Three Foot Acid were a short lived band from Philadelphia that featured the former Serial Killers singer Paul Bearer. They recorded one demo before exiting the stage. The sound for both of these shows was copied from old video tapes. They are both audience recordings and the sound quality is good.
Check out Paul’s interview on Loud Fast Philly
Thanks to Pete for giving me a copy of the Demo Tape – check out his site Sounds of Tomorrow
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
Rockula were a late 1990s Garage Punk band from Philadelphia. They existed only 6 months in which time they recorded one three song demo and played a few shows. Unfortunately, they never released a record or CD. This show was recorded from the audience and is of good sound quality.
Rockula was Geeta Dalal – vocals (now in RunHideFight), Rob Giglio on drums (now in Creem Circus), Margit Detweiler – Keyboards, Roland Sotello -Bass and the late Wayne Hamilton on Guitar.
A video clip of the Victims from North Jersey/New York. They were originally together in 1977-1979 and released a couple singles and an LP that are classics in the KBD world. They came back together in the mid-00’s and played in Philly a few times. Always great.
Naked City: Wayne Horvitz, John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith y Joey Baron.
This is John Zorn’s infamous turn-on-a-dime band. Although they can play any style of music, the majority of their songs are noisy and complex. At any moment, a beautiful melody can degenerate into a hurricane of white noise — and then suddenly switch to something else. They’ve taken everything aggressive about jazz and heavy metal, blended it together, and tightened it. They look like a rock band: drums, electric guitar, bass, keyboards, and saxophone.
On February 06, 1989 they played as part of the New Music at Annenberg Center series in Philadelphia. I remember it being funny that the stuffy Annenberg part of the audience made it through the early instrumentals but when Yamatsuka Eye from the Boredoms came out and starting his screaming vocals they couldn’t take it and headed for the doors.
Naked City is
Bass – Fred Frith
Drums – Joey Baron
Guitar – Bill Frisell
Keyboards – Wayne Horvitz
Saxophone [Alto] – John Zorn
Vocals – Yamatsuka Eye
Die Kreuzen Live videos from Philadelphia and 1 from CBGBs.
Some videos that I have had up on YouTube but not up on this blog so I’m adding them to this post. Die Kreuzen were one of my favorite live bands and they always put on a great show. The JC Dobbs video was one I had owned on VHS but I loaned it out and never got back so I was so happy Lenny (RIP) had it and let me put it up.
I have been trying to track down when this show happened – It’s not the same show as this 81 video which was the Bad Brains first time in Philly –
Then from According to Informed Sources… it looks like the next time Bad Brains played was at Elks Center in January 82. So, that might be the show – Bad Brains second show in Philly??
If anyone has any more info, flyer or photos Please send them to me – for now here ‘s the audio.
San Franscico cult band the Flamin’ Groovies started in 65 and had a big influence on Power Pop and early Punk bands. They recently did a tour playing at Johnny Brenda’s on the Philly stop. This is a recording of them from 1978 playing a club called Stars which was in Old City.
Thanks Noise Addiction 2 for the tape
Toxic Reasons from CEC on 4/13/84 Toxic Reasons live from the CE Center in West Philadelphia. Opening up for Charged GBH along with COC & YDI. They played a mix of songs of their first album Independence and their 2nd album Kill By Remote Control. Thanks Crunch Productions for the tape
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