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Early NYHC scene reports / Part IV.


Scene report by Big City fanzine, 1984

majorconflict09 GUILLOTINE fanzine

Guillotine fanzine

Part I.
NYHC scene report from Grudge fanzine

Part II.
NYHC scene report from The Informant fanzine

Part III.
NYHC scene report from Leading Edge fanzine

RIP, Sid McCray

Sid was the original singer of Bad Brains before HR, and the guy who turned them onto punk music. He wrote the legendary song called “The Regulator”, without him Bad Brains would not sound at all the way we know and love.

badbrains227 sid mccray rip

The band came together about 1977. The members of the Bad Brains first met each other at Central High School in the lower-income DC suburb of Capitol Heights, Maryland, where Earl and Dr. Know were in the same art and science classes. They were initially influenced by jazz-fusion and were originally called Mind Power. They had been bouncing around playing music since 1977 and doing backyard and basement parties at the house that they lived in on Bay Way in Maryland. But that all changed the day a friend of Darryl Jenifer’s paid a visit: “Sid McCray came over my house. He had safety pins and stuff all over him, and he had records – Ramones, Dead Boys, Generation X – I found to be kind of interesting. The cats couldn’t really play, but they had something to say.” Soon afterwards, Mind Power dropped the fusion and replaced it with punk, and changed their name to Bad Brains. Bad Brains immersed themselves in punk music and culture. In 1979, the Bad Brains did their first New York show at CBGB’s.

Shining Life channel – YOT, Underdog, GB

The Shining Life guys have started uploading some videos to their YouTube channel. Encouraged by this, I looked up some old In-Effect, Open Your Eyes, Not For The Weak reviews. Pictures by BJ Papas, Shining Life, Brian Boog.

YOUTH OF TODAY – Live @ City Gardens – Trenton, NJ – March 20, 1988


review by Open Your Eyes fanzine



UNDERDOG – Live @ CBGB – New York, NY – April 17, 1988


review by In Effect fanzine



GORILLA BISCUITS – Live @ The Anthrax – Norwalk, CT – June 9, 1990


review by Not For The Weak fanzine


Gorilla Biscuits at the Anthrax (1988)