|EARWAX RETRO-FANZINE DIRECTORY
NEW JERSEY'S PUNK AND HARDCORE IN THE 80'S
|Welcome to Earwax's NJHC Directory and info site. Here you'll find a listing, of many of the Punk and Hardcore bands that made the NJHC scene (as it were) in the chaotic 1980's. The list has grown quite a bit in the last year or so, mostly due to contributions from band members and friends. Many thanks to all of you (too many to list here). I look forward to updating this site in the future, and I hope it's enjoyable, educational, and inspiring for those of you visiting.
Updated: August, 2006:
Hey - I've been out of touch with this site for a while (slackin' I guess) - but I do have a few new updates to add thanks to contributers like Bruce Wingate, Richard O'Neil, and a few more (thanks!).
Check it out: new bands like Negative Youth (photos included), The Pleasure Hounds, Good Greifs, Seeds of Terror, and Grinding Teeth.
Also some very cool photos of Priapism and The East Paterson Boys Choir (thanks Bruce!)
There's also a NJHC discussion group - see the link below.
More coming - I promise. Harry Baggs.
|SHRAPNEL - One on New Jersey's first Punk Bands. SHRAPNEL and THE WORST provided the inspiration for other South Jersey bands who had not only become disenchanted with Asbury Park rock & roll, but also it's general quality of life. - Daniel Ray (guitar), Dave. Wyndorfe (vocals), Dave Vogt (guitar), Philip Caivano (bass), D. Clayton (drums).
Guitarist David Ray went on into production , and has worked with bands like A.O.D., THE RAMONES, SKULLS, and IGGY POP.
Singer Dave Wyndorff currently sings with MONSTER MAGNET, later joined by Phil Calvano on guitar
Based on a recently received message, bassist Dave Vogt has since passed away.
|SHRAPNEL releases:"Combat Love" b/w "The Hey" (Salute Rec. 1979), "Go Cruisin" b/w "Way Out World" (Salute Rec. 1981), "Shrapnel" LP (Electra/Assylum 1984).|
|HYPED TO DEATH - Chuck Warner offers a series of CD Compilations of American & Canadian Hardcore/Punk bands from '77-84. The site is loaded with information, MP3's, and contact information - lots of stuff on the NJ bands. If you're looking for something, check out this site. Otherwise, they are a great collection of songs from releases you probably won't find anymore. See for yourself...click on the logo to the left.|
|THE OFFICIAL MENTAL ABUSE WEBSITE - Larry Carey has built a great website here - dedicated to Sid Sludge and Mental Abuse - the site has lots of cool pictures, information, and memorbilia. Highly reccommended for a look at a unique slice of NJ-HC history. Click on the banner below.|
|Some worthwhile links|
|Example of the Site Format|
|NEW WEBSITE FOR MY 3 SONS - & MORE
Joe Saggese and Chris Frieri - original band members - are putting together this site packed with M3S info, pictures, discograpy, and lots of related material to the NJHC scene - as it were. It's still under construction, but there's enough here to keep you busy for a while. Highly recommended to anyone with interest in the band, the BOR crowd, and NJHC artifacts. Click on the M3S cover to the left.
|Check out the NJHC discussion group at Yahoo.
|THE EAST PATERSON BOYS CHOIR|
|Paul and Tom of BEDLAM on guitars, Jack on bass, and Bruce on vocals|