The mighty Savage Republic, from Los Angeles, California, are peers and contemporaries of Einstürzende Neubauten and Throbbing Gristle. Their ritualistic performances have made use of unconventional percussion instruments, Glenn Branca-like guitar tunings and columns of fire.
Guitarist Bruce Licher joined Neef in 1979, playing on their 23 single (Centipede 1979). Licher collaborated with drummer Mark Erskine, drummer Kevin Barrett of the Urinals and tape-loop experimentalist Brent Wilcox of Neef on the Project 197 7-inch (Independent Project 1980), the first release on Licher’s label. Licher, Erskine and Philip Drucker (who went by the stage name Jackson Del Rey) formed Africa Corps in 1980, while the three were art students at... Read More