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Algae Afterbirth

Originator of diaper rock. Algae, along with his band of punk rejects, continue to shock people with their bizarre stage antics, solid punk, reggae, metal, folk, and experimental music with clever, political social commentary in a framework of Algae’s infantile lyrics. A member of the New England Rock Hall Of Fame, Algae and his various bands were an interesting and unique part of the 80’s underground music scene. Opening up for national acts or headlining the bill with local groups Algae’s performances left people talking about The Baby Huey of the music world! Clad in an oversized diaper he left his mark (oh so that’s what they call it these days) on stages all over the East Coast especially downtown Boston! His final Boston show at Ground Zero was one for the ages. The crowd was full of GG Allin fans crying for “Santa’s Dead” off the split single Black & Blue Xmas Record and his band did not know it. It was a riot literally! Algae started his music career with Price Paully and his first band The Terrorists, which disbanded as fast as they began. From there Algae formed Can Of Worms which also lasted a short period of time. From the ashes of that band Algae and bandmate Drool Flemming added drummer Moe Cheese and Bassist The Phanthom to create the band Afterbirth. They were signed in 1982 to Black & Blue Records and released a 7″ EP called “Sloppy Seconds,” which got them on the Punk Rock map. They opened for bands such as DOA, the Circle Jerks, and GG Allin. After a gig at The Living Room in Providence in 1984, where they headlined, Algae left the group and started his solo career. He recorded “Santa’s Dead” as the flipside to GG Allin on The Black & Blue Xmas Record 7″. Shortly after he recorded a 12″ EP called Baby Rasta that featured local reggae artists and a bonus metal cut called “Medical Waste,” whose lyrics were written by Black & Blue Records honcho Peter Yarmouth. Shortly after that release Algae met up with Larry Evilelf (Yarmouth’s partner at Black & Blue) and Larry got Algae together with Tom The Wizard, Babe Phanthom, and Wipo to form Algae Afterbirth & Playpen. Algae, along with Yarmouth, he penned the lyrics and The Wizard provided most of the music for the band. The act then was pitched as DIAPER ROCK with songs that seemed to be from a baby’s perspective like “Toys In The Toilet”, “Day Care (They Don’t Really Care)”, “Toddler Highway”, “Spank Me”, “Infanticide” and more. This band played all over New England as well as New York and New Jersey with Labelmates NORTHWINDS and The Cedar Street Sluts. While recording his first full LP, Diaper Revolution, Tom The Wizard left with Babe Phanthom to form Blackbird 13, leaving Algae solo again. Algae has not performed live since then. He did release a few of the recordings from the Diaper Revolution sessions on each of the Black & Blue compilations MUSIC TO MAKE YOUR EARS HURT and MUSIC TO MAKE YOUR EARS HURT TOO, including my favorite Algae song “Baby Elvis”. Now finally a best of ablum titled “Diaoer Revolution” is out so all can relive the Diaper Rock forever! While many have donned a Diaper onstage nobody and I mean nobody has ever delivered a genre of music like Algae did! The King Of Diaper Rock!
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This is it. All the best from the creator of Diaper Rock. This brings back the memories of a playpen on stage with the world’s largest baby. From Hardcore Punk to Metal, New Age Folk and Reggae, Algae and friends deliver a great variety. The first non GG Allin release on Black & Blue Records was Algae’s 7″ Sloppy Seconds which is contained in it’s entirety on this collection. Relive or discover Algae and his unique “Diaper Rock” for yourself. It is a musical journey chock full of intense or humorous lyrics along with a variety of musical genres!
Revolutionary? Yes! A Diaper Revolution to be specific!

1 Sexually Abused Children
2 On The Streets
3 I Reject
4 Sunday Saint
5 90 Seconds Over LA
6 Medical Waste
7 Baby Rasta
8 Baby Elvis
9 Mother Goose Me
10 Mini Golf
11 Integration Crisis
12 Twice Removed From Yesterday
13 Baby Rasta (Rub-A Dub Mix)
14 Santa’s Dead

Algae Afterbirth 12″ EP Medical Waste
Songs include:
Medical Waste
Baby Rasta
Baby Rasta ( Goo Goo Dub )

Algae Afterbirth 7″ EP Sloppy Seconds
Songs include:
Sexually Abused Children
I Reject
On The Street
Brains on the Wall

Side A: Contains the Algae Afterbirth classic Santa is Dead another one for the kids. Don’t celebrate your holidays without this one.
Side B: The Ultimate in Xmas spirit as only can be done by GG Himself. The classic tale of the 12 days of Christmas from GG Allin.


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