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.
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 Morrison, Ted Warner.