Crime

(San Francisco, California 76 – 82)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

Hot wire my heart 7″ (Crime Music, SAC 0188) released Aug 76
Tracks: Hot wire my heart, Baby You’re So Repulsive

Frustration 7″ (Crime Music, No. 777) recorded early 77, released Jul 77
Tracks: Frustration, Murder by guitar

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demo recorded 76 Bear West studios
Tracks: Hot Wire My Heart (Alternative Take), Baby You’re So Repulsive (Alternative Take)

Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 10-1-77 set #2
Tracks: Rock ‘n’ Roll Enemy Number One, Pregnant And Punished

Demos recorded spring 77, Mills College Center for Contemporary Music
Tracks: Terminal Boredom, Dillinger’s Brain, Frustration, Murder By Guitar

Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 16-9-77
Tracks: Raw Rumble, Hot Wire My Heart, Oh Yeah B-B-Baby, Dillinger’s Brain, Terminal Boredom, Stuck On You, Baby You’re So Repulsive, Frustration, Murder By Guitar

KPFA Radio session 77/78?
Tracks: Frankie And Amber

KSAN Radio session 77/78?
Tracks: The Crime Manifesto

Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 4-2-78
Tracks: Frustation, Crime wave, I knew this nurse…, Rock’n’ roll enemy # 1, Piss on your dog, Feel the beat, I don’t care, Baby you’re so repulsive, Murder by guitar, Instrumental, San Francisco’s doomed, I stupid anyway

Demo recorded 1 & 2 Mar 78 His Master’s Wheels studios
Tracks: Frustration, Crime Wave, I Knew This Nurse, San Francisco’s Doomed, Rock ‘n’ Roll Enemy No. 1, Piss On Your Dog, Feel The Beat, I Stupid Anyway, Twisted, Murder By Guitar, Instrumental Instrumental

Mabuhay Gardens 4-6-78
Tracks: Instrumental, Rock’n roll enemy # 1, Piss on your dog, Feel the beat, Good time, I don’t care, I knew this nurse, San Francisco’s doomed, Instrumental, Murder by guitar

Mabuhay Gradens, San Francisco 6-6-78
Tracks: Feel the beat, Good time, I don’t care, Twisted, I knew this nurse, San Fancisco’s doomed, I stupid anyway, Murder by guitar

Stardust Ballroom, Los Angeles 3-7-78 (Tracks unknown)

San Quentin 4-9-78
Tracks: Crime wave, Good time, Rock-a-billy drug store, Piss on your dog, Feel the beat, Rock ‘n’ roll enemy # 1, Twisted, Heroin, Instrumental

Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 8-12-78
Tracks: Murder By Guitar, Crime Wave, Good Time, You Ain’t Nothing, TV Blues, Feel The Beat, (unknown), Rock-A-Billy Drug Store, Rat Rhythm, I Don’t Care, Jo Ann, Instrumental Instrumental, Frustration, Piss On Your Dog, San Francisco’s Doomed

Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco 9-12-78
Tracks: Murder By Guitar, Crime Wave, Good Time, You Ain’t Nothing, TV Blues, Feel The Beat, (unknown), Rock-A-Billy Drug Store, Rat Rhythm, I Don’t Care, Jo Ann, Instrumental Instrumental

Demos recorded 30-12-78 Different Fur studios
Tracks: Crime Wave, Piss On Your Dog, TV Blue

 

Further Information;

http://www.crimesf.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_%28band%29
http://www.angelfire.com/sc/unclejack/mainpage.html

Line ups:

Bloody Children / Space Invaders
c74/75
Gary “Johnny Strike” Bassett (voc/gtr)
Marc “Frankie Fix” D’Agostino (voc/gtr)
Ron “The Ripper” Greco (bass)

Invaders / Crime #1
c75/76
Johnny Strike (voc/gtr)
Frankie Fix (voc/gtr)
Ron Greco (bass)
Chris “Cat” (drms)

Crime #2
76 – early 77
Johnny Strike (voc/gtr)
Frankie Fix (voc/gtr)
Ron Greco (bass)
Ricky “Tractor” Williams (drms)

#3
early 77 – May 77
Gary Bassett (voc/gtr)
Marc D’Agostino (voc/gtr)
Ron Greco (bass)
Larry “Brittley” Black (drms)

#4
May 77 – 79
Gary Bassett (voc/gtr)
Marc D’Agostino (voc/gtr)
Ron Greco (bass)
Henry “Hank” Rosential (drms)

#5
79 –
Gary Bassett (voc/gtr)
Marc D’Agostino (voc/gtr)
Joey D’kaye (bass)
Henry “Hank” Rosential (drms)

Ron Greco is ex-Chosen Few (Flamin’ Groovies), Lamp of Childhood
Brittley Black is ex-Circus Pimps, Skid Marx, later in Readymades, The Next
Ricky Williams later in Sleepers, Negative Trend, Flipper

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
31/10/76 Old Waldorf, San Francisco (1st gig)
10/01/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
19/01/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
02/02/77 Stud, San Francisco
09/02/77 Stop Sign, Berkeley
10/02/77 Stop Sign, Berkeley
28/02/77 Stud, San Francisco
02/03/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
03/03/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
04/03/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
14/03/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
16/03/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
21/04/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco (*)
09/05/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
02/06/77 Stop Sign, Berkeley
18/06/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
04/07/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
04/08/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
05/08/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
15/09/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
16/09/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
17/09/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
31/10/77 Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco
04/11/77 Whisky-a-Go-Go, West Hollywood
05/11/77 Whisky-a-Go-Go, West Hollywood
06/11/77 Whisky-a-Go-Go, West Hollywood
07/12/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
17/12/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
18/12/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
22/12/77 Keystone, Berkeley
26/12/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
28/12/77 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
10/01/78 Civic Centre, San Francisco
31/01/78 Old Waldorf, San Francisco
04/02/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
16/02/78 Keystone, Berkeley
10/03/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
23/03/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
11/05/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
02/06/78 Jerry’s Stop Sign, Berkeley
04/06/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
06/06/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
09/06/78 Jerry’s Stop Sign, Berkeley (?)
24/06/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
03/07/78 Stardust Ballroom, Los Angeles
27/07/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
28/07/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
20/08/78 Showcase Theatre, Petaluma
31/08/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
01/09/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
04/09/78 State Prison, San Quentin
11/09/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
01/10/78 Civic Centre, San Francisco
07/10/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
31/10/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
08/12/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
09/12/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
18/12/78 Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco
(?) = noted online / in adverts, but some uncertainty with date, venue or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear, gig cancelled and/or date moved
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