Bass Masters were from Boyertown Pennsylvania and were one of hundreds of bands that formed across the country in the resurgence of Punk Rock in the mid-1990s after Nirvana and Green Day hit the big time. The band started out as a three piece line-up in 1995 and recorded two demo tapes before a line-up change added a second guitarist. In 1997, the year they split up, they had two songs on the Rumors From The Air-Conditioned Tiger Pit CD compilation along with other bands from their area. Collected here is two demo tapes, a radio interview, a live tape and a video.
The live recording is from the second line-up and is copied from a video tape. Sound quality is good
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
RUDE AWAKENING – formerly known as Y.I.A. from Wilmington,Delaware this is their slaves of freedom demo tape,released in 1983 and a classic in my book. incl. a Judas Priest cover of headin’ out to the highway…
Philadelphia all-girl punk band from the late 80s – Band members were Anee Luv, Loreal, Phenie Phoenix and Elaine Insane.
This is their 5 song demo tape called House Party which came out in 1988. Plus I found a video of them live on Youtube from Bacchanal
Thanks for the tape Jackie
Trilogy Of Terror (Anee Luv, Loreal, Phenie Phoenix and Elaine Insane), a Philadelphia all-girl punk band, performing their theme song “Trilogy Of Terror” at the now defunct Bacchanal club on South Street in Philadelphia, 1988.
Short lived band from Gilbertsville/Boyertown/Pottstown PA that recorded a demo in 1995 but never finish mixing it. It was never distributed and the band only played 4 shows and a house party before splitting up. The band was Ron Mealy – guitar, Jeff Herbst – vocals, Mike Hausman – bass & Steve Faulkner – Drums
If you don’t know who F.O.D. are then I’m not sure how you got to this site. But just in case here is an article about them by Yoni from the Key. This post has two early videos one from the CEC and the other opening for the Dead Kennedys in Camden. Both videos are courtesy of the very much missed Lenny Crunch. Plus, a slideshow of some show flyers below.
Suburban Youth – Jeremy Nolan – guitar, Tony – vocals, Tom Rothermel – bass, Zach Hudock – drums. From Reading.
Suburban Youth was started in 1994 by three high school friends – Jeremy, Tom and Zach. Josh Pettinato was the orignal vocalist, who came from Oley. The band played one show before recording their first demo in 1995. Five songs were recorded on 4-track including Fuck The Army, No Respect, Angst, Drug Free Forever, and Nued Nick. Afterwards Josh left and Tony was added on vocals . During the summer of 1996 they recorded two songs for a compilation CD of local bands. Sometime after this the line up changed again with Andy added on drums. This line up recorded 8 new songs, again on 4-track, and 6 were released on a cassette tape titled Godzilla. They were primarily a local band and played all their shows around the Reading area.
Molly Be Damned were from Boyertown Pennsylvania and started life in the 1980s as a band called the Demented Foolz. In 1989 Demented Foolz stopped playing but in the early 1990s three of them got together with a new member and changed the name to Molly Be Damned. IN 1995 they recorded their first demo and in 1996 they had several songs on compilation CDs but were never able to get their own record or CD released before splitting up.
Thanks for the files Brett Noise Addiction II
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