False Prophets (USA) live (Amsterdam, Nl, 89-04-27)



interview part 1 & part 2 + live set @ Van Hall squat

In 1988 some of us Smurfpunx spent a week at Van Hall squat in Amsterdam, an invitation of Syd Migx (‘Cheetah Chrome Mortherfuckers’ vocalist) who was living there with his partner Lorelei Rahnefeld. They had started a booking-agency named Big White Flash At 6 O’Clock and set up a European tour for ‘False Prophets’. These live recordings of the band (plus an initial interview) were made by fellow-Smurfpunk Geert ‘Mokka’ Mokwinski a few months before they were to play their first Smurfpunx-concert (89-06-10). They also did a second show a year later (90-10-06).


Before signing with Alternative Tentacles they had done 2 singles. Their self-titled debut LP got out in 1986. After numerous drummer-changes, the band released the follow-up, Implosion in 1987. The band broke up on tour shortly thereafter. Stephan Ielpi and guitarist Debra Adele DeSalvo re-formed the band. The 12″ Invisible People released on the Dutch label Konkurrel (Konkurrent) in 1990 was recorded with Stephen Ielpi (vocals), Debra Adele DeSalvo (guitar), Steven Taylor (guitar), Ben Orick (drums), Marc Sloan (bass) & Heather Hardy (violin/keyboards) – those people did the European tours (on the 89 tour Anthony Sepulveda played bass). In his book on the 1989 tour (False Prophet: Field Notes from the Punk Underground), Steven Taylor mentions a woman named Celia as the violin-player. Heather is referred to at the start of the interview ‘Mokka’ did…


There’s also a split-tape with ‘Soulside’ that contains live recordings (89-06-02) of ‘False Prophets’ in Kiel (Germany) done by Andreas Weichelt…

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