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Orifice

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Two demo tapes from late 80’s Philly band Orifice. In the late 80’s early 90’s some of the scene was moving from punk/hardcore into Industrial Noise à la Test Department & Einstürzende Neubauten. Philadelphia had a some good examples of that move in Orifice, King Carcass, Sink Manhattan, Nine Firemen Nine and I’m sure other I can’t think of right now. The band was made up of Bryan Willette (ex Love Battery (philly one not sub pop band that came later)) Grant Acker (Un), Pete Danz, Don Glass, and Frank Phobia (Anthrophobia),
I made a video for (I believe) their song the Burning Bus for a RTF class at Temple. I would love to put the video in this post but my partner on the project kept the only copy of it and I have never been able to see it again. I’m sure it was brilliant piece of 1st year of film school cinema. 🙂
Thanks for the tape files Frank!

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Demo Tape (1989)

A1 – The Icebox
A2 – I Am the Machine
A3 – King of Maggots
A4 – Little Joe

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A Pretty Nice Guy…A Really Good Liar Tape (1989)

A1 – Bludgeon
A2 – Gash
A3 – The Veil
A4 – Burning Bus
A5 – Meathook
A6 – Jack of Fools

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Original Sins

Original Sins

Two shows from the 1980s Garage revival legends. Original Sins formed 1985 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.and continued through much of the 1990s releasing many records. The Khyber show was without their keyboard player. Both shows were recorded from the audience and have good sound quality.
Can anyone fill in the song titles?
They have a facebook page here.
Also defiantly check out Brother JT’s records on his site or bandcamp and the two other current bands RunHideFight & Suffacox mach2 (original Suffacox led by the late & legendary Wayne Hamilton) he is in.
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II

New York City 1988

01. title unknown
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. Why You Love Me So
06. title unknown
07. Tearing Me In Two

Khyber Pass, Philadelphia 11-25-94

01. Ego
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. Saturday
06. Sorrow [McCoys]
07. No Matter What [Badfinger]
08. title unknown
09. title unknown
10. title unknown
11. Making Time [Creation]
12. Original Sins
13. Juicy Fruit
14. Stupefied
15. All I Have To Do Is Dream [Everly Brothers]
16. title unknown
17. title unknown
18. Mary, Mary [Monkees]
19. Not Gonna Be All Right
20. Sugar Sugar [Archies]
21. title unknown
22. title unknown

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YouthQuake

Photo credit: Jen Buck Knies

YQ was a band from 1985 to 1986 from Catasauqua in the Lehigh Valley.

Larry Deiter, charismatic teenage hero who ran away from home and lived in the little league dugouts for awhile, was the singer. he’d sung in a band called Zero Factor previously.

Tracy Pain played guitar, Bobby Fegley played bass (RIP. he died in a car crash in the 90s) and Roy Mayorga played drums. Somewhere late in their ‘career’ they got Roy Grube from LAST CRY to play bass. (I never saw this lineup…) Mike Gentilcore, local king of LV BMX, played second guitar in an early lineup.

They were from Catasauqua, which kids on the scene used to call Little England. Catasauqua (or Catty) was one of the punkest small towns in America. there were some truly amazingly stacked shows from 84 to 86 there. it was like the Huntington Beach of Pennsylvania; as if Catty High was the PA version of Edison High in HB. And most of those kids were a bit crazed and tough. it was totally Class Of ‘84.

Every other high school in the LV had maybe 5 or 6 punkers each. but at Catty High it seemed to me like every single student was a punker, or at least wouldn’t give you shit for being a punker. i mean i would go to the Catty High dances with Larry Deiter and Story from The Complaints and hang high up in the bleachers with the punkers. I never even thought of going to a dance at my own high school in Bethlehem! I mean fuck, that thought gives me shivers.

By the early 80s for some reason Catty had such a deep punk tradition and i don’t really know why…. To this day i still wonder about Why That Was. Someone brainiac should figure it out and do an ethnography.

There were even dances at some church in Catty that I and other LV punkers would attend. First time I went my mind was fucking completely blown: little elementary & middle school kids (no lie) pogoing around with spiked hair, sid vicious chain necklaces with locks, and engineer boots. Tracy Pain’s gnarly older brother was DJing (999, pork dukes, sex pistols, uk subs, all Catty faves). The chaperones were all singing along to Friggin In The Riggin and dancing around.

I couldn’t believe it.

Me & a couple kids started skanking around 1982 style and bam! Tracy’s older brother put me on the floor with a sucker punch. He didn’t like this new kinda punk dancing.

YQ practicing in some basement

Prior to Youthquake the Catty bands were pretty tough & raw and late 70s-ish. The LIARS, The CLAP, The COMPLAINTS (whom i totally loved), etc. They all kind of sang with english accents.

But with YQ came a more hardcore approach, as if intentionally they were reacting against the older punkers ( the Complaints had a song called Johnny Please Come Home, which i always hoped & imagined was about Johnny Loftus from The Clap)  YQ wrote a darker themed song called Johnny’s Not Coming Home)

They broke up in 1986 I think?

But with roy’s brother on bass, or down-tuned guitar, they morphed into WORD MADE FLESH who were, to me, thee greatest LV band ever (not just up to that point). But for whatever reason they didn’t last too long either.

Larry went on to sing in Fathead, and continues to ‘live rough’ to this very day i hear. Roy went on to play with Nausea, Soulfly, Stone Sour, Amebix and probably others.

When i think of all these old friends and the things they did I cant help but feel good, and sad; about having once been a 16 year old punker, and about how much time has gone by.
– Eric de Jesus (raw pogo on the scaffold zine/ easy subcult)
photos by Jen Buck Knies & Jen Chapelle

There first demo – It’s Up To Us is up on the FOE site
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II

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Stress Test Demo 1986

01 – We Dont Need
02 – Johnnys Not Coming Home Today
03 – The Tables Turned
04 – American Escalation
05 – Stress Test
06 – Ill Take My Chances
07 – Right to Die
08 – It Wasnt Your Choice
09 – Prepare Them for War
10 – It Cant Happen
11 – Youre the Robot

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Follow Fashion Monkeys

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This is the first band I am putting up that played a show at my house. I first saw FFM at an early show for me (maybe my 2nd) in the Leigh Valley. Their lyrics opened my eyes to Animal Rights and I also liked the anti hardcore conformity message. Years later when I went to College in Philly I asked them to play a party at my house with Meister Squad. Sadly both their later period drummer DC Dave and their singer Steve are no longer with us. They were both great guys who are very missed
I’ve collected a bunch of their music here – I’m not sure if the first demo recordings are different then the first album but I included them anyway.
They released one self-titled album in 1985 (include here – it used to be available online but I can’t find it now), toured the USA with Italy’s Indigesti and recorded an album in 1987 at Inner Ear studios that was produced and mixed by Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara (available here).

For the 1986 Demo – The first song was re-recorded for their second album and the other song never saw the light of day. Sound quality is very good. The 87 demo has another version of “What About Tomorrow” and two more songs.
The live show from Club Pizzaz has 5 songs that were on that album. The live show was recorded through the soundboard so the quality is very good.

Click here for an early interview with the Follow Fashion Monkeys from FOE zine and they have a Facebook page here .

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First Demo Tape

01 – Animal New One
02 – For What Its Worth
03 – TV Religon
04 – UDF
05 – Hot Mustard

1st LP

1st Self-Titled LP

A1 – Hardcore Rules
A2 – Business Dance
A3 – All-American Diner
A4 – Chained to a Hole
A5 – Memorial Day
A6 – Princess
A7 – T.V. Religion
A8 – U.D.F.
A9 – Hot Mustard
B1 – Animal New One
B2 – for What Its Worth
B3 – Straight in the Face
B4 – Degeneration X
B5 – Local Celebrity
B6 – a Yam
B7 – Why Destroy!

Demo (1986)

01. What About Tomorrow
02. Don’t Ask

Demo (1987)

01. What About Tomorrow
02. No Direction (take 1)
03. No Direction (take 2)

@ Club Pizzaz, Philadelphia 2-08-87

01. For Your Love [Yardbirds]
02. Ten Years
03. For What It’s Worth [Buffalo Springfield]
04. Ready Set Go
05. All American Diner
06. M-16
07. Animal New One
08. America
09. Don’t Ask
10. Hot Mustard
11. Rock ‘n’ Roll Singer [ACDC]

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Last Cry

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Last Cry were from Lehigh Valley (Bethlehem) Pennsylvania and were around for only 6 months or so. In that time they opened for some big touring bands – Descendants and Marginal Man among them. They never made it out of the Lehigh Valley and their last act together was to record a 9 song demo tape. They are believed to be the first female fronted Punk Band from LVHC

Band page on FOE site

Thanks for sending this to me Brett Noise Addiction II

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Demo (1986)

01. TV Evangelist
02. Catholic School
03. Instrumental
04. Last Cry
05. Make Me Shine
06. Life Of Fate
07. Take Off Your Clothes
08. Monster In My Head
09. So Much More

@ Caddyshack, Catasaque PA 1-19-86

01 Holy Shit
02 The Monster in My Head
03 Think About It
04 Everybody’s Gotta Have Fun (Catholic School)
05 Friends You’ll Never Know
06 Take Off Your Clothes
07 Title Unknown

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@ West Catty Playground, Catasaque PA 4-12-86

01. Instrumental
02. Friends You’ll Never Know
03. TV Evangelist
04. So Much More
05. Last Cry
06. title unknown
07. Catholic School
08. Life Or Fate
09. The Monster In My Head
10. Make Me Shine
11. Take Off Your Clothes
12. title unknown

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Pass The Elixer Compilation

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Pass the Elixer cassette tape comp put out by Freedom is Cancer Zine in 1987
Description of the comp:
Like a lot of people in the 1980s me and some of my friends made a fanzine. From 1985 until 1987 we printed 10 issues. For issue 9 we made a compilation tape with 90 minutes of solid Punk. Back then, because of different influences and ideas there was a diversity of sounds. And while all these bands are rooted in Punk none of them sound the same. We made our band choices to emphasize that diversity. The most well known band here is Disorder and the most obscure is P.K.G. from Torrence California who only recorded one 5-song demo before exiting. Each band has a full page in the zine. Sound quality is very good.

Part One

01 – Intro
02 – Follow Fashion Monkeys – What About Tomorrow
03 – Follow Fashion Monkeys – No Direction
04 – Follow Fashion Monkeys – Rock N Roll Singer [ACDC]
05 – Barn Av Regnbuen – Penga- Profitt Og Kapital
06 – Barn Av Regnbuen – Folk Uten Framtid
07 – Napred U Proslost – Ne Veruj Mršavom Slonu I Brzom Pužu
08 – Napred U Proslost – Nekrštena Pesma
09 – Napred U Proslost – Bajonet
10 – More Fiends – Wild West Philly
11 – More Fiends – Vinyl Grind
12 – More Fiends – Mad at Everyone
13 – Disorder – Remberance Day
14 – Disorder – Love and Flowers
15 – Disorder – Maternal Obsession
16 – Disorder – Life
17 – Patareni – Obrij Me Majko Motornom Pilom
18 – Patareni – Dio Mase
19 – Patareni – Johnny Be Fuzz

Part Two

01 – Quod Massacre – Nasa Kri
02 – Quod Massacre – Zvecer
03 – Quod Massacre – Vasa Generacija
04 – Anthrophobia – Surface Noise
05 – Anthrophobia – Flashbacks
06 – Anthrophobia – Good Ideas
07 – Misanthropic Charity – Intro Lust
08 – Misanthropic Charity – Montebello
09 – Misanthropic Charity – But Life Changed You
10 – P.K.G. – Summer Poison
11 – P.K.G. – Cracks
12 – P.K.G. – All She Wrote
13 – Benton & the Bentonites – the Chop
14 – Benton & the Bentonites – Knightmare
15 – Benton & the Bentonites – Dean Took a Header
16 – President Fetch – Blasphemy
17 – President Fetch – Whats the Matter Cowardy
18 – President Fetch – Pregant Skeleton
19 – President Fetch – Bestial
20 – Outro

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Pass the Elixer Booklet

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Berks County Punk Rock 1983-2000 Compilation

Berks County Punk Rock
Berks County PA Punk Compilation by Brett (Noise Addiction II) With bands from all over Berks County from the early 80’s to 2000. My time living in Berks County was during the early period of this comp the only bands I got to see on here were Anthrophobia & Benton & The Bentonites. But a lot of bands on this comp that are worth checking out. (There were no photos for this so I just used one of the Pagoda)

01. Suburban Aggression – Fuck Society (1-83)
02. Fatal Existence – We Don’t Want It (7-83)
03. Benton & The Bentonites – Last Year (Oley PA) (1985)
04. Anthrophobia – Anthrophobia (1985)
05. Demented Foolz – Electrolux (Pottstown; 1986)
06. Irate Youth – Uncurable (1990)
07. Rancid Posie – Toxic Fish (1990)
08. Black Hand – TV Song (Pottstown; 1993)
09. Nightbreed – Mental Evolution (1993)
10. Christian Science AD – Punk Rock Show (1994)
11. Lemon Grove Kids – Hate To See You Go (Hamburg PA 1995)
12. Vomiting Leprechauns – Leave Me Alone (1995)
13. Quartermanes – Girl Named Hate (9-18-95)
14. Wurst – We Will Rise Up (Reading PA) (1995)
15. Bass Masters – The Long Walk (1996)
16. Figurehead – Rundown (1996)
17. Generation 13 – Alone With You (1996)
18. Suburban Youth – Reading PA (censored version) (4-97)
19. Molly Be Damned – I Fuck To Mozart (1997)
20. D.U.I. – Hanging Out (1997)
21. MK Ultraviolence – Finally Dead (1997)
22. Grimaces – Boyscout (1997)
23. Sheik & The Roadhogs – Shotdown (1998)
24. Snuffits – Punk Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekend (4-18-98)
25. Disillusioned – Disillusioned (1998)
26. Crash And Burn – Another Master (1998)
27. Operation Mindfuck – Mindless Consumer (1998)
28. Square – Intoxicate Me (1999)
29. Piss Shivers – Anarchy Baby (1997)
30. Griswolds – Marcia Brady (1996)

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Urinal Cake

Punks Of Beer Tour

Urinal Cake is Tom Miller – bass, Phil Schaeffer – guitar, Chris Collins – Drums and vocals, Chad Guilden – vocal stylist. They were originally active 1991-1997. They had their first reunion gig Jan. 25,2020 (23 years later). “We came out at a time in Kutztown, Pa that had a vibrant scene drawing bands locally and beyond. Happy and excited to be back spreading infectious rock n roll.”

For the Punks of Beer Tour – Urinal Cake are playing with is Big Green Limousine who we did gigs with in the 90’s turns out one of those guys works for Sly Fox (Tom works for Stoudts) and he didn’t know it until he saw a picture. Stoudts and Sly Fox just did a collaboration Black Lager (If you have seen the can art very similar to a certain band from CA that has bars hence the covers.) so the gig at Johnny Brendas (Wednesday, February 19, 2020) is that union along with breweries.
Big Thanks to Laris for the replacement tape deck (mine is now broken) If you are in Philly keep a look out for his DJ days called Monday Is Tomorrow

Demo 1994 cover

Demo (1994)
The 1994 Demo tape was recorded in Bethlehem at Raspberry Studios with Kevin Baumgard from Grieving Eucalyptus producing recorded live with minimal overdubs.
01 I Know What I Said
02 A.A.N.A.
03 Me
04 Burnin’ Love
05 Beauty Queen
06 Black Hole

The George Factor

The George Factor
Recorded at Anthony Newitt Studio’s Philadelphia This was recorded over several months late 1994 early 1995 Anthony produced, a friend of our’s George Sharp paid for most of recording so we named it after him, The George Factor. The cassette only had 3 songs on it ’72 Ragtop, Brick in my Head and Effie. The others songs were from that recording but we didn’t do anything with them. We re-recorded Beauty Queen here.
72 Ragtop
Beauty Queen gf
Brick In My Head
Effie
Turd
Urinal Cake
Violent Man

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