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Crumbsuckers

From: NY, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

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Crumbsuckers Streaming Rare Recordings

Hardcore/thrash crossover act Crumbsuckers is streaming two tracks from the band's upcoming digital release of early rare recordings, "Demos" and "Live at CBGB 1984-1985."

The two albums will release this Friday, along with "Basement Tapes," via Dead City Records. Stream "Be Yourself" from "Live at CBGB 1984-1985" and "Live to Work" from "Demos" in the SoundCloud clips provided below.

Compiled by original singer Dave Brady, this will be the first time these recordings will be available digitally. All recorded before Brady's departure from the band, "Demos" features early versions of songs which later appeared on the band's debut album "Life of Dreams."

"Basement Tapes" includes early and alternate versions of songs recorded in their rawest form, originally meant for the band's ears only and recorded at various early practice sessions.

Finally, "Live at CBGB 1984-1985" contains great quality early live recordings from the CBGB's soundboard. Dead City Records is proud to make the tracks available digitally worldwide for the first time.

"Direct from my personal archive of recordings comes the early days of Crumbsuckers material," commented Brady. "These are some of the earliest surviving recordings of the band, and you can hear the progress from our punk rock roots to what would be called the 'crossover' days of the mid-80s. This is the whole enchilada - from basement tapes, to pro demos and some choice early CBGB board recordings." More...

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Crumbsuckers Releasing Early Material Digitally

Hardcore/thrash crossover act Crumbsuckers has teamed up with Dead City Records to release three albums of early rare recordings, "Demos," "Basement Tapes," and "Live at CBGB 1984-1985," on July 24th.

Compiled by original singer, Dave Brady, this will be the first time these recordings will be available digitally.

All recorded before Brady's departure from the band, "Demos" features early versions of songs which later appeared on the band's debut album "Life of Dreams." Meanwhile "Basement Tapes" includes early and alternate versions of songs recorded in their rawest form, originally meant for the band's ears only and recorded at various early practice sessions. Finally, "Live at CBGB 1984-1985" contains great quality early live recordings from the CBGB's soundboard. Dead City Records is proud to make the tracks available digitally worldwide for the first time.

"Direct from my personal archive of recordings comes the early days of Crumbsuckers material," commented Brady. "These are some of the earliest surviving recordings of the band, and you can hear the progress from our punk rock roots to what would be called the 'crossover' days of the mid-80s. This is the whole enchilada - from basement tapes, to pro demos and some choice early CBGB board recordings."

The Crumbsuckers formed in 1982 in Long Island, N.Y. as a party band covering songs by groups such as Minor Threat, Bad Brains, and Kraut. The band was best known for the release of the classic and highly influential albums "Life of Dreams" in 1986 and "Beast on my Back" in 1998 before disbanding soon after. More...

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Crumbsuckers To Reunite For Anniversary Show

Legendary New York hardcore/metal act CRUMBSUCKERS will be reuniting for a special show to mark the 20th anniversary of their classic "Life of Dreams" release. Original members Chris Notaro (vocals), Chuck Lenihan (guitar; GENITORTURERS), Gary Meskil (bass; PRO-PAIN) and Dan Richardson (drums; LIFE OF AGONY, PRO-PAIN, STEREOMUD) will be accompanied by an as-yet-undetermined second guitarist for a reunion concert in New York City this summer.

"Over the past week, I have been in close contact with my old bandmates via phone and e-mail," Meskil confirmed. "I'm happy to say that all are optimistic and xcited about a CRUMBSUCKERS reunion."

"At this point we are still in the early planning stages, but we intend to play a special 'Life Of Dreams' 20th anniversary reunion concert in NYC this summer (date and venue to be announced), which will certainly be a lot of fun."

CRUMBSUCKERS released two full-length albums through the Combat label — 1986's "Life of Dreams" and 1988's "Beast On My Back" — before finally calling it a day in the early 90's. Several members embarked on a melodic metal venture called HEAVY RAIN, but that band was short-lived. The rhythm section of Meskil and Richardson went on to PRO-PAIN, while Chuck Lenihan ended up with GENITORTURERS.

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