Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Disappointments - 21 song 7" - 1987


Just a quick update before i get on with the post. Sorry once again for the massive delay! I really should be back on track now, and have lots of stuff either ready to be posted within the next few weeks, or currently being worked on. I won't spill all the beans, but some stuff that should be up soon: Sacred Denial collection, Short Hate Temper discography, Death Side remastered discography, Moss Icon (all the tracks not on the 2xCD discography), Mental Abuse, live Jawbreaker, Open Your Mind (Pre-Infest), and lots more. I really want to get this thing back off the ground.

The Disappointments were a real obscurity, and if not for their association with GG Allin they would probably be one of the most under the radar '80s hardcore bands to ever exist. First time i heard this 7" was some time in late '87. I recorded the first half of the ep from Pat Duncan's radio show on WFMU. There was just so much stuff i was hunting for at the time, that this one got overlooked, and luckily i recently came across it online. I spent an inhuman amount of time cleaning the audio and removing all the skips and pops, and even boosting the volume just a bit (without going into the red). It all paid off though, and i'm really happy with the way it sounds. I've been listening to this like a maniac for the past month or so. I can't get enough. Highest recommendation! Wanker!

The Disappointments

Better You Than Me
Scar Yourself
Drink It Away
Brainwashed
Possessed
Wanker
Rehash
Squared
Find A Job
The Woe
Trash Fever
Big Fat Boss Man
No Pot
P.U.P.
Putting It Off
Credit Due
Wishing Well
Did It Wrong
Next To Impossible
Hint To Move
Mama Done Told Me

Not much info about this band online, other than they were from Detroit, Michigan, and released this insane 21-song ep on Ice Pick Production Records in 1987. The music is hard to describe. It's absolutely frantic, deranged, fast hardcore punk with tempo changes all over the place. Like a faster and more psychotic version of Neos, with a crazed vocalist that kinda sounds like the guy from Violent Tumor (actually the music reminds me a bit of Violent Tumor at times), and even Denunzio from the '87 Infest demo, with back up vocals in the vein of Jello from Dead Kennedys. If this came out today it would probably be thrown under the banner of powerviolence, as it is this must have floored people in '87 (it sure floored me).

All copies were on white vinyl labeled as The Disappointments on the cover, but the labels read Elvis Roy and The Disappointments. Band members were Elvis Roy, B. Paingle, T. Rick and Mark. Aside from Elvis on vocals, i'm not sure who played what.

In 1989 The Disappointments were the backing band for GG Allin. There was even a 7" record put out as GG Allin and The Disappointments. The ep was called Outside Inside, put out by Bitter Boy Records, recorded 1989, released 1990. It was a soundboard recording of a full show at Stache's Bar in Columbus, OH. recorded  June 26, 1989.

In the late '90s The Disappointments recorded three 7"s. All Cranked Up (1997 Sell-Out Records), Sex, Drugs & Puke (1997 Radio Records), and Let's Die (1998 Radio Records). These records were nothing like their demented 21 song hardcore 7" from '87 though, and more in line with GG's brand of scum rock.

24 comments:

  1. This band was actually from Muskegon (other side of the state), home of the Insults, Jim Jones and the Kool Ade Kids, Premature Babies, Cannabinoids, The Few, and a ton of other bands. The Ice Pick was venue that Mark Spaniola ran up until last year. There are ton of videos up on youtube that you should check out. Elvis Roy Vanas still comes to shows, but I think is more into shooting guns. Bob Pringle still plays music, and the last time I saw him at a show he was still in a circle pit and that dude is over 50.

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  2. http://www.youtube.com/user/icepickvideos

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  3. Thanks for the info Kevin. I got some of the info i used from an early interview where the band says that they played shows in Muskegon, but were actually from Detroit.

    J&SB: Where are you from?
    Disappointments: Detroit Michigan.
    J&SB: The Motor Fucking City.

    interview here:
    http://www.oocities.org/kissingtheflames/gginterview14.htm

    Vin

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  4. Well they were POSIN HARD for that interview hahahaa. I don't think they even moved to Detroit at all, but I can ask next time I see them!

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    1. No they never moved there. My father is Bob Pringle (guitarest), and still currently lives in Muskegon.

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  5. I was wondering whether they were from Muskegon as well with the icepick affiliation.

    Kevin: I never went to shows in Muskegon, I was from the Kalamazoo area.. The rumor in K'zoo was there were lots of nazis in Muskegon. Can you confirm or deny? Just curious as that was always the word around the campfire..

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  6. - Great EP, thanks for your effort & sharing... =)

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  7. First of all, congrats for this amazing post. It's really amzing to see you back, postiI like so say: Is that true you have some Open Your Mind (Pre-Infest)stuff? I never heard anything from them, so I'm really anxious waiting for this.

    Well, your blog is a reference to me where I always get good and rare music, so I'd like to know if you have something from THE CRUSTIES from Milwaukee and DXA from Boston.

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  8. Anon: I'm too young to know about the 80s, but there have always been a few sketchy dudes in the 90s and still today but not enough to say there "a lot of nazis". No violence problems. I played the final icepick show last summer, zero nazis. The "Jake Hitler" graffiti all over town was not indicative of a real nazi problem. Still a good punk scene in Muskegon.

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  9. Katz from Hated Principles says the Disappointments that backed GG and did the scum rock releases in the 90s was a different band. He says the "Elvis Roy & the" was added to their name to avoid confusion.

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  10. oh my god. short hate temper disco. I CANT WAIT. quite possibly my favorite underrated fastcore band along with they live!!!

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  11. great blog! thank you for all the great music. i always seem to find something that i'd been looking for or new music (to me) that is just awesome, like this.

    these guys sound great and this recording sounds great. thanks for all your hard work!

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  12. @gamma693 - Elvis Roy's Disappointments are the SAME band that backed GG. Elvis did his set then they would come back out to do the GG set. Elvis also did the tattoos on GG's back in early '89. There's lots of video / photo evidence to back it up.

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  13. This band and the band that recorded with GG were the same. In fact, some of these guys were allegedly present when he cut up Karen and later went to jail. The late 90s band is another animal altogether. I think they were from Cali.

    Last I heard Jake Hitler was still doing tattoos in Muskegon. There were ALOT of sketchy dudes and dudettes in Muskegon Nazi skins, bikers, scumbags of all sorts...

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  14. her name was Leslie Morgan - the c_nt that GG allegedly abused. ALSO - I did get (and still have) a letter from Elvis Roy that alleges that OTHERS were certainly aware, if not involved, with what was going down. Allegedly...

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  15. I know these dudes. Rad guys. Used to be a big nazi scene in the mod-late 80's, but everyone got along. The dipps were great, and also gg's longest running and to my knowledge least known back up band. I'm from and in that shithole town. The ice pick closed a few years ago, and the scene here is fucking dead.

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    1. Also used to be the most punk shit & rowdiest shows ever. Best time of my life.

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    2. Also used to be the most punk shit & rowdiest shows ever. Best time of my life.

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  16. I know these dudes. Rad guys. Used to be a big nazi scene in the mod-late 80's, but everyone got along. The dipps were great, and also gg's longest running and to my knowledge least known back up band. I'm from and in that shithole town. The ice pick closed a few years ago, and the scene here is fucking dead.

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  17. She is a lying cunt. Was her idea and was fully aware of what she was getting into to the best of my knowledge.

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  18. She is a lying cunt. Was her idea and was fully aware of what she was getting into to the best of my knowledge.

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  19. Great stuff! Thanks for doing this. I remember hanging with elvis and mark at the ice pick, back in the 90s when playing gigs there.

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  21. Leslie Morgan sucked a dead dogs male organ...

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