Thursday, September 3, 2009

PORN ORCHARD keep that pretty smile demo tape(1987)

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01.sunday sounds good
02.devil door
03.don't change the sheets
04.desperate formula

Yup, Porn Orchard started off as a punk band that recorded a shit load of demo tapes and toured the states pretty much non stop in the 1980's. These guys were from Athens Georgia, and it seemed you could come across their demo reviews, and ads in all the punk zines of the time. I think I first recall reading about them in Suburban Voice.
I got this demo from friend/and band mate Jim Mac from Devoid Of Faith. Jim was the bassist/vocalist of DOF. He was also the driver/owner of the van that DOF toured around in, so Jim also controlled the music. He would force us to listen to way to much Mojo Nixon, Poison Idea, Johnny Cash, GG Allin, Discharge, and yup I can recall this Porn Orchard tape being on endless rotation as well.
The demo is the 3rd from the band who started in around 1985. It was recorded on a 4 track in the bands house. Enjoy!

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http://www.mediafire.com/?jmtdevwj4yt

14 comments:

  1. Jim was one of my favorite people in the world... I haven't spoken to him in a looooong time. How's he doing theses days?

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  2. haha, Porn Orchard! I used to like "Heart and Brain Raw" a lot...cheers, Nate!

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  3. i had never heard anyone else talk about this band until now. i scored heart and brain raw on vinyl at a record store for a buck like 7 years ago just on the strength of the name Porn Orchard and was amazed that it was actually good. now one of my favorite records, and certainly my best impulse buy like that.

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  4. Are you sure that's not Nate Wilson on bass in that picture?

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  5. I believe one of the dudes in this band died within the past couple years. Totally remember them from back in the dizzy.

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  6. great stuff! Sounds punk as fuck to me.

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  7. Nope, that dude has more hair then me.

    Nater

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  8. Bassist Ted Hafer opened a very famous vegetarian restaurant in Athens called the Grit with his wife that is open to this day, but unfortunately took his own life in Nov 2007 jumping from a downtown parking deck after undergoing severe pain from I think a car accident. RIP

    Here's more info on Porn Orchard
    http://flagpole.com/Weekly/ThatBeatInTime/PornOrchard.11Oct06

    -scott

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  9. Fantastic! Ted was a big supporter of WYFE & made up most of our audience.

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  10. Dude, I never subjected my fellow DOF'ers to Mojo Nixon!!! C'mon! (well, maybe 'Elvis is Everywhere' a bit).

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  13. Pretty cool band, but the picture reminds me of how happy I am 80's clothing is no more. They look like if they were playing in underwear. But still hat doesn't change the fact that this band is really cool.

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