicians (I would put their names but I don’t actually have the cd case anymore.) Trails at times reminds me of Paul Weller’s Style Council. Also I put up some flyers at the bottom of the post. So, enjoy.
Also check out the Loud Fast Philly interview with Matt & Greg Mungan
Scram Booklet

This is a booklet that I believe came with the Scram Demo tape. If I can find a copy of the demo tape I will add the music files to this later.
But in the meantime:
Here’s the PDF of the Booklet

Scram – Live on WXPN

01 – Intro
02 – Forward
03 – Our World
04 – Freedom
05 – Something To Cling To
06 – Here Tonight
07 – Fear

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Scram – Stand Up

Scram - Stand Up
A1 – Here Tonite
A2 – Freedom
A3 – Our World
A4 – Something To Cling To
A5 – Just How Much
B1 – Stand Up
B2 – Imagine
B3 – Move A Mountain
B4 – Dont Say A Word
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Scram – Kingsessing Trials

Kingsessing Trials

01-Can’t Get Over It
02-Forward- Onward
03-Whose Side You’re On
05-Piece of the Pie
06-Passing Me By
07- I 1 2 Thang Q
08-Don’t Run Away
10-Listen to Your Momma
11-Never the Same

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Philly Comps- That Was Then This Is Now 7″

This post is the first of three Philly compilations posts I’m going to try to get up today.

That Was Then This Is Now 7″

This 7″ from Plus Records came out in 1986 and songs by Ruin, FOD, Scram and Electric Love Muffin. If I remember right the picture on the front (see below) was of the torn down Love Hall (Hence the that was then). For 86 this was a good representation of probably the most popular bands in the Philly scene but certainly not all of them. The 7 inch came with a insert that I scanned and you can see below plus stickers which probably went on one of my old skateboards, where it stayed in pristine condition since I was not a very good skateboarder.. Here are the 4 Tracks

Ruin-By The By
Electric Love Muffin-Club Car
Scram-Something To Cling To
F.O.D.-Meat Factory

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