4 piece jazzcore/thrash band started by former Gwar vocalist Joe Annaruma, former She-Males guitarist Paul Billbrough, and former Serial Killers bassist Tom Donovan. The band was started in 1988, with drummer Chuck Treece of McRad playing their first few shows, as well as recording drums on 4 songs on their 1st release, the Cassette only album Freaks (1989). Below is I assume an earlier version of the demo with the 4 songs Chuck was on.
Early funk influenced No Wave band from Philadelphia with Robyn Graves (Serial Killers) on vocals, Val Opielski (ps xo, Krakatoa, Bush Tetras) on guitar & Keyboards, Dan Melamed on Drums and the late Martel Fin on bass
Val gave me these tape’s files a while ago (when I wasn’t very actively making updates) and I have no idea why but I did not put them up then. (Sorry about that Val). Then Initial Attack was mentioned in a conversation about Yoni’s article about Philly No Wave. It made me check my look for it and I had the demo. I hope there aren’t more things people gave me that I didn’t get up. Check this demo out.
Fade To Black and Savage Silence are the same band. They changed their name for reasons I can’t remember. Robin Grey became Robin Graves when she played bass for Serial Killers and the drummer on the Fade To Black tape was Miguel Gonzales who was the original drummer for Sadistic Exploits in 1980-1981.
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II
Three Foot Acid were a short lived band from Philadelphia that featured the former Serial Killers singer Paul Bearer. They recorded one demo before exiting the stage. The sound for both of these shows was copied from old video tapes. They are both audience recordings and the sound quality is good.
Check out Paul’s interview on Loud Fast Philly
Thanks to Pete for giving me a copy of the Demo Tape – check out his site Sounds of Tomorrow
Before White Zombie and GWAR when Marilyn Manson was just that weird goth kid smoking cloves outside his high school there was the Serial Killers (ok, I’m not sure all of that is true but I thought it sounded good) Live they were kind of like a slasher movie musical. Maybe the special effects were not Tom Savini quality but it was a good show. Once again I don’t have the cover for this demo so I’m not sure about what the line up was on it. The first three songs (two are on the same file) were also on the album (not sure if the recordings are different); Snake Pit and the cover of Iron Man I don’t believe were released anywhere else. The last song Abdullah the Butcher was from a compilation 7″. If you want to check out tthere Roadside Rendezvous album and the follow up seven inch (although you can’t download the sample of dirt from philly’s own serial killer Gary Heidnick’s yard) – the links are below: Roadside Rendezvous CD Re-release Heidnik’s House Of Horrors 7″ FB: Philadelphia’s Serial Killers, the only band that splatters
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