Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Collapse - 1989 Don Fury Sessions and live
Maybe the most overlooked of all the late '80s NYHC bands. Collapse were a powerhouse. Far from the typical NYHC sound, Collapse were as heavy as the genre ever got, incorporating elements of Black Sabbath (most noticeable in songs like Collapse and Not Today), Black Flag and Motorhead into their sound. Powerful stuff to say the least. This collection contains the 4 tracks recorded at Don Fury Studio in 1989, two of which are instrumental versions of songs that appear in the live sets with vocals. Also here are three great sounding live sets all recorded in 1989. Two of the last shows they ever played at CBGB and The Pyramid Club in NYC, and an earlier set recorded at the Anthrax. Thanks to Freddy Alva for all the recordings, thanks to Dan and Bart for the art, and thanks to everyone over at the Livewire board for their help with info etc. I've been listening to this stuff a lot lately, and it floors me every time. Enjoy.
Collapse 1989 Collection
Sean P Murphy - vocals
Camillus Peluso - guitar
Sergio Vega - bass
John Kriksciun - drums
The song Failure appeared on the New Breed compilation tape released in 1989. There was also a 7" released in 1993 on Mat Gard's label, HLH Records in NJ, which features 2 of the Don Fury recordings and some songs from the band's final performance at The Pyramid.
Sean P. Murphy on the CBGB 4/23/89 show, which also featured American Standard, Supertouch and Underdog:
The tracks are live and raw but featured the band at it's tightest. We were blessed to have as our soundman and friend the legendary Jerry Williams aka Jay Dublee - the man that brought us the Bad Brains Roir cassette and also the Cro-Mags original demo.
The cuts have never been released in any form but they do document the bands sound well - as well as the sound of the End:
The End of the Eighties and of the original hardcore scene.
The band saw the changes - and heard them of course.
We wanted to move forward musically.
We wanted to go ''Into the 90's - and The Collapse''.
Check out the band's Myspace here.