Tag Archive: Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law @ Asbury Park NJ April 2004

I do not remember the venue this was at, but I think it was some kind of cafe in the newly redone Asbury Park. A band with Russ from Underdog in it also played. Murphy’s Law were GREAT at this show! They stuck to the hits, even opening with “Intro,” which got the dance floor really moving. The only problem was they played FOREVER and after about an hour I went outside. They played for another 30 minutes or so.

Murphy’s Law-Refuse To Fall-Degenerics at Manville Elks Lodge In Manville NJ Fall 1997

The best part about this show was the “Manville!!!!!!!!!!!!” jokes. The lodge had a bunch of trophies on the wall that straight up looked like some Viking/Game of Thrones stuff. Jimmy Gestapo noticed this and riffed on it a lot during their set. I had to ask around about who else played this show and it turns out it was Refuse To Fall and Degenerics and probably some others. I do remember Refuse To Fall, but I think I went for food during their set. Maybe Ensign played too? There is a pretty high chance that Ensign played any and…
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OS 101

We did this in December of 1996… Ian: Our ex drummer interview Faith No More for Sassy Magazine, kid from Friendly Fire…that’s a little history on me. BW: Oh, wow. Ian: I came from The Cause to Friendly Fire to Baxter to Hogan’s Heroes BW: With Jay Fisher Ian: …and being friends with Brian Strahle and all the crew from down there and having seen Hogan’s Heroes a million times, he decided to ask me when they needed a bass player. Skip: Johnny moved from bass to guitar BW: Well the record is coming out in February, but we already…
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Murphy’s Law-Good Humour Stout Stone Pony Late 1996

This was the first time I saw Murphy’s Law! I wasn’t, and still am not, a big fan, so I went with some friends thinking they might be okay. I like Back With A Bong, but the vibe around this band annoys me so much. They were good and played all the hits plus songs from their, at the time, new record Dedicated. The sister of one of my friends was up on stage with them and got a condom put on her head or something like that, which was pretty funny. What I remember most about this show was…
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Murphy’s Law @ Stone Pony In Asbury Park NJ January 2001

This was the first show I went to after I transferred to Stockton. I remember I hung out with Brett, TDT, Zusi, Jesse, and Clevo for most of the night. A bunch of bands played this show, but I do not remember much about any of them. A few weird things happened at this show. First, I had two, um, interesting experiences with former classmates. I ran into my former lab partner, who I had become pretty tight with, and her boyfriend. He liked Murphy’s Law, I guess, and I was surprise to see her. I miss hanging out with…
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Parade Brigade #3 The Reviews

Issue three would be the end of Parade Brigade Fanzine and, as promised in issue two, we mostly only reviewed records that were sent to us. Boy were some of these records awful! John and I handle most of the reviews with only the Carry On and Esteem records getting both of us. Issue four would have had a Carry On interview that I think John actually did…? Our friend Ryan, who did a lot of grunt work with me getting this issue thrown together as quickly as it was, jumped in to do a few reviews as well. 200…
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Murphy’s Law-Vision-To Each His Own @ Casino Skate Park In Asbury Park NJ Spring 1999

When I ran into this video on Youtube, I could barely remember this show but could very clearlyv see myself stage diving to both Animosity Overkill and Falling Apart, so I must have been there, right? Then I sort of remembered that this show was with Murphy’s Law and I will trust Ian Smith that it was in 1999 (spring?). What is up with the chin beard on me AND floorpunching backwards at one point? Who knows. I remember Murphy’s Law were really good at this show. They stuck to the hits and did not do any bullshit like play…
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Smash & Grab

Pictures courtesy of Start Today Fanzine (Nice Hardware Fanzine shirt on me) This show was hyped up for awhile as I recall. Smash & Grab was the new band for three members of Floorpunch together with members of Shark Attack and American Nightmare. Yeah, we were pretty curious. Bane and No Warning also played along with a couple others. I think I headed to this show with Jay Fisher and maybe Jim Lundy and a few other friends of ours. Smash & Grab had shirts for sale before they played and I got a chance to catch up with a…
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Rain On The Parade

John and Justin did this interview in May of 1997 for a zine called We’re Not Gonna Take It, which they never finished. We ended up finally using it in 2000 for Parade Brigade #2. This interview was conducted at the basketball court down the street from the New Providence Hall during Ensign’s set. Also present were myself and one of ROTP’s friends named Lee. I think I asked one question. John and Justin handled the rest. Ronny Little and Matt Smith give answers. *** Who is in the band and what do they do? Ronny-Right now it’s me, Ronny…
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