Saturday, February 04, 2006

Please! Help me identify this band!!!!!!!

Please, someone help me. I know one of you knows what band this is.

I've been tearing my hair out for the last couple of weeks trying to find a really old tape I made back in '82 of an old Maximum Rock 'n' Roll radio broadcast...and I just found it. I thought I'd lost it forever and would die never knowing who this fucking band is.

It's amazing to me, given how good this band is/was, that I've never run across this record/tape/whatever in all this time.

The music is hardcore and the singer is, I think, female. I've labored under the belief all these years that it's a band called Civil Defense because, well, that's how they back-announced it. Of course now that I listen to the tape I don't actually here any back-announcig for that song. Hmmm, am I losing my mind? The only band called Civil Defense that I've been able to find anything about is a band out of the Minneapolis area who sounds nothing like the band I'm looking for.

I've got two partial clips here, the 2nd of which is pretty damn screwed-up being that the tape starting eating itself just as it got to the song I wanted. Shit!!! Apparently I'm not meant to know.

Mystery Clip 1
Mystery Clip 2


Anonymous Anonymous said...

there was also a civil defense or two from the l.a., one of which i know was from east l.a. neither of them had female singers, though. singer on this track has that julie sin 34 sound to her, but the music ain't like that band at all....

10:45 PM  
Blogger sunshine dealer said...

kREMLIN KORPS from Philly?

5:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya know, im wondering if it aint hari kari from l.a. but it's been soooooooooooooooo long and they never put anything out, so was this a demo or off a comp???

8:05 AM  
Anonymous squabbler said...

Awesome, thanks for the feedback guys.

Doubt it could be Sin 34 because they were already putting out records when these tracks were aired and well, they were never that hardcore.

Hmm, I was wondering if there were other Civil Defense's but have only found info on the Minneapolis one.

I've never heard Kremlin Korps so that's a possible lead.

Hari Kari is a nice guess but believe it or not I have a copy of their demo and was planning on posting it. Of course, the tape is stuck (think it's sorta melted) and I'm trying to transfer the tape part into another cassette housing.

This was taped off of the air from a MRR radio show broadcast on KPFK here in Southern California around 1982-83.

Thanks again, keep 'em coming.

9:11 AM  
Blogger malfeitor said...

I've got what I believe is Kremlin Korps' only release on a cdr and after a quick listen (I hadn't actually bothered to pop it in yet) it doesn't seem to match up. The 7" is also from 1984 rather than 82-83. Now if they did anything before that its possible it could be them, these tracks on your site are a lot faster. Maybe (?) you can strike them off the possibilities.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mood of defiance?

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's maybee sin 34 long lost? They did too play AWESOME hardcore man, I LOVE them equal with anybody.

Just consider " Not no fun" "time", "fads", 'CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE HEARD" all their stuff is amazing!

Please post their LP(Do YOU feel safe" or 7 in"Die laughing". PLEASE ALSO post Middle Class album "homeland" PLEASE!

Hearing that is my life's ambition.

P.S. I've also heard a punk band that sounded just like these mystery tracks called: Wrecks

P.P.S. I BEG you to post that stuff, PLEASE!

2:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

honour's calling?

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Chriskooter said...

mmm... Kinda familiar, I'm pretty damn certain that's a couple of tracks off the Conflict (USA) 'Last Hour' Lp from '83 on Unjust Records? I used to have the 'Phoenix not the Circle Jerks' comp about 15 years ago and it sure sounds like that band (female shouter, simple tunes). Don't exactly recognise those two song clips but I've never heard the LP, so could be? It'd fit with the broadcast time too..

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not Mood of Defiance; they were the Anti side project with Hatha singing lead. They were never hardcore.

Clip 1 *really* sounds like Julie from Sin 34, but all of their demos were put out on Grand Theft Audio a number (10) years ago, and these aren't there. Dave Markey is online, and maybe he could tell you if these are missing tracks.

Clip 1 sounds like she's saying "Worthless Society," but I found no songs with that title.

I'm really stumped.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's the band Trash who did the song "Piece of What" on the War/Peace comp on R Radical records.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous schristian said...

I deem Track #1 to be Sin 34, anyway. Either way, all rush to Something I Learned December for the McCoy.

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI Kremlin Korps did not exit in 1982. FYI I believe the Kremlin Korps guitarist is now recording as Dr. Israel; he is on a brief tour out West. Here is his site:

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dunno what band it is- I know it is not Trash from the Peace/War comp, not Mood Of Defiance- someone here said the Wrecks from Reno-maybe-the drummer sounded different though-I just hate it when I don't know the name of an old band! It usually takes me a very long time to find all the info on any old school shit! IT IS A LONG SHOT- TRY GETTING IN CONTACT WITH MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL THEMSELVES-I'M SURE THEY COULD TELL YOU RIGHT OFF THE BAT-MAYBE. THAT'S WHAT I WOULD DO.......

6:29 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

sounds like Sado-Nation


11:51 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

I think Kremlin Korps can be eliminated. The singer doesn't sound quite the same, and the band wasn't as fast. One of the anonymous above states they weren't around in '82. Their 7" came out in '84 and has just been posted at goodbadmusic.

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Runt said...

TOM Kremlin korps did play some what fast ... listen to "Fridat's Song" by them it gets fast in short parts .. kinda like one of the clips .. But then again yes the vocals are different ,but the recordings coudlve been different u never know..

This ones hard / im only 15 so i wouldnt know too much

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Elvis said...

Yeah, it does sound quite a bit like Julie from Sin 34. I think it actually may be either Youth Gone Mad when they had the girl singing mainly or The Demented.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

theres another old Hollywood all-girl band called THE MOLESTED there were five of them and I know they cover "Too Much To Dream Last Night"

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS IS CIVIL DEFENSE FROM RIVERSIDE,CA look on Kill From the Heart website under Southern California list of bands and yes indeed they have all the info about this even a cool picture of the cassette

12:03 PM  
Blogger Fingirl said...

Can you re-post the clips? The link doesn't work. I can tell you if it was Kremlin Korps

7:05 PM  
Blogger Adrian said...

Can you please re-upload this, please?

7:24 AM  

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