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Philly Hardcore 1981-1986 Part 2

More Fiends

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

Kremlin Korps were around for about 1 years – 1983-1984 – and released one 7″ ep in that time. When they split 3 members formed Homo Picnic. The More Fiends were a very unique sounding band that started in 1985. They released two albums, are the only Philly band to record a John Peel Session and one of the few Philly bands to tour Europe. This early live show is with the original line up  – guitar/slide guitar/drums/sax – and they have a more No Wave sound which is much different than the more Punky sound they are known for. This line up never released anything but apparently they did record some demos. Ruin need no intro. They were the best band to ever come out of Philly. On this show they played for almost 90 straight minutes. Seeds Of Terror existed from 1982 to 1984 and only had two songs on the Get Off My Back Philly Hardcore comp. though they did record a full albums worth of stuff. All I have is this one song which is about the Philly DJ Lee Paris.

Sadistic Exploits post here

Kremlin Korps – C.E. Center, Philadelphia 3-31-84 [from cassette tape]
01. Whiplash
02. Culture Shock
03. Warsaw
04. Let Me Die
05. Moscow’s Revenge
06. Mental Block
07. Friday’s Song
08. -tune-up time-
09. Hollow Head, Hollow Eyes
10. Burning Bridges
11. Abyss
12. title unknown
13. Knife in Your Back
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Kremlin Korps – Longmarch 5/17/84 (Crunch Productions video)

More Fiends – St Marys, Philadelphia 12-27-85 [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. Lust
06. title unknown
07. title unknown
08. title unknown
09. title unknown
10. title unknown
11. Relative Morality
12. Big Tea Party
13. title unknown
14. You’re Stupid
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Ruin – The Loft, Reading PA 4-27-85 part 1 [from cassette tape]
01. Ruin
02. Dionysian
03. title unknown
04. Great Divide
05. By The By
06. Taster
07. Make Believe
08. Where Fortune
09. Altar
10. Famous Blue Raincoat
11. Master Song
12. Laudium-He Ho
13. China
14. Freedom Has No Bounds

Ruin – The Loft, Reading PA 4-27-85 part 2 [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. Proof
03. Play With Fire
04. White Rabbit
05. Rule Worshiper
06. Alarm
07. Life After Life
08. Love Dog
09. Phenomenal Expression
10. Twilight
11. Baby Doll
12. title unknown
13. title unknown
14. title unknown
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Seeds Of Terror – Demo (1983) [from cassette tape]
01. We Hate Lee Paris

Seeds of Terror Seeds of Terror

Photos from Brett (Noise Addiction II)

Philly Hardcore 1981-1986 Part 1

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
Decontrol: https://www.facebook.com/DecontrolUSA/?fref=ts
Homo Picnic: https://www.facebook.com/Homo-Picnic-190149284363440/?fref=ts

Autistic Behavior – unreleased album – has been released by SRA Records – Get it here

Blunder Boys – Demo (1983) [from cassette tape]
01. African Apocalypse
02. Philly Scene
03. Paradise Lost
04. Duel
05. Better Luck Next Time
06. I Hate Girls
07. In The End You’ll Burn
08. I’m Afraid Of The Night
09. Middle Class Morals
10. Crumbled Emotion
11. Fear Of Conspiracy
12. Watch Children Die
13. Body Count
14. Too Much Too Fast
15. Vote
16. Our Future Is Set
17. Broken Homes
18. Redneck Song
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Crib Death – We Just Wanna Spoil Your Party demo (1982) [from cassette tape]
01. Middle Class Morals
02. I’m Afraid Of The Night
03. Duel
04. Watch Children Die
05. In The End You’ll Burn
06. African Apocalypse
07. Philly Scene
08. I Hate Girls
09. Outro
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Decontrol – WXPN, Philadelphia 5-16-85 [from cassette tape]
01. Dead Life
02. What’cha Gonna Do
03. Holiday In New Jersey
04. Depraved Condition
05. Fascists
06. Doomsday
07. Born To Be Wild
08. Prostitute
09. Joe Blow
10. Drunk Again
11. Philly Cops
12. Suburban War
13. Young & Tired
14. Death Wish
15. 1992
16. Rip Rip Rip
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Homo Picnic – WXPN, Philadelphia 11-84 [from cassette tape]
01. Prelude
02. Blood On The Walls
03. Part Of The Race
04. How Many Lives
05. Blind
06. War Stories
07. No Control
08. We Need More
09. Slave To Your Grave
10. Trouble In Paradise
11. Life’s Too Long
12. Battered Dreams
13. I Win
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Homo Picnic – Demo 1-85 [from cassette tape]
01. We Need More
02. The Book
03. Part Of The Race
04. Two Eyes
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Informed Sources CD available here

Informed Sources – City Gardens, Trenton NJ 3-82 [from cassette tape]
01. In God We Trust

Informed Sources – WXPN, Philadelphia 12-83 [from cassette tape]
01. Final War
02. title unknown
03. Situation Tragedy
04. Going Out
05. In God We Trust
06. Why Should I
07. This Was The 1980s
08. title unknown
09. I’ve Lost Control
10. In The Mind Of Phyllis Schlafly
11. title unknown
12. Stuck In My Hole
13. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
14. Forever Never Came
15. Nothing But Lies
16. Dense Pack
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Sudden Impact

Sudden Impact

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

Audio files

Sudden Impact

01. Cigarette
02. I Hate Soldiers
03. Leave Me Alone
04. Living Proof
05. Fight Together

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WKDU Band Bash October 5th 1985 (Homo Picnic, 5 Story Fall, Oblivion, Fabulous Fondas, M-Fakter)

WKDU Band Bash

WKDU free band bash from October 1985. There were a lot of bands at this show – most of the Video is of Homo Picnic and 5 Story Fall but there is also some of Oblivion, M Fakter, and Ambush Bugs. Apparently more bands where going to play (Dead Milkmen plus others) but the company doing the sound and/or Drexel security pulled the plug. At the end of the 2nd Homo Picnic clip there is a short interview with them. I just realized I forgot to try and figure out the song titles (if anyone knows them please add them in a comment) Also if anyone has the 5 Story Fall demo please let me know it would be great to put those up.

Thanks to Val for the video

5 Story Fall

Homo Picnic

Oblivion

Ambush Bugs

M-Fakter

Audio files

5 Story Fall – 01
5 Story Fall – 02
5 Story Fall – 03
5 Story Fall – 04
5 Story Fall – 05
5 Story Fall – 06
Fabulous Fondas – 01
Homo Picnic – 01
Homo Picnic – 02
Homo Picnic – 03
Homo Picnic – 04
Homo Picnic – 05
Homo Picnic – 06
M Factor – 01
Oblivion – 01
Oblivion – 02

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Homo Picnic – Blood On The Walls Tape

Blood on the Wall demo tapeBlood on the Wall demo tape by Homo Picnic from 84. 6 songs of early Homo Picnic with Rich Poor (currently of Brutal Truth & Total Fucking Destruction) on vocals Dug on Guitar, Tone on Drums and Chuck Treece (McRad) on bass. Homo Picnic now has a facebook page. For more Homo Picnic see Noise Addiction and all Homo Picnic posts.

Blood on the Wall demo tape01 – Blood On The Walls
02 – Trouble In Paradise
03 – How Many Lives
04 – I Win
05 – Battered Dreams
06 – War Stories

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Homo Picnic- Days Of Grey LP

Days of GreyHomo Picnic headlined the very first hardcore show I went to in Bethlehem PA. I bought their T-shirt but didn’t see them since my friend who drove had a junior license and we had to be home by midnight.
After I moved to Philly I made up for it by seeing them allot.
Besides seeing then at their shows you could usually see members of the band at all the other shows or by the keg at parties. I believe Days of Grey was their only full album.
If you want to check out an earlier demo tape or live on WXPN go to Noise Addiction
Go to Homo Picnic’s facebook page

Days of Grey (25th Anniversary Remastered Edition) is available now on CD Baby – So I am taking down the mp3 files. I will put up a link to buy it when it is available.

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