Monday, May 4, 2009

Damage - 1984-1986 Discography



Powerful, fast and tight hardcore from NY. This band simply rages, and the sound is pretty far removed from the typical NY hardcore sound. Double bass, double guitar, pounding drums, and monstrous vocals. Angry and relentless. You won't want to miss this.

There's not much info on this band online. The Sins of Our Fathers LP was recorded live at CBGB’s on 7/18/1984 and later remixed and overdubbed. The demo in this collection was recorded in 1985, and although it doesn't quite capture the intensity of this band's massive sound the way the live albums do, it's still a great demo, with pretty good sound quality. Apparently the band also had another demo recorded in 1986, but it seems almost impossible to find. Also included is the band's ultra-fast track from the great 1986 compilation LP, There's a Method to Our Madness, and another live album entitled Live Off the Board (1986), also recorded live at CBGB, and released on CBGB's own lable. Not many of these were pressed from what i've read. The band also had a few live tracks on the Mutiny on the Bowery compilation released on Mystic Records in 1986, and most likely those same versions appear here on the Live Off the Board LP. Mike Kirkland of this band later went on to form Prong. Enjoy.


Damage Collection

Original members, 1983-1985: Boot (Steve Hudecek), Mike Kirkland, Steve McAllister, Denny Morrison, Ted Warner.

Second lineup, 1985-1986: Patrick Blank, Mike Kirkland, Steve McAllister, Denny Morrison, Ted Warner.

Third lineup, 1987-1988: Steve McAllister, Sean McDonough, Virgil Moorefield, Denny Morris
on, Ted Warner.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks ! I have the Lp but I've never heard these other recordings.

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  2. hey vinny my old band was supposed to do some kind of split cd with spaul years ago. I have 2 live sets i ripped from an old tape i got somewhere. cb's 5/19/85 and danceteria 3/20/86. forget the quality but if you want em i can rip the cdr i have em on. None are tracked but it is what it is.

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  3. The Damage demo is one of my favorite pieces of music ever. this collection rules thanks!

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  4. Vinyl Violation, what was the name of your band? I vaguely remember something about doing a split CD at one point.

    Any live Damage sets sets would be appreciated! I'm not worried about quality or track lists, i can always fix that up later. Please drop me an email if you get around to ripping that stuff.

    Cheers
    Vin

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  5. Thanks for putting this LP online. My boyfriend was in DAMAGE and i haven't heard "Sins of Our Fathers" in so long. it sound so great! (i was just watching a film on the sundance channel about "no wave"(i think its called'kill your idols", about the NYC scene in the 70s, 80s) and was surprised that, to me, no wave doesn't sound as interesting as it once did. Then I heard this DAMAGE music, which sounded better!

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  6. Awesome. Tell your boyfriend to please send me some rare Damaged material. ;)

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  7. If I recall correctly there was a bunch of stuff on Damage in Bri Hurley's Making the Scene about NY hardcore

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  8. I've always wanted that book. I guess it's been out of print for a while, as i usually see it go for around $80-$100.

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  9. The rip of Sins of Our Fathers comes from the Good Bad Music site, which i wasn't aware of (i originally got it from a thread on the B9 board). So thanks Good Bad Music.

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  10. Thanks for the post !
    Excellent music from a great band...

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  11. thanks very good music

    Dundy - Keponteam.org

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  12. Mega armaggeddon zer!!! Thanks!

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  13. A new expanded version Bri's book is soon to be released. It has some added comments and history of the photos. Don't tell anyone, it's a secret. -- Former member of Damage

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