Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls, Heartbreakers, Gang War) from the East Side Club March 4, 1982
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