Electric Love Muffin, Philly bands

Electric Love Muffin

Besides Scram I don’t think there is another band that I have seen as many times (or ever will) as Electric Love Muffin. For the first two years I lived in Philly I saw them (and usually Scram) it seems like at least once a week. I think my memory might be right this time. The very first show I saw in Philly they played with NOTA – the show got broken up by the cops but then Scram was playing at another party in West Philly later so, the trend of seeing both bands started on my first night of shows in Philly. I’m not sure why but the venue that sticks out for me was seeing them at Tops which was the space above McGlinchey’s. Probably because their rules on carding where somewhat lax at the time (although I might have been straight-edge at the time so who knows.). Electric Love Muffin were always fun to see and they would throw in some great covers like Highway Star (often with guest singers), Venus and Norwegian Wood. I always thought their sound seemed influenced by Minneapolis bands like Huskers and Soul Asylum (Pre-MTV days). As far as I can tell from searching the web none of their records are currently available to buy so I’m putting them up here.
There isn’t much on the web about them but they do have a My Space page at www.myspace.com/betterstartrunning

UPDATE: There are a couple of bands with members of ELM now playing out. An upcoming show has two of them Poppy & Foxy Contin March 13 2020 with DJ Major Luke at Kung Fu Necktie

Brian is in two current bands Poppy with Kate Campbell (Guitar & Vocals) & Craig Heim from Scram (Drums) & Brian Campbell (Bass & some vocals) Check out their new album at bandcamp. & Mt Vengeance which is Rich Fravel (Uptown Bones, Ashtabula, Latimer) – guitars and vocals & Brian Campbell – bass & Nick Santore – drums

Foxy Contin is Rich Kaufmann- Guitar plus Vox & Michael Stifel- Bass plus Vox
& Ravine Vaneer- Guitar plus Vox & Michael Barndt- Drums minus Vox

Playdooh Meathook

A1-Backstreet Ride
A2-I Should Have
A3-Look For Me
A4-Norwegian Wood
A5-This Time Im Gone
B1-Blackness That Could Be Blue
B2-The Muffin March
B3-One Year Removed
B4-Tomorrows Regrets
B5-Magna Opus

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Rassafranna01-Sperm Of The Moment
02-Diamonds & Glass
03-Islands In The Sun
04-Drunk & Horny
05-I Aims To Please
06-Club Car
08-Late Nights, Early Mornings
10-It’s Just Me (And Me Alone)
11-Down Easy
13-Meet Me This Afternoon
14-The Revolution Comes To North Street
15-44 Ways [cd only bonus track]
16-Hound Dog [cd only bonus track]
17-Revolution #9 [cd only bonus track]

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Second Third time Around

Second Third time AroundA1-ABetterSong

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