First Five Years

First Five Years

     
 
Before the Delaware record label Jade Tree became the emo-and-beyond indie powerhouse that it is in mid-2000, it spent the early '90s releasing a series of seven-inch singles and EPs that formed a bridge between the '80s punk of the Washington, DC, area and the present. This double-disc set collects all of it -- good, bad and indifferent. But even the lesser stuff

Overview

Before the Delaware record label Jade Tree became the emo-and-beyond indie powerhouse that it is in mid-2000, it spent the early '90s releasing a series of seven-inch singles and EPs that formed a bridge between the '80s punk of the Washington, DC, area and the present. This double-disc set collects all of it -- good, bad and indifferent. But even the lesser stuff (like an EP by Railhed, who clearly found early Fugazi really inspirational) is fascinating for its affectionate documentation of a scene that hadn't quite cohered yet. Leslie's roaring, disorienting "(all) Tricked Out" single is the only document of a promising band whose two key members were subsequently folded into Shudder to Think. Universal Order of Armageddon's single is a sort of corrosive near-hardcore that faded away from the scene later on. The oddest of the bunch, and maybe the best, is a three-song single by the defiantly anti-rock Eggs, who took the spacey and slow route for "Sexual Tension," and stripped down even further for a cover of the standard "Fever." And the harsh stop-on-a-dime virtuosity of Pitchblende and the guarded passion of Edsel, in retrospect, pointed the way toward the state of the Punk Planet generation at the dawn of the new millennium.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/04/2000
Label:
Jade Tree Records
UPC:
0792258105025
catalogNumber:
1050

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jones Very   Track Performer
Gravel   Track Performer
Pitchblende   Track Performer
Steve Raskin   Guitar,Vox Organ
Vic Bondi   Guitar,Vocals
Nathan Larson   Organ,Guitar,Vocals
Universal Order of Armageddon   Track Performer
Railhed   Track Performer
Walleye   Track Performer
John Dugan   Drums
Justin Chearno   Guitar
Jeff Goddard   Bass,Vocals
Patrick Gough   Drums
Nick Pellicciotto   Guitar
C. Todd Ransick   Strings,Vocals
Treiops Treyfid   Guitar
Jamie Van Bramer   Drums
Dave Ward   Drums
Scott de Simon   Bass Guitar
Sohrab Habibion   Guitar,farfisa organ,Vox Organ
Geoff Sanoff   Bass
Mark McKinney   Guitar
Nick Rotundo   Drums

Technical Credits

Eggs   Producer
Rob Ericson   Cover Design
Tony French   Engineer
Lou Giordano   Producer,Engineer
Steve Palmieri   Engineer
Geoff Turner   Producer,Engineer
Charles Bennington   Engineer
Joe Cuneo   Engineer
Tim Owen   Cover Photo
Treiops Treyfid   CD Layout
Shane Evans   Contributor
Darin Clower   Contributor
Nick Rotundo   Engineer
Joe Simpers   Contributor
Jeff Tirabassi   Contributor
Jeremy Dean   CD Layout

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