WARNING THIS IS SOME WEIRD SH*T

Below is an article about my band, More Fiends, a Philly anarchist punk band. Written by Mike Eidle for Freedom Has No Bounds  it includes audio files of three of our wildest cd’s. Listen by clicking on the song titles below. Flip through the two slide shows to see a few  More Fiends Philly gig flyers  and, at the bottom some photos. Want more, check out these More Fiends videos on YouTube. Or read our bio. Enjoy! Love, Elizabeth Fiend

By Mike Eidle for Freedom Has No Bounds
To me More Fiends are one of the Philadelphia bands most in tune with the true spirit of punk. The idea of early Punk was bands setting out to be their own weird thing. More Fiends achieve that — they sound like no one else and you couldn’t pigeon hole them into some category (i.e. hardcore, crossover, emo and all the ridiculous labels that exist today.)

More Fiends sound is hard to describe. Here’s an attempt to describe them from Sounds magazine (London)
An explosion of vivid colours both in looks and personalities, More Fiends prove to be illuminating musically too. With superfuzz thrash, disoriented voodoo rhythm and gloriously camp vocal extremities, they have come up with one far out wild party. The powerful effect of the Fiends’ multi-ingredient homebrew is a drug free buzz for quality kitsch lovers everywhere.”

I know for me they expanded my musical horizons further than just the faster and louder hardcore that dominated the 80’s all ages scene (not that I didn’t like that as well).

The core of the band was Elizabeth Fiend and Allen Fiend plus many other people over the years. Here are at least some of the other members: Ron Fiend, Rich Poor (Total Fucking Destruction, Brutal Truth), Bob Bludgeon, Julie, Tony, Dave Fiend (Kitschchao) and Bob Fiend.

Eizabeth for some time now has been making the amazing tv show SLAW.me (formerly BiG TeA PaRtY.) SLAW.me is about a funky, elegant, healthy and ecological lifestyle. Use Elizabeth’s web site, videos, articles, recipes, projects and photos to inspire your transformation to a happier, livelier existence.

Below I have 3 cd’s worth of More Fiends music.

Music From Big Tea Party — the musical backdrop to the TV show.

Dark Side Of Genius — The weirdest of all More Fiends music! like an explosion through a maze of sound with jagged schizophrenic convulsions. Demented and abrasive lo-fi basement recordings. Your Mother won’t like this one! – Mostly the later Dave and Bob Fiend era.

Nibble — A live recording mostly from 1992/1993. See the notes below the tracks for info on who was in the band and where it was recorded.

Audio files

 
Music From Big Tea Party
  Big Tea Party
01 Big Tea Party
02 Vinyl Grind
03 Fatty Humps
04 Confusion is a Blessing
05 Lizard Tail
06 Clear to Me
07 Lust
08 Wild West Philly
09 Chew On This
10 Flash of Frustration
11 Watch Yr Back
 
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Dark Side Of Genius
Dark Side Of Genius   01 Attack of the Giant Squitos
02 Saboteur
03 Blind Man
04 Shock
05 Happy Bars
06 Crater Face
07 Boo Hoo Hoey
08 Lava Flow
09 Blowin’ Yer Load
10 Lentils
11 A Dark Deception
 
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Nibble
  Nibble
01 The Message is the Same
02 Ramrod
03 Made to Propel
04 Whipping
05 White Lady Wears BoBos
06 Toad Lickin
07 The 1st State
08 Denze Pack
09 Dumpster
10 Piercing Question
11 Feathered Serpant
12 Frankenstein
13 Globe Contest
14 Car Stereo for a Mouth
15 Contest Winner
16 Fatty Humps Addendum
17 Head in Dumpster
18 Zapaitista’s Lament
 
 
 
Recorded at: “House of Beats Studio” (Meth 25 – Produced by John of Meth 25) with Julie and Tony (Track 14 – written by Julie). “40th Street Underground” – Christmas Party 1993 with Tony and Bob.”40th Street Underground” – Halloween Party 1993 with Bob and Tony. “4 in 1” club Delaware with Julie & Tony (Track #7 in response to Nazi Skinhead audience members). “CEC” 1985 show with Matt & Sandy. “Bunker House” Hamburg, West Germany (Produced by Peter from Alien Boys) with Ron & Rich. “Kauffman Kitchen Studio” with Martha McDonald.
 

Photos

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