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Head Cheese Booklet

Head Cheese 7"

Head Cheese was a post-punk band from the early 80s. While attending University of the Arts Susan Ottaviano meet Jade Lee and they formed a band with their friend Celeste Ries. They recorded one 7″ at  Third Story recording studio. I don’t have mp3’s of that 7 inch so instead I’ve included YouTube videos for the three songs. What i do have is a booklet that they put out – to be honest I am not 100% sure I put the pages in the right order but please check it out.
Head Cheese Booklet

The video for Jungle Jam was shot as a film project around Philly

Susan Ottaviano (who later went on to New Wave stardom in Book of Love) on the making of her Philly band Head Cheese’s single ‘Jungle Jam’ from 1982:

We recorded “Jungle Jam” at Third Story music, an 8 track studio in Philadelphia, in 1981. It was produced by David Javelosa, who we met at the East Side Club. He was performing with his group Los Microwaves at the time. The ‘Jungle Jam’ video was filmed in and around Philly and is truly a love story to the city. There are scenes on Broad Street, the gargoyles in City Hall, a basement on League street and a pig’s head from the Italian Market. The Jungle Jam video has just recently been posted on YouTube. One of the original directors of that video even works for Pixar now. He said that he had more fun on our movie than he does today. You should check it out. It’s pretty funny.”

Head Cheese Jungle Jam video

Head Cheese – Teenage Idol

Head Cheese – “Non-Melodic”

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Pass The Elixer Compilation

Tape cover

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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Rockula Live from the Khyber – Philadelphia 5-08-98

Rockula

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.

01 – This Song Should Be A Hit
02 – Big Muff Pie
03 – Cowboy Song
04 – He’s A Jerk
05 – Socks for Christmas/Chihuahua Girl
06 – I’m the Tops
07 – I’m Your Man [Small Faces]
08 – Tell Me Your Name
09 – Charlene
10 – Title Unknown
11 – He’s A Whore [Cheap Trick]
12 – Atomic Dust

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Dirt Search Headlight

Dirt Search Headlight

Dirt Search Headlight – Live Khyber Pass, Philadelphia 1995

Dirt Search Headlight were former members of Red Herring and Carnival of Shame. They played around Philly for a couple of years, recorded some demos but never released anything. Unfortunately I don’t have the whole show tape it was lost it except for this one song.

Australia

If you want more you can get their demo on this page. Also some live videos also from the Khyber here

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Das Yahoos Live Underground, Bensalem PA 1983

Das Yahoos

Early show from Legendary band Das Yahoos at the Underground in Bensalem PA 1983. Members of the band where Mick Cancer: vocals, Robbie Riprock: guitar, Clams Casino: bass, Palmyra Delran A long list of pre and post bands for this one including Sick Kidz, The Friggs, Pink Slip Daddy, Dr Bombay, Dixy Blood, Mick Cancer and the Leftovers, etc. They were also on the Rave Records comp Discpan Hands with the song I’ll Be There.

LSD
Radar Eye
I Walked With A Zombie
title unknown

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Agitpop show

Endorphins

Endorphines Flyer
Endorphins were started by Paul Albert who was from Canada and doing a degree at University Of Pennsylvania. The line up on this demo was the original line up. Sometime after this recording Amy left and over the next few years they had a few different lead guitarists as fourth members. Paul Albert was the main song writer. In 1984 the band had a flexi disc released with The Bob music paper.

The band = Paul Albert – Vocals/Guitar, Pat Ream – Bass, Eddie Beinlich – Drums, Amy Rican – Electric Violin.
These demos were recorded at a studio in Old City that was at about 2nd and Spruce.

tape side a

Early Endorphins demos 1981
Hard Road
Bound For Glory
Why Lie
Atlantic City
Life Of Research
Save Uranus
Chateau

tape side b

Eddie Beinlich later played drums on the Mondo Topless Squish demo.
On these Endorphins recordings Frank Bower is the 4th member and is playing lead guitar on the practice recordings in 1983 and Jay Medley is playing lead guitar on the unreleased single. In 1984 the band had a 4-song flexi disc sold through the Philly music newspaper The Bob. In 1984 and 1985 they released a couplr of tapes and had several songs on several comp. tapes in the UK. In 1986 they had one song on the Beasts From The East com LP released on Voxx Records.

Session with Jack 8-19-82
title unknown (cut)
title unknown
Batman
The Beat Goes On
title unknown

Rehearsals 5-12 + 17-1983

Seven Day Itch [5-12-83].mp3
Rock The Dead.mp3
Surplus Sadness.mp3
Big City Crime.mp3
Fringe Benefits.mp3
I Know You Like It.mp3
Save Uranus.mp3
Express Breakdown.mp3
title unknown.mp3
Weird Love (cut) [Rehearsals 5-17-83].mp3
Weird Love.mp3
Big City Crime.mp3
Life Of Research.mp3
Waiting For The Man.mp3
Dead Monkeys.mp3
Hard Road.mp3
Suburban White Boy 1.mp3
Suburban White Boy 2.mp3
Pumpin’ For Jill.mp3
Rock The Dead.mp3

Unreleased Single 1984

Atlantic City
The Beat Goes On

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A’s – Emerald City, Cherry Hill, NJ 6-27-80

The A's

The A’s were one of the early bands to get major label notice from Philly underground. They were around from 1978 to 1983 with Richard Bush (lead vocals), Rick DiFonzo (guitar), Rocco Notte (keyboards), Terry Bortman (bass), and Michael Snyder (drums). This is a radio concert recording of them from Emerald City in Cherry Hill.

Johnny Silent
Serious Boys
Words
Working Man
I Pretend She’s You
Little Mistakes
Grounded
Teenage Jerkoff
Insomnia
Misunderstanding
Parasite
Secret Agent Man
5 Minutes In A Hero’s Life
After Last Night
Boppolina
C.I.A.
Batman
Aint Nothing Wrong With Falling In Love

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More info on the A’s

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Anthrophobia Early Demos and Founding Fathers (Reunion CD)

Anthrophobia Practice

Anthrophobia has been around a long time with many lineup and a few location changes the one constant member is singer Frank Phobia. These demos and rehearsal represent the beginnings of that band in Reading Pennsylvania through the Philly years. The Rehearsal  and  first Demo were recorded during 1985 in Reading. Soon after that Frank moved to Philadelphia and put together a new line up and recorded a few more demos and a track on Discpan Hands / A Philadelphia Compilation The 1988 demo is still generally Punk based but has a definite metal edge to it. The 1992 demo was recorded when Grunge was king and that style is reflected there. There is the added benefit of Suzi Gardner from L7 on backing vocals.  A couple of these songs were released on a 7″ single. In 2014 the original members of the band reformed as The Anthrophobia Founding Fathers. They played a few reunion shows and released a cd Endgame, I also included pictures at the bottom of this post form the Founding Fathers  show I went to at Young Ones Records in Kutztown. In between and since Anthrophobia has released a lot of great albums you can listen or better yet buy them at their bandcamp page. They have a new EP called Altered States coming out August 14th 2020.

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1985 Rehearsal

01 Anthrophobia
02 Rude Awakening
03 Don’t Misunderstand Me
04 title unknown
05 I’m Bored
06 The Wall
07 Hurry Up and Wait
08 title unknown
09 Black & Blue Innocence
10 Flashbacks
11 Dazed and Confused
12 Endangered Minorities
13 title unknown
14 Good For Nothing
15 Look Away
16 Backward Ass Country Fuck
17 Endangered Minorities
18 Dionysion (Ruin)

November 1985 Demo

01 Rude Awakening
02 Dazed And Confused
03 Backward Ass Country Fuck
04 Good For Nothing
05 Flashbacks
06 Look Away
07 Anthrophobia

1987? Demo

01-RudeAwakening
02-EndangerTheMinorities
03-TheWall

1988 Demo

1988 Demo

01. Crack In The Ceiling
02. Objects In Mirrors
03. Time
04. War At Home
05. Too Much Of A Good Thing

Secret Sauce Demo

1992 Secret Sauce Demo

01. Glue
02. Candy Coated Voodoo
03. Static
04. Medusa
05. Auf Wiedersehen [Cheap Trick]
06. Resist & Change

Endgame Front

The Anthrophobia Founding Fathers – Endgame CD

01 Subtle Collapse
02 Right This Minute
03 Bully
04 Silent Treatment
05 High Strung
06 Third Time Around
07 Skin And Bones
08 Father’s Theme
09 Endgame
10 Back-Up Plan
11 Slow Motion
12 Crash And Burn
13 Baby, Let’s Go Fress

Endgame Back

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Video of The Anthrophobia Founding Fathers from Young Ones Records in Kutztown

Here are some Flyers and Pictures from the Young Ones show.

Mean Streets – Tritone, Philadelphia 10-12-07

 

Stolen from their Facebook page

Formed in 2006 by ex-members of Philadelphia-area bands Cranked Up! and The War’s End, Mean Streets delivers an aggressive, yet catchy and accessible
punk and pop sound that draws upon a broad range of influences from the beat groups and bubblegum acts of the 1960s to the british punk aggression of the mid 70’s to the power-pop movement of the late 1970s and ’80s. Mean Streets currently consists of Bill Coburn (Lead Vocals, Bass), Mick Coburn (Drums, Backing Vocals), and Andy Mehos (Guitar, Backing Vocals).

In 2008 Mean Streets released two 7″ singles: “About You” b/w “Tied Down” on the Slab-O-Wax label and “That Day”/”Nineteen” on Longshot Records. In 2011 the band self-released a six-song EP entitled “Rewired” and recorded a split 7″ ep with Phoenix, Arizona’s Glass Heros on the Black Hole label. In addition to these releases, Mean Streets has appeared on numerous Philadelphia-area compilation CDs.

Little Gentlemen

Little Genltemen

Little Gentlemen a Philly band from the early to mid 80’s that was on the first philly comp: Get Off My Back LP. Besides that comp they released One 7′ and two LPs which I have collected below along with some photos by Phil Commander (Thanks!) and some flyers.
The band was made up of Paul Evalds – Vocals, Rob DiJoseph (currently in Anthrophobia) – Bass Guitar, Rob Iannelli – Guitar, Wayne Paupst – Drums (first 45, compilation LP 1983), Dave Bass (Negative FX) – Drums – (First LP 1984)
Go see their facebook page

Audio files

Suicide Note 7″

Suicide Note cover

A1 – General Hospital
A2 – Rant Rant Rant
B – I Am The Gun

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Another Wasted Day LP

Another Wasted Day cover

A1 – No Justice No Law, No Crime No Flaw
A2 – Silent Song
A3 – Reflections
A4 – General HospitaL
A5 – New Rose
A6 – I Am The Gun
B1. – Willing Mob
B2. – You Can Run But You Cant Hide
B3. – To The Unremembered, And The Unforgotten
B4. – Another Wasted Day
B5. – Last Of The Street Fighting Kids

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Broken Toys LP

Broken Toys cover

A1 – 1985
A2 – The Pearl
A3 – One Five One Four
A4 – Red Skies
A5 – Broken Toys
A6 – BonusTrack
B1 – Red Blood-White Feathers
B2 – Zero Hour
B3 – Come Visit Us Before We Visit You
B4 – The Wild The Beautiful And The Damned
B5 – Far Away
B6 – Tarnished Slippers

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Fyers/Pictures

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