7" EP - 'l-seven' 1982
NOT the L.A. band of the same name. Featured Larissa Strikland who would go on to join LAUGHING HYENAS.
They opened for U2 when they played The Royal Oak Theatre.
From Battle Creek, MI. But I liked them so they get mentioned. I know they recorded a 7". Hardcore at its finest.
I caught these guys once live, good stuff!
LP - 'Merry go round' 1987
LP - 'You can't pray a lie' - 1989
LP - 'Life of crime' - 1990
LP - 'Here we go again' - 1990
LP - 'Crawl' - 1992
Featuring John Brannon from NEGATIVE APPROACH on vocals & Larissa from L-SEVEN.
Signed to TOUCH & GO RECORDS. Toured U.S. with SONIC YOUTH. Todd Swalla (NECROS) joined in '92.
Seemed to play Ann Arbor area more then Detroit.
Featured members of FORCED ANGER & THE GENERALS. Great fun band. They did a 7",
I can't remember the title
LP - 'Quite Contrary' 1984
Pure NY styled punk/pop/New Wave 3 piece formed in 1982. Really good band in that style.
Opened for INXS on their first appearance in Detroit! When they broke up Joey Tomorrow formed THE BAT BOYS.
LP - 'Kick out the Jams' 1969
LP - 'Back in the USA' 1970
LP - 'High Times' 1971
Do I need to go into a explanation of what this band was?
EP - 'Cripple children suck' 1982
EP - 'Blud Sausage' 1982
LP - 'We're the Meatmen and you suck!' 1983
LP - 'Dutch Hercules' 1984
LP - 'Cripple children suck' 1990
CD - 'Stud Powercock: The Touch & Go years' 1991
One of the classic punk outfits hailing from Lansing, MI.
The great front man Tesco Vee & raunchy lyrics set this band apart from all others!
& THE LEISURE SUITS8
10" EP- 'Mr. Unique & The Leisure Class' 1983
2 CD SET- 'Leisure Recordings 1979-1994" 2004
These guys took the ideas and styling's of FRANK ZAPPA & MOTHERS, THE RESIDENTS to new heights!
Mr. Unique was a man who didn't play a instrument or sing. He just stood on stage, motionless. Over the
course of the 11 years they were together they amassed over 30 members! Lots of horns and violins
and just about anything that made a noise was used. They were also known as
MR. UNIQUE & THE LEISURE CLASS. Played out alot with the band FLIRT.
7" EP - "I say yeah"
7" - "So American" 1978
12" EP - "American Guise" 1983
Fun slappy punk in DICKIES style. 'American guise' was done as THE MOTOR CITY MUTANTS.
GIRLS / JUNK MONKEYS
LP - 'Firehouse' 1987 (MYSTERY GIRLS)
LP - 'Five star fling' 1991 (JUNK MONKEY)
Was known as MYSTERY GIRLS, then changed name to JUNK MONKEYS. They recorded 'Five Star Fling'
for METAL BLADE RECORDS (a division of Warner Bros.). As the M.G. they were sorta a glam/punk band.
7" EP - "Slip of the lip" 1981
great band from the late 70's/80's. Played all over the U.S. had members that
would go on to
be in alot of popular Detroit bands (i.e. - DARK CARNIVAL, BOOTSY X & LOVE MASTERS). Also featured
famous artist NIAGARA
7" EP - 'Negative Approach - 10 song EP' 1982
7" EP - 'Process of Elimination'
LP - 'Tied Down' 1983
CD - 'Total Recall' 1990
The best hardcore punk band to come from the Midwest (and in my opinion, the U.S.)
Fast & aggressive, the blueprint for Hardcore Punk! If you never heard them hang it up
kid, you don't know what pure hardcore punk is yet!! John Brennon went on to form LAUGHING HYENAS,
and now has a new band, EASY ACTION
& THE CORVETTES
All girl punk band from the early 80's. Changed name to NIKKI CORVETTE & THE CONVERTIBLES. They
released a LP, anyone know more info?
7" - 'I Like My Dad' 1980
7" - 'Hyperactive' 1982
A bunch of skate kids. Sounded like JFA, AGENT ORANGE. Very west coast punk style. Saw them at TRAXX
once where they opened for MURPHY'S LAW, and they blew me away!