King face was a band based out of Washington, DC that started around 1985. They were more straight ahead rock influenced then most of the DC bands at the time. It really made them stand out. The band consisted of Mark Sullivan on vocals, Patrick Bobst on guitar, Andrew Rapoport on bass and Larry Colbert on drums. The band members all had roots in the local hardcore scene. Mark Sullivan had played in a band called The Slinkees in high school. This band featured two members who would go on to start Minor Threat and Dischord Records: Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson. This is them live from Club Pizazz which was just off the Bridge & Pratt el stop (or was it the one before that?) More info at WFMU’s Beware of the Blogpost
Marginal Man (along with GI & Scream) was one of the few DC Discord bands of the mid-80s to tour regularly. This is a live tape from West Catty in 86 with Last Stand and Last Cry and No Deodorant opening for them.
Philly by way of DC roadhouse rock’n’roll/country band Go To Blazes’ first 7 inch, The band on this 7 inch were: Bass – Christopher Horner, Drums – Keith Donnellan, Guitar, Steel Guitar – Thomas Heyman, Lead Vocals & Guitar – Edward Warren. Trouser Press describes them as “Philadelphia four-piece Go to Blazes specializes in roadhouse rock’n’roll — whiskey-kissed shuffles and sour blues and Stones-influenced stomps that have a way of making everyday sorrows seem heroic. Known drinking buddies of Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (producer of their recent recordings), Go to Blazes belongs to that loose confederation of roots rockers determined to preserve the rough edges of the music, the country twangs and beer-guzzling stomps.”
DC’s Void Live video Feb. 18th & 25th 1984. The video from the 18th is from the CEC in philly. The video from the 25th is from Rock Hotel in NYC. (Thanks Chris for the info and flyer). So, if anyone knows where this is from please let me know. The flyer I put up with it is from an older Love Hall show. The only Void stuff I knew about was the split with Faith. But this is later Void when they were one of the earlier hardcore bands to add metal influences. Allot of people compared later Void to COC (or argued which one was the first hardcore/metal crossover) Personally I don’t care who was first I just care about if it’s any good. Void had an album Potion For Bad Dreams they did for Touch & Go which has never been put out but you can find it here Thanks again to Pete at Sounds of Tomorrow. for the beta tapes
This was a great day first Decontrol & Scream at the West Side Club and then Marginal Man at the Kennel Club later that night. Scream did a bunch of songs from their first two albums plus lots of covers. I’m not sure exactly when this show was but I know it was Spring of 1986. I saw Scream a few more times after this but this was my favorite time – it was more like a party then a show. Scream are back together and doing some shows (hopefully they will do a tour) go to their site for more info.
Thanks again to Pete at Sounds of Tomorrow for the beta tapes
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