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Christian Science A.D.

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Christian Science A.D. – Matt Kramer – Vocals, Adam Madiera – guitar, Evan Morey – guitar, Jeff “The Hitman” Hartman – bass, Tim Kerschner – drums. They were from Mertztown/Shamrock area of Berks County. Several members were previously in the band Rancid Posie. This 7inch was self released by the band in 1995 on their own Fugly Records label and was their first record. After this one was released Tim left and Bob Spotts took over as the drummer. In 1996 a CD was released on the Motherbox label from New York and a year later they had a split 7inch ep released on the Obese Records label from New Jersey. They mainly played around Southeastern Pennsylvania. The band split up in 1997 and most members went on to other bands.

01. Punk Rock Show
02. I Can’t Wait
03. Hiroshima Hotsauce
04. My Abduction

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Complaints

Complaints

The picture of The Complaints greatly depends on your lens. The wide angle view was just another high school band who sped up a few rock and roll standards, sang with a vague British accent and called it punk rock. To understand this band though, you need a zoom.

There is no way to answer who, without understanding where. The town of Catasauqua (Catty) in the 80’s was peculiar. The working class birthplace of the American Iron Industry, it was DIY for a couple of centuries. The youth culture in Catty at this time was set ablaze by punk rock. You would have been hard pressed to find a place that embraced the genre with the viscera and vigor as The Iron Borough. The humor, the energy, the sneer fit Catty hand in glove. Even the “nice girls” loved it. The Complaints were that culture’s juke box.

The first thing to know about this band was they were as talented as they were young (14-17). The musical backbone of the band was Glenn (Stoag) Longenhagen. The oldest member of the band, he was somewhat of a savant. He seemed to be able to play any song on any instrument. His younger brother Greg (Story) was charismatic, funny and most importantly, he knew cool, a consummate frontman. The rhythm section was every bit the equal to the front line. Bass player Louis Stubits was not only very proficient, but had a vision for what the band should be. Finally, the youngest member, drummer Steve Roth was a powerhouse. Together, this band was the living mixtape for this odd town during these iconic days. They played it all. First wave standards by Undertones, Buzzcocks, Clash, Gang of Four to covering the likes of Smokey Robinson, The Who and The Yardbirds. They were a good live band but this is where you need to adjust your focus. It was the originals. A small batch of songs that make you look back again. They were tight, smart and had their own sound. Really good songs.

That’s The Complaints, in a snapshot. In time, life moved the lads on to other things. Careers in theatre and science and business called them forward. Such is life’s arc, but this batch of songs are testament to a quirky time in a little place and a bunch of kids who filled it brilliantly.

-Al Zuzic ex Complaints roadie

Complaints

I was friends with Story Longenhagen and Lou Fabulous but i only ever saw the COMPLAINTS once. They played with The Clap (thee original Lehigh Valley punk band) and SENSELESS HATE (featuring Joe Hanna from
Play It Again Records. As well as a wonderful, weird & young Brother JT, who during their set, fell over and landed on his back and continued flailing at his guitar cuz he couldnt get up, earning him the nickname ‘The Insect’ from my Catty punk friends for years ) at the Runway, which in 6 or 7 years would be called Airport Music Hall, the site of many gigantic harvore and metal horrorshows /riots.

I had heard from a few with-it kids that the Complaints were good and super punk and did perfect British punk covers, which was fitting as they hailed from Little England Catty.

Before we’d met i’d heard that Lou was a sneering Sid Vicious protege on bass. They floored me with their version of “clash city rockers”.

But in true small town teen punk sunurban style, my buddy Jon got his nose busted in the parking lot by a jealous Catty kid over Bobby Almazan’s little sister. Then Joe Hanna’s dog licked up all the blood. ah, youth! what great times!…..

-Eric de Jesus Easy Subcult / Raw Pogo Scaffold

01 Complaints
02 Computer Chips
03 Vertigo
04 From Russia With Love
05 Misconceived Stories
06 Breakout
07 Catholic Killers
08 Come Home
09 Sunday Bloody Sunday
10 Gloria
11 Radio Clash
12 12 OClock High

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World Made Flesh

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WORD MADE FLESH was the Squirrelbait of the Lehigh Valley. And by that i mean that to me at least, they were total emocore (mostly because of Larry’s lyrics, but also because of their thick meaty and dense guitars).(you know i’m right.) They were the band that morphed out of YOUTH QUAKE in 1987. To me, they were the absolute peak band of the whole Catasauqua influenced LVHC scene. And in true Catty fashion, they were influenced by The RUTS.
Legendary teen punk hero- figure Larry Deiter on vocals and words, Tracey Pain on guitar, Roy Mayorga on drums and his brother Dan on second guitar.
Originally they didn’t have a bass player. On these songs its Tracey playing a tuned down guitar, which always floored me.
Later on, Bobby Almazan RIP from serious heavy OG Catty bands THE LIARS & ENDANGERED SPECIES joined as bassist.
They only lasted from the summer of 1987 to the fall of 1988 unfortunately, but at least you can hear their demo. It was recorded 2 tracks to a hifi VCR in Roy’s bedroom. But you can hear everything, especially Larry’s vox. In a more perfect world wherein the LV gets its cultural due, this demo would have come out on vinyl in 1987 or 88 on Homestead Records or something. It was perfect for that time period, just as Dinosaur, Squirrelbait & Ignition were.
(all the above bands would’ve made the perfect bill for a show at West Catty in ‘88 if the punks were still able to have shows there.)

Here’s what Roy Mayorga had to say when bugged about all this stuff:
“Looking back on it I always felt it was like another version of The RUTS. Which was my favorite band at that time. I wish we could’ve continued as a band and maybe we would’ve put out a record eventually. But the demo definitely captures the time perfectly. We recorded this demo before even playing a show. I remember we came up with all of these songs within that week at rehearsal and then we went to my bedroom and recorded it.”

“I think Word Made Flesh transitioned from Youth Quake in the summer of 87. This started when Tracey suggested doing a cover of “you’re just a” by THE RUTS. Why youthquake stopped? I’m not sure. If I remember correctly our bass player at the time Roy Grube (ex Youthful Aggression & Last Cry) might have quit so that was probably why we wanted to start something new. So after jamming that RUTS song it sparked another idea for a song & then we found that we had something new and different for us. Then we had the idea of getting a second guitar player to fill out the sound, that’s when my brother Dan came into the picture. We played a couple of shows (Dead Milkmen and The Exploited) (the infamous Exploited show in the LV where Wattie got maced by the crowd. and just kept singing like nothing happened) as a four piece until we found a bass player. That being Bob Almazan. He was the final piece of the puzzle. But unfortunately the band lasted only until the fall of 88.
Larry had the simplest lyrics and the point was really made damn clear what was going on in his life at that time and you can hear it in his performance.”

Roy and Dan moved to NYC so Roy could join NAUSEA, and Dan restarted WMF with Jae from A.P.P.L.E. but that didn’t really last and without Larry it couldn’t really be the same….

-Eric de Jesus EASY / Raw Pogo On The Scaffold

01 – I Was Not Myself
02 – Laugh on the Outside
03 – Don’t Put Me Down
04 – You’re Your Only Enemy
05 – Life Worth Living
06 – Questioning Heaven (boombox)
07 – Some Kind of Escape (boombox)
08 – Your Only Enemy (boombox)
09 – Don’t Put Me Down (boombox)

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Word Made Flesh in a warehouse 1987

Full document of the Lehigh Valley’s WORD MADE FLESH in 1987 rehearsing in the warehouse they shared with Bethlehem’s ORIGINAL SINS, in downtown Allentown, PA.
From easysubculture YouTube page

photos by Marcie McHugh, taken in their practice space, which they split with the very early Original Sins.

Deliriants

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The Deliriants were three former members of The Endorphins with a couple friends helping out. After The Endorphins broke up the three guys decided to stay together and do this cover band for fun and earn a bit of money out of it. Their set consisted of ’60s Garage classics plus a few Punk songs for fun. They played a few shows during 1984. This one was recorded through the soundboard. The exact location and date are lost but it took place in a barn somewhere outside of Philadelphia.

Tape

01. Night Time
02. Goo Goo Muck
03. Shape Of Things To Come
04. Unchain My Heart
05. Little Girl
06. title unknown
07. I Can’t Make It On Time
08. California Sun
09. I Fought The Law
10. Secret Agent Man
11. title unknown
12. What’s Going On (Inside My Head)
13. Hanky Panky
14. Pipeline
15. Homework
16. These Boots Are Made For Walking
17. The Wanderer
18. Tonight
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Mortimer Smedley

Kutztown’s answer to a  Amp Rep band. Were around in the early to mid 90s playing around Kutztown & Philly. The band was Bip Smedley (bass/vocals), Kyle Hildenbrand (guitar) and they had 2 drummers. The first one was Bud Dietrich and the second one was Dave Roberts. They released one 7″ (songs included here) & were on the FOE Get the Hell Out comp. Besides that there are 6 other songs included here and some live videos from Kutztown Pub & Lupos in Allentown filmed by Mark Anthony Hauck. At the Lupos show according to Bip “the club had the OJ chase playing on the big TV screen. No one was even interested in us playing”

Review of a show by Paul David from Raw Pogo On The Scaffold zine #11

Raw Pogo On The Scaffold zine #11

– Thanks to Bip for the files.

Age
Cow
Explosion
Fina
Give or Take
Halo
In Front

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Videos

Mortimer Smedley “Halo” 1994

Mortimer Smedley “3/2” 1994

Mortimer Smedley “Fina/Explosion/Cow” 1994

Please Stop Comp (1982) & Annoy Your Neighbors With This Tape (1983)

Chainsaw Tapes
Both of these compilations tapes were put out by Chainsaw Fanzine from Bethlehem PA. After I posted I learned that this fanzine was put out by Dick Destiny of Dick Destiny & The Highway Kings.
On the Annoy Your Neighbor tape Senseless Hate, Tony T And The Bad Seeds, and Russian Meatsquats were from the Lehigh Valley. Some members of Tony T were later in Original Sins.
On the Please Stop tape Suburban Aggression and Professor Schnitzer were from Reading, Senseless Hate was from Bethlehem, and Wasted Talent was from State College PA. The drummer, Mick Begnal, from Wasted Talent was later in the Philly band Oblivion.

Please Stop Comp (1982)

01. Professor Schnitzel intro
02. Suburban Aggression – Album Stomp
03. Suburban Aggression – No Drugs For Me
04. Suburban Aggression – I Want To Scream
05. Suburban Aggression – Lion’s Share
06. Attrition – First Onslaught
07. Attrition – Commandments
08. Perfect Heller – The Ride Home
09. Suburban Menace – Fear To Live
10. Spike Haytred – Straight Jacket
11. Wasted Talent – Surf City
12. No Thanks – Who Me
13. Senseless Hate – Subdue & Destroy With Blinding Speed
14. Senseless Hate – Dead Brains
15. Senseless Hate – Roasted Meat pt 4
16. Fatalities – Hemorraging
17. Smersh – 20,000 Maniacs
18. Smersh – Put Your Coat On
19. Angry Somoans – Poshboy’s Cock
20. Angry Somoans – Pictures Of Matchstick Man
21. Angry Somoans – Time To Fuck

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Annoy Your Neighbors With This Tape(1983)

01. Angry Samoans – Steak Knife
02. Angry Samoans – Lights Out
03. Roach Motel – Now You’re Gonna Die
04. Spike Haytrid – Death To Preppies
05. Spike Haytrid – Dream Girl
06. Senseless Hate – We Destroy The Ants
07. Senseless Hate – I’m A Sociopath
08. Senseless Hate – Roasted Meat, part 3
09. Meatmen – Meatmen Stomp (intellectual party version)
10. Tony T And The Bad Seeds – Suicide Note
11. Cracked Actor – Nazi School
12. Cracked Actor – Judy In Disguise
13. Smersh – Right Wing Barbeque
14. Smersh – Put Your H.O. Car In Your Mouth
15. Smersh – Man Threw In Jail (For Stealing Cookies)
16. Suburban Menace – Get Outta My Way
17. Suburban Menace – Serena Dank (Go Away)
18. Suburban Menace – What’s So Wrong
19. Suburban Menace – Skateboard Zone
20. Blight – Prophet Of Doom
21. Russian Meatsquats – Society Sucks
22. Attrition – Dilemma

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2.5 Children Inc. – Good Mourning America tape

Tape Cover

West Chester PA band tape from 1992. It’s two sides of live shows from Philly and Pittsburgh, both recorded on a boombox from the audience.

sideA

side a – Blackhole, Philadelphia 1-05-92

01. Sisters Of Mercy bit
02. Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
03. Five
04. Technology Baby
05. Anti-Man
06. Fundamentally Demented Americanisms
07. Allergic To Humans
08. Poison Love
09. Guilded Rage
10. Gabe’s Song
11. Bonus For Screaching Weasel
12. Last Rockers
13. -dialogue-
14. Anti-Man
15. College Boy
16. Paint It Black

side b

side b – Upstage, Pittsburgh 12-07-91

01. Scottcracedia (Upstage, Pittsburgh 12-07-91)
02. Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
03. Anti-Man (cut)
04. Poison Love
05. Five
06. Allergic To Humans
07. Guilded Rage
08. Coffee Dogs
09. Thought Police
10. Someone’s Gonna Die
11. Gabe’s Song
12. Bonus For Necracedia
13. Paint It Black
14. Universal Healer

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Hawkwind – Ambler Cabaret 11-30-90

Dave Brock

Legendary space rock of Hawkwind live from Ambler Cabaret, Ambler PA on 11-30-90.

Lineup for this show:
Dave Brock – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Alan Davey – bass, synthesizer, vocals
Richard Chadwick – drums
Bridget Wishart – vocals

Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II

tape

01 – Needle Gun
02 – The Golden Void
03 – Ejection
04 – Wings
05 – Out of the Shadows
06 – Night of the Hawk
07 – Title Unknown
08 – T.V. Suicide
09 – Back in the Box
10 – Hassan I Sahba
11 – Images
12 – Reefer Madness

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