Marginal Man (along with GI & Scream) was one of the few DC Discord bands of the mid-80s to tour regularly. This is a live tape from West Catty in 86 with Last Stand and Last Cry and No Deodorant opening for them.
Toni Farina took this photo. I think from the God Bullies show
Subtle, Like a brick through your window
I was good friends with the most of the members of Rotgut from before they started, which included 3 KDU DJs and 2 former roommates. I most have seen them at least a dozen or so times and always had a good time. There is something about seeing bands that you are friends with that just makes it so much better. It also doesn’t hurt that they played on the same bills will some great bands Alice Donut, God Bullies, Didjits, Blue, Immaculate Hearts just to name a few (see the flyers slideshow below) I like Bill’s description of Rotgut being of a cross between Angry Samoans and Black Flag. But judging by the varying descriptions in the Rotgut Press Release you may have to make up your own mind on which bands to compare them to. The Press release has lots of 7″ & show reviews plus an FOE interview. The Original Lineup was Steve “Bobo McGullicuddy” Tiberi (Meister Squad, Rear Admiral) – Vocals, Bill “With Sno Peas” Rude (the Koosmans, Bad Ronald, Stinkbomben, Tons of Nuns, Rear Admiral) – Guitars/Vocals, Stan “Lo Mein” Kemp – Guitars/Vocals (Stinkbomben), Greg “Jim Beam Lobotomy” Licht – Bass/Vocals (Futile Effort, Pulaski Skyway Kids, The Menegels), “sweat & Sour” Frank Giraffe – Drums (Stinkbomben) . Before Greg, Ken “Milton Bradley” Hinchey was on bass. Later, Frank Campbell (Electric Love Muffin, Cave Canem) replaced Frank on Drums. Dan Mys replaced Stan Kemp on Guitar.
They released on 7″ called Peace Love and Sammy and were on the Rave Records comp Don’t Lick the Walls. Those songs as well as live on WFMU and other tracks from all the different lineups are collected here. (see the key below the collection for band and source info) Thanks for the files, flyers etc Bill
Lineups: A. Steve “Bobo McGullicuddy” Tiberi – Vocals
Bill “With Sno Peas” Rude – Guitars/Vocals
Stan “Lo Mein” Kemp – Guitars/Vocals
Greg “Jim Beam Lobotomy” Licht – Bass/Vocals
“Sweat & Sour” Frank Giraffe – Drums B. Frank Campbell – Drums (replacing Frank Giraffe) C. Dan Mys – Guitar (replacing Stan Kemp) D. Ken “Milton Bradley” Hinchey – Bass (pre Greg Licht)
Source: 1. 7″ Potty Queen Records Produced by David Lowe March 1990 Released June 1990 2. Live on WFMU 2/28/91 – Pat Duncan Program 3. Please Don’t Lick the Walls – Produced by David Lowe – December 1990 – February 1991 4. Demo recorded at Rave Records Summer 1991 5. Demo recorded at Temple Fall 1991 6. Demo recorded by Art Difuria Fall 1992 7. First Practice July 1989 – Ken Hinchey’s house Penndel, PA
Rot Gut @ The Trocadero 4 11 92
Songs: No Way Home & Fun And Games Attitude
1990. With Immaculate Hearts and Children Of The Night
1992. Banned for life from the Troc after I put three holes in the stage trying to smash my Gibson Sonex 180 Deluxe. Then Steve walked out the emergency exit and set the fire alarms off
Diego made this. For a Dobbs show in 1990.
Jan 31 opening for The Dwarves. They actually opened for us, then played later that night at The Firenze. Stan and I made it to both shows.
last show 1993. We headlined at The Khyber
This was in Eric De Jesus' basement. 1991
Toni Farina took this photo. I think from the God Bullies show
Epic Soundtracks was the stage name of the British musician Kevin Paul Godfrey Epic and his brother Niki Sudden (Adrian Nicholas Godfrey) were part of the Swell Maps with Epic playing drums and piano, and “Sudden” on guitar and vocals. After the Swell Mpas broke up Epic played drums for Crime & the City Solution and These Immortal Souls. In 1991, he started his own songwriting career as well as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he released three solo records. He dies of unknown caused in 6 November 1997. I only recorded 4 songs (I’m not sure why)
Updated info (thanks to Mark) this was from a show May 31st 1995 with Mad Scene and Philly band Kavune opening for him.
crankcase. machine 1 was 1992 – 1995.
rob coye guitars and vocals
marc beck guitar and vocals
rick wright bass and vocals
chuck hanning drums drums and more drums
(the unit continued for a few years with Erwin Michelfelder (of Clabbers fronted Mezmorons’ replacing Marc)
Crankcase hits that spot between SY and fLIPS while sitting alongside Silkworm and Rodan.
the band initially started after a few jam sessions with the trio of Rob Coye, Marc Beck and a pre-Strapping Field Hands Jeff Werner. we had all been friends in our previous bands: Rob’s Grisly Fiction and Marc and Jeff’s Confusion Visits. incidentally, Marc and Jeff’s Vick Logic started at the same exact time
it was apparent that Rob and Marc could display some decent early 90s guitar histrionics, and we decided to become real by adding Grisly Fiction’s first drummer Chuck Hanning along with party companion Rick Wright
we played pretty actively in Philadelphia. notable billings were with US Maple and Babe the Blue Ox and one rousing show at Pi Lam’s Human BBQ with A Place to Bury Strangers
Rick remains active with Phila psych giants Flower Girl (please see their Bandcamp)
Rob Coye did a Grisly Fiction reunion project with gigs and continues playing noise with his Phantom Pilots project as well as instrumental duo Lame Cover Band (2008-forever) and a stints with Steven Cerio’s Small Girl Boils Water (early 2000’s) .
Marc remains retired from musical creativity after projects revelogic and (the) heroics
Chuck enjoys home brewing and jazz combo
please listen to this LOUD. play it LOUD . LOUD. LOUD!!!!
(Thanks for the files and the info -Marc)
crankcase complete studio recordings.
‘Never Apologize or Are You My Friend?’
Swinging Bachelors Of Science were a band from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Larry Bailis – vocals, Jeffrey Slott – Guitar & Vocals, Jonathan Schug- Bass, Eddie Beinlich – Drums. Jeffrey and Larry were first in a band called the Bolivians. When that band split up they continued as The Neo Duo with just guitars and vocals. In 1986 they added drums and bass and the band name was changed to Swinging Bachelors Of Science. The band played all over Philadelphia (Live from Chestnut Cabaret below) and broke up in the spring of 1988 having only released one single (also below).
Philly by way of DC roadhouse rock’n’roll/country band Go To Blazes’ first 7 inch, The band on this 7 inch were: Bass – Christopher Horner, Drums – Keith Donnellan, Guitar, Steel Guitar – Thomas Heyman, Lead Vocals & Guitar – Edward Warren. Trouser Press describes them as “Philadelphia four-piece Go to Blazes specializes in roadhouse rock’n’roll — whiskey-kissed shuffles and sour blues and Stones-influenced stomps that have a way of making everyday sorrows seem heroic. Known drinking buddies of Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (producer of their recent recordings), Go to Blazes belongs to that loose confederation of roots rockers determined to preserve the rough edges of the music, the country twangs and beer-guzzling stomps.”
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