Rocket From The Tombs

(Cleveland, Ohio, USA May 74 – Aug 75)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Viking Saloon, Cleveland 22-12-74
Tracks: Raw Power, So Cold, Never Gonna Kill Myself Again, What Love Is, Rich Bitch, Ain’t It Fun, Gasoline, New York Stars, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Satisfaction, Down In Flames, Search & Destroy

WMMS-FM session 18-2-75
Tracks: Raw Power, So Cold, I’m Never Gonna Kill Myself Again, What Love Is, Life Stinks, Thirty Seconds Over Toyko, Final Solution, Muckraker, Down In Flames, Search And Destroy, Ain’t it Fun, Satisfaction, Transfusion

Agora, Cleveland 5-5-75
Tracks: Transfusion, Final Solution, Muckracker, Frustration, Seventeen, Thirty Seconds Over Toyko, Down In Flames, Search & Destroy

Heavy Metal Showcase Jun 75
Tracks: Thirty Seconds Over Toyko

Piccadilly Inn 24-7-75
Tracks: Sonic Reducer, Never Gonna Kill Myself Again, Final Solution, Foggy Notion, Amphetamine, Read It & Weep

 

Further Information;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_from_the_Tombs
http://www.ubuprojex.com/rftt.html

Line ups:

#1
May – Sep 74
David Thomas (voc/bass)
Charlie Weiner (bass/voc)
Glenn Hach (gtr/voc)
Tom Clements (drms)

#2
Sep – Dec 74
David Thomas (voc/bass)
Charlie Weiner (bass/voc)
Glenn Hach (gtr/voc)
Tom Clements (drms)
Peter Laughner (voc/gtr)
Chris Cuda (gtr)

#3
Dec 74 – May 75
David Thomas (voc)
Peter Laughner (voc/gtr)
Johnny Madansky (drms)
Craig Bell (bass)
Gene O’Connor (gtr)

#4
May 75
David Thomas (voc/keyb/sax)
Peter Laughner (voc/gtr)
Craig Bell (voc/bass)
Gene O’Connor (gtr)
Don Evans (drms)

#5
May – Aug 75
David Thomas (voc/keyb/sax)
Peter Laughner (voc/gtr)
Craig Bell (voc/bass)
Gene O’Connor (gtr)
Wayne Strick (drms)
Stiv Bators (voc)

David Thomas, Charlie Weiner are ex-Great Bow-Wah (Death) Band
Gene O’Connor (Cheetah Chrome), Johnny Madansky (Blitz), Stiv Bators are later in Frankenstein, Dead Boys
Peter Laughner is ex-Cinderella Backstreet
Peter Laughner, David Thomas later in Pere Ubu
Johnny Madansky, Gene O’Connor are ex-Slash
Craig Bell is ex-Mirrors, later in The Saucers