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De-Militarized Zone

(almost) complete discography of DMZDMZ

DMZ was the pre-Lyres band, with Jeff Conolly and Peter Greenberg.
see Lynes-up for complete members.
they began early 1976, until split in 1978, essentially due to misunderstanding or relative un-succes of their first LP. Lyres was then the continuation in the same musical logic.
some of the paradoxes is that more records have been issued after the split than before !

Lift Up Your Hood

Bomp reissue PromoLift Up Your Hood - 7" EP

1977 - Bomp Records # 111
1991 - Bomp reissued -
red vinyl (same sleeve & promo rel.)

  • Lift Up your hood / Busy Man
  • You're gonna miss me / When I get off

Lift Up Your Hood acetate

Lift Up Your Hood - 10" acetates

1977 - Sterling Sound inc. 2x10" 331/3 rpm acetates, dated 4/28/77

  1. Lift Up your hood / Busy Man
  2. You're gonna miss me / When I get off

DMZ - 1st LP

DMZ - first LP
1978 - Sire (USA) - LP # SRK 6051 (1978) / CD-reissue # 9362-47571-2 (1999)
1979 - Sire / Pathé Marconi (France) # 2C 06861469

Mighty Idy (Jeff Conolly)
Bad Attitude (JC)
Watch for Me Girl (JC)
Cinderella (Roslie, Sonics)
Don't Jump Me Mother (JC)
Destroyer (JC)
Baby Boom (JC)
Out of Our Tree (Morrill/Gardner/Ormsby, Wailers)
Border Line
Do Not Enter (JC)
From Home (Reg Presley, Troggs)

Paul Murphy - drums
Rick Corraccio - bass
Mono Mann (aka Jeff Conolly) - vocals, Vox Continental organ
J.J.Rassler - guitars
Peter Greenberg - guitars

recorded and mixed at Kingdom Sound Studios, Syosset, Long Island, NY / produced by Flo & Eddie
photography - Mick Rock

Relics

Relics - LP
1981 - Voxx # VXS 200.004 / CD reissued by Voxx

1. Busy Man (Jeff Connally)
2. Can't Stand the pain (May-Taylor-Graham)
3. You're gonna miss me (R.Erickson)
4. When I get off (JC)
5. Do not enter (JC)
6. Guilty child (JC)
7. Shirt loop (JC)
8. Lift up your hood (JC)
9. Barracuda (J.Cobb)

Mono Mann - vocals, keyboards, percussion
Peter Greenberg - lead guitar
J.J.Rassler - guitar
Rick Corraccio - bass
Paul Murphy - drums

recorded in Boston, april 1977 / produced by Craig Leon

Live 78

Live ! 78 ! - LP
1986 - Crypt Records # CR-009

1. Watch for Me Girl (Jeff Conolly)
2. Come on now (Davies)
3. Raw power (Pop/Williamson)
4. Don't Jump Me Mother (JC)
5. Frenzy (Sanders)
6. From Home (Reg Presley)
7. When I get off (JC)
8. Destroyer (JC)
1. In motion (Jeff Conolly)
2. Nobody but me (Isley)
3. Cinderella (Roslie)
4. Out of Our Tree (Morrill/Gardner/Ormsby)
5. Mighty Idy (JC)
6. It's All Right (Davies)
7. He's waiting (Roslie)
8. You left the water running (Penn/Hall/Franck)
9. You're gonna miss me (Roky Erickson)

J.J.Rassler - guitars
Paul Murphy - drums
Jeff Conolly - organ, vocals
Rick Corraccio - bass
Peter Greenberg - guitars

recorded live at Barnaby's, Methuen, Mass. on June 2, 1978 by Erik Lindgren

Live 78 ep

Live ! 78 ! - ep
1986 - Crypt Records # CR-45-2

You're gonna miss me (Roky Erickson)
You can't do that (Lennon / McCartney)
Baby Boom
Are you gonna be there (Bennet/McElroy)


recorded live at Barnaby's, Methuen, Mass. on June 2, 1978

First Time is the Right Time

First Time Is Best Time / Teenage Head - 7"
1986 - Telstar Records # TR-002
2011 - Munster Records (Spain) # MR 7236

  • First Time Is The Best Time
  • Teenage Head (Flamin'Groovies)

recorded at Intermedia Studios, Boston, MA. march/april 1976
Jeff Mono Mann" Conolly : vocals, piano, percussion / Peter Greenberg: lead guitar / Mike "Drums" Lewis: drums / Mike Lewis - bass / Jay Jay Rassler: guitar

Demos - Live 76-77

1976-1977 Demos/Live - LP
1991 - Crypt Records # CR-025

1.Boy from Nowhere (1)
2.Ball Me Out (1)
3.First Time Is the Best Time (2)
4.Teenage Head (2)
5.Strychnine (3)
6.Rosalyn (3)
7.Pretty Girls (slow version) (3)
8Shot Down (3)
9.Glendora (3)
1.Bad Attitude (3)
2.Don't Start Cryin' Now (3)
3.Busy Man (3)
4.From Home (4)
5.Mighty Idy (4)
6.Let's Talk about Girls (5)
7.Pretty Girls (fast version) (5)
8.Heart of Stone (6)
(1) = Live 9/76
(2) = recorded 3/77 Intermedia studios
(3) = recorded live 8/77
(4) = from acetate recorded 8/77
(5) = live 11/76
(6) = WTBS radio live broadcast 9/76

When I Get Off

When I get Off - The Classic Originals ! - CD
1993 - Voxx # VCD 2004
reissue on CD of Relics & The First Time LPs

1. Busy Man (Jeff Conolly)
2. Can't Stand the pain (Pretty Things)
3. You're gonna miss me (R.Erickson)
4. When I get off (JC)
5. Do not enter (JC)
6. Guilty child (JC)
7. Shirt loop (JC)
8. Lift up your hood (JC)
9. Barracuda (Standells)
10. Comin' after me (JC)
11. Bloody englishmen (JC)
12. First time (JC)
13. Oedipus show (JC)
14. Rosalyn (Pretty Things)
15. Might he I.D. (JC)
16. From home (Reg Presley, Troggs)
17. Are you gonna be there (Chocolate Watch Band)
18. Pretty Girl (JC)
tracks 1-9 : original Bomp recordings April 1977 (A, 3, 4, 8 produced by Craig Leon; others 4-track demos)
tracks 10-18 : WTBS live demos July 1976, with original line-up (13: guest vocal by Mickey Clean)


original line-up:
Monoman: vocals, keyboards, percussion
Dave Robinson: drums
Mike Lewis: bass
Peter Greenberg: lead guitar
J.J.Rassler: guitar
1977 line-up:
Monoman: vocals, keyboards, percussion
Peter Greenberg: lead guitar
J.J.Rassler: guitar
Rick Corraccion: bass
Paul Murphy: drums

The First Time

The First Time - 10"
1995 - Voxx - 10" # 200.004/10

1. Comin' after me (JC)
2. Bloody englishmen (JC)
3. First time (JC)
4. Oedipus show (JC)
5. Rosalyn (Pretty Things)
1. Might he I.D. (JC)
2. From home (Reg Presley, Troggs)
3. Are you gonna be there (Chocolate Watch Band)
4. Pretty Girl (JC)

WTBS live demos July 1976, with original line-up
same tracks than on CD "Relics" / mastered from original 15ips tapes (not from acetates)

original line-up:
Monoman: vocals, keyboards, percussion
Dave Robinson: drums
Mike Lewis: bass
Peter Greenberg: lead guitar
J.J.Rassler: guitar

Live at The Rat '76 vol.1

Live at the Rat '76 - volume 1 - 7"
1995 - Chunk Records # CH4513 - clear vinyl

  • First Time Is The Best Time / Boy From Nowhere
  • Go To School

Mono Mann : vocals, electric piano / Peter Greenberg : lead guitar / Rick Corraccio : bass / J.J.Rassler : guitar / Dave Robinson : drums
recorded live to 16-track, Sept.1976 at the Rathskeller, Boston, Mass. by Jesse Henderson, mixed March 1994 by Jesse Henderson and Jeff Conolly.

Live at The Rat '76 vol.2

Live at the Rat '76 - volume 2 - 7" 45 rpm
1995 - Chunk Records # CH451?

  • Ball Me Out
  • Lift Up Your Hood

Jeff Conolly : vocals, electric piano / Peter Greenberg : lead guitar / Mike Lewis : bass / J.J.Rassler : guitar / Dave Robinson : drums

Live at The Rat

Live at the Rat - color-vinyl LP / CD
2001 - Bomp Records # 4081

1. Intro by Oedipus 0:15
2. First Time (is the best time) (J.Conolly) 1:39
3. Boy from Nowhere (JC) 1:58
4. Ball Me Out (JC) 2:24
5. Lift up your hood (JC) 1:37
6. Go to School (JC) 3:02
7. Watch for me girl (JC) 2:33
8. Boy from nowhere (JC) 1:45
9. Raw Power (Pop/Williamson) 3:11
10. Cinderella (G.Roslie) 2:48
11. He's waitin' (G.Roslie) 2:59
12. Don't jump me Mother (JC) 3:30
13. Frenzy (Ed Sanders)2:08
14. When I get off (JC) 4:24
15. Out of our tree (Gardner/ Morrill/ Ormsby) 2:41
16. Mighty Idy (JC) 3:00
17. You're gonna miss me (R.Erickson) 3:04
18. Don't start cryin' now (James Moore) 2:31
19. Ball me out (JC) 2:21
20. Boy from nowhere (JC) 1:46
tracks 1-6 & 19, 20 recorded sept.28th 1976
Jeff Conolly (a.k.a. Monoman) : vocals / J.J.Rassler : guitar / Peter Greenberg : guitar / Mike Lewis : bass / Dave Robinson : drums
other tracks recorded may 14th 1993
Paul Murphy : drums / Rick Coraccio : bass / Peter Greenberg : guitar / J.J.Rassler : guitar / Jeff Conolly (a.k.a. Monoman) : vocals

liner notes by PokomonoJeff & J.J.Rassler, may 16th, 2001

Radio Demos

Radio Demos - LP
2011 - Munster (Spain) # MR 312 - limited 500 copies
issued from a collection of tapes discovered in Peter Greenberg's garage, featuring live radio recordings from 1976

SIDE ONE
1. Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight
2. Til The End of The Day
3. Lift Up Your Hood
4. Glad All Over
5. Ball Me Out
6. Heart of Stone
SIDE TWO
1. First Time
2. Teenage Head (Flamin'Groovies)
3. Go To School
4. Are You Gonna Be There? (Chocolate Watch Band)
5. Boy From Nowhere
6. Search and Destroy (Stooges)

line-up:
Jeff Conolly : singer and piana / Peter Greenberg: lead guitar / J.J.Rassler: guitar / Mike Lewis: bass, drums on Teenage Head / Dave Robinson: drums
"All songs were recorded summer of '76 at WTBS, Cambridge, Massachussetts, except for Teenage Head, which was recorded in March '76 at Intermedia Studio, Boston, Mass."

Radio Demos

Radio Demos - CD
2011 - Munster (Spain) # MRCD 313
tracks from DMZ - Radio Demos LP + LYRES - Live at Cantone 1982 (also reissued on LP in 2011 by Munster)

Radio Demos
1. Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight
2. Til The End of The Day
3. Lift Up Your Hood
4. Glad All Over
5. Ball Me Out
6. Heart of Stone
7. First Time
8. Teenage Head (Flamin'Groovies)
9. Go To School
10. Are You Gonna Be There? (Chocolate Watch Band)
11. Boy From Nowhere
12. Search and Destroy (Stooges)
LYRES - Live at Cantones 1982
13. I really want you right now
14. Lily
15. Help you Ann
16. Come on up
17. Don't give it up now
18. Mighty id
19. Let's have a party
20. 100 CCs
21. Since you've been gone
22. Hang up
23. Cinderella
24. Dirty robber
25. Journey to Thyme

line-up:
Monoman: vocals, keyboards, percussion / Dave Robinson: drums / Mike Lewis: bass / Peter Greenberg: lead guitar / J.J.Rassler: guitar
LYRES line-up:
Jeff "Mono Mann" Conolly, Rick Coraccio (bass), Peter Greenberg (guitar), Paul Murphy (drums)



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