Freedom Has No Bounds

February 24th, 2011 by

Scab Cadillac – White Trash Menthol 100’s 7″

 

My favorite Philly band of the late 80’s and I guess into the early 90’s (I’m not sure when they broke up) Scab Cadillac was Doug Bhen-Nyet (formally of Homo Picnic and Kremlin Korps) on guitar, Paul Hazlet (formally of Blue) on drums, Bob Dickie (from lots of bands including King of Siam and the Reformed Strapping Field Hands also see my post on them) on bass and Jack Gory singing. They released this single White Trash Menthol 100 plus an album Tagged and Numbered which is still available from Rave at least to download. I assume if you download that album you don’t get all the artwork, inset and lyrics so I put that together here if you want it

If you look at the flyers below you can see they played at probably every place in Philly at the time. I was listening to the 7″ again as I was recording it and the song Pious Hatred about the religious right seems just as applicable today as back in the 80’s. Maybe it’s because he also was a big guy but Jack’s singing always reminded me of Gary Floyd from the Dicks. The first time I remember seeing Jack was at a show at Pi Lam (I’m not sure who maybe Youth of Today?) as he was drunkenly rampaging through the pit and then fell asleep on the stage. Soon after I starting see Jack all the time; guarding the keg at parties or holding down everyone’s sofas. Jack was a great guy he always seemed really happy to see you and really seemed to care about how you were doing or what you were saying. Sadly Jack passed away while working at a hot spring/spiritual healing community in Northern California. I remember there was a tape of music he had made while he was in California but unfortunately I don’t have it. If anyone does please let me know I’d love to put it up. Here is an interview from a KDU communique

Audio files

 
 
Forgotten Children
24 Stories
Pious Hatred
MediaFire Zip
 

 

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Comments

  1. jack made me realize that you didnt have to fill up a plastic cup at the keg all the time if you were intimidating enough to just stand there and fill up a fucking gallon jug.

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