Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Castration Squad - KPFK, Los Angeles 12-80

This band featured some members who had been involved in the Los Angeles Punk scene since the beginning. The line up is: Shannon Wilhelm - vocals, Mary Bat-Thing - vocals (pre-45 Grave), Tiffany Kennedy - keyboard , Tracy Lea - guitar (pre-Red Cross), Alice Armendariz - bass (ex-Bags), Elissa Bello - drums (ex-Go Go's). They never released any records and weren't around for very long. But this live show and a couple videos exist to prove the band once existed. This is from a radio broadcast and the sound quality is excellent.

web page here: http://www.alicebag.com/castrationsquadhome.html
video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpycendTyJo&feature=related
and here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IUAoRi33vc

setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. We Are Your God
02. Ex-Girlfriend
03. Date With Jack
04. No Mercy For The Dead
05. Blind
06. Sheila
07. Cruella Deville
08. Bat Thing


  1. Will be great to hear this one!

  2. thanx very much.. :-)

  3. Thank you for this set. It is worthy of an official release methinks.


  4. Thanks a lot for this one ! Would you mind reuploading it please ? I'm very very late to the party and the link is now dead. But good quality Castration Squad is so rare it would be such a shame to miss this.

  5. You can download it here: https://archive.org/details/castration-squad-live-on-kpfk-1980