40 YEARS OF HELL!
DECONTROL

DECONTROL

DECONTROL was founded by Adam Bomb Avery in 1979 as a two-man punk band who's sole mission was to cause havoc at local parties and gigs. Adam played a hybrid guitar/bass and the other guy just yelled a lot. They tried to be as offensive as possible as a reaction to the stupid time period they were trapped in. They played behind a plastic screen to deflect all the bottles and stuff thrown at them, which was a lot of stuff, and well-deserved! In 1980, some actually talented musicians, Richie Birch (guitar) and Keeth (drums) joined with Adam to take DECONTROL to the next level. They became very well known in the Philadelphia scene, playing many great gigs at places like the Punk Fests, Love Hall, and the East Side (and West Side) Clubs in Philly, along with numerous forays into AC, DC, and NYC. DECONTROL often shared the bill with bands like Husker Du, Discharge, UK Subs, GBH, and The Exploited. They released their first LP "Songs from the Gut" in the early eighties, which was recorded at Samson Studios at 13th and Samson Streets, which also served as their hangout. They then made an EP featuring their spiced-up version of "Born to be Wild". Their more elaborate second LP was recorded at Third Story Recording in West Philly, it's known as the "one with the spider webs on it". This record has Decontrol in it's most eclectic state, with a piano, flute, and a jackhammer making cameos within the sonic mayhem. In the 2000s they recorded a bunch of new tunes at Sonic Studios and Third Story with Rob Birch on drums. These, and most of the previously mentioned releases where all squeezed onto their 33-song CD "Songs From the Gut- The Complete Collection", available at cdbaby.com and fine retailers here and there. DECONTROL still rages on as hard and furiously as ever. Now they find themselves in the position of appealing to not just old punks, but also the many kids who realize that old-school punk rock beats the crap out of the drivel that's now foisted upon them. A new album, “Thoughts and Prayers” is now out, with 14 hard hitting new songs! Get it here!
CBGB’s - NYC El Bar - Phila. Kung Fu Necktie - Phila. Abe’s Steaks - Phila. Firenze Tavern - Phila. Upstairs at Nick’s - Phila. M Room - Phila. The Barbary - Phila. East Side Club - Phila. West Side Club - Phila. Rutgers University - NJ JC Dobbs - Phila. Century Bar - Phila. Antic City - Phila. Atlantic City Elks Center - NJ Khyber Pass - Phila. The Pool Bar - NYC The Grapevine - PA Rotunda - Phila. Mojo 13 - DE Oddity Bar - DE Bar 13 - DE Connie’s Ric Rac - Phila. Theater of the Living Arts - Phila. Pontiac - Phila. Kennel Club - Phila. Memphis - Phila. The Fire - Phila. Half Way House - Phila. BYO Hall - Phila. Walshes Tavern - Phila. Telford Inn - PA Elks Center - Phila. Revival - Phila. Boots and Saddle - Phila. Liberty Vintage Cycle - Phila. Media Armory - PA Joe’s Bar - West Chester, PA JR’s - Aston, PA JR’s - Phila. Clark Park - Phila. JFK Skate Park - Phila. Tusk - Phila. 930 Club - DC Reds - Margate, NJ VFW - Linwood, NJ Fergie’s Pub - Phila. Frat House - Phila. Puck Jam - West Chester, PA Ambler Caberet - PA Chestnut Caberet - PA Blockley’s Pourhouse - Phila. Sligo’s - Media, PA Joclyn’s - Media, PA Empire Rock Club - Phila. Some Strip Club - PA Chameleon Gardens - Phila. Omni - NJ ..and many more that we can’t remember just now!
SOME PLACES DECONTROL PLAYED AT
Chuck Yeager - drums Chuck Lamb (R.I.P.) - drums Keith Lenderman - drums Norman Bates - bass John Wolfinger (R.I.P.) - bass Chris Zero Nothing - bass
Adam Bomb Avery - bass, vox Richie Birch - guitar Rob Birch - drums
PRESENT MEMBERS
PAST MEMBERS
DECONTROL
DECONTROL was founded by Adam Bomb Avery in 1979 as a two-man punk band who's sole mission was to cause havoc at local parties and gigs. Adam played a hybrid guitar/bass and the other guy just yelled a lot. They tried to be as offensive as possible as a reaction to the stupid time period they were trapped in. They played behind a plastic screen to deflect all the bottles and stuff thrown at them, which was a lot of stuff, and well-deserved! In 1980, some actually talented musicians, Richie Birch (guitar) and Keeth (drums) joined with Adam to take DECONTROL to the next level. They became very well known in the Philadelphia scene, playing many great gigs at places like the Punk Fests, Love Hall, and the East Side (and West Side) Clubs in Philly, along with numerous forays into AC, DC, and NYC. DECONTROL often shared the bill with bands like Husker Du, The Dead Kennedys, Discharge, UK Subs, GBH, The Dead Milkmen, and The Exploited. They released their first LP "Songs from the Gut" in the early eighties, which was recorded at Samson Studios at 13th and Samson Streets, which also served as their hangout. They then made an EP featuring their spiced-up version of "Born to be Wild". Their more elaborate second LP was recorded at Third Story Recording in West Philly, it's known as the "one with the spider webs on it". This record has Decontrol in it's most eclectic state, with a piano, flute, and a jackhammer making cameos within the sonic mayhem. In the 2000s they recorded a bunch of new tunes at Sonic Studios and Third Story with Rob Birch on drums. These, and most of the previously mentioned releases where all squeezed onto their 33-song CD "Songs From the Gut- The Complete Collection", available at cdbaby.com and fine retailers here and there. Decontrol still rages on as hard and furiously as ever. Now they find themselves in the position of appealing to not just old punks, but also the many kids who realize that old-school punk rock beats the crap out of the drivel that's now foisted upon them. A new album called Thoughts and Prayers is now out, with 14 hard hitting new songs! Get it here!
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CBGB’s - NYC El Bar - Phila. Kung Fu Necktie - Phila. Abe’s Steaks - Phila. Firenze Tavern - Phila. Upstairs at Nick’s - Phila. M Room - Phila. The Barbary - Phila. East Side Club - Phila. West Side Club - Phila. Rutgers University - NJ JC Dobbs - Phila. Century Bar - Phila. Antic City - Phila. Atlantic City Elks Center - NJ Khyber Pass - Phila. The Pool Bar - NYC The Grapevine - PA Rotunda - Phila. Mojo 13 - DE Oddity Bar - DE Bar 13 - DE Connie’s Ric Rac - Phila. Theater of the Living Arts - Phila. Pontiac - Phila. Kennel Club - Phila. Memphis - Phila. The Fire - Phila. Half Way House - Phila. BYO Hall - Phila. Walshes Tavern - Phila. Telford Inn - PA Elks Center - Phila. Revival - Phila. Boots and Saddle - Phila. Liberty Vintage Cycle - Phila. Media Armory - PA Joe’s Bar - West Chester, PA JR’s - Aston, PA JR’s - Phila. Clark Park - Phila. JFK Skate Park - Phila. Tusk - Phila. 930 Club - DC Reds - Margate, NJ VFW - Linwood, NJ Fergie’s Pub - Phila. Frat House - Phila. Puck Jam - West Chester, PA Ambler Caberet - PA Chestnut Caberet - PA Blockley’s Pourhouse - Phila. Sligo’s - Media, PA Joclyn’s - Media, PA Empire Rock Club - Phila. Some Strip Club - PA Chameleon Gardens - Phila. Omni - NJ …and many others we forgot for now!
SOME PLACES DECONTROL PLAYED AT
Chuck Yeager - drums Chuck Lamb (R.I.P.) - drums Keith Lenderman - drums Norman Bates - bass John Wolfinger (R.I.P.) - bass Chris Zero Nothing - bass
Adam Bomb Avery - bass, vox Richie Birch - guitar Rob Birch - drums
PRESENT MEMBERS
PAST MEMBERS
40 YEARS OF HELL!
DECONTROL

DECONTROL

DECONTROL was founded by Adam Bomb Avery in 1979 as a two-man punk band who's sole mission was to cause havoc at local parties and gigs. Adam played a hybrid guitar/bass and the other guy just yelled a lot. They tried to be as offensive as possible as a reaction to the stupid time period they were trapped in. They played behind a plastic screen to deflect all the bottles and stuff thrown at them, which was a lot of stuff, and well-deserved! In 1980, some actually talented musicians, Richie Birch (guitar) and Keeth (drums) joined with Adam to take DECONTROL to the next level. They became very well known in the Philadelphia scene, playing many great gigs at places like the Punk Fests, Love Hall, and the East Side (and West Side) Clubs in Philly, along with numerous forays into AC, DC, and NYC. DECONTROL often shared the bill with bands like Husker Du, Discharge, UK Subs, GBH, and The Exploited. They released their first LP "Songs from the Gut" in the early eighties, which was recorded at Samson Studios at 13th and Samson Streets, which also served as their hangout. They then made an EP featuring their spiced-up version of "Born to be Wild". Their more elaborate second LP was recorded at Third Story Recording in West Philly, it's known as the "one with the spider webs on it". This record has Decontrol in it's most eclectic state, with a piano, flute, and a jackhammer making cameos within the sonic mayhem. In the 2000s they recorded a bunch of new tunes at Sonic Studios and Third Story with Rob Birch on drums. These, and most of the previously mentioned releases where all squeezed onto their 33-song CD "Songs From the Gut- The Complete Collection", available at cdbaby.com and fine retailers here and there. DECONTROL still rages on as hard and furiously as ever. Now they find themselves in the position of appealing to not just old punks, but also the many kids who realize that old-school punk rock beats the crap out of the drivel that's now foisted upon them. A new album, “Thoughts and Prayers” is now out, with 14 hard hitting new songs! Get it here!
CBGB’s - NYC El Bar - Phila. Kung Fu Necktie - Phila. Abe’s Steaks - Phila. Firenze Tavern - Phila. Upstairs at Nick’s - Phila. M Room - Phila. The Barbary - Phila. East Side Club - Phila. West Side Club - Phila. Rutgers University - NJ JC Dobbs - Phila. Century Bar - Phila. Antic City - Phila. Atlantic City Elks Center - NJ Khyber Pass - Phila. The Pool Bar - NYC The Grapevine - PA Rotunda - Phila. Mojo 13 - DE Oddity Bar - DE Bar 13 - DE Connie’s Ric Rac - Phila. Theater of the Living Arts - Phila. Pontiac - Phila. Kennel Club - Phila. Memphis - Phila. The Fire - Phila. Half Way House - Phila. BYO Hall - Phila. Walshes Tavern - Phila. Telford Inn - PA Elks Center - Phila. Revival - Phila. Boots and Saddle - Phila. Liberty Vintage Cycle - Phila. Media Armory - PA Joe’s Bar - West Chester, PA JR’s - Aston, PA JR’s - Phila. Clark Park - Phila. JFK Skate Park - Phila. Tusk - Phila. 930 Club - DC Reds - Margate, NJ VFW - Linwood, NJ Fergie’s Pub - Phila. Frat House - Phila. Puck Jam - West Chester, PA Ambler Caberet - PA Chestnut Caberet - PA Blockley’s Pourhouse - Phila. Sligo’s - Media, PA Joclyn’s - Media, PA Empire Rock Club - Phila. Some Strip Club - PA Chameleon Gardens - Phila. Omni - NJ ..and many more that we can’t remember just now!
SOME PLACES DECONTROL PLAYED AT
Chuck Yeager - drums Chuck Lamb (R.I.P.) - drums Keith Lenderman - drums Norman Bates - bass John Wolfinger (R.I.P.) - bass Chris Zero Nothing - bass
Adam Bomb Avery - bass, vox Richie Birch - guitar Rob Birch - drums
PRESENT MEMBERS
PAST MEMBERS