Bite The Wax Godhead: Decaf Notorioso, 1992

Bite The Wax Godhead: Decaf Notorioso, 1992

PERSONNEL: Alec Cumming: Bass, acoistic guitar, voclas, crash cymbal & keyboards on “Today Show Tango” Cynthia Harden: Programming, keyboards, vocals, flute & xylophone Larry “Screech” Horowitz: Lead & rhythm guitar, backing vocals Featuring the talents of: Doug Wolff: Saxophone on “Obvious Signs Of Decay” Paul Rose: Electric guitar on “While I’m Dreaming” Elizabeth Hughes: Drums & percission on “Outta My Life Again”, “Fool For Ya Baby” & Subtle Place Vilnius Mantwerp: Drums on “Chocolate Cake” About the songs… B.T.W.G. was…

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The Wives: Carl, 1992

The Wives: Carl, 1992

PERSONNEL: Susan Horwitz: Guitar, lead vocals Mary Dunham: Bass, background vocals Tracy Almazan: Drums, background vocals Produced by Richard Brukner Recorded at TuCasa Sound Stucios, NYC Mixed at The Place, NYC TRACK LISTING: 1. Smooth Stone 2. Away 3. 100 Sorries 4. Let ’em Go 5. Mempho The Wives! What a band. One-time roomies with Jenifer Convertible at The Music Building on Eighth Avenue, we shared the stage with these rockin’ chicks at clubs all over the East Village throughout…

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Ivan Julian: Ten songs, circa 1995

Ivan Julian: Ten songs, circa 1995

PERSONNEL: Not listed TRACK LISTING: 1. Love Affair 2. Cazalla 3. The Naked Flame 4. Love Is Good 5. Sticky 6. Godiva 7. Can’t Help Myself 9. She Drives Me Wild 10. Cut Me Loose Guitarist Ivan Julian is a national treasure. A founding member of the seminal punk group Richard Hell and the Voidoids, he has performed with the Isley Brothers, The Clash, Matthew Sweet, The Bongos, Richard Barone, and Shriekback. We met in the late ’80s, when he…

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Babe The Blue Ox: B.O.X., 1992

Babe The Blue Ox: B.O.X., 1992

PERSONNEL: Hanna Fox: Drums Rose Thomson: Bass Tim Thomas: Guitar This tape may include from zero to eight extra songs, depending. This tape is an unmastered demo not to be sold or traded for crack. All songs by Babe the blue OX (BOX) copyright 1992 TRACK LISTING: 1. Home 2. Honey-Do 3. Chicken Head Bone Sucker 4. Gymkhana 5. Waiting For Water To Boil 6. Tongue-Tied 7. Booty Nobody who saw Babe the Blue Ox perform will ever forget the…

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Ninewood: Six songs, 1997

Ninewood: Six songs, 1997

PERSONNEL: Angela Coon: Vocals Chris Papa: Bass Karen Roze: Bass, b. vocals Mat Kolehmainen: Drums Recorded by Dan Rathbun at Polymorph Produced by Ninewood and Rathbun All songs by Ninewood ©1997 except words of Elephant Cadaver which were taken from Pachuco Cadaver by Don Van Vliet and words of Marginal Lullaby which were taken from Mark Strand. TRACK LIST: 1. Eaglet Shaper 2. Marginal Lullaby 3. New Can Of Ice 4. The Flume Atrocity 5. Elephant Cadaver 6. Bone Dirge…

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Formaldehyde Blues Train: Six songs, circa 1992

Formaldehyde Blues Train: Six songs, circa 1992

PERSONNEL: Hollis Fitch: vocals Dave “Jake Rancheroo” Weiss: guitar Richard Jean: guitar Murray Compton: bass Jim “the Lieutenant” Petropoulos: drums TRACK LISTING: 1. Backroads 2. Capt. Dog 3. Voo Doo Nectarine 4. Devil’s Eyes 5. St. Louie 6. The Swamp Song Way back when, in a very different Brooklyn, there was a red-hot music scene in, of all places, Park Slope. Centered on Lauterbach’s, a sketchy basement dive on Prospect Avenue, the Brooklyn Beat embraced an insane variety of musical…

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Not Mystery Friday: Chaos Oblivion

Not Mystery Friday: Chaos Oblivion

It’s Not Mystery Friday in this Universe, but we do have a mystery here. No J-card, just a cassette with the number 2 and “Chaos Oblivion” scrawled in pen on a gray sticker. Not in the DU DemoBase™, so pre-Internet. What does the “2” signify? Side 2? The album’s title? The band’s name? It’s ambiguous. I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda excited. Let’s assume the 2 means side 2, flip the tape over and listen to the (un-stickered)……

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Zone Of Control: Sunrise Sunset

Zone Of Control: Sunrise Sunset

PERSONNEL: Unknown TRACK LISTING: 1. Take Back Myself 2. Judgement 3. We Got Unity 4. One Life To Living Dead 5. Slave Away This tape kicks ass! Fierce metalcore, mostly, although “Take Back Myself” has that Nirvana post-punk/surf-rock vibe. Who were they? Where did they live? Where are they now? So many questions. TURN IT UP.

Thrillcat: Thrillcat 3, 1992

Thrillcat: Thrillcat 3, 1992

PERSONNEL: Doug Grober: Drums Mike Brayton: Vocals, ? Cam Brennan: ? Bill Rocamora: Vocals, ? Produced performed and recorded by Thrillcat Recorded during January 1992 at the MacColl 8-track studio in Providence, RI TRACK LISTING: 1. Somebody Hold Me 2. Honeyface 3. Will You Be There 4. Give Me The Reason 5. You’re Jaking Me Around 6. Don’t Make Me Blue 7. It’s Only Love “The band doesn’t play much anymore, to my dismay. Billy, one of the lead singers…

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Cessna 21: Noise Ethic, 1995

Cessna 21: Noise Ethic, 1995

PERSONNEL: Shane Baker: Everything TRACK LISTING: Side A 1. Song For Neal 2. Do You Think Of Me? 3. When You Go Home, His Hand Comes Down Again 4. 1st Aria Side B same as A “Cessna 21, a/k/a Shane Baker, is an old friend of Demorandum, having appeared in issues 66, 69, 77 (as Loveseat Glider) and 78. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard from him, though, so I was happy to get these two tapes in…

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