Category: Philly bands

Live Tapes or Videos, Philly bands, Strapping Field Hands

Strapping Field Hands – Khyber 08/07/1993 Siltbreeze Show

Strapping Field HandsStrapping Field Hands from Siltbreeze night at the Khyber with Temple of Bon Matin, Mike Rep, V-3 and GBV, Just once I would like to figure out all the song titles. But song 5 which is a song I remember them doing all the time but can’t figure out the title and the last song, I can’t figure out. If anyone can fill me in on the titles please leave a comment.
Thanks to Mark Lux for the tapes & Jacy for the missing song titles.


Strapping Field Hands – 01 – Khyber 08/07/1993 Siltbreeze Show

Songs: 1.Just Too Much / 2.Red Dog The Deconstructor / 3. Lonnie Donnegan’s Mum’s Tea Chest

Strapping Field Hands – 02 – Khyber 08/07/1993 Siltbreeze Show

Songs: 4. Boo Hoo Hoo / 5. I’m Going / 6. Stacey Donnelly 7. Aeroplane Ticket / 8. Go Go Girl (T Rex cover)

Audio files

01 – Just Too Much
02 – Red Dog The Deconstructor
03 – Lonnie Donnegan’s Mum’s Tea Chest
04 – Boo Hoo Hoo
05 – ?
06 – Stacey Donnelly
07 – Aeroplane Ticket
08 – ?

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Live Tapes or Videos, Mothra, Philly bands

Mothra – Video & Live from Khyber

GvsBDid the Fat Albert gang know that MOthra raided their closets? First, A Pixel Vision video of Mothra’s Part of A Note by Michael O’Reilly. Then a Mothra show at the Khyber. In the last two videos Mothra brought up some special guests – The late Wayne Hamilton (of Vibrolux, Rockula, Suffacox) and Mark Lux of at that time Temple of Bon Matin. – Thanks to Mark Lux for the tapes.


Mothra – Part of A Note Video by Michael O’Reilly

Mothra- Khyber Part 1

Mothra- Khyber Part 2<

Mothra- Khyber Part 3 (with Wayne Hamilton)

Mothra- Khyber Part 4 (with Mark Lux & Wayne Hamilton)

Audio files

01 – Let’s Start A Band
02 – Kings and 100’s
03 – ?
04 – ?
05 – ?
06 – ?
07 – PartOf A Note
08 – You Shook Me All Night Long

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Live Tapes or Videos, Philly bands, Temple of Bon Matin

Temple of Bon Matin – Live

Temple of Bon MatinTwo Temple of Bon Matin shows from the Khyber. One is the SIltbreeze show from 08/07/1993 where they opened for Strapping Field Hands, Mike Rep, Guided By Voices & V3. The other is probably from around the same time. Both are with the Thunder Feedback Confusion lineup of Mark Lux on Bass, Trevor Dixon on Guitar and Ed Wilcox on Drums and vocals. The Siltbreeze video was shot by Rich – Thanks to Mark Lux for the tapes.


Temple of Bon Matin – 01 – 08/07/1993 Siltbreeze Show

Temple of Bon Matin – 02 – 08/07/1993 Siltbreeze Show

Temple of Bon Matin – 01 – Khyber Philadelphia

<Temple of Bon Matin – 02 – Khyber Philadelphia

Audio files

Temple of Bon Matin – 01 – Siltbreeze Show
Temple of Bon Matin – 02 – Siltbreeze Show
Temple of Bon Matin – 01 – Khyber
Temple of Bon Matin – 02 – Khyber

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Philly bands, Rocknoceros


RocknocerosThis is the second band that I have been sent music by a member to put up on this blog. Which I am very happy to do so if any other Philly bands want to be on email me. Here is the info on Rocknoceros.
The band:
Deb – Vocals, is now an artist in St. Louis
Rachel – Backing vocals, is now an artist in Australia
Chris – Drums and backing vocals, is now an artist in NYC and was in The Hunks and Scarpetta after he moved to NYC.
Dan – Guitar, also played in Double Penetration, Cactus Love, The Sinners, and The Illegitimate Sons and Daughters
Tom – Guitar & Bass, also played in Jack Lord’s Hair and Mud Pie and now plays in Mud Pie Sun
Let’s see..there was the story of our tape being mastered. We had recorded it in Tom’s west Phillly basement on a 4 track and sent it to Valley Forge Music for mastering and reproduction. When we didn’t like the dolby they put on it, the president of the company decided he would master it himself. He took one listen and sent the tape back to us saying it was obscene and that he did not want our business! He refused to reproduce it! We were banned!

Tom came to me one day and said “wanna be in a band? i want to put a band together that’s like the punk version of Kiss”. So we always dressed up in crazy outfits. Tom had some sort of lion suit (or something like that!). We played a lot of parties (Funk Dungeon, Rodman St. block party etc…) When we played at Khyber the 1st time, Debbie Katon (our singer) wore this home made bullet bra contraption, like the one Madonna made famous but it was before Madonna did it!
We played at the Fairmount Prison Block party. Mega Jimmy drove us there and when we got there it was full of kids and grandmas and family types. We convinced Deb that we should still play. At one point, a tween girl came up to the stage and yelled at us “CAN YOU TURN DOWN, YOU’RE GIVING EVERYONE A HEADACHE!” There was one teenage boy that loved us though, so it was worth it.

Not much else to say. It was my favorite band that I’ve been in and a lot of fun. I still think that the songs were good. – From Dan

Deb and Chris were art students at PCA so they might have gotten class credit for making Rocknoceros outfits. I remember going to a theatrical costume shop in Philly that had these sales where you could fill a bag with old costumes for five dollars. Dan found a sort of colonial minuteman coat, and I found a leopard suit with the ass torn out and some red lamé fabric that I made pants out of. And I spray painted a pair of platform shoes bright yellow that I nearly broke an ankle on. Chris dressed in total whacked-out drag and even somehow made huge and scary strap-on female genitalia that looked hilarious when he sat down at the drums and hiked up his skirt. – From Tom

Audio files

01 No One
02 Big Cats
03 Sam the Man from Mars
04 Swimming Man
05 Big Balls
06 Zero
07 My Hero Zero
08 Second Skin
09 Start It All Over Again
10 Rocknoceros Theme
11 Call of the Rockno

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Decontrol, Live Tapes or Videos, Philly bands

Decontrol – West Side Club 4/13/86

DecontrolDecontrol live video from the West Side Club. They opened for Scream which is also up on the site. This is the last of the Decontrol video and the last of the 80’s Philly bands video that I got from Pete. One last plug if you haven’t yet go download Songs from the Gut The Complete Collection.
Also, if your on Facebook go to their page and “like” the page
Below the videos are the audio tracks. As usual there were a couple of songs I wasn’t sure of the titles but hopefully I’ll get some help again and I’ll update the post.
Thanks again to Pete at Sounds of Tomorrow. for the beta tapes

Audio files

01 – I Got A Right
02 – 1992
03 – ?
04 – Never Again
05 – Born Too Late
06 – System
07 – Joe Blow
08 – Drunk And Bored
09 – Did You No Wrong
10 – Born To Be Wild
11 – Back From The Grave
12 – Almost Dead
13 – 1992
14 – Fascists
15 – Unseen Enemies
16 – Philly Cops
17 – ?

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