Mace Canister Recordings’ Bandcamp has released The Heathens Philadelphia
Definitely pick this up on Bandcamp – The Heathens also have two tracks on the Get Off My Back Comp.
1981-1984 Philadelphia band with members of The Stick Men, King of Siam, Informed Sources and the 15 year-old brother of drummer Sky Kishlo .This is a posthumous 30-something song cassette of studio recordings and a live appearance on WXPN-FM Philadelphia entitled “Ladies And Gentlemen,These Are The Heathens” that was made with cover and insert with song titles and liner notes by their late drummer
This release is in loving memory of Beth Ann Lejman and Sky Kishlo.
All monies from paid downloads will be donated to Environmental Working Group ewg.org by request of Steven Kishlo
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
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