Formed in '83 by record collector and musician Mike
Waldhart, DEATH CAMP had a hard-hitting punk style
similar to MINOR THREAT with a hint of surf-punk. Mike
had the flippin, hugest punk record collection I ever saw
outside of the Tim Yohannon collection. And I've seen
some pretty awesome punk collections. Richard
Wineland's and Eric Tsuda's come to mind. I was no slouch
either. But, Waldhart had us all beat.
He really got into things Australian and eventually
vacationed there. He was a prolific photographer, too. I
got to see graphic photos of a GG Allin performance Mike
took. I couldn't attend an actual show so the photos were
good enough. DEATH CAMP has some of the hottest
material on the Hardcore '84 comp.
The only time CAPITOL PUNISHMENT was not a four-piece
band was a 6 month period in 85 when Mike Waldhart
played second guitar. It was a wall of sound, but it didn't
work out and so we went back to being a four piece after
Mike Waldhart also played guitar in THINK TANK and
appeared on their 7-inch ep on Mind Matter records.
We sure had a lot of fun partying with Mike and his
buddies from Madera. They were a part of the
Fresno-Madera punk scene connection.
Looking for a photo of this band. If you have any you would like to share...
punksnax at hotmail dot com DS
|DEATH CAMP Lyric sheet 1983
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