I don't have very many live recordings of this band, even though I probably played more shows with FUCKFACE than with any band since. This was recorded with our third drummer, Righthouse, during the highlight of the no cover/free beer shows that Fast Mike put on at San Francisco's Nightbreak. The bowling alley next door is now Amoeba, and the venue is now a coffee shop....no commentary, just an observation.
The last show on our 2001 US tour with LIFES HALT. The total time includes more than 33 minutes of pre and post show mingling while the room mics were recording - an artifact in itself (especially for those who were there).
Two sets, the first recorded in 1992 and the second from 1993 (venue and location info is perhaps included in the zip, but my Polish is super rusty), released by the mighty Refuse Records in 2003 for a reunion show.
Recorded on the tour that followed the tour that gave us the last live recording from The Twin Cities shared on The Escape, though this time the crowd sounds both less enthused and more belligerent (also, there's a fight). Speedboat Gallery in St. Paul on the 1992 tour can be found HERE.
1. Yes, I know FROM ASHES RISE moved to Portland, but they still lived in Nashville in when they were on this tour. 2. I'm pretty sure I told them that my neighborhood was "safe" after this show, and I believe their van's windows were smashed that night. 3. This recording is with Ryan Teetzen on bass...a brief era but a good one. 4. Great band.
The internet tells me that V.S.D. played with DIE KREUZEN and RANCID DECAY at Dillsburgh Fire Hall on the same date in 1987...so it's possible that this recording is from that show and the cassette shell is incorrect. Audience recording, but the band rips. "Could you turn the mic up 'cuz I'm little? This is a fast song. I see a lot of people, but not too many moshin'...this is for all you just standing around: get into it"
Easily one of the most important but underappreciated punk bands from the DIY '90s, it was what they did AND how they did it that made them special. I owe an immeasurable part of my punk existence to these dudes and this band....
HERE It seems that someone from INSTED recorded their demo over this live tape (I thank them for what I got while I curse them for what they dubbed over, though their demo is pretty damn good, so it's cool). I'm guessing this is the Goofy's set from 1983, but the last few tracks are clearly from a different session. Saxophone on "What's Going On?" is worth the price of admission on its own.
artist: BORN/DEAD (Oakland, California, USA)
venue: Mission Records San Francisco, California, USA
location: San Francisco, California, USA
date: 14 October 2001
length: 42 minutes
HERE As with most of the Mission Records recordings, the final several minutes is simply the sounds of people hanging out after the show. Perhaps this is of particular interest for those who were there, but it's interesting regardless.
artist: MDC (San Francisco, California, USA)
venue: Royal Albert Hotel
location: Winnipieg, Manitoba, CANADA
date: 16 November 1982*
length: 15 minutes
HERE *The tape indicates that this set was recorded on 16 November 1982, though the internet indicates that MDC was on tour with DEAD KENNEDYS in England on that date. Whatever the date or location, they were on fire.