Halo of Flies were Amphetamine Reptile Records kingpin Tom Hazelmyer with in-house engineer Tim MacLaughlin on bass & John Anglim on drums,
This is a live tape from when they played the Khyber on March 15, 1990.
Thanks for the tape files Don Sheluga & the song titles – Christian.
The precursor to Tar was a hardcore punk outfit called Blatant Dissent, which formed in DeKalb, Illinois where singer/guitarist John Mohr and drummer Mike Greenlees were attending Northern Illinois University. Joining Mohr and Greenlees in Tar were original bassist Tim Mescher (only until 1991 and who also played for Snailboy), bassist Tom Zaluckyj and guitarist Mark Zablocki. Zaluckyj and Mohr played unique instruments, crafted of aluminum, designed by Ian Schneller of Specimen Products.
3 different Butthole Surfers shows from the Chestnut Cabaret – the first is from one of Don Sheluga’s tapes (Thanks Don) and the other 2 were already up on archive.org
I missed some song titles if anyone can figure out the titles of the ones listed as unknown please let me know.
Butthole Surfers Live at Chestnut Cabaret on 10-21-1989
One of my all-time favorite bands to see live The Cows, were one of the best of the 90’s Amphetamine Reptile bands. I never taped any of their shows probably so I could just enjoy the show. Luckily Don Sheluga (THANKS) did tape them twice from the Khyber one from November 90 and another from October 92. Sorry I didn’t do that well with the song titles -I’ll try to fix them later.
I remember this band name and most likely saw them at some point back in the 90s but I have no info on them. After listening to this I’m surprised I wasn’t more into them back then. They would have fit in well with lots of bands liked then like Polvo, Seam, Bastro, etc.
9Fireman9 were an industrial noise band from Philly in the early 90’s. 9F9 was Marc Laurick’s band.- Jon Wischmann (Sink Manhatten) played with them too and Steve (King Carcass) said he jammed with them a bit but never played a show with them. Steve remembered them opening for Pussy Galore at the Crypt in West Philly and Jon Spencer heckling them by yelling “Swans rip off” Marc heckled them back with “Sonic Youth rip off”
Besides Tar & Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi Mix (see below) they released two other tapes IHSV & one just called 9 Fireman 9 which was recorded at a show 5-1-87 at the Philadelphia College Of Art. If anyone has these cassettes I’d love to add them to this post. (Thanks Jackie for the Mundi Mix Tape)
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