Mean Streets – Tritone, Philadelphia 10-12-07

 

Stolen from their Facebook page

Formed in 2006 by ex-members of Philadelphia-area bands Cranked Up! and The War’s End, Mean Streets delivers an aggressive, yet catchy and accessible
punk and pop sound that draws upon a broad range of influences from the beat groups and bubblegum acts of the 1960s to the british punk aggression of the mid 70’s to the power-pop movement of the late 1970s and ’80s. Mean Streets currently consists of Bill Coburn (Lead Vocals, Bass), Mick Coburn (Drums, Backing Vocals), and Andy Mehos (Guitar, Backing Vocals).

In 2008 Mean Streets released two 7″ singles: “About You” b/w “Tied Down” on the Slab-O-Wax label and “That Day”/”Nineteen” on Longshot Records. In 2011 the band self-released a six-song EP entitled “Rewired” and recorded a split 7″ ep with Phoenix, Arizona’s Glass Heros on the Black Hole label. In addition to these releases, Mean Streets has appeared on numerous Philadelphia-area compilation CDs.

Little Gentlemen

Little Genltemen

Little Gentlemen a Philly band from the early to mid 80’s that was on the first philly comp: Get Off My Back LP. Besides that comp they released One 7′ and two LPs which I have collected below along with some photos by Phil Commander (Thanks!) and some flyers.
The band was made up of Paul Evalds – Vocals, Rob DiJoseph (currently in Anthrophobia) – Bass Guitar, Rob Iannelli – Guitar, Wayne Paupst – Drums (first 45, compilation LP 1983), Dave Bass (Negative FX) – Drums – (First LP 1984)
Go see their facebook page

Audio files

Suicide Note 7″

Suicide Note cover

A1 – General Hospital
A2 – Rant Rant Rant
B – I Am The Gun

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Another Wasted Day LP

Another Wasted Day cover

A1 – No Justice No Law, No Crime No Flaw
A2 – Silent Song
A3 – Reflections
A4 – General HospitaL
A5 – New Rose
A6 – I Am The Gun
B1. – Willing Mob
B2. – You Can Run But You Cant Hide
B3. – To The Unremembered, And The Unforgotten
B4. – Another Wasted Day
B5. – Last Of The Street Fighting Kids

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Broken Toys LP

Broken Toys cover

A1 – 1985
A2 – The Pearl
A3 – One Five One Four
A4 – Red Skies
A5 – Broken Toys
A6 – BonusTrack
B1 – Red Blood-White Feathers
B2 – Zero Hour
B3 – Come Visit Us Before We Visit You
B4 – The Wild The Beautiful And The Damned
B5 – Far Away
B6 – Tarnished Slippers

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Fyers/Pictures

Mondo Topeless – Squish Squish Demo

Squish Squish cover
Mondo Topless is a tried and true garage band formed in 1992 in Philadelphia, that took their name from the 1966 Russ Meyers film of the same name.
This is their first demo tape called Squish Squish. Making up the band at this time was Sam Steinig – vocals, organ, / Rick Halter – guitar / Juliette Watts – bass / Bob Dicks – bass / Eddie Beinlich – drums. Check out their beginnings here then listen to their covers album on Get Hips’ bandcamp.
Thanks for sending this to me Brett Noise Addiction II

Squish Squish inside

Audio files

 01. Real Gone Girl
02. It’s No Fair
03. So Happy

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Squish Squish tape

A video of them I found on Youtube

Ken -First 7″ & Live (90s)

Ken
The mid 90’s during the early days of Ken when they were an all girl band with a guy singer. It was always good to see a Ken show (and still is) the band were having fun and the audience were all totally loving it and having a great time. It simply was (and always will be) a good time. This lineup of Ken was Marc Beck (Revelogic, Heroics, Vick Logic) was the singer, with the two current members of the Ken – Lauren on guitar and Marina on Bass and two ex-members Judith also on guitar and Toni on Drums. For newer Ken go their bandcamp page or Facebook Page
Self Titled 7 Inch
Ken 7inch
A1 – Staunch
A2 – Shooie Down
B1-Rodman Street Swagger

Live
01 – Convenience Store
02 – Boys Who Rock
03 – Cigarette Song
04 – Hey! What?
05 – Junky!
06 – Happy Pity Clap
07 – Husteler
08 – Dead Orp….he Snow
09 – Rosary Beads
10 – Matty Pond

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Mel’s Rockpile

Mel's RockPile

Another fun mid 90s Philly band. They played all the Philly venues of the time Frienz Tavern, old Boot & saddle, Clark Park, Khyber, etc. I don’t have as many flyers for 90s bands as I do for 80s put as I find any I will add them to the post. Mel’s RockPile was Matt Pond (Matt Pond PA) – Vocals& Guitar, Paul Hazlet (Blue, Scab Cadillac)- Drums, Tracy Stanton (ex 700 club owner) – Bass and J.D. Frochlich – Guitar. They released 2 & 7 inches that are included in this post. The picture is by Toni Farina (stolen from her FB I hope you don’t mind Toni)

Can’t Wait / Fourth of July 7

Mel's RockPile 7inch
Can’t Wait
Fourth of July

Trestle / Providence/Sick 7″

Mel's RockPile 7inch
Trestle
Providence
Sick

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Doctor At Tree

Doctor At Tree

I know that I’ve seen Doctor at Tree many times in the late 80’s early 90s, but I don’t have a lot of info on the band – I do know that some of the members of the band where in 5 Story Fall before this band and that Cheshire from Stinking Lizaveta was also in the band. They played a lot with Scram and listening to the tape I can see why.
Thanks for the tape Jackie

Audio Files

01 – The Past Catches Up
02 – The Comfy Chair
03 – I Know Where Your House Is

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Philly Hardcore 1981-1986 Part 2

More Fiends

This post was originally on Noise Addiction blog – I have re-posted it (with a few changes) – Check out more Noise Addiction posts at Noise Addiction 2

Kremlin Korps were around for about 1 years – 1983-1984 – and released one 7″ ep in that time. When they split 3 members formed Homo Picnic. The More Fiends were a very unique sounding band that started in 1985. They released two albums, are the only Philly band to record a John Peel Session and one of the few Philly bands to tour Europe. This early live show is with the original line up  – guitar/slide guitar/drums/sax – and they have a more No Wave sound which is much different than the more Punky sound they are known for. This line up never released anything but apparently they did record some demos. Ruin need no intro. They were the best band to ever come out of Philly. On this show they played for almost 90 straight minutes. Seeds Of Terror existed from 1982 to 1984 and only had two songs on the Get Off My Back Philly Hardcore comp. though they did record a full albums worth of stuff. All I have is this one song which is about the Philly DJ Lee Paris.

Sadistic Exploits post here

Kremlin Korps – C.E. Center, Philadelphia 3-31-84 [from cassette tape]
01. Whiplash
02. Culture Shock
03. Warsaw
04. Let Me Die
05. Moscow’s Revenge
06. Mental Block
07. Friday’s Song
08. -tune-up time-
09. Hollow Head, Hollow Eyes
10. Burning Bridges
11. Abyss
12. title unknown
13. Knife in Your Back
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More Fiends – St Marys, Philadelphia 12-27-85 [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. Lust
06. title unknown
07. title unknown
08. title unknown
09. title unknown
10. title unknown
11. Relative Morality
12. Big Tea Party
13. title unknown
14. You’re Stupid
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Ruin – The Loft, Reading PA 4-27-85 part 1 [from cassette tape]
01. Ruin
02. Dionysian
03. title unknown
04. Great Divide
05. By The By
06. Taster
07. Make Believe
08. Where Fortune
09. Altar
10. Famous Blue Raincoat
11. Master Song
12. Laudium-He Ho
13. China
14. Freedom Has No Bounds

Ruin – The Loft, Reading PA 4-27-85 part 2 [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. Proof
03. Play With Fire
04. White Rabbit
05. Rule Worshiper
06. Alarm
07. Life After Life
08. Love Dog
09. Phenomenal Expression
10. Twilight
11. Baby Doll
12. title unknown
13. title unknown
14. title unknown
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Seeds Of Terror – Demo (1983) [from cassette tape]
01. We Hate Lee Paris

Naked City – Annenberg’s Zellerbach Theater, Philadelphia February 06, 1989

Naked City: Wayne Horvitz, John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith y Joey Baron.

This is John Zorn’s infamous turn-on-a-dime band. Although they can play any style of music, the majority of their songs are noisy and complex. At any moment, a beautiful melody can degenerate into a hurricane of white noise — and then suddenly switch to something else. They’ve taken everything aggressive about jazz and heavy metal, blended it together, and tightened it. They look like a rock band: drums, electric guitar, bass, keyboards, and saxophone.

On February 06, 1989 they played as part of the New Music at Annenberg Center series in Philadelphia. I remember it being funny that the stuffy Annenberg part of the audience made it through the early instrumentals but when Yamatsuka Eye from the Boredoms came out and starting his screaming vocals they couldn’t take it and headed for the doors.

Naked City is
Bass – Fred Frith
Drums – Joey Baron
Guitar – Bill Frisell
Keyboards – Wayne Horvitz
Saxophone [Alto] – John Zorn
Vocals – Yamatsuka Eye

NakedCity – 01.mp3
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NakedCity – 23.mp3
NakedCity – 24.mp3
NakedCity – 25.mp3
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Since Yamatsuka Eye wasn’t in the picture above so here he is with (I assume) the Boredoms

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