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August 12th, 2011 by

More Fiends

More Fiends  

More Fiends sound is hard to describe. Here’s an attempt to describe them from the Sounds magazine (London):
An explosion of vivid colours both in looks and personalities, More Fiends prove to be illuminating musically too. With superfuzz thrash, disoriented voodoo rhythm and gloriously camp vocal extremities, they have come up with one far out wild party. The powerful effect of the Fiends’ multi-ingredient homebrew is a drug free buzz for quality kitsch lovers everywhere.
I know for me they expanded my musical horizons further than just the faster & louder hardcore that dominated the 80’s all ages scene (not that I didn’t like that as well)

To me they are one of the Philadelphia bands most in tune with the true spirit of punk. The idea of early Punk was bands setting out to be their own weird thing. More Fiends achieve that – they sound like no one else and you couldn’t pigeon hole them into some category (i.e. hardcore, crossover, emo & all the ridiculous labels that exist today.)

The core of the band was Elizabeth and Allen Fiend plus many other people over the years. Here are at least some of the other members: Ron Fiend, Rich Poor (Total Fucking Destruction, Brutal Truth). Bob Bludgeon, Julie, Tony, Dave Fiend (Kitschchao) & Bob Fiend.
Elizabeth for some time now has been making the amazing tv show BiG TeA PaRtY
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Below I have 3 cd’s worth of More Fiends. Music From Big Tea Party (the musical backdrop to the show. – some of which I believe is solo Allen stuff), Dark Side Of Genius (Like an explosion through a maze of sound with jagged schizophrenic convulsions. The weirdest of all More Fiends music. Demented and abrasive lo-fi basement recordings. Your Mother won’t like this one! – Mostly the later Dave & Bob Fiend era) and Nibble (live recording mostly from 1992/1993 see the notes below the tracks for info on who was in the band and where it was from.) Below that I’ve collected a bunch of flyers for your viewing pleasure.

Audio files

 

Music From Big Tea Party

  Big Tea Party

01 Big Tea Party
02 Vinyl Grind
03 Fatty Humps
04 Confusion is a Blessing
05 Lizard Tail
06 Clear to Me
07 Lust
08 Wild West Philly
09 Chew On This
10 Flash of Frustration
11 Watch Yr Back
 
MediaFire Zip
 

Dark Side Of Genius

Dark Side Of Genius

  01 Attack of the Giant Squitos
02 Saboteur
03 Blind Man
04 Shock
05 Happy Bars
06 Crater Face
07 Boo Hoo Hoey
08 Lava Flow
09 Blowin’ Yer Load
10 Lentils
11 A Dark Deception
 
MediaFire Zip
 

Nibble

  Nibble

01 The Message is the Same ★
02 Ramrod ❄
03 Made to Propel ★
04 Whipping ❽
05 White Lady Wears BoBos ★
06 Toad Lickin Intro- ❽ Song- ★
07 The 1st State ⌘
08 Denze Pack ❀
09 Dumpster ⌘
10 Piercing Question ❽
11 Feathered Serpant ★
12 Frankenstein ➢
13 Globe Contest ❄
14 Car Stereo for a Mouth ★
15 Contest Winner ❽
16 Fatty Humps Addendum ⌘
17 Head in Dumpster ★
18 Zapaitista’s Lament ◉
 
MediaFire Zip
 

 ★ House of Beats Studio (Meth 25 – Produced by John of Meth 25) with Julie and Tony (Track 14 – written by Julie)

 ❄ 40th Street Underground – Christmas Party 1993 with Tony and Bob.

 ❽ 40th Street Underground – Halloween Party 1993 with Bob and Tony

 ⌘ 4 in 1 club Delaware with Julie & Tony (Track #7 in response to Nazi Skinhead audience members)

 ❀ 1985 show with Matt & Sandy

 ➢ Bunker House Hamburg Germany (Produced by Peter from Alien Boys) with Ron & Rich

 ◉ Kauffman Kitchen Studio with Martha

 

 

Flyers, etc.