Dead Boys

(Cleveland, Ohio / New York Jul 76 – 79)
originally known as Frankenstein (Aug 75 – Jul 76)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

Young Loud & Snotty LP (Sire, SR 6038) released Oct 77
Tracks: Sonic Reducer, All This And More, What Love Is, Not Anymore, Ain’t Nothin’ To Do, Caught With The Meat In Your Mouth, Hey Little Girl, I Need Lunch, High Tension Wire, Down In Flames

Sonic Reducer 7″ (Sire, SRE-1004) released Nov 77
Tracks: Sonic reducer, Down in flames

Sonic Reducer 7″ promo (Sire, SRE-1004) released Nov 77
Tracks: Sonic reducer (mono), Sonic reducer (stereo)

Sonic Reducer 7″ promo (RCA/Sire, PXB 6122) released 77, Italy. split 7″ with Heartbreakers*
Tracks:Sonic reducer, Born to lose*

Sonic reducer 7″ EP (Sire, 6078 609) released Dec 77, UK
Tracks: Sonic Reducer, Little Girl, Down In Flames

Various Artists – New Wave Rock ‘N’ Roll. Get Behind It Before It Gets Past You 2×7″ promo (Sire, PRO-696) released 77
Tracks: All This And More, Sonic Reducer

Various Artists – New Wave LP (Vertigo, 6300 902) released 77, UK
Tracks: Sonic reducer, All this and more

Various Artists – Punk Collection LP (RCA, PL 42339) released 77, Italy
Tracks: Sonic reducer

We Have Come For Your Children LP (Sire, SRK 6054) released Jun 78
Tracks: 3rd Generation Nation, I Won’t Look Back, (I Don’t Wanna Be No) Catholic Boy, Flame Thrower Love, Son Of Sam, Tell Me, Big City, Calling On You, Dead And Alive, Ain’t It Fun

Tell Me 7″ (Sire, SRE 1029) released Oct 78
Tracks: Tell Me, Not Anymore, Ain’t Nothin’ To Do

Tell Me 7″ promo (Sire, SRE 1029) released Oct 78
Tracks: Tell me (mono), Tell me (stereo)

3rd Generation Nation 7″ promo (Sire, CP 319) released 78, Spain. split 7″ with Talking Heads, Ramones, Flamin’ Groovies
Tracks: 3rd Generation Nation

Various Artists – The Sire Machine Turns You Up LP (Sire, SMP1) released 78, UK
Tracks: Ain’t it fun

Various Artists – Punk Collection Vol.2 LP (RCA, PLWL 1007) released 78, Italy
Tracks: Caught With The Meat In Your Mouth

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Frankenstein

Pirate’s Cove, Cleveland Oct 75
Tracks: Sonic reducer, High tension wire, Down in flames

Dead Boys

Max’s Kansas City, New York 31-10-76
Tracks: Don’t mind rockin’ tonite

Max’s Kansas City, New York Jan 77 (Tracks unknown)

Demo recorded Mar 77 Electric Lady studios (original mix of first LP)
Tracks: Sonic Reducer, All This Or More (I Wanna Be A Dead Boy), What Love Is, Not Anymore, Ain’t Nothin’ To Do, Li’l Girl, I Need Lunch, Caught With The Meat In Your Mouth, High Tension Wire, Down In Flames, Not Anymore / Ain’t Nothin’ To Do (Medley)

CBGB’s, New York 7-4-77
Tracks: Death May Be Your Santa Claus

CBGB’s, New York 10-4-77 with The Damned
Tracks: Anarchy in the UK

CBGB’s, New York 4-5-77 (with Rudi Protrudi)
Tracks: Sonic reducer, All this and more, Not anymore, What love is, Ain’t nothin to do, I need lunch, Little girl, Down in flames, Search & destroy

New Yorker Theatre, Toronto 18-6-77
Tracks: All this and more

Crash ‘n’ Burn, Toronto 5-8-77 video (Tracks unknown)

CBGB’s, New York 7-8-77
Tracks: Calling On You, Search & Destroy, Sonic Reducer, All This & More, High Tension Wire, Caught With The Meat In Your Mouth, Ain’t Nothing To Do, Down In Flames, Search & Destroy, Not Anymore, Little Girl, What Love Is

CBGB’s, New York 22-8-77
Tracks: Flame thrower love

CBGB’s, New York 15-9-77
Tracks: All This and More, Not Anymore, Ain’t Nothin’ to Do, Search and Destroy

CBGB’s, New York 2-10-77
Tracks: Sonic Reducer, All This And More, High Tension Wire, Son Of Sam, I won’t look back, Flame thrower love, Ain’t nothin’ to do, Down in flames

CBGB’s, New York Oct 77, video
Tracks: Search & destroy, Caught with the meat in your mouth

Old Waldorf, San Francisco 1-11-77
Tracks: Sonic Reducer, All This And More, Caught With The Meat In Your Mouth, I Won’t Look Back, You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore, What Love Is, Down In Flames, Search & Destroy, Calling On You, Catholic Boy, Ain’t Nothin’ To Do, Ain’t It Fun, Son Of Sam, Tell Me, All This And More, 3rd Generation Nation, Dead And Alive, Liittle Girl, Flame Thrower Love, I Won’t Look Back, What Love Is

Starwood, Los Angeles 5-11-77
Tracks: Son of Sam, Ain’t nothin’ to do, Flame thrower love, Son of sam #2, Down in flames, Search & destroy

Roundhouse, London 26-11-77
Tracks: Sonic Reducer, Caught With The Meat Your Mouth, Flame Thrower Love, Hey Little Girl, Ain’t Nothin’ To Do, I Won’t Look Back, I Need Lunch, All This And More, What Love Is, Son Of Sam, Down In Flames, Search And Destroy, Sonic Reducer

CBGB’s, New York 28-12-77 (Tracks unknown)

CBGB’s, New York 11-3-78
Tracks: Calling On You, Catholic Boy, Aint Nothing To Do, Ain’t It Fun, Son Of Sam, Tell Me, All This And More, 3rd Generation Nation, Dead Or Alive, Little Girl, Flame Thrower Love, I Won’t Look Back, What Love Is

CBGB’s, New York 14-3-78 (Tracks unknown)

CBGB’s, New York 6-5-78 Blitz Benefit
Tracks: Looking for a kiss, Bad girl, Tell me, All this and more, Trash, Calling on you, Pills, I need lunch, Showdown, Sonic reducer, Little girl, Hard deaded woman, It’s all over now

CBGB’s, New York 7-5-78 Blitz Benefit
Tracks: Looking for a kiss, Bad girl, Tell me, All this and more, Trash, Pills, Calling on you, Showdown, I need lunch, I’m eighteen

CBGB’s, New York 7-7-78 (Tracks unknown)

CBGB’s, New York 14-8-78 set #1
Tracks: Calling on you, Third generation nation, I wont look back, Catholic boy, Ain’t nothin to do, Ain’t it fun, Son of sam, I need lunch, Tell me, Caught with the meat in your mouth, Sonic reducer

CBGB’s, New York 14-8-78 set #2
Tracks: Calling on you, All this and more, Third generation nation, Dead or alive, Little girl, Flame thrower love, Catholic boy, Tell me, Won’t look back, What love is

CBGB’s, New York 31-8-78
Tracks: (I Don’t Wanna Be No) Catholic Boy, Hey Little Girl, 3rd Generation nation, What love is

CBGB’s, New York 28-10-78 (Tracks unknown)

Hot Club, Philadelphia Dec 78
Tracks: Sonic reducer, All this and more, Caught with the meat in your mouth, Hey little girl, Calling on you, The last year, Tell me, Ain’t nothin to do, I need lunch, What love is, Son of sam, I don’t wanna be no catholic boy

Demos recorded 78 (rough mixes for 2nd LP)
Tracks: Catholic Boy, Son Of Sam, 3rd Generation Nation, Dead And Alive, I Won’t Look Back, Tell Me, Calling On You, Big City, Flame Thrower Love, Ain’t It Fun

Demo recorded 78, Cleveland
Tracks: It’s all right

 

Further Information;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dead_Boys
http://stiv-bators.tripod.com/
http://cheetahchrome.net/

Line ups:

Dead Boys #1
Aug 75 – 79, 80
Stiv Bators (voc)
Johnny Madansky (drms)
Gene O’Connor (gtr)
William Wilden (gtr)
Jeff Halmagy (bass)

Dead Boys #2
79
George Cabaniss (gtr)
Frank Secich (bass)
David Steinberg (drms)
Jimmy Zero (gtr)

George Cabaniss is ex-Hammer Damage
Frank Secich is ex-Blue Ash
Cheetah Chrome, Stiv Bators, Johnny Blitz are ex-Rocket From The Tombs
Stiv Bators is ex-Mother Goose, later solo, Lords Of The New Church, Johnny Blitz also in the Stimulators
Cheetah Crome later solo, Rudi Protrudi (later Tina Peel, Fuzztones) auditioned 4-5-77