Monday, April 16, 2018

Want List 1982-1983

Here is a list of old demo tapes I am looking for. These are all reviewed in Ripper Magazine issues 7 and 8, and Maximum Rock 'n' Roll issues 2 to 10. I'm not collecting the tapes but would be quite happy to have them in mp3 format. I just want to hear them first and maybe add them to the blog to get them some circulation. If you have something and want to trade send me an email.

Want List:
13 – Jethro demo (1983; Berkeley CA)
Afflicted – Snuff Squad demo (1983; Millbrae CA)
Agent 86 – Suicide Squad demo (1982; Arcata CA)
American Dream – Ground Zero demo (1983; Bethlehem PA)
Angry Youth – All-American Hero demo (1982; Knoxville TN)
Bad Influence – War’s No Fun demo (1983; Hayward CA)
Bix Bigler Band – Amtrack demo (1983; Reno NV)
Bruces – 7 song demo (1982; San Jose CA)
Bruces – I Don’t Care demo (1983; San Jose CA)
Burnt – Let Me Out demo (1983; Midland Park NJ)
Clitboys – Time For Another War demo (1983; Milwaukee WI)
Divine Right – Die Today demo (1983; B.C. Canada)
Double Cross – 15 song demo (1982; Sonoma CA)
Double Cross – Here To Stay demo (1983; Sonoma CA)
E.S.S. – Society demo (1982; Tucson AZ)
Eleventh Hour – Vicious demo (1983; Fairfield CA)
End – Starwhores demo (1983; Chicago IL)
End Result – The Seven Year Locust Returns demo (1983; Chicago IL)
Estagio Zero – Esgoto demo (1983; Sao Paulo Brazil)
Exhiled – Cab Sessions demo (1982; Bethesda MD)
Executioner – 1-9-8-4 demo (Santa Clara CA)
False Alarm – I.W.L.P.I.F. demo (1983; Pacific Grove CA)
Fatalities – Yeah Right! demo (1983; Lagrangeville NY)
Gentlemen Of Horror – Demo (1982; Kelowna, B.C. Canada)
Gepøpel – Mooi Volendam demo (1983; Netherlands)
Gerbils – GM Working Man demo (1982; Detroit MI)
Hecklers – Video Fright (1983; Tucson AZ)
Justice In America (JIA) – Corporate Interest demo (1983; Grass Valley CA)
Last Warning – ’81 demo (1983; Amersfoort Holland)
Manual Zombie – Music To Savage The Calmed Beast (1983; Maspeth NY)
Massacre Guys – Devil’s Slide demo (1983; Salt Lake City UT)
Minority – Lotsa Noise demo (1982; San Diego CA)
Modifiers – Not This Time, Darlin’ demo (1983; Memphis TN)
Mohawks – Cashing In On Yesterday’s Fad demo (1982; Bay Area CA)
NØ – You’re Nothing demo (1983; Two Rivers WI)
No Direction – Lost In 83 demo (1983: Norman OK)
Nostrils – Live With The London Symphony Orchestra demo (1981; Winnipeg Canada)
Police State – 2 song demo (1983; Berkeley CA)
Rapid Vapid – School demo (1983; Lincoln NE)
Rude Awakening – Slaves Of Freedom demo (1983; Wilmington DE)
S.T.D. – Your Cheatin’ Heart demo (1983; Knoxville TN)
Sacred Order – Cranking On A Straight Edge demo (1982; Milwaukee WI)
Seismic Waves – Fucking Fashions demo (1983; Chicage IL)
Silent Minority – Jungle Of Lies demo (1983; Canada)
Slam – Wild Riders demo (1983; Sweden)
Slaughterhouse – Destroy Their Weapons demo (1983; San Lorenzo CA)
Soldier Dolls – Ten Track Sampley demo (1983; Cardiff Wales)
Sudden Death – Blood On The Floor demo (1983; Winnipeg Canada)
Target Cells – I Wanna Be Your Slave demo (1983; South Windsor CT)
Trial - Live at the On Broadway demo (1983; San Francisco)
Twist & Scream – Corporation demo (1983; California)
Unaware – This Is Not Art demo (1982; San Jose CA)
Unaware – Tear Gas Raid demo (1983; San Jose CA)
Vacant – I Know demo (1983; Fair Oaks CA)
Vengeance – 5 Song demo (1982; Hayward CA)
Violation – Trendy demo (1983; Scarborough ME)
War Of Destruction – Racisme (1983; Denmark)
White Trash – Hell No demo (1982; Boulder CO)
Y.I.A. – Youth In Asia demo (1983; Wilmington DE)
Young Lions – Rebel Music (1983; Toronto Canada)
Youth Korps – Crime 1969 demo (1983; New London CT)
Youth Youth Youth – Why Pay More demo (1983; Ontario Canada)
Zoomers – Exist demo (1983; Baton Rouge LA)

V.A. Alcoholic For The Evil One (1983; Italy)
V.A. Autogestione (1983; Italy)
V.A. Concierto Punk Torviscosa (1983; Italy)
V.A. Destroy Clones (1983; Rome Italy)
V.A. Get Off My Guts (1983; Berkeley CA)
V.A. Hate (1982; Lincoln NE)
V.A. Kitten Kompilation (1983; Minneapolis MN)
V.A. Lansimaisen Sivilisaation (1982; Tampere Finland)
V.A. Maine H.C. (1983; Orono ME)

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Anvil Bitch - Demo (1985)

Anvil Bitch were a Thrash Metal band from Philadelphia who released one classic LP on New Renaissance Records in 1986. Tracks 1 and 3 on this tape were re-recorded for the LP. A version of track 4 appeared on the Thrash Metal Attack compilation LP in 1987. Sound quality is excellent.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Neckbreaker
02. Apostle Of Hell
03. Time To Die
04. To The Grave

Saturday, March 31, 2018

E.A.B. - Demo '87 (1987)

Here is another Philadelphia Hardcore Punk band. E.A.B. stand for Epileptic Albino Bullfrogs. The band formed in 1985 and put out this demo in 1987. I think this was their only release. Sound quality is excellent.

1987 interview:
tape review:

track list: [from cassette tape]
01. Death Mobiles
02. Killing Is My Life
03. Money Is Burned
04. Criminal At Large
05. Plague Of The White Frogs
06. Stealing For Christ
07. Close Minded Fool
08. Sinful Past
09. Urban Rednecks
10. Never Too Young
11. Keep The Scene

Fade To Black/Savage Silence - Demos 1985

coming soon

Fade To Black: [from cassette tape]
01. Voices
02. Crazy World
03. Keepin' It In
04. Rip It Out

Savage Silence: [from cassette tape]
01. Red
02. She Lies
03. Rip It Out

Deadspot - Demo (1985)

coming soon

track list: [from cassette 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

Homo Picnic - Demos + interview 1984-1985

Homo Picnic were formed in 1984 by three members of the band Kremlin Korps after that band split up. By the end of the year they put out the Blood On The Walls tape. A few months later they put out the second tape. One song from the 1985 demo was included on the Discpan Hands-A Philadelphia Compilation LP that was released in 1986 and two songs from the 1985 demo were released on a comp. 7inch ep in Germany titled Breaking The Silence that came out in 1987. In early 1985 a new bass player was added and by mid-1985 the singer left. The band carried on and released an LP in 1986. Sound quality on the demos is excellent. The interview was conducted at the end of 1984 or beginning of 1985 and was intended for publication in Maximum Rock 'n' Roll but I don't know if it ever was. The recording is a bit distorted but is an interesting listen.

recent interview:
recent interview:

Blood On The Walls demo (1984):
01. Blood On The Walls
02. Trouble In Paradise
03. How Many Lives
04. I Win
05. Battered Dreams
06. War Stories

Demo 1-85:
01. We Need More
02. The Book
03. Part Of The Race
04. Two Eyes

Ronald Thatcher Interview (1985): [from cassette tape]
01. interview

Sudden Impact - Demo (1984)

Sudden Impact were a short lived Hardcore Punk band from Philadelphia. They existed for less than a year,  only played a handful of shows (cool shows, though, opening for DRI and Negative Approach) and put out this tape. Bass player Beebe joined Homo Picnic in 1985 and recorded an album with them that was released in 1986. Sudden Impact used to have a Myspace page with photos and a live soundboard recording but that seems to have disappeared. Sound quality is excellent.

track list: [from cassette tape]
01. Cigarette
02. I Hate Soldiers
03. Leave Me Alone
04. Living Proof
05. Fight Together

Nobody's Favorite - Worse Than Live! (1984)

Nobody's Favorite were a hardcore band from Philadelphia. They're another band I saw a few times but don't have any info on. This tape is reviewed in Maximum Rock 'n' Roll issue 21. Tracks 1,5,9 and 11 were recorded on a 4-track recorder. The rest of the tracks were recorded on a boombox. This was the bands only release. Riled By A Nazi is my favorite song. Shame they never released it on a 7inch. Sound quality is very good.

track list: [from cassette tape]
01. Hell House
02. I Dream Of Evel
03. Another Song
04. Only Way Out
05. Riled By A Nazi
06. G.I. Joe Was A Soldier
07. Missing In Action
08. Police Fun
09. Bite Your Head Off
10. Webwork
11. Life Is Always Life As Always
12. Zsa Zsa Gabor
13. Mall Rats
14. Christ Was A Commie
15. All About Ted
16. Thick Ankles Spoil Your Appearence
17. Our World
18. Warzone
19. Riled By A Nazi
20. Evel Jam

Better Living - Lost Children demo (1983)

Better Living were a Hardcore Punk band from Philadelphia. I saw them a few times but don't have much info on them. This tape was reviewed in Maximum Rock 'n' Roll issue 9 and it was their only release.


track list: [from cassette tape]
01. Lost Children
02. Media Abuse
03. Dead In Asia-Danger UXB
04. I Hate Waiting
05. Hole In The Ground
06. Anti-Anti War Song
07. Rae Is Gae
08. Suburban Living
09. Nuclear Love Story
10. You & I

Proteens - Demo (1981)

The Proteens were a Philadelphia Punk band formed in 1980 after singer Tommy Ajax left the Ben Wah Torpedos. He was joined by Mike Convict on guitar and others before settling on Markus Hook on bass and Pete Greedy on drums. In 1981 they recorded a 4-song demo and on December 19 of that year played at the second Philadelphia Punk Fest with Sadistic Exploits, Decontrol and others. The band never released a record and split up in 1982. Sound quality is excellent.


track list:
01. Plastic People
02. What Future
03. Boys Talk
04. Off To War

Generation 13 - Demos + Live + Practice 1996-1997

Generation 13 were another band from Boyertown Pennsylvania that formed in 1995. Their first demo was recorded in early 1996 and passed around on cassette. Later in the year they recorded their second demo and passed that one around on cd-r. They also had two songs on the Rumors From The Air-Conditioned Tiger Pit compilation CD in 1996. In April 1997 the band briefly expanded into a five piece line up with the bass player moving to vocals and a new rhythm section added. The band slimmed back to a 4-piece and split up at the end of the Summer of 1997.


2nd Demo 1996:
01. What To Dream About Tomorrow
02. Checkmate
03. Hit The Ground
04. Alone With You
05. I'm Different From You
06. Silent Rain
07. Casualities Of Love
08. Get Your Shit Together
09. Don't Know

@ Gilbertsville Fire Hall, Gilbertsville PA 12-30-96: [from video tape]
01. Don't Know
02. Casualties Of Love
03. Hit The Ground
04. What To Dream About Tomorrow
05. Summertime Blues

@ Practice 4-10-97 + 4-17-97: [from cassette tape]
01. I'm Different From You
02. Casualties Of Love
03. Don't Know
04. Checkmate
05. Get Your Shit Together
06. All The Same
07. Anti-Social
08. What To Dream About Tomorrow
09. Some Other Time
10. World Of My Own
11. Alone With You
12. What We've Got

Bass Masters - Gilbertsville Fire Hall, Gilbertsville PA 12-30-96

Bass Masters were from Boyertown Pennsylvania and were one of hundreds of bands that formed across the country in the resurgence of Punk Rock in the mid-1990s after Nirvana and Green Day hit the big time. The band started out as a three piece line-up in 1995 and recorded two demo tapes before a line-up change added a second guitarist. In 1997, the year they split up, they had two songs on the Rumors From The Air-Conditioned Tiger Pit CD compilation along with other bands from their area. This live recording is from the second line-up and is copied from a video tape. Sound quality is good


setlist: [from video tape]
01. The Long Walk
02. She Left Me For a Volkswagen
03. Friends And Foes
04. Punk Rock Woman
05. My World
06. title unknown
07. She Don't Like Me
08. title unknown
09. You Make Me Want To Puke

Follow Fashion Monkeys - Demos 1986 + 1987

Follow Fashion Monkeys were a Hardcore Punk band from Bethlehem Pennsylvania. They started up in 1984, released their fisrt LP in 1986, toured the USA with the Italian Hardcore band Indigesti, had one song on a Mystic Records compilation album, recorded their second album (which went unreleased) at Inner Ear recording studio in Washington DC (recorded and mixed by Don Zientara and Ian Mackaye), and split up in 1988. Two members went on to join the more Rock oriented Dick Destiny & The Highway Kings. The bassist/vocalist Steve Moyer died a few weeks ago so this is a little tribute to him. Both demos were recorded on a 4-track recorder at their rehearsal space. Sound quality is excellent.

Demo 1986: [from cassette tape]
01. What About Tomorrow
02. Don't Ask

4-Track demo 1987: [from cassette tape]
01. What About Tomorrow
02. No Direction [take 1]
03. No Direction [take 2]

Dirge - Demo (1986)

Dirge were a hardcore Punk band from Holmdel New Jersey that existed between 1986 and 1990. They released two cassettes, one LP and two 7inch records. This tape was their first release. Sound quality is excellent.


track list: [from cassette tape]
01. Screwed To Death
02. Resurrection
03. Negative Sanctions
04. Threat Of Power
05. Zeitgeist
06. Too Much To Ask For
07. Aggression
08. Self-Destruction

Monday, March 26, 2018

S.S. Decontrol - Buff Hall, Camden NJ 11-20-82

This show is the first time I saw S.S. Decontrol and they were great. It's a soundboard recording and the sound quality is excellent.

01. No Reply
02. Get It Away
03. Boiling Point
04. Police Beat
05. Nothing Done
06. Glue
07. Under The Influence
08. Who's To Judge
09. How Much Art
10. Force Down Your Throat
11. Fight Them
12. Headed Straight
13. X-Claim
14. Fun To You
15. The End

Friday, March 16, 2018

Raindogs - WERS, Boston 10-11-87

The Raindogs were a rock band from Boston that featured Darren Hill from Red Rockers, Jim Reilly from Red Rockers and Stiff Little Fingers and two former members of The Schemers. They released two albums in 1989 and 1991 and had a bit of success in the mainstream. This live recording is an early radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.


setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Cry For Mercy
02. title unknown
03. Grey House
04. There Must Be A Better Way
05. Valley Of Love
06. Some Fun
07. title unknown
08. title unknown
09. Lonesome Pain
10. title unknown
11. outro

Dumptruck - WMBR, Boston 6-05-90

This is a radio broadcast. There is some hiss but sound quality is very good. Can anyone fill in the song titles?

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. title unknown
07. title unknown
08. Waterwheel
09. title unknown
10. Better Of You

360's - WMBR, Boston 1-08-91

360's were a Grunge band from Boston that released three albums between 1991 and 1994. This live show is from a radio broadcast. Track 5 was officially released on the Pipeline! Live Boston Rock On W.M.B.R. 2xCD in 1996. There is a bit of static on the recording but it is still very good sound quality. Can anyone fill in the unknown song titles?


setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Texas
02. title unknown
03. Horror Movie Soundtrack
04. Deadpan Superstar
05. Hang It Up
06. What We Are
07. Illuminated
08. It
09. Tripping With The Angels
10. Heroine
11. Put That Behind Me
12. Free
13. Death Defies Me
14. Garden Of Departure

Neats - WBCN, Boston 1-28-90

The Neats were an Indie Rock band from Boston who released three albums between 1982 and 1989 before splitting up in 1991. This show is from a radio broadcast. Sound quality is excellent.


setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. dj intro
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. Cry, Cry, Cry
05. Tear My Soul
06. Living Wind
07. Loverman

Classic Ruins - Demos 1983 + Boston 1985 + Boston 1988

The Demos were recorded at Radiobeat Studios but I'm not sure if these versions are the same as on the Room Starts Spinning LP that was released in 2002. The 1985 radio broadcasts is the band just playing cover songs but ad-libing different lyrics over the music. They sound pretty drunk. On the version of Temptation Eyes they sing the lyrics to the Hank Williams song Hey, Good Lookin'. The 1988 show finds them back in fine form and they add a couple Buddy Holly songs to the set. Sound quality is excellent all around.

@ Radiobeat demos 1983 : [from cassette tape]
01. The Room Starts Spinning
02. Headhunters
03. Ruins Cafè

@ WERS, Boston 7-21-85: [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. Never Been To College
03. She's The One
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. title unknown
07. title unknown
08. Walk On The Wild Side
09. Hippy Hippy Shake
10. Can't Get Enough
11. My Generation-Substitute
12. title unknown
13. title unknown
14. Iron Man
15. Little GTO
16. title unknown
17. title unknown
18. title unknown
19. title unknown
20. I Got You Babe
21. I Will Follow
22. Let It Be
23. Temptation Eyes
24. Last Train To Clarkesville
25. title unknown

@ WERS, Boston 11-27-88: [from cassette tape]
01. Pledge Of Alliegence
02. Let's Get Dull
03. Well  Alright
04. title unknown
05. Hedda Humma
06. He's Got It
07. Love's Made A Fool Of You
08. title unknown
09. Honey, Don't
10. Don't Call Here
11. The Room Starts Spinning
12. Nick Of Time

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Classic Ruins - Space, Boston 2-79

Classic Ruins were a Boston band that formed in 1978. The band featured Billy Borgioli who was formerly a member of the Real Kids. They released their first single in 1980 followed by two albums in 1986 and 1989. This live show captures an early performance. It is a soundboard recording and there is a bit of hiss but is excellent sound quality.


setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. Can't Spell Romance
03. Drive Me Crazy
04. title unknown
05. Ramona
06. title unknown
07. title unknown
08. Culture War
09. Weekend [Eddie Cochran]
10. title unknown
11. Heart Attack
12. title unknown
13. Geraldine, I Need Money (More Than I Need You)
14. title unknown

Willie Alexander - WERS, Boston 7-24-88

This show is from a radio broadcast and has excellent sound quality.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Burma Shave Sign
02. In The Pink
03. Radio Heart
04. Slippin' And Slidin'
05. Taxi-Stand Diane
06. S.O.S.
07. Me And Stravinski Now
08. title unknown
09. A Little Reminder
10. title unknown
11. The Dragons Are Still Out (And It's Only Tuesday)
12. Mass Ave.
13. Dirty Eddie

Alex Chilton - Dream Palace, New Orleans 6-01-85

This show is an audience recording and has good sound quality.

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Rock Hard
02. Tee Ni Nee Ni Noo - Tip On In
03. Can't Seem To Make You Mine
04. In The Street
05. Let Me Get Close To You
06. Thank You John
07. B-A-B-Y
08. Stuff
09. Lost My Job
10. Bangkok
11. Lonely Weekends

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Chris Stamey Group - Folk City, NYC 12-18-85

Chris Stamey is well known for being a member of the Db's. Here he is giving a Christmas concert backed up by members of the Db's. This is an audience recording and sound quality is good.

setlist: [from cassette]
01. title unknown
02. Little Drummer Boy
03. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
04. O Holy Night
05. Jingle Bell Rock
06. Silent Night
07. Greensleeves

Monday, February 19, 2018

Bongos - 1st Ave., Minneapolis 10-24-83

The Bongos were a New Wave Powerpop band from New York City that released a couple of albums in the early 1980s. This recording is an audience recording and has good sound quality.


setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. Tiger Nights
03. title unknown
04. Bulrushes
05. Automatic Doors
06. title unknown
07. Burning Bush
08. Number With Wings
09. Three Wise Men
10. title unknown
11. Barbarella
12. title unknown
13. In The Congo
14. title unknown
15. title unknown
16. Mambo Sun
17. title unknown
18. Sunshine Superman

Fleshstones - London Victory Club, Philadelphia, 9-28-82

This is from a radio broadcast and has excellent sound quality.

01. Captivate Me
02. Instrumental
03. Screamin' Skull
04. Ride Your Pony
05. Shadow Line
06. Sting Ray Dancers
07. The Drag
08. What's So New (About You)
09. I've Gotta Change My Life
10. Boss Hoss
11. All Around The World
12. Burnin' Hell
13. Roman Gods
14. Nobody But Me
15. Vindicator's Theme
16. Time Has Come Today
17. Stop Foolin' Around

Stiletto's Fad - Hurrah, NYC 6-12-79

Stiletto's Fad were originally know as Stiletto and were formed in the early 1970s by Edna Gentile, on vocals, and Sheebo Duvar, on drums. Before leaving to form Blondie, Debby Harry and Chris Stein were both members. The band stopped in 1975 and then started again in 1979. On this show Edna and Sheebo are joined by Mugsy Harlot (who was in the early 1970s band Harlots Of 42nd Street and who were rivals of the New York Dolls) on bass, Eddie Spaghetti,Ron Slater,and Cheetah Chrome on Guitars and Tish and Snookie on backing vocals. Cheetah Chrome also sings on tracks 5,6 and 7. Cheetah writes about playing with this band in his book, on page 263. This is an audience recording and has good sound quality.

01. I'm Tired Of Love
02. Gonna Rock Tonight
03. Anti-Disco
04. Pain
05. Still Wanna Die
06. So Sad
07. Shake Some Action
08. Mercer Street
09. Jerk Off Blues

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Blondie - Walnut Street Theater, Philadelphia 11-06-78

Here's Blondie live in Philadelphia. Johnny Thunders guests on the encore of the T-Rex classic. This is from a radio broadcast. Sound quality is excellent.

01. X-Offender
02. Hanging On The Telephone
03. Picture This
04. 11:59
05. Pretty Baby
06. Your Presence Dear
07. Sunday Girl
08. Denis
09. I'm On The E
10. I'm Gonna Love You
11. One Way Or Another
12. Get It On [with Johnny Thunders]

Friday, February 16, 2018

Velvet Underground - Second Fret, Philadelphia 5-70

In May 1970 the V.U. played three shows at the Second Fret coffeehouse, the 8th, 9th and 10th. This set is from one of those shows. The band on this recording features only Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, and Doug Yule. It's an audience recording that was recorded from the back. Sound quality is good.

V.U. gigography:

01. Waiting For The Man
02. What Goes On
03. Cool It Down
04. Sweet Jane
05. Rock & Roll
06. Some Kinda Love
07. New Age
08. Candy Says
09. Head Held High
10. Train Round The Bend
11. Oh! Sweet Nuthin'