Killig Joke from the East Side Club from August 17th 1981 part of theie East coast of the US Tour
Post Punk early 80’s band that played the East Side CLub a lot. Judging by the article in Termial! (page 9) there may have been a lot of different people in the band during it’s short exsistance. The only one I know for sure is Chris Unrath (Baby Flamehead, Shimmers) since he posted the pictures which lead to getting the soundcloud link. (Thanks Chris & Rikki Ercoli)
Here’s a condensed history of No Milk – from Miguel H Gonzalez
Doug Rooney, guitar, and Cordy Swope, bass (later of Ruin) met 17-year-old Jeremy Klotz, drums (later of Physical Push) after the dissolution of The Ecstatics – whose members included Dave Bass, drums (later of Young Snakes) and Ron Gonzalez, guitar (later of Swans).
Ron’s my older brother. Doug went to HS with my sister. And Jeremy plus John Slepian were my friends at CAPA in Center City.
Singer Mark Rayment joined next. Then they added second guitarist Chris Unrath, who had had several bands with Mark that never took off beyond rehearsals. (One of which I was in along with Dave Martin.)
After No Milk opened for Killing Joke, local buzz really started taking off. But, Cordy left for Boston, so they recruited Dave Martin, bass (later of The Fad).
But then Jeremy decided to leave to start his own band with John Slepian, so I left Sadistic Exploits to join No Milk.
The quintet pictured is an early photo shoot around that time. We went on a 10-month tear locally plus a few gigs in DC (9:30 Club), Baltimore (Marble Bar) and Trenton (City Gardens). We recorded at Sigma with Mike Tarsia, and Lee Paris played “The No Milk Album” (actually a four-song EP) a lot.
But after opening for the Stray Cats at the ESC in July 1982, we fractured due to internal differences, stress, and what was probably more than a hot streak of burnout.
Later in 1982, Cordy returned from Boston and after reuniting with Doug found drummer Phil Fugelo (later of Mr. Mehta) and re-booted No Milk with Mark on vocals. As memory serves they played a handful of shows.
But ultimately closed the book. I like to think that No Milk spawned several interesting and important Philly bands — Ruin, The Fad, Mr Mehta, and Baby Flamehead among them.
I went on to play in Timi & The Dub Warriors with Chuck Treece among many great players. In the early 90s, I joined the eTribe with MT Giannone, another early 80s hardcore drummer.
Midnight sessions with Mike Tarsia engineering.
For a few years I was working on this Philly Punk gigography covering the years 1977-1987. I cut off at 1987 because the music diversified so much after that that I thought it would be too much plus, I moved in one direction while others moved in another direction even though all the music could be considered Punk in some form at least. I haven’t been able to finish it because of Covid and the library being closed for a while and also, I wasn’t able to pay for newspapers.com the last several years. Most of what I have listed is from old flyer, fanzines, websites and newspapers. I only did newspaper research for Hot Club and other venues up to summer 1978. So, there is two years of research needed between summer 1978 and 1980. And, then for Omni’s and Ripley’s in the early 1980s. I also added the pre-Punk stuff from Stooges, MC5, New York Dolls, Velvet Underground/Lou Reed, Patti Smith and a few choice others like Hawkwind with Lemmy and Roxy Music that I thought were good influences for Punk.
Please feel free to use it and add to it for the good of all and the history of Philadelphia. Please send any corrections or additions to FreedomHasNoNounds@gmail.com.
The Damned from the East Side Club, Philadelphia in 1983.
04-I Just Cant Be Happy Today
05-Stranger on the Town
06-Wait for the Blackout
07-Plan 9 Channel 7
08-Born to Kill
09-The Limit Club
12-Looking at You [Mc5]
13-Smash it Up
14-Neat Neat Neat
16-Noise Noise Noise
17-Hippy Hippy Shake [Chan Romero]
I have been trying to track down when this show happened – It’s not the same show as this 81 video which was the Bad Brains first time in Philly –
Then from According to Informed Sources… it looks like the next time Bad Brains played was at Elks Center in January 82. So, that might be the show – Bad Brains second show in Philly??
If anyone has any more info, flyer or photos Please send them to me – for now here ‘s the audio.
Thanks Crunch Productions for the tape
01 – Attitude
02 – ?
03 – F.V.K. (Fearless Vampire Killers)
04 – Big Takeover
05 – Banned In DC
06 – Joshua’s Song
07 – Rally Round Jah Throne
08 – Right Brigade
09 – Destroy Babylon
10 – The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth
11 – Pay To Cum
12 – Riot Squad
Short Minutemen video clip from the East Side Club show which included Black Flag and Nig Heist. It includes the end of the song Cut, Felt Like A Gringo, Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love (Van Halen cover) & Life As A Rehearsal. I found More clips from this show on You Tube. Below the video I made some sudio files from the video.
Thanks again to Pete at Drugmusic.com. for the beta tapes
Photo of the Minutemen from Love Hall Thanks