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Meet Cafe Tape Compilation (Canada 1984)

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This compilation cassette was released by Meet Cafe fanzine from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Includes:
Fatal Existence – Fatal Existence was from Reading Pennsylvania and formed in June 1983
Red Tide – Punk Rock band from Victoria, British Colombia, Canada.
Dead End (Canada)
Mere Mortals (USA)
The Bill Of Rights – The Bill Of Rights formed in 1984 in Vancouver B.C., Canada.
Immoral Minority – Pure Vancouver H/C from the 80’s
Silent Minority (Canada)
Polkaholics – 80s band from Toronto, Canada
Hates – Punk band from Houston, Texas, USA. Formed in 1978
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II
Review from Maximum Rocknroll, No. 16 (Aug 1984)

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01 – Fatal Existence – Oppressive Police (USA)
02 – Fatal Existence – A Living Hell (USA)
03 – Red Tide – Cruise Missle (Canada)
04 – Red Tide – Tomatarama (Canada)
05 – Red Tide – Reagan Sucks (Canada)
06 – Dead End – Sheep Dont Care (Canada)
07 – Dead End – World So Shit (Canada)
08 – Mere Mortals – Liquid Laugh (USA)
09 – Mere Mortals – Do 2079 (USA)
10 – Bill of Rights – Drunk Government (Canada)
11 – Immoral Minority – Practice What You Preach (Canada)
12 – Immoral Minority – Madagascar (Canada)
13 – Silent Minority – Jazz Drums (Canada)
14 – Silent Minority – What is Freedom (Canada)
15 – Polkaholics – Zap the Universe (Canada)
16 – Hates – Also Watched (USA)
17 – Hates – Punk 1301 (USA)
18 – Hates – No Talk (USA)
19 – Fatal Existence – Alienated (USA)
20 – Fatal Existence – Grand Ol Flag (USA)
21 – Mere Mortals – Deaths Door (USA)
22 – Mere Mortals – Normal (USA)
23 – Immoral Minority – Theyre Cowards (Canada)
24 – Immoral Minority – Die Democratic (Canada)

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Lyric Sheets

Lyrics A

Lyrics B

Grieving Eucalyptus

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Grieving Eucalyptus were from Topton/Mertztown area of Berks County. They played a lot at Unisound in Reading. This tape is one of their earliest releases. You can  listen to their full length cd on the FOE site.
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II

Left Cheek Sneak tape (1993)

01. Dmitri The Vulture
02. Topton
03. Why
04. Dach
05. Ska On You
06. Ned Tomed
07. Underground Lawn Ornaments

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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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Gruberger Brothers (Reading PA)

Greetings From Reading, Pa

The Gruberger Brothers, Solomon and Jay, were originally from Brooklyn New York and are well known for being members of the Proto-Punk band O. Rex who formed in 1973 and released an independent 3-song 7inch ep in 1976. The third member of O. Rex was Kenne Highland who later became famous in the Punk world as a member of The Gizmos. It seems that O. Rex never actually played a live show and by early 1977 the Grubergers and Highland combined forced with Kim Kane of the Washington D.C. band Slickee Boys to form a new band called Afrika Korps. Recording commenced with the results released in September 1977 as the Music To Kill By LP. During 1977 Afrika Korps played some live shows and their setlists included some of the O. Rex songs. For reasons unclear the Gruberger brothers dropped out of the Afrika Korps at the end of 1977 and first Solomon moved to Reading Pennsylvania and was later followed by Jay. Once they were set up there they tried to put a band together but found that people and clubs in Reading were not interested in original music. But, with a hired drummer named Mitch, they went into Jake Hain’s Unisound Recording Studio on N. 8th Street to record tracks for a proposed record. The name of the band was to be Spike and the record was to be a 7inch ep titled 90 Miles Per Hour. Eight songs were recorded but the record was never released. Over the next two years the brothers would record ten more songs at Unisound with drummer Ron Roberts. None of this material was released to the public at the time. Had the 90 Miles Per Hour ep been released in 1978 it would have been the first Punk record from Reading Pennsylvania. While the Grubergers were involved with music playing in cover bands in Reading, Spike apparently never played live and the Gruberger Brothers never played their original material live. Both brothers did return to playing with Afrika Korps in the 1980s. Sadly, Jay Gruberger was killed in a car accident in January 1993. In 2011 all these tracks were mastered from the original reels and released on this LP. Solomon passed away in 2012, almost a year after the release of this album.

Since this album is available to purchase at Midheaven and I’m sure other places I have only included a couple of track so you can sample them – if you like them get the album

Dirty Lies
Hustler

Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II

Anthrophobia Early Demos and Founding Fathers (Reunion CD)

Anthrophobia Practice

Anthrophobia has been around a long time with many lineup and a few location changes the one constant member is singer Frank Phobia. These demos and rehearsal represent the beginnings of that band in Reading Pennsylvania through the Philly years. The Rehearsal  and  first Demo were recorded during 1985 in Reading. Soon after that Frank moved to Philadelphia and put together a new line up and recorded a few more demos and a track on Discpan Hands / A Philadelphia Compilation The 1988 demo is still generally Punk based but has a definite metal edge to it. The 1992 demo was recorded when Grunge was king and that style is reflected there. There is the added benefit of Suzi Gardner from L7 on backing vocals.  A couple of these songs were released on a 7″ single. In 2014 the original members of the band reformed as The Anthrophobia Founding Fathers. They played a few reunion shows and released a cd Endgame, I also included pictures at the bottom of this post form the Founding Fathers  show I went to at Young Ones Records in Kutztown. In between and since Anthrophobia has released a lot of great albums you can listen or better yet buy them at their bandcamp page. They have a new EP called Altered States coming out August 14th 2020.

Thanks for sending me the demos Brett Noise Addiction II

1985 Rehearsal

01 Anthrophobia
02 Rude Awakening
03 Don’t Misunderstand Me
04 title unknown
05 I’m Bored
06 The Wall
07 Hurry Up and Wait
08 title unknown
09 Black & Blue Innocence
10 Flashbacks
11 Dazed and Confused
12 Endangered Minorities
13 title unknown
14 Good For Nothing
15 Look Away
16 Backward Ass Country Fuck
17 Endangered Minorities
18 Dionysion (Ruin)

November 1985 Demo

01 Rude Awakening
02 Dazed And Confused
03 Backward Ass Country Fuck
04 Good For Nothing
05 Flashbacks
06 Look Away
07 Anthrophobia

1987? Demo

01-RudeAwakening
02-EndangerTheMinorities
03-TheWall

1988 Demo

1988 Demo

01. Crack In The Ceiling
02. Objects In Mirrors
03. Time
04. War At Home
05. Too Much Of A Good Thing

Secret Sauce Demo

1992 Secret Sauce Demo

01. Glue
02. Candy Coated Voodoo
03. Static
04. Medusa
05. Auf Wiedersehen [Cheap Trick]
06. Resist & Change

Endgame Front

The Anthrophobia Founding Fathers – Endgame CD

01 Subtle Collapse
02 Right This Minute
03 Bully
04 Silent Treatment
05 High Strung
06 Third Time Around
07 Skin And Bones
08 Father’s Theme
09 Endgame
10 Back-Up Plan
11 Slow Motion
12 Crash And Burn
13 Baby, Let’s Go Fress

Endgame Back

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Video of The Anthrophobia Founding Fathers from Young Ones Records in Kutztown

Here are some Flyers and Pictures from the Young Ones show.

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