1986 West Phillys Crypt--left to right--Steve, John, Dave, RobNobody’s Favorite from the CEC in West Philly. I’m not sure when this show was since I can’t find a flyer for it but it was with M-80’s (who I also have some video of for later) and Decontrol (that video is already up). Thanks to Dave who was the singer for sending me a couple of emails with all this info and stories below: Nobody’s Favorite had Robbie Birch who was (Richie) decontrol’s guitar player’s brother in the band. Their bass player John (Wolfinger) went on to play and record with Decontrol until his death in 1990. Their drummer was Steve Malone, who was in the marching band in high school resulting in near perfect timing on his part. He would always raz me for mucking it up. At this show the stage monitors burned out early and we relied on the sound bouncing back from the back wall of the CEC. The video also reminded me ( Rob had a big NF on his shirt) of a show at the Crypt where four guys surrounded me on Walnut street because I had a NF logo on my sleeve and thought I was in the National Front. I was like, no no I’m no fascist as I pointed to a flyer on a pole, I’m with the band. They were about to beat the piss out of me, but we all had a good laugh about it in the end. After they broke up some of the band went on to form other bands including: White Trash and Crash Happy. Hopefully I will get some White Trash audio to put up at some point. Nobody’s Favorite does have a my space page. with some music.

Thanks as always to Pete at Sounds of Tomorrow for the beta tapes


Nobody’s Favorite – 01 – CEC Philadelphia

Songs: 1. Life is always life as always, 2. Only way out, 3. Thick ankles spoil your appearance ,4. All about Ted, 5. GI Joe was a soldier

Nobody’s Favorite – 02 – CEC Philadelphia

Songs: 6. Missing in action, 7. Hell house, 8. Why we die like dogs, 9. Zsa Zsa Gabor

Nobody’s Favorite – 03 – CEC Philadelphia

Songs: 10. Webwork, 11. I dream of Evel, 12. Riled by a nazi

Nobody’s Favorite – 04 – CEC Philadelphia

Songs: 13. Off to war, 14. Bite your head off, 15. Energy level, 16. Mall rats, 17. Our world

Audio files

1. Life is always life as always
2. Only way out
3. Thick ankles spoil your appearance
4. All about Ted
5. GI Joe was a soldier
6. Missing in action
7. Hell house
8. Why we die like dogs
9. Zsa Zsa Gabor
10. Webwork & I dream of Evel
11. Riled by a nazi
12. Off to war
13. Bite your head off
14. Energy level
15. Mall rats
16. Our world

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