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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

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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Sugar Skulls

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Sugar Skulls were a Philly band from the early 2000’s which was often referred to as Philadelphia’s answer to X. The comparison came in a large part due to the late Red Burns (Tequila Worms, Hellfire and Brimstone) and Heather Brann sharing  lead vocals. Red also played Guitar along with Dave Burch (Derelict Hotel). Brian Murray (Psyclone Rangers) played bass and made all of the very distinctive art work for the band. Dane Wilson (Derelict Hotel, King James Version) was the drummer.
While the X comparison is easy to understand if you go deeper there is evidence of a lot of other influences that gave Sugar Skulls their own unique sound.

Their album Waking Hour is not included here, you can get it here or on itunes here. Thanks to Brian Murray  for the cds and flyers.

ep cover

 EP

01 – Cry In The Night
02 – Baptism
03 – Forsaken Blue
04 – The Chase

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Sugar Skulls – Sugar Skulls

01 – Detroit 442
02 – Light of Despair
03 – Dying Moon
04 – No Cure for Miracles
05 – Pessimist March
06 – Drunken Sympathy
07 – A Room Forever
08 – Grease Fire in the Fusebox
09 – Forsaken Blue
10 – It All Caves In
11 – Coming Apart
12 – Dirt Nap

Live on WPRB (7/28/03)

01 – Dying Moon
02 – Waking Hour
03 – Light Of Despair
04 – Taco Doomsday
05 – Need You Around (Smoking Popes cover)
06 – Swear & Sin
07 – Drunken Sympathy
08 – Baptism
09 – Coming Apart (New Christs cover)
10 – Cry In The Night
11 – Kiss The Bottle (Jawbreaker cover)

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YouthQuake

Photo credit: Jen Buck Knies

YQ was a band from 1985 to 1986 from Catasauqua in the Lehigh Valley.

Larry Deiter, charismatic teenage hero who ran away from home and lived in the little league dugouts for awhile, was the singer. he’d sung in a band called Zero Factor previously.

Tracy Pain played guitar, Bobby Fegley played bass (RIP. he died in a car crash in the 90s) and Roy Mayorga played drums. Somewhere late in their ‘career’ they got Roy Grube from LAST CRY to play bass. (I never saw this lineup…) Mike Gentilcore, local king of LV BMX, played second guitar in an early lineup.

They were from Catasauqua, which kids on the scene used to call Little England. Catasauqua (or Catty) was one of the punkest small towns in America. there were some truly amazingly stacked shows from 84 to 86 there. it was like the Huntington Beach of Pennsylvania; as if Catty High was the PA version of Edison High in HB. And most of those kids were a bit crazed and tough. it was totally Class Of ‘84.

Every other high school in the LV had maybe 5 or 6 punkers each. but at Catty High it seemed to me like every single student was a punker, or at least wouldn’t give you shit for being a punker. i mean i would go to the Catty High dances with Larry Deiter and Story from The Complaints and hang high up in the bleachers with the punkers. I never even thought of going to a dance at my own high school in Bethlehem! I mean fuck, that thought gives me shivers.

By the early 80s for some reason Catty had such a deep punk tradition and i don’t really know why…. To this day i still wonder about Why That Was. Someone brainiac should figure it out and do an ethnography.

There were even dances at some church in Catty that I and other LV punkers would attend. First time I went my mind was fucking completely blown: little elementary & middle school kids (no lie) pogoing around with spiked hair, sid vicious chain necklaces with locks, and engineer boots. Tracy Pain’s gnarly older brother was DJing (999, pork dukes, sex pistols, uk subs, all Catty faves). The chaperones were all singing along to Friggin In The Riggin and dancing around.

I couldn’t believe it.

Me & a couple kids started skanking around 1982 style and bam! Tracy’s older brother put me on the floor with a sucker punch. He didn’t like this new kinda punk dancing.

YQ practicing in some basement

Prior to Youthquake the Catty bands were pretty tough & raw and late 70s-ish. The LIARS, The CLAP, The COMPLAINTS (whom i totally loved), etc. They all kind of sang with english accents.

But with YQ came a more hardcore approach, as if intentionally they were reacting against the older punkers ( the Complaints had a song called Johnny Please Come Home, which i always hoped & imagined was about Johnny Loftus from The Clap)  YQ wrote a darker themed song called Johnny’s Not Coming Home)

They broke up in 1986 I think?

But with roy’s brother on bass, or down-tuned guitar, they morphed into WORD MADE FLESH who were, to me, thee greatest LV band ever (not just up to that point). But for whatever reason they didn’t last too long either.

Larry went on to sing in Fathead, and continues to ‘live rough’ to this very day i hear. Roy went on to play with Nausea, Soulfly, Stone Sour, Amebix and probably others.

When i think of all these old friends and the things they did I cant help but feel good, and sad; about having once been a 16 year old punker, and about how much time has gone by.
– Eric de Jesus (raw pogo on the scaffold zine/ easy subcult)
photos by Jen Buck Knies & Jen Chapelle

There first demo – It’s Up To Us is up on the FOE site
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II

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Stress Test Demo 1986

01 – We Dont Need
02 – Johnnys Not Coming Home Today
03 – The Tables Turned
04 – American Escalation
05 – Stress Test
06 – Ill Take My Chances
07 – Right to Die
08 – It Wasnt Your Choice
09 – Prepare Them for War
10 – It Cant Happen
11 – Youre the Robot

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Doctor Bombay (L.M.N.O.P.)

Doctor Bombay Flyer

L.M.N.O.P. were Rob Windfelder on vocals, Greg Cowper on keyboards, Lisa Cortes (aka Palmyra Delran) on bass/guitar, Eddie Beinlich on Drums. This was the very first LMNOP show. Drummer Eddie left the band soon after. Later on the band changed their name to Doctor Bombay and released their 1st single in 1985 with an LP following in 1989. For their Dr Bombay 7″ they added Barbara McGough on Backing Vocals, Bob McKeown / Joe Ankenbrand on Drums & Greg Cowper on Keyboards. Then for the Car Crash Rage album it changed to Noelle Hoover (currently of Gibbous Moon) on Bass, Keyboards with Bob McKeown again on Drums. Palmyra Delran is also on the live recording with  Das Yahoos here. She later went on to play with Friggs and Pink Slip Daddy.
Here is their page on Discogs.
The insert pages for the LP had a lot of text so I included pdf versions + plus there was a fold over section so there are two versions:
Red Image Version & Black Image Version,
Thanks for the live tape files Brett Noise Addiction II

L.M.N.O.P. – Underground, Bensalem PA 1983

01 – Title Unknown
02 – No Way Out
03 – Desire
04 – Title Unknown
05 – Title Unknown
06 – Dogs on Wheels
07 – Title Unknown

7 inch

Dr. Bombay 7″

A1 – Bound and Gagged
B1 – Alone for You

Car Crash Rage LP

A1 – I Cant Touch You
A2 – The Light
A3 – What Kind of Trip Are You On
A4 – Foxtrot
A5 – Desire
B1 – No Way Out
B2 – Use the Door
B3 – Mechanical Pets
B4 – All Too Clear
B5 – Life in a Cage

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Deadspot

Deadspot were in my opinion the best of the Philly Metal crossover bands. They definitely had a more metalish sound but retained punk/hardcore ethos. For the demo tape the bass player was Richard Birch who was also the guitarist for Decontrol. One of the Deadspot songs from their tape was on the Philly comp: Disc Pan Hands. Deadspot’s line up featured Larry Horn (listed as The Kid) on drums, Mike Illes on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Paul Juestrich on lead guitar and Larry Leifheit on bass. Besides the Demo Tape I have included their first album Adios Dude and the 7 inch Built-In Pain.
Their 2nd album Built in Pain LP is still available to buy.
I’ve also included a couple of videos I put up on YouTube from Lenny Crunch (RIP) & flyers.

Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II

Demo Tape

01 – Another Day
02 – Deadspot
03 – Friday Night in Hell
04 – Powertool
05 – Suicide City
06 – Tonite
07 – Here and Now
08 – Hollywood
09 – Paris is Burning

Adios Dude LP

A1 – Addiction
A2 – Right Through You
A3 – Inside
A4 – Deadspot
A5 – Friday Night in Hell
B1 – This Means War
B2 – Powertool
B3 – Another Day
B4 – My Death
B5 – Jesus is My Best Friend

Built-In Pain 7″

A1 – Razors
A2 – T.V. Eye
B1 – Built in Pain

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Video

Deadspot from JC Dobbs

Deadspot @ Grendel’s Lair 10/20/85

Follow Fashion Monkeys

wkdu house show

This is the first band I am putting up that played a show at my house. I first saw FFM at an early show for me (maybe my 2nd) in the Leigh Valley. Their lyrics opened my eyes to Animal Rights and I also liked the anti hardcore conformity message. Years later when I went to College in Philly I asked them to play a party at my house with Meister Squad. Sadly both their later period drummer DC Dave and their singer Steve are no longer with us. They were both great guys who are very missed
I’ve collected a bunch of their music here – I’m not sure if the first demo recordings are different then the first album but I included them anyway.
They released one self-titled album in 1985 (include here – it used to be available online but I can’t find it now), toured the USA with Italy’s Indigesti and recorded an album in 1987 at Inner Ear studios that was produced and mixed by Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara (available here).

For the 1986 Demo – The first song was re-recorded for their second album and the other song never saw the light of day. Sound quality is very good. The 87 demo has another version of “What About Tomorrow” and two more songs.
The live show from Club Pizzaz has 5 songs that were on that album. The live show was recorded through the soundboard so the quality is very good.

Click here for an early interview with the Follow Fashion Monkeys from FOE zine and they have a Facebook page here .

demo

First Demo Tape

01 – Animal New One
02 – For What Its Worth
03 – TV Religon
04 – UDF
05 – Hot Mustard

1st LP

1st Self-Titled LP

A1 – Hardcore Rules
A2 – Business Dance
A3 – All-American Diner
A4 – Chained to a Hole
A5 – Memorial Day
A6 – Princess
A7 – T.V. Religion
A8 – U.D.F.
A9 – Hot Mustard
B1 – Animal New One
B2 – for What Its Worth
B3 – Straight in the Face
B4 – Degeneration X
B5 – Local Celebrity
B6 – a Yam
B7 – Why Destroy!

Demo (1986)

01. What About Tomorrow
02. Don’t Ask

Demo (1987)

01. What About Tomorrow
02. No Direction (take 1)
03. No Direction (take 2)

@ Club Pizzaz, Philadelphia 2-08-87

01. For Your Love [Yardbirds]
02. Ten Years
03. For What It’s Worth [Buffalo Springfield]
04. Ready Set Go
05. All American Diner
06. M-16
07. Animal New One
08. America
09. Don’t Ask
10. Hot Mustard
11. Rock ‘n’ Roll Singer [ACDC]

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McRad

 Dominant Force

I was given a few photos of McRad to put up so I originally was going to put up the videos (see below) and then add the Dormant Force EP but searching I found that “Dominant Force” & “Absence of Sanity” plus a few other tracks are combined on the Lion Pure 2LP available on bandcamp. So, instead here are a couple of Crunch videos, the new-old  photos and flyers.

McRad – CEC Philadelphia 2/18/84

McRad – Penn’s Landing Reggae Fest

First 2 photos from Brett (Noise Addiction II)

Three Foot Acid

Three Foot Acid with Freddie

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

Demo cover

Biggest Hits Demo

01 – The Violation – 25x Hard
02 – The Nutcracker
03 – Seven Sadmen
04 – Mr. Wreck
05 – Without Evolution
06 – Freak This
07 – Cry Rape
08 – Earth Blues II

@ Khyber, Philadelphia 1-13-92 [from video tape]

01. 25x Hard
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. title unknown
07. title unknown
08. title unknown
09. Foxy Lady [Jimi Hendrix]
10. No Fun [Stooges]

@ Philadelphia PA 1991 [from video tape]

01. 25x Hard
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. title unknown
07. title unknown
08. title unknown
09. title unknown
10. Foxy Lady [Jimi Hendrix]

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Three Foot Acid covering No Fun by the Stoogies with Freddie Pompeii – the video also has the one song each from the Cows, Cop Shoot Cop & Superchunk

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