Poppy was first formed in the early 1990s with members of 2 of 80s Philly punk scenes favorites Electric Love Muffin (Brian Campbell) and Scram! (Craig Heim) with Kate Campbell’s powerful vocals and loud guitar. They returned a few years ago and have been playing all over Philly. They are playing this Wednesday at The Fire with Vakili Band, The Royal Fatback & Rick Fink OMB starting at 6:30. Thanks for the tape Jackie.
They have a new single out on Bandcamp called Brilliant Volume:
Live on Jackie’s show on WKDU from December 14, 1992
The Mighty Fall from the Chestnut Cabaret in May of 1988. From the time frame the band was most likely – Brix Smith / Steve Hanley / Craig Scanlon / Simon Wolstencroft / Marcia Schofield and of course (do I even have to mention) Mark E Smith. Thanks for the tape Don Sheluga
In a year and a half one of my favorite 80’s Australian bands the Celibate Rifles played Revival 3 times. The one that stands out for me was the April 12, 87 show – earlier on that day I saw Motorhead and the She Males at the Troc, then biked down to Revival to catch the Rifles. They were awesome that night and were amazing and surpsingly louder than Motorhead. They were part of a very Stoogies/Ramones inspired Australian sound from back then that I still really enjoy listening to. Sadly their singer Damien Lovelock died in 2019 here is a link to a tribute article from the Guardian. Also found and interview with the Rifles that aired on WKDU many years ago with Bill MacFarland Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II
Philadelphia’s Stuntmen were around from 1993-2000, they sound like a mix between the Aussie bands of the 80’s and Power Pop, to me. The band (I believe) was always a trio with Ben Brower (Cream Circus, Adam West) – guitar, Tommy Jerseycow [Keoni] (Rear Admiral, G-Spot Run, Savage 3-D)- drums & Andrew Martini – bass. Later Tommy and Andrew were replaced by Peter Santa Maria (Jukebox Zeros, The Thirteen, Beretta76) & Tom Connors (Mondo Topless, Thee Mink). This post has their five 7 inches (including a split with Dr Bob’s Nightmare) and 2 cds. Plus here is a link to their track from Black Hole Record’s Very Special People comp – Stuntmen – I’ve Been Told and a video for that song here.
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
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