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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wasted Talent - Demo, Live + Rehearsal 1982-1983

Wasted Talent are another great Pennsylvania band that are not that well know. They were from State College PA and existed from 1981 to 1984. In 1983 they released a cassette album. Three songs from that tape were included on the Master Tape volume 2 compilation LP released in 1983. After the band split drummer Mick moved to Philadelphia and was a member of the band Oblivion who recorded one demo and bassist Greta moved to Richmond Virginia and was a member of Unseen Force with ex-members of White Cross. Wasted Talent are mentioned in the book American Hardcore and have a short interview piece in the America hardcore film. Today Mick is a respected poet with several books in print and Greta is a respected bass guitarist having played with Moby, Debby Harry and many others.

more info here:
and here:
Master Tape 2 here:

Self Rule demo 1982 [from cassette tape]
01. Junta Man
02. Destroy Power
03. Not Anymore
04. Is That All
05. Ready To Riot
06. This Is Amerika
07. Off To War
08. Dog Days In The Lab
09. Poor Taste
10. Do You Really
11. Coming Right Now
12. Surf City [Jan & Dean]

@ Hub, State College PA 5-05-83 [from cassette tape]
01. I Hate Penn State
02. Animal Bondage [Art Attacks]

@ Rehearsal 10-21-83 [from cassette tape]
01. Blitzkrieg Bop [Ramones]
02. Junta Man
03. Off To War
04. Not Anymore
05. Sid's Leather Jacket
06. Dog Days In The Lab
07. Dog Days In The Lab
08. Boarding School
09. Boarding School
10. Glad I'm Not A Retard
11. WannaBe
12. This Could Help
13. This Could Help
14. title unknown
15. Stuck in a Hole
16. Stuck in a Hole
17. title unknown