Thursday, May 28, 2009

VINTAGE NEW YORK PUNK ROCK

I LIVED IN CENTRAL NEW YORK FROM 1978-1983. DURING THAT ENERGETIC PERIOD, I HOSTED A TELEVISION PROGRAM CALLED 'PUNK-OUT' ON CHANNEL 13 IN ITHACA. THANKS TO THE MAGIC OF INTERNET SOCIAL NETWORKING, I GET MESSAGES OCCASIONALLY FROM SOMEONE WHO REMEMBERS THAT PART OF MY LIFE.

MIKE, AKA 'PHELPS MUNDIG' SENT MP3 FILES HE'D MADE FROM SOME VINTAGE VINYL THAT CIRCULATED DURING THOSE DAYS IN THE FINGER LAKES REGION.

MY SINCERE THANKS TO 'PHELPS' FOR POSTING THESE TRACKS.

THE 'ENEMIES' RECORDING WAS A 12-INCH VINYL EP. HE SAYS IT CAME OUT IN 1980. THE WRECK 'N' CREW TRACKS ARE FROM A VINYL 45. THE 'SWINDLE' COLLECTION IS A MESS AT THE MOMENT SO I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING HERE. BUT I REMEMBER BUYING THE 'ENEMIES' EP AT DISCOUNT RECORDS IN 'COLLEGETOWN.'

I SAW BOTH BANDS 'BACK IN THE DAY' WHILST ENJOYING THE ITHACA PUNK SCENE. 'WRECK' WOULD DIVE INTO THE AUDIENCE LIKE IGGY POP. AND I REMEMBER A POGO DANCING EPISODE THAT ENDED WITH CHAIRS FLYING AROUND THE VENUE. CRAZY, BUT MEMORABLE.

THESE GUYS PUT ON INCREDIBLE LIVE SHOWS! THEY WERE GONE TOO SOON...

BILLY PIRANHA & THE ENEMIES

Products Of The Street:


Test Tube Baby


Disconnected


X-Ray Spex


Degeneration


WRECK 'N' CREW

Give 'Em A Fight


Radioactive Love

2 Comments:

Blogger This Means War said...

Do you have the track "Deborah" from the Enemies "Products of the street" Album?

12:56 PM  
Blogger Rod Ice said...

These tracks came from a reader. They are all I have in MP3 form at the moment. Thanks!

11:21 AM  

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