Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sharon Tate's Phoetus (S.T.P.)

Sharon Tate's Phoetus, or S.T.P., started in 1983 during the formative Boston hardcore years. But they didn't last too long and late 1983/early 1984 they broke up again after a couple of members quit S.T.P. to form Deathwish. In 1989 original members Chris Jordan (vocals) and Cliff Truesdell (guitar) reformed S.T.P. and their style transformed over time from their old Boston hardcore roots to a slower and more riff-based style of hardcore, with great results. This reformed band did 3 recordings, two in 1990 and one in 1991. The 2 recordings that were done in 1991 were released as the 'Sick Plus Three' demo and the 'Hate Is The Move' demo, the 3rd recording was never released in full as far as I know, only partially later on. In 1994 the band split up.

In this post I've compiled all the S.T.P. releases I know of, and have, that were released with songs taken from the aforementioned 3 recording sessions. In 1991, Germany's Lost & Found Records released 4 songs from the 2nd demo as the 'Hate Is The Move' 7". In 1992 a self-titled S.T.P. 7" was released on Boston's Finest in a single run of 500 hand-numbered copies. Boston's Finest was a label run by Chris Jordan and S.T.P.'s bassist at that time, John Kozik, and the 7" had 2 songs on it that were taken from the 3rd recording session. In 1993, Lost & Found re-released the 'Hate Is The Move' 7", only this time as a CD with the full 'Hate Is The Move' demo on it, as well as 2 additional songs taken from the 3rd recording session, one of which was also on the 7" on Boston's Finest. For some reason Lost & Found renamed the band Stomp That Pussy on the cover of the CD, as opposed to S.T.P. on the 7", even though the band had never used that name for themselves (their crew of friends was called the Stomp That Pussy crew). Finally, in 1995, Taang! Records released 2 more S.T.P. songs on their 'Boston Hardcore 89-91' compilation which were both taken from their 1st demo. If anybody has their full 3rd session recording somewhere btw, I would love to hear it!

Members of this band (all line-ups) would end up in bands such as the aforementioned Deathwish, Slapshot and Anal Cunt. Also 3 members are no longer with us, 2 due to an overdose and 1 committed suicide. R.I.P.

S.T.P. - Hate Is The Move 7"
S.T.P. - s/t 7"
Stomp That Pussy - Hate Is The Move MCD
S.T.P. tracks from 'Boston Hardcore 89-91' compilation

11 comments:

BenB said...

Could you please re-upload the two 7"s and the Boston hardcore tracks. All 3 links are down.

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped!

Mark Greenwich said...

Please re up! And thanks soooooooo much for the said and done reup

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped.

rod munch said...

please reupload! thank you.

Sascha G. said...

Thanks for posting these! Great to see people still groove to the mighty STP. They were one of a kind, both as individuals and as a band. Arthur the guitarist was my brother, so of course I'm biased. But they were great!

velvet gulag said...

Please, can you reupload! And thanks for still running this amazing blog.

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped, enjoy! And thanxxx for the support!

rodrigo said...

phuck,missed the download again,whatever,thanks anyway emonerd,appreciated.

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped. Enjoy!

rodrigo said...

Hey!!,Much appreciated man,thanks for your patience and time!