Crash Course in Science
|Crash Course in Science|
Crash Course in Science performing in Oakland, California in 2017
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Years active||1979–81, 2009–present|
Crash Course in Science are an American post-punk band. The band was formed in 1979 in Philadelphia by Dale Feliciello, Mallory Yago and Michael Zodorozny. They avoided the sounds of conventional instrumentation by using toy instruments and kitchen appliances to augment distorted guitar, drums and synthesised beats. Championed by local radio station WXPN DJ Lee Paris they recorded the single "Cakes in the Home" (with the B-side containing "Kitchen Motors" and "Mechanical Breakdown") for his Go Go label (GO GO R001). This was followed by Signals from Pier Thirteen (Press Records P 2001) in 1981, produced by John Wicks at Third Story Recordings.
In the years following the band's initial break-up, Crash Course in Science's music developed a cult following among techno and electro musicians, and the band have been cited as an influence on the 2000s electroclash scene. In 2009, they reunited for tours, and in 2011, Schematic Records released a Signals from Pier Thirteen re-issue, as well as Near Marineland, an album originally recorded by the band in 1981 before being shelved. In 2017, the band released a new album titled Situational Awareness.
- Dale Feliciello (lead vocals)
- Mallory Yago
- Michael Zodorozny
- Simpson, Paul. "Crash Course in Science (Biography)". AllMusic. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
- Crash Course in Science New Musical Express
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- Songwriter's market (1983 edition), Barbara Norton Kuroff, p. 254, ISBN 978-0-89879-123-5