Philly bands, Uptown Bones

Uptown Bones

Uptown Bones

Uptown Bones were one of my favorite Philly bands of the late 80’s early 90’s. They seemed to be heavily influences by the Love Muffin but added in some psychedelic and noise elements to it. The band was Rich (Ashtabula, Latimer) vocals & Guitar, Andy Clees on Guitar and Noel on drums. The original bass player, Scooter Anderson (Thanks Eric & Art) was later replaced by Art (Photon Band, Tons of Nuns, Lilys, etc.) Collected below are 2 demo tapes (I don’t have the track names for the 2nd one) the first 7″, the split 7″ with Les Thugs and then the 2 cd’s that came out on the French Black & Noir Records. As an added bonus there some Flyers at the very bottom + a video I shoot from Johnny Brenda’s which was a sort of reunion with Noel, Art, Rich along with Brian from ELM. It was before the newish band Mt Vengeance which is Rich Fravel – guitars and vocals & Brian Campbell (ELectirc Love Muffin & Poppy)- bass & Nick Santore – drums

Audio files

Uptown Bones-Split 7

1988 Demo Tape

01 – D
02 – Why
03 – Starin(At The Floor) 04 – Long Gone

1989 Demo Tape
01 – Slowlysomething
02 – ?
03 – ?
04 – Locust
05 – ?
06 – ?
07 – Starin At the Floor

Locust 7″
A1 – Locust
B1 – Stargazer

Split 7″ with Les Thugs
A1 – Lesthugs – Fallingapart
B1 – Uptownbones – Springisacat

Comps
A la Folie
Uptown Bones-Do Watcka Do
On Another Planet
Uptown Bones – Beautiful

Demos & 7″s MediaFire Zip

Uptown Bones-E

01 – Connect
02 – 3 Hours
03 – Tarantula
04 – Flowers Fall
05 – Weird Deal
06 – Sex Me Down
07 – Starin At The Floor
08 – Imaginary Friend
09 – Spring Is A Cat
10 – Magic Place
11 – Fearless
12 – Slowly Something
13 – Adios Motherfucker

E cd MediaFire Zip

Uptown Bones-Move

1 – Airplane Driver
2 – Down On The Sun
3 – Dig
4 – Pussycat
5 – National Philadejphia
6 – Foreign Language Lessons
7 – Overseer
8 – Sexy Pop Popsong
9 – Dy-No-Mite Feelgood

Move cd MediaFire Zip

 

One comment

I cannot say that I ever remember hearing the Uptown Bones but damn I know where the DMZ is. I am fairly sure that my wife was at that show. She went to college with the guys with Third Leg, one of the bands on the flyer for the show. I say with some certainty that if she was there she was drunk and having a good time. Thanks for making me smile like God’s own idiot when I saw the start of the video.