Happy Belated Buff Hall Day (11-20) to all the people lucky enough to have been at that show. I saw lots of fb posts about the anniversary of that show and since I recently got these files (Thanks Brett) I wanted to get this up as soon as I could. So here they are- Boston’s SSD (Society System Decontrol) Live at the famously insane Buff Hall show in Camden. It was an amazing lineup – Minor Threat, SS Decontrol, Agnostic Front, along with Crib Death and F.O.D. from Philly. Added to all that it was F.O.D.’s first show ever. It was before my time in Philly and big of my list of shows I regret not being at. Scroll down for links to some great books with first hand stories from the show.
John Halvorsen Brent McLachlan & Alister Space Bailterspace
(formerly members of the Gordons) from Christchurch, New Zealand played all sorts in NZ and would later tour the world USA EUROPE Bailterspace are clearly a distinct entity, their sound dense and imposing beautiful
This is a show I taped from the Khyber in October of 1992 They almosgt only played 4 songs but got called back to do 3 more songs.
Go to their bandcamp page for very many releases from them.
The Jam from Emerald City, Cherry Hill NJ on Feb. 27, 1980. Looking it up this was actually on their 4th (or 6) tour of the US. They played the Tower Theater before this in the 2nd & 3rd tours in 78 & 79. One of the bands I really wish I would have gotten to see live. If we can every see bands again and the Bruce Foxton & Rick Buckler version of the Jam comes around I would probably go even without Paul Weller.
No 2 Nippy’s 7 inch Delicious from 1994. Mid 90’s Philly band that that I saw many times including when they opened up for Bikini Kill at a KDU band bash. The band was Kristin Hurst (drums), Jill Macdowell (guitars & vocals) & Tammy Bonn (Vocals & Bass). The side A song One lil Dukie reminds me of one of my favorite bands of that time Babes in Toyland. Tiny Thumbs is more of a noisy pop song with the 2nd song going back towards the style of the side A song.
Teen Angel Hearts were Patrick Rands and Wendy who were from Needham Massachusetts. In 1993 both of them came to Pennsylvania to go to college. Patrick went to Albright College in Reading and Wendy went to Bryn Mawr College. Along with Caleb Smith (Little Things Break) who was going to Albright as well together the three of them formed a band called Driver UFO (with a drummer named Kurt). Driver UFO released three 7 inchers and a mini-LP in 1993-1994. As I was making this post I noticed that they had this tape up on bandcamp so you can check it out there.
Marginal Man (along with GI & Scream) was one of the few DC Discord bands of the mid-80s to tour regularly. This is a live tape from West Catty in 86 with Last Stand and Last Cry and No Deodorant opening for them.
Toni Farina took this photo. I think from the God Bullies show
Subtle, Like a brick through your window
I was good friends with the most of the members of Rotgut from before they started, which included 3 KDU DJs and 2 former roommates. I most have seen them at least a dozen or so times and always had a good time. There is something about seeing bands that you are friends with that just makes it so much better. It also doesn’t hurt that they played on the same bills will some great bands Alice Donut, God Bullies, Didjits, Blue, Immaculate Hearts just to name a few (see the flyers slideshow below) I like Bill’s description of Rotgut being of a cross between Angry Samoans and Black Flag. But judging by the varying descriptions in the Rotgut Press Release you may have to make up your own mind on which bands to compare them to. The Press release has lots of 7″ & show reviews plus an FOE interview. The Original Lineup was Steve “Bobo McGullicuddy” Tiberi (Meister Squad, Rear Admiral) – Vocals, Bill “With Sno Peas” Rude (the Koosmans, Bad Ronald, Stinkbomben, Tons of Nuns, Rear Admiral) – Guitars/Vocals, Stan “Lo Mein” Kemp – Guitars/Vocals (Stinkbomben), Greg “Jim Beam Lobotomy” Licht – Bass/Vocals (Futile Effort, Pulaski Skyway Kids, The Menegels), “sweat & Sour” Frank Giraffe – Drums (Stinkbomben) . Before Greg, Ken “Milton Bradley” Hinchey was on bass. Later, Frank Campbell (Electric Love Muffin, Cave Canem) replaced Frank on Drums. Dan Mys replaced Stan Kemp on Guitar.
They released on 7″ called Peace Love and Sammy and were on the Rave Records comp Don’t Lick the Walls. Those songs as well as live on WFMU and other tracks from all the different lineups are collected here. (see the key below the collection for band and source info) Thanks for the files, flyers etc Bill
Lineups: A. Steve “Bobo McGullicuddy” Tiberi – Vocals
Bill “With Sno Peas” Rude – Guitars/Vocals
Stan “Lo Mein” Kemp – Guitars/Vocals
Greg “Jim Beam Lobotomy” Licht – Bass/Vocals
“Sweat & Sour” Frank Giraffe – Drums B. Frank Campbell – Drums (replacing Frank Giraffe) C. Dan Mys – Guitar (replacing Stan Kemp) D. Ken “Milton Bradley” Hinchey – Bass (pre Greg Licht)
Source: 1. 7″ Potty Queen Records Produced by David Lowe March 1990 Released June 1990 2. Live on WFMU 2/28/91 – Pat Duncan Program 3. Please Don’t Lick the Walls – Produced by David Lowe – December 1990 – February 1991 4. Demo recorded at Rave Records Summer 1991 5. Demo recorded at Temple Fall 1991 6. Demo recorded by Art Difuria Fall 1992 7. First Practice July 1989 – Ken Hinchey’s house Penndel, PA
Rot Gut @ The Trocadero 4 11 92
Songs: No Way Home & Fun And Games Attitude
1990. With Immaculate Hearts and Children Of The Night
1992. Banned for life from the Troc after I put three holes in the stage trying to smash my Gibson Sonex 180 Deluxe. Then Steve walked out the emergency exit and set the fire alarms off
Diego made this. For a Dobbs show in 1990.
Jan 31 opening for The Dwarves. They actually opened for us, then played later that night at The Firenze. Stan and I made it to both shows.
last show 1993. We headlined at The Khyber
This was in Eric De Jesus' basement. 1991
Toni Farina took this photo. I think from the God Bullies show
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