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Philly Hardcore 1981-1986 Part 1

This post was originally on Noise Addiction blog – I have re-posted it (with a few changes) – Check out more Noise Addiction posts at Noise Addiction 2

In the annals of Hardcore Punk history Philadelphia usually gets the short end of the stick but this was my scene and I can tell you it was one of the best in the country at that time. Being located between New York City and Washington DC made it easy for most touring bands to stop there and most of them did. It was a fun and friendly scene. Problem is most of the Philly bands never toured or released anything more than a 7″ though most of them did record an album. All these bands were fun to see live. Autistic Behavior recorded 10 songs in a studio. Six were supposed to be released on an ep, 2 were supposed to be on the never released comp LP being put together by Bad Brains but only two songs ended up being released on the Philly Hardcore comp. Get Off My Back. Crib Death were one of the Philly bands (along with F.O.D.) that opened the legendary Minor Threat show at Buff Hall in Camden NJ. Because there were other bands named Crib Death they changed their name to Blunder Boys – name taken from a Three Stooges film. They split when their singer started a family and their drummer became the bass player for F.O.D. Decontrol started in 1980 but didn’t release their first record until 1985 possibly due to a continuously revolving line up. In those 5 years they developed and created their own style which some liked and others hated. I loves it! Homo Picnic formed out of the ashes of Kremlin Korps and Sudden Impact. In the middle of 1985 their singer left and they kept the line up to a three piece and changed to a more Metal influenced sound. In 1986 they released an LP that had a few songs from the original line up but mostly new songs. Informed Sources were one of the earlier bands that started in 1981. In mid 1982 they changed singers. They recorded some demos with the original singer and a full album with the second singer but only two songs were ever released on the Get Off My Back comp. LP.
info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_hardcore
Informed Sources info here: https://www.facebook.com/InformedSources2012/
Autistic Behavior: https://www.facebook.com/AutisticBehavior/?fref=ts
Blunder Boys: https://myspace.com/blunderboys
Decontrol: https://www.facebook.com/DecontrolUSA/?fref=ts
Homo Picnic: https://www.facebook.com/Homo-Picnic-190149284363440/?fref=ts

Autistic Behavior – unreleased album – has been released by SRA Records – Get it here

Blunder Boys – Demo (1983) [from cassette tape]
01. African Apocalypse
02. Philly Scene
03. Paradise Lost
04. Duel
05. Better Luck Next Time
06. I Hate Girls
07. In The End You’ll Burn
08. I’m Afraid Of The Night
09. Middle Class Morals
10. Crumbled Emotion
11. Fear Of Conspiracy
12. Watch Children Die
13. Body Count
14. Too Much Too Fast
15. Vote
16. Our Future Is Set
17. Broken Homes
18. Redneck Song
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Crib Death – We Just Wanna Spoil Your Party demo (1982) [from cassette tape]
01. Middle Class Morals
02. I’m Afraid Of The Night
03. Duel
04. Watch Children Die
05. In The End You’ll Burn
06. African Apocalypse
07. Philly Scene
08. I Hate Girls
09. Outro
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Decontrol – WXPN, Philadelphia 5-16-85 [from cassette tape]
01. Dead Life
02. What’cha Gonna Do
03. Holiday In New Jersey
04. Depraved Condition
05. Fascists
06. Doomsday
07. Born To Be Wild
08. Prostitute
09. Joe Blow
10. Drunk Again
11. Philly Cops
12. Suburban War
13. Young & Tired
14. Death Wish
15. 1992
16. Rip Rip Rip
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Homo Picnic – WXPN, Philadelphia 11-84 [from cassette tape]
01. Prelude
02. Blood On The Walls
03. Part Of The Race
04. How Many Lives
05. Blind
06. War Stories
07. No Control
08. We Need More
09. Slave To Your Grave
10. Trouble In Paradise
11. Life’s Too Long
12. Battered Dreams
13. I Win
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Homo Picnic – Demo 1-85 [from cassette tape]
01. We Need More
02. The Book
03. Part Of The Race
04. Two Eyes
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Informed Sources CD available here

Informed Sources – City Gardens, Trenton NJ 3-82 [from cassette tape]
01. In God We Trust

Informed Sources – WXPN, Philadelphia 12-83 [from cassette tape]
01. Final War
02. title unknown
03. Situation Tragedy
04. Going Out
05. In God We Trust
06. Why Should I
07. This Was The 1980s
08. title unknown
09. I’ve Lost Control
10. In The Mind Of Phyllis Schlafly
11. title unknown
12. Stuck In My Hole
13. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
14. Forever Never Came
15. Nothing But Lies
16. Dense Pack
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Toxic Reason – CEC Philadelphia 4/13/84

Toxic Reasons

Toxic Reasons from CEC on 4/13/84
Toxic Reasons live from the CE Center in West Philadelphia. Opening up for Charged GBH along with COC & YDI. They played a mix of songs of their first album Independence and their 2nd album Kill By Remote Control.
Thanks Crunch Productions for the tape

Audio files

Crunch

01 – AM
02 – Mercernary
03 – Destroyer
04 – Stuck In A Rut
05 – War Hero
06 – Drunk And Disorderly
07 – White Noise
08 – TV
09 – Harvest
10 – Revolution?
11 – Limited Nuclear War
12 – God Bless America
13 – Looking At The World
14 – No Pity
15 – Jrs Friends / How Do You Feel
16 – Ghost Town
17 – High Time

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TSOL – Love Hall 6/5/82

TSOL Love Hall FLyer

TSOL from Love Hall, Philadelphia on 6/5/82
I wanted to get this up today since TSOL is opening for the Damned tonight at the TLA. They opened for Flag last year and were really good so I’m looking forward to seeing them again.
I will put up more info about this show later. Besides the songs from the show there is a great interview with Jack Grisham by Lenny Crunch and others, with a lot of info about the early days of TSOL.
Thanks Crunch Productions for the tape

Audio files

01 – Code Blue
02 – Funneral March
03/04 – Superficial Love / Property Is Theft
05 – 80 Times
06 – Triangle
07 – Man & Machine
08 – Peace Thru Power
09 – Weathered Statues
10 – Silent Scream
11 – Abolish Government/Silent Majority
12 – Die For Me
13 – Word Is
14 – Thoughts Of Yesterday
15/16 – Love Story/I’m Tired
17 – Dance With Me
18 – Sounds Of Laughter
19 – I Am The Bush
TSOL Interview

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Dead Kennedys – Rutgers Camden NJ – April 20, 1985

DKs CamdenCrunch Productions show with the Dead Kennedys from Rutgers Camden on April 20, 1985. Another show from within a year of my moving to Philly but at least I got to see them later at Blue Horizon. What a great lineup this show had – opening for the Dk’s was Articles of Faith, COC, Decontrol & FOD. At the time the largest independent punk show in the area Rutgers put the total attendance at 3,100.
Really Huge THANKS to Lenny Crunch for letting me transfer this video and put it up.

Audio files

DKs Camden Pass
01 – Intro
02 – Take This Job And Shove It
03 – Hellnation
04 – Hop With The Jet Set
05 – Terminal Preppy
06 – When You Get Drafted
07 – This Could Be Anywhere
08 – Soup Is Good Food
09 – Chemical Warfare
10 – MTV Get Off The Air
12 – Let’s Lynch The Landlord
13 – Goons Of Hazard
14 – Jockorama
15 – Kill The Poor
16 – Chicken Farm
17 – California Uber Alies
18 – Rawhide
19 – Macho Insecurity
20 – Bleed For Me
21 – Witty Stage Banter
22 – Lie Detector
23 – Moon Over Marin

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Die Kreuzen – Number Three Videos

I always thought that The Mighty Die Kreuzen were Heavier than Black Sabbath & More Fierce than Minor Threat. When you were at one of their shows & they started to play, Your Soul was lifted Upward, Your Arms Raised & Your Whole Entire Body Swayed with the Intensity of a Tornado Swirling about & taking Whoever got in your Way with You into the Frenzied Pits of _______ .

When they played, it wasn’t a hardcore show, it wasn’t a rock concert, It was a Gathering of the DK Family to groove & support these Incredible Musicians, Friends & Brothers from the beer capital Milwaukee and we did gather. In Philadelphia, DC, NY, Atlantic City, Camden, You might think Deadheads were loyal but Die Kreuzen drew crowds who traveled thru whatever elements because we had to be there…

In July 1988 the band released Century Days & this song entitled Number Three was filmed live at J C Dobbs in Philadelphia. It was filmed & edited by the West Side Club. “From this view my thoughts are all so clear/ I’ll always be right here away from you” And now Number Three…… – Lenny Crunch

 

Die Keuzen – Number Three (Live audio Version)

 

DieKeuzen – Number Three (Recorded Audio Version)

Jesus Lizard – 12/10/91 Khyber Philadelphia

Jesus Lizard

Jesus Lizard from the Khyber December 10, 1991. Late 80’s into the early 90’s it seemed like they played the Khyber at least twice a year. I have no idea how many of those shows I made but probably almost all of them. Kind of bummed I didn’t make their reunion show a few years ago. Jesus Lizard was vocalist David Yow, bassist David Wm. Sims (Both from Scratch Acid), guitarist Duane Denison (Cargo Cult) and drummer Mac McNeilly
Jesus Lizard Touch & Go site

Audio files

01 – Lady Shoes
02 – Karpis
03 – Pop Song
04 – Chrome
05 – 7 vs 8
06 – Monkey Trick
07 – Wheelchair Epidemic
08 – Pastoral
09 – Then Comes Dudley
10 – If You Had Lips

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Jesus Lizard

The Thirteen – Record Release Show

13 LiveThis is from the Thirteen record release party which was at Long in the Tooth Records in Center City Philly on Saturday June 29th 2013. I messed up and missed the beginning of the first song – sorry. (Bio stolen from their web site) The Thirteen play loud, raucous Rock ‘N’ Roll with plenty of melody and hooks. Think of all the bastard children of Chuck Berry from the Stones to the Faces to the Replacements on down and it will give you some approximation of what this power-pop trio is shooting for.

Back in 2007, the band was not much more than a studio project born of singer/songwriter Sal Cannestra’s desperate desire to make music again after relocating to Philadelphia. He met up with Figgs bassist and producer extraordinaire Pete Donnelly who offered to put together a band to help bring Sal’s songs to life. With the help of drummers Chuck Treece (McRad, Bad Brains, Urge Overkill) and Matty Muir (U.S. Rails) as well as lead guitarist Joe Iacovella they recorded the band’s debut, The Secret History of the Thirteen.

But no self-respecting band stays in the studio forever and by the record’s release in Fall 2008, Joe and Sal wanted to bring these songs to the people. So they recruited kindred soul Peter Santa Maria (Jukebox Zeros) on bass and… well, let’s say a short succession of various drummers, and started playing shows around Philly. A few more personnel changes in 2011 left Sal the sole guitar play but also saw the addition of Jack Kontes (The Flyswatters) as the band’s first full-time drummer.

13 albumSummer 2012 found The Thirteen ready to record again. This time Peter handled the engineering himself and then placed the tracks in the hands of Stephen Egerton (Descendents, ALL, FLAG) for mixing and mastering. The resulting album, LIFT – OFF!, showcases 12 tunes brimming with garage rock urgency, laced with infectious riffs and more than its share of clever, heartfelt lyrics. The band will be playing up and down the east coast in support of this delicious slice of wax and look forward to winning over new friends every place they play.

More info on the Thirteen go to their site. To buy the album go to your local record store or here

Audio files

1. You Don’t Know [Just How Lucky You Are]
2. See You Around
3. Sweetie Honey
4. Me, You, and Him
5. Quest For The Crown
6. Semantics / Heart of the City (Nick Lowe / Rockpile cover)
7. Bobby and Rose
8. Steal That Song
9. Outta My Mind
10. Moped Ride
11. Go Away!
12. Handclaps and Tambourines

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The Bats – JC Dobbs & Khyber Philadelphia

Two Bats (with Robert Scott from the Clean) shows from the early 90’s one is from JC DObbs and the other is from Khyber.
Thanks to Rob Strong for figuring out song titles

Live – JC Dobbs 7/27/93

01 – Love Floats Two
02 – It’s a Lie
03 – Miss These Things
04 – Smoking Her Wings
05 – Block of Wood

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Live – Khyber Pass

01 – Valley Floor
02 – Fear of God
03 – Other Side of You
04 – Mastery
05 – Dancing as the Boat Goes Down
06 – Boogey Man
07 – Sighting the Sound
08 – Block of Wood
09 – Unknown
10 – It’s a Lie
12 – You Know We Shouldn’t
13 – Jetsam
14 – The Looming Past
15 – North By North

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Cop Shoot Cop – Khyber 1990 (91?)

Cop Shoot Cop

Cop Shoot Cop from the Khyber in Philadelphia. The tape did not have a date on it but I’m guessing it was 90 or 91. Their initial line-up included Tod A. (vocals and high-end bass), James Coleman (sampler), Natz (low-end bass, occasional vocals), David Ouimet (sampler) and Phil Puleo (metal, drums). I saw them at least 2 or 3 times in Philly and they always but on a good show. Their early stuff was heavy industrial with heavy Bass, drums, metal and sampling. Later they started to remind my of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds while still keeping their own sound. If you want to check out the early stuff go to Psychotic Leisure Music. Currently Todd A has a new band Firewater which has more international and eastern influences and is one of the funnest bands to see currently out there.
Check out Cop Shoot Cop web site

Audio files

01 – Low Com Denom
02 – Discount Rebellion
03 – Schweinhund
04 – Coldest Day of the Year
05 – Shes Like A Shot
06 – Feel Good
07 – Burn Your Bridges
08 – Cameleon Man
09 – Shine On Elizabeth
10 – Empire Collapse

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