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
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
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
This post combines an old post about Sadistic Exploits from Noise Addiction and the Hellfire Sessions that I converted from Crunch Productions tape. Plus a bunch of other links to Sadistic Exploits stuff First here is the updated Noise Addiction post:
Sadistic Exploits – Collection 1981-1985
Sadistic Exploits were Philadelphia’s favorite Punk citizens and were the ones who really got things rolling in that city by organizing several Punk festivals and other gigs starting in 1981. In that year they also released their only single, now a classic of the time. Unfortunately due to members coming and going they were never able to realize their full potential as the best band from Philly. In 1985 they were able to get one last song released on an impossible to find compilation LP. Collected here are the three songs they released plus a demo, rehearsal and an interview. More into here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadistic_Exploits
Die Kreuzen Audio and Video from West Side Club Philadelphia
I wanted to get this up before the Philly Crosses show on Friday 10/14 -I will fill in the song titles later. If you are in Philly go see the Crosses on Friday at Beaumont Where?house
Not a reunion band!
The original frontman of DIE KREUZEN Dan Kubinski, with support from Dave LuckyLacquers (Guitar), Yossarian Scumdog (Bass) and Mike Olson (Drums), will be performing the first self titled Die Kreuzen LP front to back, ferociously, plus a few more Kreuzen extras and NEW MATERIAL!
Population Zero https://populationzero.bandcamp.com total f*cking destruction https://handshakeinc.bandcamp.com/album/our-love-is-a-rainbow MACHINE GUN Philly hardcore inspired by 80’s hardcore
ZORN New Philly punk band with killer guitar riffs and intergalactic vocals — DO NOT MISS THIS BAND — the new best thing in Philly
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.
This post was originally on Noise Addiction blog – I have re-posted it (with a few changes) – Check out more Noise Addiction posts at Noise Addiction 2
In the annals of Hardcore Punk history Philadelphia usually gets the short end of the stick but this was my scene and I can tell you it was one of the best in the country at that time. Being located between New York City and Washington DC made it easy for most touring bands to stop there and most of them did. It was a fun and friendly scene. Problem is most of the Philly bands never toured or released anything more than a 7″ though most of them did record an album. All these bands were fun to see live. Autistic Behavior recorded 10 songs in a studio. Six were supposed to be released on an ep, 2 were supposed to be on the never released comp LP being put together by Bad Brains but only two songs ended up being released on the Philly Hardcore comp. Get Off My Back. Crib Death were one of the Philly bands (along with F.O.D.) that opened the legendary Minor Threat show at Buff Hall in Camden NJ. Because there were other bands named Crib Death they changed their name to Blunder Boys – name taken from a Three Stooges film. They split when their singer started a family and their drummer became the bass player for F.O.D. Decontrol started in 1980 but didn’t release their first record until 1985 possibly due to a continuously revolving line up. In those 5 years they developed and created their own style which some liked and others hated. I loves it! Homo Picnic formed out of the ashes of Kremlin Korps and Sudden Impact. In the middle of 1985 their singer left and they kept the line up to a three piece and changed to a more Metal influenced sound. In 1986 they released an LP that had a few songs from the original line up but mostly new songs. Informed Sources were one of the earlier bands that started in 1981. In mid 1982 they changed singers. They recorded some demos with the original singer and a full album with the second singer but only two songs were ever released on the Get Off My Back comp. LP.
info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_hardcore
Informed Sources info here: https://www.facebook.com/InformedSources2012/
Autistic Behavior: https://www.facebook.com/AutisticBehavior/?fref=ts
Blunder Boys: https://myspace.com/blunderboys
Homo Picnic: https://www.facebook.com/Homo-Picnic-190149284363440/?fref=ts
Autistic Behavior – unreleased album – has been released by SRA Records – Get it here
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
Sudden Impact – 1984 Demo Sudden Impact was around before I moved to Philly so I don’t know much about them. From what Ive been told they weren’t around very long and only played maybe 4 or 5 shows. The only thing else I know is that Beebe later of Homo Picnic was in the band. This is a 5 song demo of there’s from 1984. 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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