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DROP THE NEEDLE: Boston Punk Anthology

DROP THE NEEDLE: Boston Punk Anthology - Wayside

The Stilphen brothers, Chuck and Glen, were members of controversial, pioneering Boston punk band SMEGMA AND THE NUNZ and were also members of the hardcore legends GANG GREEN and THE FREEZE with Alec Steere, the former vocalist for LEPER, who were Boston's first hardcore band in Boston in early 80's. Following in Leper, Smegma And The Nunz became the most outrageous and blasphemous live punk band in Boston around 1982-1983.

For the first time, here are 5 rare demo recordings by this infamous Boston band. SATN was comprised of Alec Steere, Chuck Stilphen, Rick Alexander, Peter Soszynski, John Morton and Walter Gustafson. Chuck Stilphen (guitar) and Walter Gustafson (drums) were also members of The Freeze and also later recorded with Glen Stilphen in GANG GREEN and MALLET HEAD. The Stilphen brothers also appear on this compilation in the bands SCRATCH and CELEBRITY DEATH CERTIFICATE. CDC features, Erich Thaler on vocals, from the highly-influential alt-metal band, Stompbox, who released 'Stress' on Columbia Records in 1994. Michael Lefebvre plays drums on all of the Scratch and CDC tracks. Todd Riggs is the powerhouse vocalist and lyricist for Scratch. Morgan Keating was the vocalist for white-knuckle rockers Mallet Head, who is also featured here on the Drop The Needle: Boston Punk Anthology.

The Drop The Needle: Boston Punk Anthology is will be released on 10/1/2013, and features rare recordings, many previously-unreleased, or on CD for the very first time.

This album is dedicated to the late Smegma & The Nunz vocalist, Alec Steere, who was tragically hit by a train in 1999.

Smegma And The Nunz
(Recordings from 1982 and 1983 for the first time ever on CD. Featuting future members of Gang Green and The Freeze). 5 tracks never-before-released featuring Alec Steere, Chuck Stilphen, Rick Alexander, Peter Soszynski, John Morton, and Walter Gustafson.)

Gang Green
(Rare 1985 studio version of "Let's Drink Some Beer" for the first time ever on CD!)

Celebrity Death Certificate
(2 tracks featuring Erich Thaler from Stompbox, Michael Lefebvre, Glen Stilphen and Chuck Stilphen. 2 tracks never-before-released.)

Scratch
(Featuring members of Uncle Betty & Joe. 3 tracks, never-before-released on CD. Featuring Todd Riggs, Michael Lefebvre, and the Stilphen brothers.)

Mallet Head
(with Walter Gustafson from Gang Green, Morgan Keating, and the Stilphen brothers. 2 tracks. 1 previously-unreleased.)

 

DROP THE NEEDLE: Boston Punk Anthology Links

www.trevrec.com

www.bostonpunkrock.com

 


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