TSOL from Love Hall, Philadelphia on 6/5/82
I wanted to get this up today since TSOL is opening for the Damned tonight at the TLA. They opened for Flag last year and were really good so I’m looking forward to seeing them again.
I will put up more info about this show later. Besides the songs from the show there is a great interview with Jack Grisham by Lenny Crunch and others, with a lot of info about the early days of TSOL.
Thanks Crunch Productions for the tape
Crunch Productions show with the Dead Kennedys from Rutgers Camden on April 20, 1985. Another show from within a year of my moving to Philly but at least I got to see them later at Blue Horizon. What a great lineup this show had – opening for the Dk’s was Articles of Faith, COC, Decontrol & FOD. At the time the largest independent punk show in the area Rutgers put the total attendance at 3,100.
Really Huge THANKS to Lenny Crunch for letting me transfer this video and put it up.
Dead Kennedys – 1 – Camden NJ April 20, 1985
Dead Kennedys from Rutgers Camden Part 1 – 01 – Intro / 02 – Take This Job And Shove It / 03 – Hellnation / 04 – Hop With The Jet Set
Dead Kennedys – 2 – Camden NJ April 20, 1985
Dead Kennedys from Rutgers Camden Part 2 – 01 – Terminal Preppy / 02 – When You Get Drafted / 03 – This Could Be Anywhere
Dead Kennedys – 3 – Camden NJ April 20, 1985
Dead Kennedys from Rutgers Camden Part 3 – 01 – Soup Is Good Food / 02 – Chemical Warfare / 03 – MTV Get Off The Air
Dead Kennedys – 4 – Camden NJ April 20, 1985
Dead Kennedys from Rutgers Camden Part 4 – 01 – Let’s Lynch The Landlord / 02 – Goons Of Hazard
Dead Kennedys – 5 – Camden NJ April 20, 1985
Dead Kennedys from Rutgers Camden Part 5 – 01 – Jockorama / 02 – Kill The Poor
Dead Kennedys – 6 – Camden NJ April 20, 1985
Dead Kennedys from Rutgers Camden Part 6 – 01 – Chicken Farm / 02 – California Uber Alies
Dead Kennedys – 7 – Camden NJ April 20, 1985
Dead Kennedys from Rutgers Camden Part 7 – 01 – Rawhide / 02 – Macho Insecurity / 03 – Bleed For Me
Dead Kennedys – 8 – Camden NJ April 20, 1985
Dead Kennedys from Rutgers Camden Part 8 – 01 – Witty Stage Banter / 02 – Lie Detector / 03 – Moon Over Marin
I always thought that The Mighty Die Kreuzen were Heavier than Black Sabbath & More Fierce than Minor Threat. When you were at one of their shows & they started to play, Your Soul was lifted Upward, Your Arms Raised & Your Whole Entire Body Swayed with the Intensity of a Tornado Swirling about & taking Whoever got in your Way with You into the Frenzied Pits of _______ .
When they played, it wasn’t a hardcore show, it wasn’t a rock concert, It was a Gathering of the DK Family to groove & support these Incredible Musicians, Friends & Brothers from the beer capital Milwaukee and we did gather. In Philadelphia, DC, NY, Atlantic City, Camden, You might think Deadheads were loyal but Die Kreuzen drew crowds who traveled thru whatever elements because we had to be there…
In July 1988 the band released Century Days & this song entitled Number Three was filmed live at J C Dobbs in Philadelphia. It was filmed & edited by the West Side Club. “From this view my thoughts are all so clear/ I’ll always be right here away from you” And now Number Three……- Lenny Crunch
Jesus Lizard from the Khyber December 10, 1991. Late 80’s into the early 90’s it seemed like they played the Khyber at least twice a year. I have no idea how many of those shows I made but probably almost all of them. Kind of bummed I didn’t make their reunion show a few years ago. Jesus Lizard was vocalist David Yow, bassist David Wm. Sims (Both from Scratch Acid), guitarist Duane Denison (Cargo Cult) and drummer Mac McNeilly Jesus Lizard Touch & Go site.
This is from the Thirteen record release party which was at Long in the Tooth Records in Center City Philly on Saturday June 29th 2013. I messed up and missed the beginning of the first song – sorry. (Bio stolen from their web site) The Thirteen play loud, raucous Rock ‘N’ Roll with plenty of melody and hooks. Think of all the bastard children of Chuck Berry from the Stones to the Faces to the Replacements on down and it will give you some approximation of what this power-pop trio is shooting for.
Back in 2007, the band was not much more than a studio project born of singer/songwriter Sal Cannestra’s desperate desire to make music again after relocating to Philadelphia. He met up with Figgs bassist and producer extraordinaire Pete Donnelly who offered to put together a band to help bring Sal’s songs to life. With the help of drummers Chuck Treece (McRad, Bad Brains, Urge Overkill) and Matty Muir (U.S. Rails) as well as lead guitarist Joe Iacovella they recorded the band’s debut, The Secret History of the Thirteen.
But no self-respecting band stays in the studio forever and by the record’s release in Fall 2008, Joe and Sal wanted to bring these songs to the people. So they recruited kindred soul Peter Santa Maria (Jukebox Zeros) on bass and… well, let’s say a short succession of various drummers, and started playing shows around Philly. A few more personnel changes in 2011 left Sal the sole guitar play but also saw the addition of Jack Kontes (The Flyswatters) as the band’s first full-time drummer.
Summer 2012 found The Thirteen ready to record again. This time Peter handled the engineering himself and then placed the tracks in the hands of Stephen Egerton (Descendents, ALL, FLAG) for mixing and mastering. The resulting album, LIFT – OFF!, showcases 12 tunes brimming with garage rock urgency, laced with infectious riffs and more than its share of clever, heartfelt lyrics. The band will be playing up and down the east coast in support of this delicious slice of wax and look forward to winning over new friends every place they play.
More info on the Thirteen go to their site. To buy the album go to your local record store or here