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Gorilla Biscuits - Start Today - 1989 (USA)

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    Tracklist:
    1.New direction
    2.Stand still
    3.Degradation (best song!)
    4.Good intention
    5.Forgotten
    6.Things we say
    7.Start today
    8.Two sides
    9.First failure
    10.Competition
    12.Time flies
    13.Cats and dogs
    14.Sitting around at home
    15.Gorilla biscuits
     




    RECORD INFORMATION

    Start Today
    Release Date : 1989

    Non-embossed cover. Issued with a black-&-white, fold-out lyrics/photos insert.Some copies issued with a barcode sticker (098796001516) on shrinkwrap cover.
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    Gorilla Biscuits Biography

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    US-Hardcore punk band formed 1987 in New York City - they released one EP and one full-length.
    Discontinued in 1991, briefly reformed in 1997 and again in 2005.

    [1987] Gorilla Biscuits were formed by [a2428457] (vocals), [a261636], [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Alex+Brown+%283%29]Alex Brown[/url] (both on guitar), [a2428398] (bass) and George Megasopolis II (drums).
    [1988-1989] Gorilla Biscuits sign to Revelation Records for their self-titled 7" and their only full-length album [url=http://www.discogs.com/Gorilla-Biscuits-Start-Today/master/53342]Start Today[/url], which is often considered a seminal recording.
    [1991] Gorilla Biscuits break up.
    [1994-2000] Civarelli and Smilios resurface in [a=CIV].
    [1997] Gorilla Biscuits briefly reunited for a benefit at CBGB's.
    [2005] Gorilla Biscuits reunite again and have continued touring. Despite reunion shows, there are no plans for a new album.

    1st line up 1987 :
    Anthony "CIV" Civarelli : Voice
    Walter Schreifels : Guitar
    Nick Drysdale : Guitar
    Arthur Smilios : Bass
    Ernie Parada : Drums

    2nd line up 1987:
    Anthony "CIV" Civarelli : Voice
    Walter Schreifels : Guitar
    Arthur Smilios : Guitar
    Eric Fink : Bass
    Georges Megasopolis : Drums

    3rd line up 1987 to 1992 :
    Anthony "CIV" Civarelli : Voice
    Walter Schreifels : Guitar
    Alex Brown : Guitar
    Arthur Smilios : Bass
    Luke Abbey : Drums

    4th line up 1997 :
    Anthony "CIV" Civarelli : Voice
    Walter Schreifels : Guitar
    Tom Capone : Guitar
    Arthur Smilios : Bass
    Sammy Siegler : Drums

    Band members: Walter Schreifels, Luke Abbey, Arthur Smilios, Anthony Civorelli
    Band ex-members: , Sammy Siegler, Alex Brown (3), Eric Fink, Ernie Parada
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    Gorilla Biscuits is a New York straight edge hardcore punk band on Revelation Records. They formed in 1987. They picked the name under pressure to have a name when Token Entry got them a stage appearance unexpectedly. Ironically (due to their straight edge status), the name came from a big quaalude known as a "gorilla biscuit" which was popular in their neighborhood. The intent was to change the name later, but it stuck. However the name was used effectively in one of their early songs which is titled Biscuit Power with the lyrics "Gorilla Biscuits in your fucking head, one more time and you'll be dead..."

    Guitarist Walter Schreifels' later musical endeavors include Quicksand, Rival Schools, and Walking Concert. Frontman Civ became the singer for eponymic hardcore punk group CIV and is currently the owner of a New York City tattoo studio called Lotus Tattoos.

    Gorilla Biscuits disbanded around 1991. They reformed for a benefit show at CBGB's, New York, in 1997 and August 14,2005.

    They did a nationwide reunion tour in 2006, playing almost every song they wrote at every show. In 2007 they did a month-long European tour.

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    Label - Revelation Records (8)

    American hardcore/punk label founded in 1987 by a676769 and a327580 who left the business in 1988 to concentrate on url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Shelter+%282%29Shelter/url and begin his own label l33333.