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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Corpse Grinders - CBGB, NYC 1978

Corpse Grinders are a famous New York City band that featured Rick Rivits who was a member of the New York Dolls before they were called the New York Dolls and Arthur Kane who was a member of the New York Dolls and played on their two classic albums. The Corpse Grinders were only around for little more than a year and released one classic single. In the early 1980s they reformed and recorded two weak albums before disappearing and in 2001 an LP of demos and live tracks was also released. These two live recordings from 1978 will give you an idea of what a Corpse Grinders album would have sounded like in 1978 had they released one. Arthur Kane plays bass only on the first show. They are both audience recordings and the sound quality is good.

@ CBGB, NYC 5-06-78 (Johnny Blitz Benefit)
01. Diamond Head [Ventures]
02. I Don't Need It
03. Pretty Baby
04. Bury The Past
05. Valley Of Fear
06. Frozen Alive
07. Don't Know Why
08. Rites For Whites

@ CBGB, NYC 9-17-78
01. Frozen Alive
02. Crying In My Beer
03. City Rocker
04. Mental Morons
05. Basket Case
06. Rites 4 Whites
07. Train Kept A Rollin' [Johnny Burnette]


  1. Thanks a lot....excellent upload.
    Cheers Orvar66 from Chatterbox forum.

  2. This is great stuff!!! Just like anything, that has something to do with N.Y. Dolls or Dead Boys!!! Great work!!! :D

    Cheers, Mikel

  3. many thanks for these just a question tho' on the sept. 78 set
    the last track train kept a rollin . is the track corrupted or is it the way it is. please let me know thanks if corrupted any chance of a fix for that track???

  4. Okay, I added a new link for the September show so it should sound alright now.