Tag: JC Dobbs

Mad Scene Live

The Mad Scene included Hamish Kilgour (of New Zealand’s The Clean) on guitar/vocals, Lisa Siegel on guitar/vocals, and, eventually, former Go-Betweens bassist Robert Vickers.
Live recordings of 2 early shows in Philadelphia from the Khyber (1992) & JC Dobbs (1995)

Thanks to Rob Strong for figuring out song titles

Khyber Pass 4/9/92

01 – Watertanks.mp3
02 – Silhouette.mp3
03 – Eye.mp3
04 – Whats Going On.mp3
05 – Whole World.mp3
06 – Holding Pattern.mp3
07 – People to Talk To.mp3
08 – Paper Plane.mp3
09 – Falling Over Spilling Over.mp3
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JC Dobbs 5/31/95

01 – Choose.mp3
02 – Whole World.mp3
03 – Silhouette.mp3
04 – Sealight.mp3
05 – Change.mp3
06 – Transatlantic Telephone Conversation.mp3
07 – Watertanks.mp3
08 – Hoping.mp3
09 – People to Talk To.mp3
10 – Falling Over Spilling Over [End Cut].mp3
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Scab Cadillac – Live

2 Scab Cadillac Live shows from 1989 and some Flyers & Pictures
(The live  pictures are not form either of these shows – they are from a Troc show.) Thanks for the tapes Jackie.

Scab Cadillac Press Kit

Live – JC Dobbs 6-19-89

01 – Pious Hatred
02 – Ring
03 – Twenty-Four Stories
04 – Explain This
05 – Unknown
06 – Unknown
07 – Engine 11
08 – Gaza Strip Tease
09 – Unknown
10 – Unknown
11 – Unknown
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Live – Khyber Pass 6-3-89

01 – Explain This
02 – Tentry Four Stories
03 – Engine11-Stupid Flu
04 – Unknown
05 – Gaza Strip Tease
06 – Forgotten Children
07 – Poor Mans Boots
08 – Land of the Who- Home of the What
09 – Driver
10 – Boogie Man
11 – Driver
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Jean-Paul Sartre Experience – JC Dobbs 7/27/93

The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience, later renamed JPS Experience after a lawsuit by the estate of Jean-Paul Sartre, were part of the 2nd wave of New Zealand’s Flying Nun Records Bands. I first heard them through their song Flex which was on the I’m In Love with These Times compilation and video comp. It was unlike any of the other bands on that and really stood out. They had a wide variety of sounds over their 3 albums and many eps. Most (maybe all?) is collected in I Like Rain: The Story Of The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience
My tape has no information on it but I believe this show was at JC Dobbs – part of the Noisyland tour with The Bats and Straitjacket Fits on July 27, 1993.


Big Takeover interview
Bandcamp Page

Live JC Dobbs 7/27/93

01 – Slip
02 – Spaceman
03 – Into You
04 – Elemental
05 – Kickback
06 – Block
07 – Flex
08 – Bleeding Star
09 – Up in the Sky
10 – Crush

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NYT article

Epic Soundtracks Live JC Dobbs

epic soundtracks

Epic Soundtracks was the stage name of the British musician Kevin Paul Godfrey Epic and his brother Niki Sudden (Adrian Nicholas Godfrey) were part of the Swell Maps with Epic playing drums and piano, and “Sudden” on guitar and vocals. After the Swell Mpas broke up Epic played drums for Crime & the City Solution and These Immortal Souls. In 1991, he started his own songwriting career as well as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he released three solo records. He dies of unknown caused in 6 November 1997. I only recorded 4 songs (I’m not sure why)
Updated info (thanks to Mark) this was from a show May 31st 1995 with Mad Scene and Philly band Kavune opening for him.

Flyer JC Dobbs

01 – Tonights the night
02 – Something New Under The Sun
03 – Theres Been A Change in Me
04 – Everybody Else Is Wrong

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Waldos – Live JC Dobbs

Walter Lure – guitar/vocals, Joey Pinter – guitar, Tony Coiro – bass/vocals, Charlie Sox – drums

Walter Lure is most well known for being a member of Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers from 1975 to 1977, plus re-union shows in the years after. In 1978 and 1979 he played in The Blessed with future D Generation member Howie Pyro. That band released one single before Walter left. In 1980 he started a band named the Heroes with his brother Richie Lure on guitar, Billy Rath, from Heartbreakers, on bass and Billy Rogers, who backed Johnny Thunders in the 1980s and Dee Dee Ramone in the 1990s, on drums. The Heroes lasted until about 1983 but never released anything. It was during this time that Walter wrote many of the songs that would be played and recorded by the Waldos for their Rent Party CD released in 1994. It should be noted that in 1978 Walter recorded two songs, with friends, that he wrote for the Heartbreakers and these songs were released as a single in France under the band name The Heroes in 1983. Joey Pinter and Tony Coiro played in the New York Punk band The Knots who released one single in 1980. Tony Coiro also played bass backing up Johnny Thunders and in a couple Heartbreakers re-unions during the 1980s. Charlie Sox played in a new line up of The Blessed who released a 12″ep in 1985. In the early 1990s The Waldos played often in Philadelphia and always at J.C.Dobbs. The songs Glad To Be Alive was an unreleased Knots song. The version of Stand By Me was sung by Tony Coiro and wasn’t recorded in a studio before he died in 1995.

J.C. Dobbs, Philadelphia 1-25-92

01 – Love That Kills
02 – Take a Chance
03 – Cry Baby
04 – Youll Never Get Away From Me
05 – Born to Lose
06 – Party Lights
07 – Crazy Little Baby
08 – Cant Keep My Eyes on You
09 – Im Glad to Be Alive
10 – Where Were You on My Wedding Day
11 – Stand By Me
12 – Too Much Junkie Business
13 – Do You Love Me!
14 – One Track Mind
15 – Chinese Rocks

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Mudd Helmut

Mudd Helmut
2 Live shows from JC Dobbs in 1992 by Richmond VA band Mudd Helmet. There is not a lot of info about them online but it looks like Mudd Helmut broke up in 1993 after releasing one 7″ and one tape (1990).
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II

Live JC Dobbs 4-23-1992

01. Give Me Sensation
02. Wired
03. Doomsday In Hell
04. Between The Lines
05. Riding Jeanies Brain
06. title unknown
07. La La La
08. Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In
09. NYC Mourning
10. This Ain’t No Promised Land
11. title unknown
12. What’s Your Name

Live JC Dobbs 6-11-1992

01. Sometimes I Feel
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. Doomsday In Hell
05. Give Me Sensation
06. Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In
07. title unknown
08. La La La
09. This Ain’t No Promised Land
10. I’ve Been Gone So Long
11. Something’s Gotta Give
12. What’s Your Name

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The Bats – JC Dobbs & Khyber Philadelphia

Christchurch, New Zealand band The Bats have clocked ten incredible albums, released on vinyl, CD and digital; each record seeing them evolve with new material from the prolific songwriting hand of Robert Scott ( the Clean). Also featuring bassist/producer Paul Kean (Toy Love) lead guitarist Kaye Woodward and drummer Malcolm Grant

This post has Two Philly shows from the early 90’s  by the Bats  one is from JC Dobbs and the other is from Khyber.
Thanks to Rob Strong for figuring out song titles

Live – JC Dobbs 7/27/93

01 – Love Floats Two
02 – It’s a Lie
03 – Miss These Things
04 – Smoking Her Wings
05 – Block of Wood

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Live – Khyber Pass

01 – Valley Floor
02 – Fear of God
03 – Other Side of You
04 – Mastery
05 – Dancing as the Boat Goes Down
06 – Boogey Man
07 – Sighting the Sound
08 – Block of Wood
09 – Unknown
10 – It’s a Lie
12 – You Know We Shouldn’t
13 – Jetsam
14 – The Looming Past
15 – North By North

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Straitjacket Fits Live from JC Dobbs – 7/27/93

Straitjacket Fits
Straitjacket Fits sprang from the ashes of the DoubleHappys, a trio (named after a particularly loud brand of firecracker) that formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in the early ’80s. The band members were Shayne Carter, John Collie, David Wood and Andrew Brough. I believe this show is from JC Dobbs but I’m not sure exactly when. Most likely it is from 1993 since it has songs from all of their releases up through Blow. When the Straightjacket Fits broke up Shayne Carter formed Dimmer
Click here for an interview with Shayne Carter from the 80’s New Zealand zine Alley Oop.

Audio files

01 – Missing Presumed Drowned
02 – Done
03 – Train
04 – Let It Blow
05 – She Speeds
06 – APS
07 – Brother’s Keeper
08 – If I Were You
09 – Spacing
10 – Cat Inna Can
11 – Way

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Nirvana – JC Dobbs 10/1/91

Nirvana from JC Dobbs the last tour before they became big rock stars. Their third time at Dobbs from October 1st 1991 with the Melvins. I wish I had taped the Melvins but I unfortunately didn’t. It was a little weird to me that Nirvana became the big band at the time I was way more into Mudhoney and thought they would be huge. Shows what I know. But one of the things I respected Nirvana allot was paying homage to the bands that influenced them. Having Pat Smear join as a 2nd guitar player and wearing a Daniel Johnston shirt on mTV are just a few examples. At this show they did a good mix of Nevermind, Bleach and other stuff. According to a site dedicated to Nirvana shows it was reported Kurt was feeling well so that may be why they didn’t do an encore.

Audio files

01 – Jesus Wants Me for A Sunbeam
02 – Drain You
03 – Aneurysm
04 – Floyd The Barber
05 – Smells Like Teen Spirit
06 – Polly
07 – About A Girl
08 – Sliver
09 – Come As You Are
10 – Blew
11 – Been A Son

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