When I joined KDU Executive Slacks were the biggest band at the station for over 21 (or at least good fake ID) crowd. I was more in the all ages hardcore show faction so although I liked them I never actually got to see them live.
Their bandcamp page has a good description of the band:
They were one of the most groundbreaking bands to emerge out of Philadelphia in the early ‘80s, laying the sonic foundation for future acts such as Ministry, Skinny Puppy, and Nine Inch Nails. Yet the post-punk, proto-industrial sounds of Albert Ganss, Matt Marello, and John Young never earned the significant recognition it deserved.
I’m not sure what year this video was shot but it is from Ripley’s Music Hall so that narrows it down until early to mid 80’s.
X from the Ripley’s Music Hall from the Wild Gift Tour. Sadistic Exploits opened for them. There is a short interview at the end from backstage (I assume.) The Ripley was near 6th and South and the site would later become Tower Records (not sure what’s there today) For more on X around this time see The Making of Wild Gift by A.D. Amorosi.
1 – Los Angeles
2 – Some Other Time
3 – Back 2 the Base
4 – Sugarlight
5 – Nausea
6 – In This House That I Call Home
7 – Real Child Of Hell
8 – We´re Desperate
9 – Beyond And Back
10 – Sex and Dying in High Society
11 – White Girl
12 – Your Phone’s Off The Hook, But You’re Not
13 – How I (Learned My Lesson)
14 – Year 1
15 – Johny Hit And Run Paulene
16 – The World’s a Mess; It’s in My Kiss
17 – Riding With Mary
18 – Soul Kitchen
19 – Interview
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